NOSE & SINUS

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses complications or undesired results following an initial nose job (rhinoplasty). Revision Rhinoplasty is widely known as one of the most technical and challenging procedures to perform.

If you are looking for the best Revision Rhinoplasty surgeons in South Florida, request your consultation with Dr. Melyssa Hancock and Dr. Nathan E. Nachlas. They are double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. Not only will they address the aesthetic concerns, but they are industry leaders in restoring function and balance to the inside of the nose and sinuses as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Revision Rhinoplasty is performed after a primary nose job fails to deliver the desired results. If a Rhinoplasty patient is not satisfied with the results of an initial nose job or experiences complications after a nose job, he or she may qualify for a revision nose surgery procedure to achieve the best-possible nose surgery results.

Revision Rhinoplasty may be performed for multiple reasons. Some patients are dissatisfied with the aesthetic results from one or more previous rhinoplasty surgeries. Others were initially satisfied, but then, over time, the results have changed or as the aging process has caused additional aesthetic concerns. In other situations, patients may experience significant breathing and functional issues related to over-resection of the skeletal framework of the nose during their initial surgery. Still, others have a combination of functional and aesthetic issues. The Total Nose Approach™ addresses the internal and external issues unique to these complicated situations.

Revision Rhinoplasty can be performed either as an open Revision Rhinoplasty or a closed Revision Rhinoplasty. The choice is based upon the current issues and the goals of the surgery. Dr. Melyssa Hancock and Dr. Nathan E. Nachlas will individualize the approach for each patient and these options will be discussed during your consultation.

At your visit, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas will thoroughly evaluate the external appearance, as well as the internal functioning of the nose. Often in Revision Rhinoplasty, there can be collapse of one or more structures that require rebuilding during the revision procedure. These issues will be reviewed in great detail with you.

Many cosmetic surgeons perform Rhinoplasty, but only a select few truly specialize in correcting both the form and the function of your nose. Melyssa Hancock, M.D. and Nathan E. Nachlas, M.D. are Board-Certified in both Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and have earned reputations as nose surgery specialists.

Each patient who visits Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas for a Revision Rhinoplasty undergoes a thorough evaluation of the entire nose. The external anatomy, as well as the internal anatomy (septum, sinuses, and turbinates) will be carefully examined to be sure that your nose surgery will correct both the appearance and the function of the nose. In some patients, Revision Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery (Total Nose ApproachTM) may be performed in combination to ensure that you look and feel better following nose surgery.

Other nose and sinus procedures commonly performed during the same session as the Balloon Septoplasty include:
Balloon Sinuplasty (for chronic sinusitis)
Turbinate Reduction (for breathing)
Nasal Sculpting (also for breathing)
Removal of nasal polyps

Absolutely! Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas may recommend Revision Rhinoplasty surgery be performed in combination with one or more of the following facial rejuvenation procedures:

  • Facelift: Reverses the visible signs of aging in the face such as jowls and sagging or loose skin
  • Neck Lift: Reduces or removes loose or sagging neck skin, excess fat in the lower face or chin, and other visible signs of aging in the neck
  • Brow Lift: Treats drooping brows and deep wrinkles of the forehead, restoring a smoother, more youthful contour to the upper portion of the face
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): Eliminates excess skin from the upper eyelids and removes under-eye bags and redundant skin from the lower eyelids
  • Submental Liposuction: Eliminates excess fat causing the appearance of a double chin and improves the contours of the chin and jawline
  • Botox: Smooths fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows caused by excessive muscle movements
  • Dermal Fillers: Enhances the facial appearance without surgery by restoring volume to create a more youthful facial contour
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss Treatment: Stimulates new hair growth and improves the health and strength of existing hair

Dr. Hancock and Dr. Nachlas want to help each of their patients achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance. If they believe you may benefit from a Revision Rhinoplasty performed in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures, they will tailor your treatment plan accordingly.

The recovery that follows Revision Rhinoplasty is similar to that of primary Rhinoplasty. However, in general, Revision Rhinoplasty takes longer to heal than primary Rhinoplasty because the scar tissue from the initial Rhinoplasty slows the resolution of surgical swelling after Revision Rhinoplasty. If the necessary Revision Rhinoplasty changes are minimal, then swelling may resolve more quickly—but if a moderate or extensive amount of work is required, then a longer healing time should be anticipated.

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