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Revision rhinoplasty in Nashville is a complex procedure that should be done by a specialist. Dr. Paul Warner Papillion performs numerous primary rhinoplasties and also many revision or secondary rhinoplasties.
Unfortunately, after a doctor has performed primary rhinoplasty, there are cases where short term and long term results can end up not quite what the patient expected. In these situations, these patients come to Dr. Papillion for secondary rhinoplasty.
What is revision rhinoplasty?
Patients who seek revision rhinoplasty have previously undergone rhinoplasty and are unhappy with resulting changes in appearance or function. Most of the time, the changes in the nose are due to aging and natural shifts in the cartilage and bones. However, on occasion, the first surgery may not achieve the desired result with possible issues with scar tissue formation, shifts during healing, or the surgeon was not able to provide the result you desired.
The second surgery is often more difficult than the first surgery which means you need someone with more than just baseline expertise in rhinoplasty. Dr. Paul Warner Papillion would love to sit with you and talk about what can be done to get you closer to the result you desire. Dr. Papillion answers some common questions asked about revision rhinoplasty below. Keep reading to learn more.
Downtime: 5-10 days
Pain Scale: 5-7
Also known as: revision rhinoplasty, nose job redo, secondary nose job, secondary rhinoplasty
Am I an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty?
If you are not satisfied with your prior nose job, you may be a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty. You may be in need of further improvements in the appearance of your nose to achieve your cosmetic goals. Revision rhinoplasty surgery may also be a good option for you if you have difficulty breathing after primary nasal surgery.
Typically, it is best to wait for a year after the date of the primary procedure, since all healing will be complete by then.
What will my consultation be like?
Your consultation with Dr. Papillion will involve a thorough examination of your nose area. Dr. Papillion will evaluate scarring, as well as the nose’s internal and external shape. Talk to him about your cosmetic goals and your grievances about your prior surgery. This will help Dr. Papillion determine if revision rhinoplasty is right for you.
What is revision rhinoplasty surgery like?
The surgery begins with the administration of general anesthesia. Incisions may be made inside the nostrils or on the columella depending on the extent of change required. The cartilage, bone, and soft tissue are then reshaped with special consideration to nasal functionality. The incisions will be closed with stitches.
What will recovery be like for a revision rhinoplasty?
Recovery can be very similar to the first rhinoplasty. Most of the same incisions are used. Most of the overall process is the same. The real answer depends on what you need to have done to address your concern. Sometimes it is a very simple adjustment, other times everything has to be entirely redone.
Do you offer computer animations to see what results are expected to look like?
Yes. During your consultation we will take photos and then make changes to the photo so that we can better assess your desires.
How much does revision rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of your secondary nose job will depend on the extent and complexity of work done to achieve your expected outcome. The price will include the anesthetic used, along with other surgical fees.
Revision rhinoplasty Nashville Tennessee
These were some of the commonly asked questions about revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Papillion would love to see you for a consultation to discuss your goals. Schedule your appointment today. We can’t wait to see you!