Revision Rhinoplasty in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL
Revision rhinoplasty is a corrective procedure for patients who are dissatisfied with the results of their first rhinoplasty surgery. Unfortunately, we meet many adolescents, men and women who feel even worse about their appearance after rhinoplasty surgery. As a dual-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist, Dr. Dean G. Davis is uniquely qualified to determine how revision rhinoplasty can restore the appearance and function of your nose. If you live in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and surrounding areas in Florida, call our office to schedule a private revision rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Davis.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
A second nose job on a patient is called revision rhinoplasty. It is requested by patients who have had a previous rhinoplasty but want additional improvements. It is common for an individual to need revision rhinoplasty due to dissatisfaction with the functioning or aesthetics of their nose after a previous procedure. A revision rhinoplasty is designed to improve the function and appearance of a patient’s nose.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty
There are definite benefits for patients to undergo a revision rhinoplasty at Davis Facial Plastic Surgery. Patients having problems breathing or unhappy with the appearance of their nose after a previous rhinoplasty may want to consider a revision procedure for the advantages it offers, including:
- Improve the function of the nose – better breathing
- Change the shape of the nose – aesthetic improvements
How Soon After My First Surgery Can I Have A Revision Done?
At Davis Facial Plastic Surgery, we advise patients to wait one year after rhinoplasty to have a revision procedure to allow the nose to heal completely.
How Is A Revision Rhinoplasty Performed?
Before performing a revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Davis consults with patients to determine their reasons for wanting the procedure, such as to improve its function, aesthetics or both. After confirming a patient wants a revision rhinoplasty and what they want to change or improve, Dr. Davis discusses the treatment plan concerning the revision rhinoplasty. With three-dimensional computer imaging devices, he can show a patient what their nose will look like after the revision rhinoplasty.
Patients receive general anesthesia before the surgical procedure to avoid discomfort from incisions. Depending on the patient’s needs, an open or closed procedure is used for a revision rhinoplasty. In some cases, Dr. Davis needs to use cartilage to repair a patient’s nose when there are problems with this substance due to the previous surgery. Adding cartilage to the patient’s nose requires a grafting procedure with cartilage taken from another part of the patient’s body, including the ribs, ears or septum. Dr. Davis reshapes and repositions bones and cartilage to improve the appearance of the nose and also widens the nasal passages when patients have difficulty breathing.
Where Are The Incisions Made For Revision Rhinoplasty?
At Davis Facial Plastic Surgery, a revision rhinoplasty is performed as a closed or open procedure. With an open technique, a tiny incision is made on the underside of the nose on the column of skin between the two nostrils. With a closed revision rhinoplasty, all incisions are confined to the interior of the patient’s nose.
Are There Scars From Revision Rhinoplasty?
Patients undergoing a closed revision rhinoplasty have no visible scarring from the procedure because the incisions are made inside the nose. With an open revision rhinoplasty procedure, patients have a barely noticeable scar on the underside of the nose.
Preparing For A Revision Rhinoplasty
Before a revision rhinoplasty, patients should avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications to prevent excessive bleeding. For the same reason, it is best to avoid dietary vitamins and herbs for several days before the procedure. In addition, patients should not smoke cigarettes or consume alcoholic beverages.
Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery
Most patients’ noses are placed in a formed plastic splint when the revision rhinoplasty procedure requires Dr. Davis to manipulate the nasal bones or graft cartilage. After the procedure, patients experience minor discomfort for several days. It can take two weeks or more for bruising on the face near the nose, mouth and eyes to fade completely, and patients must avoid strenuous activity for six weeks after the surgery. After one month, most patients’ noses heal enough that it does not look as though they had surgery.
How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?
Cosmetic revision rhinoplasty is not covered by medical insurance because it is an elective procedure. When the nose needs repair with septal surgery to make it more functional, an insurance provider may reimburse the cost. For assistance determining insurance coverage or utilizing CareCredit® financing, contact Davis Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Davis also accepts credit cards, checks and cash for procedures.
Why Choose Davis Facial Plastic Surgery?
You can trust Dr. Davis to provide superlative care and superb nose job results. For these reasons alone, you should consider Davis Facial Plastic Surgery for your revision rhinoplasty procedure. However, in addition to his commitment to quality care and superior, natural-looking results that accentuate the patient’s best features, Dr. Davis is also uniquely qualified to perform revision rhinoplasty. With a medical background that focuses exclusively on neck and face surgery, Dr. Davis has nearly unparalleled experience in nose surgery in the Tampa area. Rest assured, he has an intimate understanding of aesthetics and function.
You may feel miserable, sad and depressed about the results of your rhinoplasty procedure, but we look forward to helping you look and feel better with revision rhinoplasty. Contact our Tampa office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis.