Revision Rhinoplasty | Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CARevision rhinoplasty is a very specialized and challenging area in the field of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Edween will evaluate not only the aesthetic issues or the way the nose looks, but also the functional issue of breathing problems. She also is highly aware and sensitive to the emotional concerns of patient who is distressed by one or more previously undesirable results.
Doctor Edween has a background specialty in facial plastic surgery and is also a board certified ear nose and throat specialist, making her uniquely qualified for procedures of the nose.
"I did my homework, she is board specialized in ear nose and throat, she fixed what another doctor previously had tried, and I can breathe again, and finally, happy with the way my nose looks."
Types of Revision Rhinoplasty
Large nasal hump "pollybeak deformity"
Wide nasal tip
Pinched nasal tip
Unnatural appearing nose
Each patient brings a unique set of problems, therefore Dr. Edween will carefully devise a plan to revise and reconstruction the defects of, while maintaining the function of your nose. The revisions necessary may require as removing some more cartilage or bone, or reshaping the cartilages of the nose. Other times the nose needs to be restructured by adding cartilage support and grafts; assuring the new structural support will prevent the nose from collapsing.
A revision rhinoplasty surgery most commonly will be approached as an open procedure. An incision is placed midline underneath the tip of the nose on the columella, which is the thin structure that lies between the nostrils. This incision allows Dr. Edween to visualize your underlying nose structure and maximally evaluate the alterations and structural changes of your previous nose surgery.
What to expect
Surgery is performed as an outpatient, and does not require an overnight stay
An anesthesiologist will provide either a general or IV sedation anesthetic
You will sleep with your head elevated on a few pillows for the first week
Cold compresses may be used to reduce swelling and bruising for the first 24-48 hours
You will wake up with a splint on your nose and a gauze drip pad underneath your nostrils to catch any nasal drainage
Expect to have swelling, bruising under the eye and cheek region which mostly resolves in about 7-10 days.
Expect to feel stuffed up, and difficulty breathing through your swollen nose. You will be breathing through your mouth until the swelling goes down, expect to have dryness in your mouth
Do not blow your nose, if you have to sneeze open your mouth and sneeze through it
Do not use any straws
Do not allow heavy eyeglasses or sunglasses to rest on your nose until approved by Dr. Edween
It is important to understand that a revision surgery will take longer to heal and visualize changes when compared to your original surgery. Final results will depend on the extent of your reconstructive surgery and how much existing scar you have. You will have swelling that may go up and down for the first few years and your nose will continue to change as the swelling resolves.
Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Julie Edween if you are interested in a revision Rhinoplasty consultation. Dr. Edween is dedicated to serve patients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and greater Los Angeles, California. You can get started by calling us at (310) 859 8885 today.
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