Your Nose, Your Way: Perfecting Your Look with Revision Rhinoplasty

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You got a nose job to look and feel your best, but sometimes that initial rhinoplasty just doesn’t quite deliver. Sound familiar? Whether you’re dealing with lingering issues such as crookedness, breathing problems, or simply don’t like the overall look, it’s understandable to feel disappointed if your results aren’t exactly what you wanted.

Many patients seek revision rhinoplasty at La Jolla Cosmetic® Surgery Centre (LJC) to finally achieve their ideal nose. Our board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in this delicate procedure, using their expertise to correct issues from previous nose jobs.

Why Consider Revision Rhinoplasty?

Our patients choose revision rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons:

  • Correcting asymmetry or crookedness
  • Reshaping nostrils
  • Correcting bumps, humps, or dents
  • Refining the nasal tip or bridge
  • Improving breathing difficulties
  • Adjusting excess or insufficient tissue removal

At LJC, our surgeons also perform complex revision rhinoplasty for concerns related to genetics or injury. If your initial rhinoplasty fell short, this customized procedure can finally give you the nose you envisioned.

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Revision Rhinoplasty Before and After by Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler in San Diego, California
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Revision Rhinoplasty Before and After by Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler in San Diego, California
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Revision Rhinoplasty Before and After by Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler in San Diego, California
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Revision Rhinoplasty Before and After by Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler in San Diego, California

Experienced Revision Rhinoplasty Experts

The first step in your revision journey is an in-depth one-on-one consultation with one of our acclaimed surgeons. During this important meet-and-greet, they’ll examine your nose closely and listen to your concerns about your previous rhinoplasty and your goals. With that information, they’ll craft a customized surgical plan.

The consult also gives you a chance to get to know your surgeon. You can view their impressive before-and-after revision galleries, ask any and all questions on your mind, and get a feel for their aesthetic expertise. Our team wants you to feel 100% confident, comfortable, and informed at every step.

Revision Rhinoplasty Techniques

Every patient’s needs are unique, so our surgeons expertly tailor each revision rhinoplasty. They may use techniques such as:

  • Removing scar tissue for optimal results
  • Rebuilding the nasal structure with cartilage grafts (often from the ear or ribs)
  • Repositioning tissue for increased symmetry

For many revision rhinoplasty patients, rebuilding and restructuring the nose is key to achieving your desired results. This may involve recreating areas such as the bridge using innovative surgical techniques. If there isn’t enough cartilage left over from the first procedure, your surgeon can expertly borrow a bit from other areas, such as the ears or ribs, to build a new nasal framework.

With their artistic touch and surgical mastery, your LJC doctor will carefully graft, stitch, and reposition tissues to sculpt a balanced, symmetrical nasal structure that flatters your unique facial features.

Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery & Recovery

On the big day, you’ll meet your entire surgical team—your surgeon, the anesthesiologist keeping you comfortable, and the nurses prepping you at our accredited surgical suite. Your procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia.

Since this isn’t your first rhinoplasty, the recovery process will likely feel familiar. You’ll need to wear a nasal splint for about 1-2 weeks and take it easy with just short walks during the initial recovery phase. Your surgeon will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including when you can resume full activities.

The external swelling lasts several months post-op, so don’t be alarmed if your nose isn’t an instant 10/10 fresh out of surgery. In fact, it can take up to a year for those final, fabulous results to fully set in. Listen to your surgeon’s instructions and be patient—your new nose will be well worth the wait!

Tips for a Smooth Revision Rhinoplasty Process

To make sure you have the best experience possible, keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your revision rhinoplasty:

  • Be patient with the process. As mentioned, those final results can take up to a year to fully develop. Stick to your surgeon’s instructions and allow yourself to heal properly.
  • Take before-and-after photos throughout the process to document your journey. These images allow you to appreciate your amazing results.
  • Have realistic expectations. Your LJC surgeon will work closely with you to understand your goals. Still, it’s essential to have reasonable expectations about what can be achieved through revision surgery.
  • Ask about nonsurgical options. Depending on your needs, nonsurgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers could be an option to tweak the results before exploring surgery again.

Revision rhinoplasty is an intricate process, but our LJC team makes it as straightforward as possible every step of the way. We’re deeply committed to your safety, comfort, and satisfaction with your fabulous new look.

Your Dream Nose Is Possible

With the unparalleled skills of our surgeons, advanced techniques, and meticulous attention to detail, revision rhinoplasty at La Jolla Cosmetic can finally deliver the beautiful, balanced nose of your dreams. Call us at (858) 452-1981 or request a consultation online. We’ll help you make your revision rhinoplasty dreams a reality.