Unlike some general misconceptions, a Toronto revision rhinoplasty procedure is not a minor touch-up surgery following a primary rhinoplasty. Rather, a revision rhinoplasty is a more complicated cosmetic surgery that corrects the dissatisfying aesthetic results of a primary rhinoplasty, or the functional issues it has inadvertently caused.
Revision rhinoplasty is recommended for patients with either aesthetic or functional concerns following their primary rhinoplasty. However, before committing to a secondary surgery, here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding a revision nose job.
A revision rhinoplasty depends on a number of factors, including thickness of skin, the degree of alterations made to the original tissue and the level of correction required. Most typical revision rhinoplasty procedures can be performed successfully in under an hour. However, more extreme and complicated cases will require several hours of sculpting and restructuring of the nose’s underlying anatomy.
A revision rhinoplasty is generally completed on an outpatient basis and patients are able to return home following the surgery.
The overall recovery from a revision rhinoplasty is similar to the one experienced from a primary rhinoplasty. We recommend our patients take a week off from work to allow for proper rest and recovery. The total downtime is typically one week but can take a bit longer for some.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, a cast and surgical tape may be used following surgery to help mold and promote proper healing of the nose.
The majority of patients are able to resume their normal daily activities within a week or two however, the restructured nose will need some time to heal completely and patients should avoid strenuous activities for approximately one month.
Although it can be difficult, it is important to remain patient as swelling from the revision surgery can last for a few months and up to one year. The final outcome will settle in after a year.
While many patients are happy with their results from a primary rhinoplasty, others may feel initial uncertainty or dissatisfaction with their new nose. Although it is natural to want to correct the poor results as soon as possible, we recommend patients seeking a revision rhinoplasty wait approximately at least one year.
The nose requires a significant amount of time to heal and subtle swelling may be lingering. Once the final outcome from the original rhinoplasty has settled, Dr. Solomon can assess the condition and determine the amount of work required for the revision rhinoplasty surgery.
If you have previously undergone a rhinoplasty but are unhappy with the results, we invite you to our clinic for a private consultation with Dr. Solomon.
We will discuss with you the best possible outcomes of a Toronto revision rhinoplasty and how it can help you achieve a more harmonious balance between your nose and facial features.
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