Unfortunately, not all cosmetic surgeries turn out the way you envisioned. Sometimes patients are just not happy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty and wish to correct it with revision rhinoplasty. With today’s ever-intense pressure to look beautiful, it is important that you are happy with your cosmetic surgery. After all, you are spending hard-earned money to look and feel your best and you deserve it.
Recovery & Healing
During the recovery process, patients will experience some swelling and bruising as a result of the surgery. Typically there is bruising and swelling around the eyes as well as the nose. It is advised that patients keep their heads elevated and relatively still for the first few days after surgery, to help with the healing process. A cold compress can be used to help reduce the swelling. Dr. Repta will prescribe pain medication to help with any discomfort following the surgery.
There are several key differences between primary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Generally, revision rhinoplasty takes far more time. Due to barriers posed by scar tissue and the increased complexity of surgery, revision surgeries require a minimum of 4-5 hours of total operative time. The longer the length of surgery, combined with any pre-existing tissue damage, generally leads to a longer recovery period.
Patients with thin, healthy skin may require 6-12 months, whereas patients with thick, scar-prone skin may require up to two full years for the entirety of inflammation to resolve. During your consultation, Dr. Repta will give you his professional evaluation on the projected length of recovery for your revision rhinoplasty.