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The Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

How to Prepare for a Rhinoplasty Revision

In terms of revision rhinoplasty preparations, make sure both the patient and the surgeon understand the procedure’s aims and expectations.

It should be reduced down into a planned menu of movements for the surgeon. Should the bones be narrowed? Is it true that the tip was raised? Is it true that the nostrils have moved in? And so forth. The surgeon’s task is to extract these items, but the patient must cooperate in this process.Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that involves a second operation on the nasal anatomy and structure in order to improve the nose’s appearance even further. In addition to the skin soft tissue envelope and the nasal septum, the nose is made up of two nasal bones, two upper lateral cartilages, and two lower lateral cartilages. A revision rhinoplasty entails making the necessary alterations to the nose in order to achieve a natural-looking result for the patient. Due to the presence of scar tissue and previous modifications to the anatomy of the nose, revision rhinoplasty is substantially more difficult than primary rhinoplasty.

Surgeons should be well-known and have extensive experience in both rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Don’t go to another surgeon who will tell you what you want to hear if a doctor says he doesn’t think he can help. You’ll always find someone who will tell you what you want to hear for whatever reason.

What to Expect During a Rhinoplasty Revision

A revision rhinoplasty is similar to the original surgery in terms of the patient’s experience. The method then takes one of two paths. Either the first rhinoplasty was “underdone,” and a secondary rhinoplasty with bone or cartilage removal is required. Alternatively, the nose may have been overcorrected and additional tissue must be inserted. While the tissue is relatively simple to obtain—it can come from the patient, a cadaver, or even a box—added tissue complicates the graft healing process, which is already intricate and unpredictable.

Potential Negative Consequences

There’s a reason rhinoplasty revisions are so difficult The tissues aren’t ‘normal,’ It’s been replaced by scar tissue. As a result, common and conventional rhinoplasty techniques may have unforeseen repercussions. If the consequences are severe enough, irreversible disfigurement may occur. There are many unknowns until the procedure is carried out.

What Is the Cost of Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a more difficult treatment than a first rhinoplasty, and the prices are frequently higher as a result.
The costs will vary depending on your treatment plan, but they will likely include a hospital or medical facility charge, anesthesiology fees, and other expenses.
During your initial meeting, we will go through the details of your plan, including the cost, so you are fully informed about your options.

How Much Does a Rhinoplasty (Regular): Cost?

Rhinoplasty (Regular):
$8,850 – $9,350 (Surgeon & Operating Room) + $980 (Anesthesia)
How Much Does a Rhinoplasty (Complex/Revision): Cost?

Rhinoplasty (Complex/Revision):
$10,500 – $11,500 Surgeon & Operating Room) + $1176 (Anesthesia)

For patient safety and comfort, all rhinoplasty surgeries at The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center are conducted under general anesthesia by Board certified physician anesthesiologists.

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