Revision Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
evision rhinoplasty is a very specialized and challenging area in the field of facial plastic surgery. Undesirable results and revision surgery is distressing. Dr. Edween is highly aware of the underlying emotional component will take the time and listen to your concerns.
Doctor Edween has a background specialty in facial plastic surgery and is also a board certified ear nose and throat specialist, making her uniquely qualified for procedures of the nose.
“I did my homework, she is board specialized in ear nose and throat, she fixed what another doctor previously had tried, and I can breathe again, and finally, happy with the way my nose looks.”
Types of Revision Rhinoplasty
- Large nasal hump “pollybeak deformity”
- Wide nasal tip
- Droopy tip
- Wide nostrils
- Pinched nasal tip
- Pig nose
- Unnatural appearing nose
- Crooked nose
Each patient brings a unique set of challenges, therefore Dr. Edween will carefully devise a plan to revise and reconstruct the defects of, while making sure the breathing function of your nose remains intact. The reconstruction revisions necessary may require removing or adding some cartilage or bone, and or reshaping the cartilages of the nose. Depending on the deformity, cartilage support and grafts may be necessary to prevent the nose from collapsing.
The Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure
A revision rhinoplasty surgery most commonly will be approached as an open procedure. An incision is placed midline underneath the tip of the nose on the columella, which is the thin structure that lies between the nostrils. This incision allows Dr. Edween to visualize your underlying nose structure and maximally evaluate the alterations and structural changes of your previous nose surgery.
What to expect
- Surgery is performed as an outpatient, and does not require an overnight stay
- An anesthesiologist will provide either a general or IV sedation anesthetic
- You will sleep with your head elevated on a few pillows for the first week
- Cold compresses may be used to reduce swelling and bruising for the first 24-48 hours
- You will wake up with a splint on your nose and a gauze drip pad underneath your nostrils to catch any nasal drainage
- Expect to have swelling, bruising under the eye and cheek region which mostly resolves in about 7-10 days.
- Expect to feel stuffed up, and difficulty breathing through your swollen nose. You will be breathing through your mouth until the swelling goes down, expect to have dryness in your mouth
- Do not blow your nose, if you have to sneeze open your mouth and sneeze through it
- Do not use any straws
- Do not allow heavy eyeglasses or sunglasses to rest on your nose until approved by Dr. Edween
It is important to understand that a revision surgery will take longer to heal and visualize changes when compared to your original surgery. Final results will depend on the extent of your reconstructive surgery and how much existing scar you have. You will have swelling that may go up and down for the first few years and your nose will continue to change as the swelling resolves.
Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Julie Edween if you are interested in a revision Rhinoplasty consultation. Dr. Edween is dedicated to serve patients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and greater Los Angeles, California. You can get started by calling us at (310) 859 8885 today.
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