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Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery – Las Vegas, NV*

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Overview

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Las Vegas, can correct rhinoplasty results for patients who are unsatisfied with their previous surgery. The most common reasons to seek revision rhinoplasty include continued or increased breathing problems, dislodged implants or grafts, or nasal asymmetry. Revision rhinoplasty is widely recognized as one of the most complex procedures performed by a plastic surgeon. For this reason, each patient should carefully consider the risks involved and choose a skilled nose surgeon, like Dr. Khorsandi, to achieve their desired results.

Surgical Technique

The vast majority of revision rhinoplasty cases are performed using the open rhinoplasty approach. This method places the incision along the base of the nose. During the procedure, Dr. Khorsandi will correct any airway obstructions and reshape the sections of the nose along the nasal bridge, tip, and nostrils. If cartilage implants are required, they may be harvested from the patient’s septum, ear, or rib. At the end of the operation, several stitches or sutures will be necessary to close the incision. A protective splint will be placed over the bridge of the nose and internal support splints may be placed as well. Some patients will benefit from the closed rhinoplasty technique. This is for milder cases. In the closed method, all incisions are internal. Dr. Khorsandi will decide which method is right based on the patient’s unique case.

During/After Surgery

Revision rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient surgery center. Immediately following surgery, it is important for patients to sleep with their heads elevated and keep the splint and all parts of the nose dry when showering or bathing. Prescribed medication should keep any pain under control, and bags of frozen peas can help reduce swelling. Patients will have several post-operative visits with Dr. Khorsandi. He will remove the splint and stitches and examine the nose for proper healing. Most patients are able to return to work or school within a week of surgery. Swelling around the nose may not disappear for 6 to 12 months.

Expected Cost

Patients can expect to pay between $4,000 and $20,000 for revision rhinoplasty, depending on the complexity of the correction. Complicated revisions may include the costs for augmentation or reduction, bone or cartilage grafting and other supplementary procedures.

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Average Cost  
$4,000 - $20,000
Recovery Time  
1-2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Revision Rhinoplasty FAQs

Can the Results Be Worse?

Rhinoplasty surgery is a complex procedure, which means revisions procedures are even more complicated. There is a chance revision rhinoplasty can cause worse results. It’s critical for patients to find a highly skilled surgeon, such as Dr. Khorsandi, to understand the initial surgery and be able to manipulate the internal structure of the nose and rest the misplaced elements.

Grafting Sites?

If patients require bone or cartilage grafting, the surgeon will take from other parts of the body, such as the septum, ear or ribs. However, most revision rhinoplasty cases do not require bone and tissue grafting.

Common Procedure?

Revision rhinoplasty has become a common cosmetic procedure, accounting for an average of 10% of all rhinoplasty procedures. Most patients desire minor touch ups to improve results. Major reconstruction procedures are less common.

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