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Revision Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

After undergoing the intricate and challenging treatment of Rhinoplasty, some patients need a follow-up procedure to address cosmetic or functional issues. Dr. Harris is an expert in revision surgery and offers Revision Rhinoplasty in his Beverly Hills, California practice. Dr. William Harris strives to deliver the best revision rhinoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer. Schedule your consultation today and learn how he can perform this surgery to create a more symmetrical and attractive nose for you.

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What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Understanding Your Corrections

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The revision or secondary Rhinoplasty is executed if the first surgery exacerbates or worsens cosmetic or functional problems that then need repair or improvement. Corrective Rhinoplasty can be challenging and much more intricate than your first Rhinoplasty, so it must be carried out by a sub-specialized facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Harris, who fully understands the intricate details of the nasal anatomy and the challenging aspects of revision nasal surgery.

Types of Revision Rhinoplasty for Cosmetic Reasons

Your Options

Many people get their first rhinoplasty because they have features about their noses that draw attention away from their faces. Some other cosmetic problems or mistakes that could lead to a patient asking for a second rhinoplasty include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Bumps and Dents
  • Crooked Nose
  • Narrow or Wide Nose
  • Nasal Tip Deformity

Under-Correction Methods

Techniques that can be used to fix areas that were under-corrected during a prior surgery include smoothing out bumps, reducing the width of the bridge, enhancing the tip, and reducing the size of the nostrils.

Over-Correction Methods

Dr. Harris can reconstruct any lost structure and reposition cartilage and bone to improve the size and form of the nose if a prior procedure left too little supporting cartilage and bone. In addition, Dr. Harris can use implants or donor tissue from another part of the patient's body such as the ear or rib to augment features that are concave, distorted, or over corrected by a previous surgery.

Types of Functional Revision Rhinoplasty

Functional Issues

In some cases, the damage from a previous nose job may not just be cosmetic; it may also cause functional issues affecting how the nose works. These issues can lead to a wide range of problems including decreased self-esteem, socialization, and physical activity. Some of the problems that could lead to the need for revision rhinoplasty are:

  • Nasal Drip
  • Headaches
  • Nasal Collapse
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Difficulty Breathing

Scar Tissue Build-Up

accumulated scar tissue

After a nose job, if scar tissue begins to accumulate, Dr. Harris can address the extra scar tissue through several techniques and improve your treatment outcome. As a result, the nasal tip can look more appealing and the bridge may be smoother and more symmetrical.

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Your Revision Rhinoplasty Results

Dr. Harris will dress your nose with an external and internal splint as well as a dressing tape. These bandages are necessary to ensure that your nose heals correctly and takes the appropriate shape. Dr. Harris will also provide you with comprehensive recovery care instructions, including reminders about your follow-up appointments.

Additional Reading

After your surgery, you should prepare to rest for two to three weeks and refrain from excessive activities for at least two months. Some Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty patients will notice bruising and swelling around the eyes and nose at this time, however, Dr. Harris uses transexamic acid and other innovative techniques during surgery to reduce this as much as possible. After your Revision Rhinoplasty, you'll probably see changes to your nose right away, but it will take some time for those modifications to become set. It can take up to a year for all of the swelling to go down and your new nose to become fully visible. You can continue to benefit from your functional and aesthetic advantages after rhinoplasty because it is a permanent procedure.


Schedule your Beverly Hills Revision Rhinoplasty consultation at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery today

Always in Expert Hands

While the majority of rhinoplasty patients report positive outcomes and an improvement in their body image after their initial rhinoplasty, some patients continue to have cosmetic and functional problems. Dr. William Harris' credentials, experience, and stunning results speak volumes about his expertise in this field of revision plastic surgery. Call us today to arrange a consultation at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California.

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Revision RhinoplastyFrequently Asked Questions

The majority of our Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty patients report that their second operation was less painful than their first, despite revision rhinoplasty being a normally more complicated procedure. In comparison to your first Rhinoplasty, you can typically anticipate a somewhat quicker recovery and minimal swelling and bruising depending on the extent of reconstruction.

The associated costs for your procedure will vary depending on your specific treatment plan. During your consultation, Dr. Harris will sit down with you and discuss your options in detail. At the end of the consultation, you will then be provided with pricing based on your particular case.

In some cases, your insurance may cover some functional revision rhinoplasty procedures. Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics also offers financing and payment options for your convenience.

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