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The Art of Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is considered a more complicated and intricate procedure than primary rhinoplasty. For this reason, revision nose surgery requires a more experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. Having trained under some of the world’s finest plastic surgeons, and with many years of experience delivering among the best revision rhinoplasty Scottsdale has to offer, Dr. Repta could be the ideal doctor for you.

Revision Rhinoplasty Evaluation

The first step in revision rhinoplasty is an extensive evaluation, whereby Dr. Repta will review in detail your previous procedure to determine exactly what has been done and what errors were made. Often Dr. Repta will request all previous medical records, including before and after photos of the previous nose job, in order to make the best evaluation possible. Most patients who are seeking revision rhinoplasty have a nose that looks like they’ve had a nose job, or a nose that simply does not fit their specific facial features. With Dr. Repta’s years of experience and skillful touch, you can rest assured you are in the best hands available.

What Is The Procedure Like?

Dr. Repta will create a nose that harmonizes with the patient’s other facial features, resulting in the nose that was intended the first time. To achieve this, Dr. Repta will delicately reconstruct and remold the underlying framework of cartilage and bone.

Some of these techniques include, but are not limited to: structural grafting, cartilage repositioning, camouflage techniques, and minimal cartilage removal. As one of the foremost plastic surgeons Scottsdale has available, Dr. Repta has a plethora of cutting-edge techniques at his fingertips.

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.

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To schedule your private consultation, please call our office today at 855 377 3782 or click either the in-office or virtual consult button below.

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If you’re ready to finally get the rhinoplasty results you wanted in the first place, Dr. Repta is the ideal surgeon for you. He has the required skill and experience to work with other surgeons’ mistakes, as well as factors such as scar tissue. Under his gifted hands, you will see a much-improved nose. We invite you to reach out to us to schedule your private consultation. 

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