Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) is one the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the nation. According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a total of 223,018 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2016. However, nose surgery is one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures to perform, and for that reason, the need for revision rhinoplasty is growing. More patients are looking for a highly-qualified surgeon to correct a botched nose job.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoefflin is eminently qualified to perform revision rhinoplasty. He is double board-certified in both general and plastic surgery, with extensive training that gives him exceptional insight into the human body, both from a functional and an aesthetic perspective. He uses advanced surgical techniques to restore and improve contour irregularities and functional problems from previous nasal surgeries.
This procedure is performed for patients who are unhappy with the results of one or more previous nose surgeries. They may be dissatisfied with the cosmetic appearance or have difficulty breathing through the nose as a result of a failure in the earlier surgery. The nose may still be too big, may be too small, or out of balance with the rest of the face. The tip may be twisted or need further revision, or the surgeon may have gone too far with the procedure, creating an unnatural, unappealing look.
Some unfortunate patients have had too much tissue removed in primary or secondary nose surgery, causing severe residual deformity. In such cases, it may be necessary to use tissue grafts taken from the rib, ear, or temple area in revision rhinoplasty to restore cartilage, bone, and fascia (fibrous tissue) of the nasal cavity.
Revision rhinoplasty may be a simple procedure to remove excess bone and cartilage, or it may be a much more complicated procedure that takes considerably longer than the original surgery. It is important to find a surgeon with a sophisticated understanding of nasal structure and advanced surgical techniques to perform revision nose surgery.
The procedure may be performed under twilight sedation (with the patient unconscious but breathing on their own) or with another type of anesthesia. Incisions may be made on the inside of the nose only (closed rhinoplasty), or the procedure may also involve a small incision under the tip of the nose (open rhinoplasty) to provide more access to the area.
After the incisions are made, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying cartilage and bone, and the surgical corrections are made to achieve the desired result. This may involve repositioning cartilage and/or replacing missing structures with tissue grafts. Finally, the skin is redraped over the newly structured bone and cartilage and the incisions are closed.
If you need a revision rhinoplasty, it truly matters which surgeon you choose to perform the procedure. Dr. Jeffrey Hoefflin is a premier double board-certified surgeon serving Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. He remains at the forefront of the plastic surgery field, using state-of-the-art equipment and advanced surgical techniques. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoefflin if you are unhappy with the results of previous nose surgery.
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