Rhinoplasty procedures are performed to alter the cosmetic appearance of one’s nose.
Revision rhinoplasty procedures can correct imperfections from previous rhinoplasty procedures.
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SEPTOPLASTY (DEVIATED SEPTUM)
Septoplasty procedures are performed to correct deviated septums.
In some cases, patients find themselves needing a revision rhinoplasty after having a previously failed rhinoplasty experience. Someone who had had a failed rhinoplasty may be unsatisfied with their results, or have more difficulty breathing. In this type of scenario, Dr. Eisemann is capable of performing a revision rhinoplasty in Houston to fix these issues.
Dr. Eisemann has performed over 200 successful revision rhinoplasty procedures and knows the ins and outs of an outstanding rhinoplasty. With more than 30 years of rhinoplasty experience under his belt, Dr. Eisemann is better equipped to listen to patient concerns and analyze the current situation of each patient before making his suggestions.
Is Revisional Rhinoplasty the Right Course of Action for Me?
Revision rhinoplasty might be appropriate if:
- Your nose simply doesn’t look as you expected
- You are having trouble breathing through your nose after the procedure
- Some abnormalities or imperfections remain
- You realize a choice you made before the first procedure did not work as you wished
- New cosmetic problems arise after the first procedure
The decision to get a revision rhinoplasty procedure is ultimately completely up to you and your needs
While in your consultation with Dr. Eisemann, he will take a look at your current nose and assess what changes need to be made in order to give you the desired results you are looking for. This is the right time to state your concerns, ask questions, and request more information on what he thinks would be the best course of action to take moving forward with your procedure.
The Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure
A revision rhinoplasty is performed much like a regular rhinoplasty under the proper anesthesia. The time it takes for the procedure to be complete depends largely on the level of complexity of your current situation. Dr. Eisemann will make his alterations and corrections during the procedure to help you achieve your ideal nose shape.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Incision Options
During an open rhinoplasty procedure, there are a few options for incisions including columellar (along the columella), wedge (in between the nose and cheek), and weir (edge of nostrils).
An open rhinoplasty is better used for narrowing the nostrils. A closed rhinoplasty also includes several incision options including hemitransfixion (front of the cartilaginous portion of the septum), intercartilaginous (between the upper lateral cartilage and the lower lateral cartilage), kilian (behind the caudal edge of the cartilaginous septum), marginal (end of the lower lateral cartilage), rim (base of the nostril), and transfixion (through both sides of the membranous septum).
A closed rhinoplasty allows incision scars to be completely concealed. Although this presents itself as the more popular option, open rhinoplasty incision sites often go undetected as well when they are done by an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Eisemann. Taking care of yourself after your revision rhinoplasty procedure will prove to be the best method of proper healing. This includes avoiding and strenuous activity, keeping up with follow-up appointments, and adhering to the proper overall care techniques required by Dr. Eisemann and his staff.
Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery
The recovery for a revision rhinoplasty will follow closely to that of a primary rhinoplasty. You can expect to see some bruising and swelling immediately after your revision rhinoplasty procedure. It is extremely important to follow all of the aftercare steps given to you by Dr. Eisemann and his team to help ensure that you are doing everything you can to secure a speedy, healthy recovery.
Much like you would with any other facial plastic surgery procedure, you should see that you have someone available to assist you during your day-to-day activities immediately after surgery. You want to be well rested and ready to resume your normal routine as soon as possible. You should expect to go back to work about a week afterwards when you have gone to your check up and had all of your packing, stitches, and splints removed.
Pay attention to your body and take pain medication only as needed and recommended by Dr. Eisemann. Again, much like a primary rhinoplasty, you should be able to see results after you have fully healed. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Be patient and trust in the professional services of Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center.
If you’re interested in revision rhinoplasty in Houston, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisemann