Before & After
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty?
What are common nasal issues that can be addressed with revision rhinoplasty?
Common nasal issues that can be improved or corrected with revision rhinoplasty include but are not limited to:
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal asymmetry or crooked nose
- Pollybeak deformity
- Inverted V deformity
- Scooped or saddle nose deformity
- Nasal bridge hump (Dorsal hump)
- Pinched or bulbous nasal tip
- Over Reduced nose
- Overly wide or thin nose
- Nasal valve collapse
THE SURGICAL PROCESS
At the start of revision rhinoplasty, anesthesia will be administered in order to make sure the patient does not experience any pain or discomfort. Incisions will be created, usually in the same location as the prior rhinoplasty incisions. This will depend on the desired degree of change.
Once the required changes have been made to the bone, cartilage, and/or soft tissue, incisions will be closed using sutures.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE?
Following revision rhinoplasty surgery, the patient will need to follow Dr. Ho’s personalized post-surgical care directions as closely as possible. This will ensure a shorter and more comfortable recovery process and the highest-quality results.
The healing process varies from patient to patient depending on the techniques that were used during the surgery. A degree of bruising and swelling will be present in and around the nose. These will fade more quickly if the patient keeps their head elevated and applies ice packs as directed.
Rest is vital to the healing process, and patients must stay home from work for a time and avoid strenuous activities. Follow-up appointments will allow Dr. Ho to check on the progress of the healing process.
HOW MUCH DOES REVISION RHINOPLASTY COST?
The cost of this corrective nasal procedure is dependent upon a variety of factors. The exact techniques utilized play a role in determining price, as do anesthesia fees, the amount of time needed to perform the surgery, and the specific issues being corrected.
What type of patient is an ideal candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?
The ideal revision rhinoplasty patient is a healthy non-smoking patient without remarkable medical or surgical history and with new or persistent nasal deformities and/or breathing issues that can be improved surgery. The ideal candidate should be fully healed from their previous rhinoplasty (at least 6-12 months out from prior surgery) and demonstrate healthy nasal skin and realistic expectations regarding revision surgery goals and outcome. Moreover, they should be committed to long term follow-up with their revision rhinoplasty surgeon to ensure the best surgical results. Dr. Ho is a revision rhinoplasty specialist in Philadelphia and Wayne and will thoroughly evaluate every candidate to determine whether they may benefit from revision rhinoplasty.
Dr. Ho is one of the most skilled providers I have worked with. Her attention to detail, professionalism and ability to relate to her patients is second to none. I love working with and trusting my face to a strong women who has dedicated her life to her craft, and her patients.
– Ashley Meseroll