Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery
Rhinoplasty has been one of the most performed cosmetic surgery procedures for decades. All genders seek nose reshaping to improve the beauty and balance of their facial features. Unfortunately, being the most complex type of cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty can often go awry. If the right techniques are not used, the results can look unnatural or have complications down the road. Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center is a rhinoplasty specialist who offers rhinoplasty revision surgery for poor nose job outcomes.
While most plastic surgeons can perform rhinoplasty, not all specialize in this difficult procedure. Plastic surgeons who are body contouring artists may have excellent skills for tummy tucks and breast augmentations, but not as much experience in the surgical finesse needed to reshape the delicate tissues within the nose. The most common reason for a bad result after rhinoplasty is poor surgical technique utilized by the prior surgeon. Some of these surgeons may have utilized outdated practices, not understood the skin thickness of the patient, removed too much cartilage or have had other errors in judgement that resulted in an undesired outcome.
Nose Job Correction Surgeon
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a revision rhinoplasty specialist and a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shuaib only performs face and neck plastic surgery and is known for his expertise in performing complex rhinoplasty procedures. When working with revision rhinoplasty patients, Dr. Shuaib has had excellent outcomes in even the most “botched” cases.
Revision rhinoplasty is often more complicated than a primary nose job. In many revision cases, cartilage grafts are required to achieve the desired outcome. Grafts for secondary rhinoplasty are usually taken from the ear or the rib of the patient, which eliminates risks of rejection. Dr. Shuaib uses the grafts to reconstruct the nose and reshape it. Revision nose jobs usually take longer and are more challenging due to scar tissue and damage from prior surgery. Swelling after rhinoplasty is significant, so waiting at least a year after the prior rhinoplasty surgery is recommended.
If you are displeased with the results of your nose job, you want a rhinoplasty specialist to perform your revision surgery. Contact our team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a revision rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Stefan Shuaib.
- How is rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty involves changing the shape of the nose. Grafts are utilized to achieve desired changes. Grafts help shape the nose and hold it in place to not deteriorate over time. Grafts are taken frequently from the septum. Occasionally grafts are taken from the ear or the temporal region. For revision rhinoplasty or for significant bridge augmentation, rib grafts are needed.
Occasionally Allograft is utilized as a graft. This is a donor rib cartilage that has been processed to be used in surgery. There is no rejection risk for the allograft, it alleviates the need to harvest cartilage from a secondary site, and it can shorten the duration of the surgery.
My rhinoplasties are mainly performed “open”. What that means is that there will be a small three mm incision over the columella. This incision heals extremely well and is almost invisible 3-6 months after the surgery. If there is a nostril reduction or “alar base reduction” planned, there will be additional incisions on the outside of the nostrils. These incisions are hidden in a natural skin fold and heal very well.
- Will there be bruising?
There may be mild bruising which resolves after 7-10 days. Easily concealed with light make up.
- Will there be a lot of pain?
Typically pain is mild to moderate. Vast majority of patients do not require pain medicine 2 days after the operation.