Revision Rhinoplasty in Los Altos, CA
If you have undergone a rhinoplasty procedure in the past yet are unhappy with the appearance of your nose or the functional results, a revision rhinoplasty may be required. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers revision rhinoplasty for men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
When problems occur following a rhinoplasty, a patient may benefit from having the procedure performed a second time, which is referred to as a revision rhinoplasty.
Why Patients Need Revision Rhinoplasties
Many patients turn to revision rhinoplasty when they are unhappy with the look produced by their original procedure. If nasal obstructions were removed during the original procedure, it might be necessary to undergo additional procedures to completely remove obstructions. Rarely, a rhinoplasty can create an obstruction, which will require a revision to correct.
Are There Any Age Restrictions When It Comes To Rhinoplasty?
The nose should be fully developed before rhinoplasty is considered. In females, the nose is fully grown by age 17, and in males, full development occurs at age 18.
What Can I Expect During A Consultation For Revision Rhinoplasty?
During your consultation, patients will discuss their original procedure with Dr. Mittelman, as well as the results they wish to achieve through the revision. The nose structure will be evaluated, as well as the rest of the face. Imaging may be taken at this time.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Revision Rhinoplasty?
This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, though local anesthesia and sedation may be an option when requested.
How Is Revision Rhinoplasty Performed?
Once the anesthesia has been administered, incisions will be made in the nose and/or at the tip of the nose. The skin will be removed to expose cartilage and bone so that it can be restructured and repositioned depending on the needs of the patient. Once this is completed, the skin is repositioned, and sutures are made to close the incisions.
How Long Does The Actual Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure Last?
Revision rhinoplasty procedures are typically completed in one to two hours.
Where Are The Incisions Made For Revision Rhinoplasty?
Incisions for revision rhinoplasties are made inside the nose, known as a closed rhinoplasty, or inside the nose and at the tip of the nose, referred to as an open rhinoplasty.
Does Revision Rhinoplasty Result In Scars?
If incisions are only made inside the nose, there will be no scars visible from the revision rhinoplasty. If an open procedure is performed, you may notice a minimal scar at the tip of your nose.
What Sort Of Recovery Can I Expect After Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasties typically offer an easier recovery when compared to the original rhinoplasty. Bruising resolves about 10 or 11 days after the procedure, and swelling is usually gone in a month. Follow-up appointments are conducted in the first week to remove bandages. Heavy activity should not take place for a minimum of three or four weeks following the procedure. Following your recovery, avoid hitting or jarring the nose.
When Will I Be Able To Go Back To Work After My Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Most revision rhinoplasty patients go back to work within seven days.
When Can I Exercise After My Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure?
With optimal healing, exercise can resume within 20 days following surgery. Avoid sunburns to the area for a minimum of two months.
When Are The Stitches Removed After Revision Rhinoplasty?
One week following your surgery, stitches will be taken out.
Is Revision Rhinoplasty Covered By Insurance?
If your revision rhinoplasty is being performed for cosmetic reasons, you likely won’t have insurance coverage. If your revision procedure is corrective, it may be covered by your insurance. Call your provider to discuss your coverage.
How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost in San Jose?
Mittelman Plastic Surgery offers patients a variety of payment options to make facial surgical procedures affordable. We offer financing and accept cash, check and major credit cards.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on revision rhinoplasty or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.