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Please note online appointments can only be booked for our Wayne office at this time. Please call 267.627.6463 to schedule appointments with Dr. Ho in Center City (Philadelphia).

For consultations or treatment visits booked online, a consultation or deposit fee of $150 will be charged at the time of scheduling.

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Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery in Philadelphia

Conveniently located to serve Philadelphia, Wayne, and the entire Main Line.

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Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed Rhinoplasty: Before and After

In the game of facial rejuvenation, often less is more for achieving beautiful, natural results. This wonderful patient desired a more conservative approach to rhinoplasty – she only wanted to take down her dorsal hump and slightly lift her nasal tip. Through a closed approach, we were able to help achieve her surgical goals. As illustrated in this rhinoplasty reveal reel, the patient demonstrated typical nasal swelling when her cast was removed one week following surgery. Her surgical results have been aging like fine wine over time since then – she looks amazing at three months out!

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

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Revision rhinoplasty refers to rhinoplasty performed on a patient with history of prior rhinoplasty. A patient may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty if they are seeking a corrective surgery to improve a new or persistent nasal deformity or breathing issue after fully healing from their previous surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is usually much more challenging compared to primary rhinoplasty given that the nasal anatomy is altered and there is scar tissue. Revision rhinoplasty patients, in fact, are at higher risk of requiring additional nasal procedures in the future. Dr. Ho is uniquely trained and experienced in revision rhinoplasty, drawing patients from various areas of Philadelphia and Wayne as well as from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. She is available for consultation with all patients with history of previous rhinoplasty and will devote thorough evaluation and discussion with each patient to determine whether they may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty.

What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty?

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As a double board-certified rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Tina Ho possesses extensive training and experience in revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty candidates often lack sufficient septal cartilage for cartilage grafting as it may have been used up in prior surgery. Dr. Ho has experience in harvesting and using a patient’s native ear and rib cartilage to compensate for this issue and achieves beautiful, natural results with ear and rib cartilage grafting. Furthermore, many patients seeking revision rhinoplasty suffer new or worsened nasal breathing issues from previous surgery. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho understands the importance of nose form and function and will develop a customized surgical plan for each revision rhinoplasty patient from both a cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty standpoint. For those revision rhinoplasty candidates with scarred or damaged skin, Dr. Ho incorporates nano fat and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections into her surgical approach to give her patients the best healing outcomes.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Before and After

This wonderful patient came to me for rhinoplasty consultation desiring improvement of the outer appearance of her nose. She underwent a primary rhinoplasty to take down her dorsal hump, refine her nasal tip, improve her nasal tip rotation, decrease the overall size of her nose, and decrease the size and flare of her nostrils. As shown in this video, she is healing beautifully eight months later, and we are so thrilled with her results. Given her thick nasal skin, she will continue to see increasing definition and enhanced results in her nose with time.

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.

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

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 double board-certified revision rhinoplasty specialist in Philadelphia and Wayne and will thoroughly evaluate every candidate to determine whether they may benefit from revision rhinoplasty.

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Dr. Thuy-Van Tina Ho will be available to discuss revision rhinoplasty and the variety of other procedures we perform during a consultation. Set up an appointment for your consultation – contact our office today.
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