Revision Rhinoplasty in Denver, CO

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About Revision Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeries on the market, and patients are usually ecstatic about their results. However, if you're not pleased with the look of your nose or you're struggling to breathe following nose surgery, revision rhinoplasty is performed at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO. Revision or secondary nose surgery typically includes minor adjustments to better the appearance of the nose or includes reconstruction to address the architecture of it, allowing for easier breathing. You do not have to live with lackluster results or deal with functional problems after rhinoplasty — schedule an appointment with our team for more information about revision rhinoplasty and your opportunities for achieving more satisfying results.

Benefits Of Revision Rhinoplasty

A personalized revision rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr. TerKonda can help you achieve the look you want with benefits that include:

  • Correcting the results of a previous unfavorable rhinoplasty procedure
  • Rebuilding damaged nasal structures
  • Repairing visible imperfections
  • Boosting confidence and self-image
  • Improving sleep by opening airways and reducing snoring and sleep apnea

Candidates For Revision Rhinoplasty

You may be a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you need to alter or fix the outcome of a previous procedure. Rhinoplasty revision is often done to restore or alter the form and function of your nose. Patients should want a long-term solution and have sensible expectations before going into a revision surgery. In addition, you should know that this procedure could be much more difficult than the original rhinoplasty. During your consultation, Dr. TerKonda will examine you and listen to your concerns to ensure you're a great candidate for this procedure.

How is Revision Rhinoplasty Performed?

You might be an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you want to alter or fix the effects of your previous procedure, although you should be aware this surgery can be much more difficult than the original rhinoplasty. Patients experiencing difficulty breathing may even be able to get insurance to cover part of the costs of surgery. Prior to initiating revision rhinoplasty, our team will schedule a consultation to understand your aesthetic goals. Revision rhinoplasty is usually completed under general anesthesia, and our team will choose either a closed or open approach. While employing the open technique, we will separate the skin, cartilage, and bone, which allows for maximum visibility, and then will reshape the nose to the requested frame. The closed technique is less invasive and typically chosen for simpler repairs. Following the surgery, you will be asked to wear a nose splint for about a week and may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment to remove both the splint and stitches. This will also allow our team to check on your results. Revision rhinoplasty recovery can take a bit longer than the original rhinoplasty procedure. You could experience heavy swelling and bruising, as well as some discomfort for around two weeks.

What can I expect after?

Rhinoplasty revision is typically completed under general anesthesia. The duration of your procedure depends on the type of repair and whether the open or closed technique was used. Upon the completion of the surgery, you will be asked to wear a nose splint for a few days and could be asked to arrange a follow-up appointment to remove the stitches and splint. This will also allow Dr. TerKonda to check up on your healing. Due to the fact that revision rhinoplasty can most often be more difficult than the initial surgery, the recovery time may be expanded. You could experience substantial bruising and heavy swelling, and discomfort or pain for approximately two weeks.

Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ

How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?
The price of revision rhinoplasty will vary greatly based on how much reconstruction is needed. During your consultation, Dr. TerKonda will understand your concerns before examining your nose. When a revision rhinoplasty surgical plan is created, he can more accurately estimate your costs. Dr. TerKonda can also discuss payments we accept and give you information on low-interest medical financing to make your surgery easier to afford.

How long should I wait after my original rhinoplasty?
It is crucial to allow your nose time to heal following a rhinoplasty. In most cases, it can take over one year for inflammation to fully subside so you can see the final shape of your nose. When your nose is fully healed from rhinoplasty, you need to take some time to decide how you feel about the appearance before scheduling a consultation for revision rhinoplasty.

How can I ensure that I will receive better results with a revision procedure?
It is very important to do your research when looking for a surgeon to perform your revision rhinoplasty. Dr. TerKonda has years of experience in nose surgery with a unique interest in secondary surgery. He understands the extra skill and advanced techniques required to complete a second rhinoplasty without collapsing the support structure.

Will I need cartilage grafting?
For some revision rhinoplasty procedures, cartilage grafting may be necessary. Cartilage grafting is performed by removing bone and/or cartilage from a part of the body, like the ribs, and transferring it to rebuild the structure of your nose. Typically, this is only needed in serious cases or when the cartilage was jeopardized during the previous rhinoplasty procedure. Cartilage grafting might be needed to help support the structure of your nose — so you don't have breathing trouble after revision rhinoplasty. Dr. TerKonda will discuss the possibility of cartilage grafting during your initial consultation.

Modify Your Look

Cherry Creek Face and Skin is committed to making sure that you are given the nose shape you want, especially if you had a less-than-desirable experience with your initial rhinoplasty. During your consultation, we will work with you to gain an understanding of your concerns and goals before talking about your choices to give you the best possible outcome. If you're interested in secondary rhinoplasty surgery and are wanting to schedule a consultation with our team, contact our Denver, CO office at your earliest convenience.

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