Revision Rhinoplasty Can Help Dissatisfied Nose Job Patients
Facts about Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez can complete at his Pittsburgh, PA, practice that involves the reshaping of the nose and/or improvement of breathing issues in patients that have undergone prior nasal surgery. The correction of these problems requires advanced techniques to overcome the misshaped nose.
- The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
- It is usually completed in 2 to 4 hours depending on the complexity of the deformities.
- The usual recovery time is one to two weeks.
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What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is the refinement of the shape of the nose, as well as improvement of the breathing through the nose, in patients that have undergone prior nasal surgery. The revision demands advanced surgical techniques to overcome the misshaped features of the prior surgery or surgeries.
How and where is the surgery done?
Your revision rhinoplasty will be performed at an accredited AAAASF- and state-certified facility. It is done under general anesthesia. Revision rhinoplasty lasts about 2 to 4 hours and is done as an outpatient procedure.
What decisions do I need to make before my procedure?
When undergoing revision rhinoplasty, the most important step is to create a list of the things that concern you about your nose shape and breathing. We will do virtual surgery the day of your consultation to address those concerns.
Will I need to wear a splint after the procedure?
The answer is: it depends. After your nose surgery, there are two potential reasons for having splints:
- If we need to break your nasal bones, we will need to have inner and outer splints.
- If we only work on the septum, you will only have inner splints.
What is the post-op recovery?
Following your procedure, you should plan for the following:
- 1 week off from work if non-physical
- No driving while taking narcotic medications
- Swelling for 4-6 weeks
- Exercise: resume activities at 4 weeks, and back to normal at 6 weeks
- Follow-up appointments after: one week, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year
What complications could occur?
Some of the possible complications of revision rhinoplasty are:
- Infection (<1%)
- Bleeding (<1%)
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