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Revision Rhinoplasty in San Diego

We know there are plenty of rhinoplasty surgeons in San Diego. But not all plastic surgeons can pull off the nose job you envisioned. That’s where revision rhinoplasty at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre comes in—the ultimate do-over for your nose. If you’re not satisfied with the outcome of a previous rhinoplasty, you can trust our talented, double board-certified plastic surgeons to get it right.  

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Right for You? 

Revision rhinoplasty is a specialized surgical procedure for people who are unhappy with the results of a previous nose job or who are experiencing functional issues after rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty can: 

  • Correct asymmetry or crookedness 
  • Reshape nostrils 
  • Smooth out bumps or a dorsal hump 
  • Alter the tip and bridge of the nose 
  • Address breathing concerns 
  • Fix issues created by either the removal of too much or too little tissue 

Our rhinoplasty specialists also perform complex rhinoplasty procedures for women and men with concerns about their noses that are complicated by genetics or injury.  

“As a plastic surgeon, there is no greater satisfaction than witnessing the transformation that can be achieved through revision rhinoplasty. Seeing my patients’ newfound confidence and happiness with their appearance is truly a gratifying experience that never gets old.” 

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How Is Revision Rhinoplasty Performed? 

Because the needs of each revision rhinoplasty patient are unique, our surgeons customize each procedure depending on the nature of the correction needed. Our rhinoplasty surgeons use many of the same advanced techniques they use during initial nose jobs, including open and closed rhinoplasty.  

They tailor their approach based on the presence of scar tissue or the lack of cartilage and other structures—issues that aren’t present during a primary rhinoplasty procedure. If there is excessive scarring, they may need to remove some of this tissue to ensure the results are not distorted.  

The procedure often requires the surgeon to rebuild the nasal structural framework, such as the bridge of the nose. If there isn’t enough residual cartilage from the septum, they accomplish this by grafting cartilage from the ear or ribs. In some cases, they may also harvest fibrous, connective tissue from the temple. Using techniques such as grafting, suturing, and repositioning allows them to create a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing nose that enhances your facial features. 

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Our Revision Rhinoplasty Experts 

The women and men considering revision rhinoplasty understand that choosing a plastic surgeon is critical in getting the desired results. At our practice, Dr. Kiersten L. Riedler and Dr. Johan Brahme perform revision rhinoplasty.  

Dr. Riedler is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She also completed a 5-year residency program in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at the Keck School of Medicine. 

Dr. Brahme is a board-certified plastic surgeon who completed his plastic surgery training at UC San Diego in 1992. His extensive experience includes teaching plastic surgery residents at UCSD and seeing patients at a solo practice before joining LJC in 2004. He is a past president of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society.  

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How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost? 

We’ll get your nose job right without a painful price tag Our revision rhinoplasty procedure starts at just $378 per month when you take advantage of our affordable payment plans. Put down $3,500 and qualify with average credit for 60 months. If your credit is above average or you can pay more upfront, you’ll reap even more monthly savings. How cool is that? 

Keep in mind that revision rhinoplasty costs vary based on your unique needs. For all the details, including fee ranges, check out our pricing page.  

Apply for plastic surgery financing online now or let us guide you through your options during your consultation. You deserve to have the nose you envisioned—and we’ll help you each step of the way! 

What To Expect the Day of Your Revision Rhinoplasty 

Our surgical team wants you to feel relaxed and prepared for your procedure. Your surgeon, anesthesiologist, and operating room staff will meet with you prior to the surgery. Our surgeons perform revision rhinoplasty as an outpatient surgery at our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite, using either local or general anesthesia. You’ll be monitored from start to finish by a board-certified anesthesiologist who will keep you safe and comfortable each step of the way. 

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What Is Recovery Like After Revision Rhinoplasty? 

In many ways, the recovery after revision rhinoplasty is similar to what you experienced after your initial rhinoplasty procedure. The initial healing process typically lasts about a week to 10 days. During that time, most patients wear either an internal or external splint to protect the nose and provide structure as it heals.  

Our surgeons recommend taking short walks around the house starting the day of the surgery to promote good blood circulation, which can help speed up the healing process. Exercising, heavy lifting, and other strenuous exercises should be avoided for the first month of your recovery. You’ll need more time before getting back into contact sports.  

As with the initial rhinoplasty, residual swelling can last for several months. The final appearance of your nose may not be apparent for up to a year after surgery. We provide detailed post-op instructions for you to follow.  

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Since 1988, more than 36,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

Your Dream Can Come True 

Even though you’re disappointed with the results of a previous nose job or are experiencing complications, revision rhinoplasty may be the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about how our surgeons can help, request your free consultation online or give us a call at (858) 452-1981 to schedule an appointment. 

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