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When Is the Right Time to Consider a Revision Rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to improve facial harmony and correct problems with breathing. However, some patients undergoing this treatment require a secondary procedure. Not everyone is dissatisfied with their results — often, it is a matter of personal preference, trauma to the nose, or issues with healing and scarring.

Dr. Eugene Alford is experienced in revision rhinoplasty and has extensive experience in managing the challenges of nasal surgery. Call now for an assessment at Alford Facial Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. Discover how our facial plastic surgeon can help you achieve your desired results.

Ideal candidates for revision rhinoplasty

There are a few factors that make someone an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty. These include:

  • Dissatisfaction: This includes asymmetry or an unbalanced look between the nose and other facial features.
  • Trauma: Injuries to the nose after a primary nasal surgery can lead to deformities or breathing difficulties.
  • Poor healing or scarring: Sometimes, natural healing can result in unsatisfactory results, such as a visible bump or unevenness on the nose.

The best time to consider a rhinoplasty surgery

Rhinoplasty patients in Houston, TX should understand that it takes time for the nose to heal and see the final results. It can take up to a year for the swelling to subside and for the optimal nose shape to be visible.

For this reason, it is recommended that patients wait at least six months before considering a revision rhinoplasty with our team. This allows ample time for the nose to heal and for any minor imperfections to improve on their own.

If there are major concerns or issues with breathing, it is important to consult with a qualified facial plastic surgeon sooner rather than later. Waiting too long may result in more complex revision surgery or irreversible damage.

The revision rhinoplasty procedure

Revision rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, as Dr. Gene aims to correct specific concerns. The exact technique used depends on your unique needs and desired results. A closed approach is used for minor cosmetic revisions, while an open approach can correct the structure of the nose and improve breathing. We may harvest cartilage from the ears or ribs to provide additional support.

Dr. Gene takes great care to preserve as much natural tissue as possible during revision rhinoplasty, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result. Our advanced techniques minimize visible scarring and reduce recovery time. Once the procedure is complete, we may use splints or nasal packing to promote healing.

When will I see results from revision surgery?

Following revision rhinoplasty at Alford Facial Plastic Surgery, patients can expect swelling and bruising in areas around the nose and eyes. This is normal and should subside over time. Recovery from a secondary rhinoplasty does take longer than a primary procedure, and it may take up to a year for the end results to be seen. During this time, Dr. Gene can schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your nose and ensure a smooth recovery.

Book a revision consultation

If you are not satisfied with your previous rhinoplasty results or experience issues with breathing, it may be time to consider revision rhinoplasty at Alford Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Eugene Alford is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who specializes in secondary nasal surgery. We can help you achieve the natural-looking, balanced results you desire. Call our Houston, TX office now for a consultation and take the first step.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.