Revision rhinoplasty amark of true skill
The most challenging form ofrhinoplasty inCharlotte, NC is revision rhinoplasty, a nose jobperformed to correct the results aprevious nose job. Revision rhinoplasty is not common – only about one in thirty nose jobs needs revision. But by definition, the surgeon who performs revision rhinoplasty has to improve on the work a previous surgeon did, unless the problem with the earlier surgery arose during recovery. In addition to this, the nasal tissues in such a case are likely to be more fragile, slightly scarred and harder to work with.
Recovering from revision rhinoplasty
Because of the scar tissue from the original operation, the recovery period from revision rhinoplasty is even longer than from regular rhinoplasty. The swelling in the upper part of your nose should go down in about three months, the swelling in the middle part of your nose should go down in about six months and the swelling in the tip of your nose can take up to a year to resolve itself. This means you’ll need to be very patient if you want to know if this second operation was a success. You may need some additional treatments during recovery to prevent uneven formation of scar tissue that might harm the symmetry of your nose.
While you recover, make sure you get plenty of sleep, keeping your head elevated while you sleep so as to reduce swelling. Take whatever medication your surgeon prescribes. Try to avoid heavy exercise, as this might raise the blood pressure in your head. Don’t let your nose come into contact with anything, including eyeglasses, for at least the next few weeks. To avoid getting the flu or other respiratory illnesses, wash your hands often and try to limit social contact. Also, limit exposure to the sun – your nose might be too numb to feel sunburn, which would also affect how it heals.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon and revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte, NC. His skills have been certified by two different plastic surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988, the only type of surgery he’s done is facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures on the face and neck, and he is often asked to perform revision rhinoplasty. He has taught other surgeons and has developed new treatments. If you live in or near Charlotte, NC, and you’re interested in a nose job, and especially if you need revision rhinoplasty, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.