(Revision Nose Job)
Revision rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is specialty procedure performed by Dr Jorge Lopez. Revisionn rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to revise or repair the results of previous rhinoplasty surgery.
Both aesthetic and functional problems of the nose may be addressed with revision rhinoplasty.
Men and women who are physically healthy, realistic in their expectations, and looking to improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery may be good candidates for revision rhinoplasty.
Dr Jorge Lopez usually performs this more complex procedure under general anesthesia to protect the patients airway and well being during surgery.
If you have previously undergone a “nose job” and have considered secondary rhinoplasty, please contact Esteem Cosmetic Studio at 1300 378 336 to make an appointment with Dr Jorge Lopez.
There are two incision options for revision rhinoplasty. In what’s known as ‘closed rhinoplasty’, the incisions are solely made on the inside of the nose. ‘Open rhinoplasty’, on the other hand, involves incisions made on the inside of the nose as well as a small incision made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils.
Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted to reveal the underlying bone and cartilage which are then sculpted to the desired shape. The skin is then replaced and stitched into place. General anesthesia is usually used.
Patient seeking revision rhinoplasty must appreciate it is a more complex procedure and may result in more swelling and bruising and at times multiple procedures. Sometimes grafts from other areas of the body, like the ear or rib may be used in revision rhinoplasty to provide structure that is missing from a previous surgery.
While the nose takes a full year to heal, much of the swelling will resolve within a few months post surgery. Patients often find that they can return to work within about a week after revision rhinoplasty, though more strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks and risking injury to the nose should be avoided for six weeks.
As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with revision rhinoplasty and these may include bleeding, adverse anesthesia reactions, infection, excessive scarring, prolonged swelling, deviation, septal perforation or hematoma, permanent or temporary loss of smell, and the need for further surgery.
How much does it cost?
Surgeon’s Fee (Dr Jorge Lopez) – $12,000 (does not include hospital and anesthetist fees)
Please keep in mind not all patients are alike and some will require a slightly different operation than others. Rest assured, you will receive a specific price quotation during your consultation visit. Our staff are always happy to discuss these matters with you in more detail.