What Is A Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult operations to perform and a plastic surgeon must have extensive experience in treating nasal deformities before operating on patients. Over the last two decades, Dr. Thomas Romo III, the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC, has performed hundreds of successful revision rhinoplasty surgeries on both men and women using a combination of natural and artificial implant materials.
Revision rhinoplasty, also known as a revision nose job, is a second rhinoplasty following a first (or primary) rhinoplasty. The need for a revision rhinoplasty is usually the result of excess cartilage and bone being removed from the nose during a primary rhinoplasty. As the nose heals following surgery, the nasal skin “shrink-wraps” around the remaining nasal architecture. With a weakened nasal structure, the nose often becomes distorted and misshapen with ski-slope bridges, pinched nasal tips, retracted nostrils and compromised nasal breathing capability. During primary rhinoplasty procedures performed by Dr. Romo, these undesirable outcomes are avoided due to his unique rhinoplasty technique called reduction structured rhinoplasty.
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What Results Can A Revision Nose Surgery Achieve?
Revision rhinoplasty may be used to:
- Reshape or resize a primary rhinoplasty that left the nose distorted or misshapen
- Revise a primary rhinoplasty that removed too much cartilage and bone
- Revise a primary rhinoplasty that didn’t or doesn’t now fit with the face
- Revise a primary rhinoplasty that has caused problems, such as breathing difficulties
- Correct a primary rhinoplasty that was performed improperly
Depending on a patient’s needs and desired results, Dr. Romo may also recommend another cosmetic surgery in conjunction with a revision rhinoplasty, such as a chin implant, in order to help balance the facial proportions.
Revision Rhinoplasty Before And After
This patient had a revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Thomas Romo.
Candidates For A Revision Nose Job
Patients who have suffered from negative physical effects or emotional effects following a primary rhinoplasty may be good candidates for a revision rhinoplasty / nose job.
Reasons for undergoing a revision rhinoplasty may include:
- Achieve proper balance of the facial features
- Make the face more symmetrical
- Build a better profile
- Achieve a noticeable change in facial silhouette
- Help the patient regain confidence in facial appearance
- Renew breathing ability or fix other nasal complications resulting from a primary rhinoplasty
How Is Cartilage Replaced With A Revision Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Romo utilizes standard techniques for revision rhinoplasty surgery, but also offers newer alternatives to provide needed architectural support. In the traditional approach, natural material, such as ear cartilage or rib cartilage, is used during the reconstruction. If the patient chooses not to use these donor sites, then safe, porous implant material may be used to support the new rhinoplasty instead. The latter approach reduces the post-operative healing period because donor site trauma is eliminated.
Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure Overview
Before surgery, Dr. Romo uses advanced computer imaging to illustrate how a patient’s nasal appearance can be improved through revision rhinoplasty. This will allow you to see how your nose will look following surgery.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect during a revision rhinoplasty procedure:
- The procedure will last from 2‒3 hours, depending on the complexity
- When performed in conjunction with other procedures, the surgery time may vary
- You will be given an anesthetic so you will not feel any pain during the procedure
- You may have some swelling and bruising after the procedure
- Recovery and potential downtime can range from 10‒14 days, although most patients can return to work in about a week
- Scars are minimal and located either within the nose or under the tip of the nose to conceal visibility
Why Choose Dr. Romo For Your Revision Nose Surgery?
Dr. Romo is a pioneer in the field of rhinoplasty, with extensive experience in performing many different forms of this procedure, including revision rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty. He also provides rhinoplasty for teenagers.
As revision rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult operations to perform, surgical experience and surgery outcomes are essential factors to consider when selecting your plastic surgeon for this type of procedure. Dr. Romo has performed hundreds of successful revision rhinoplasty surgeries over the past two decades, using a combination of natural and artificial implant materials.
Dr. Romo is currently in the process of working with the world-renowned Karl Storz Instruments to develop his own line of endoscopic instruments for revision rhinoplasty that work with greater precision and provide more natural results with less downtime. Dr. Romo has written numerous books and book chapters on his unique rhinoplasty approach and frequently lectures internationally, teaching his techniques to other surgeons.
Where Can I Find The Best Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon In NYC?
Thomas Romo III, MD, FACS is one of the most experienced and respected plastic surgeons for revision rhinoplasty in the world, known for his meticulous minimally invasive surgical techniques and for achieving natural-looking results with a shorter recovery period. As a world-renowned innovator in surgical methods as well as an inventor of new endoscopic instruments for facial surgery, Dr. Romo’s practice draws patients from New York City, across the United States, and internationally for all of their surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic needs.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about revision rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty for children, or other procedures Dr. Romo offers, call our office today at 516-625-7000. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Romo by filling out our appointment request form. You deserve to look and feel your best, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!