Revision Rhinoplasty in St. Louis
Rhinoplasty is one of the most delicate and precise plastic surgery procedures. It takes an experienced and skilled surgeon to provide patients with ideal results. Sometimes, whether due to an error by the surgeon, complications with the operation, or unpredictable healing, rhinoplasty can provide less-than-ideal results. When this happens, the only solution is to go to a nasal surgery expert, such as Dr. Porshinsky, to correct the issue.
While many doctors are capable of performing nose surgery, very few are sufficiently skilled to fix other surgeon’s mistakes. Dr. Porshinsky has the skills, expertise, and proven experience to provide excellent revision rhinoplasty surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?
Much like traditional rhinoplasty, the primary benefit of revision rhinoplasty is an improved facial appearance. The difference is that revision rhinoplasty corrects imperfections left by previous surgical interventions. This means that the benefits are often more visible, and the procedure is more delicate. Most people’s faces will improve in appearance after correcting damage to the nose. Revision rhinoplasty may correct some or all of the following conditions:
- Over or undersized nose
- Facial asymmetry caused by prior surgery
- A high or low nasal bridge
- A crooked, misshapen, damaged, or misaligned septum
- Physical damage to the shape of the nose
- Excessive scarring in or around the nose
Am I a Revision Rhinoplasty Candidate?
Anyone unsatisfied with the results of their previous rhinoplasty is a potential candidate for revision rhinoplasty. Candidates should wait at least six months to one year before determining if another surgical procedure is necessary. On rare occasions, the damage may be so apparent that this waiting period may be waved, but most candidates should not undergo revision rhinoplasty until their initial results have stabilized.
To determine if revision rhinoplasty is ideal for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Porshinsky by calling (314) 251-5570.
How Is Revision Rhinoplasty Performed in St. Louis?
The first step in any plastic surgery is the consultation. During this meeting with Dr. Porshinsky, you have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and desires and ask any questions you have about the operation. Dr. Porshinsky will evaluate your nose to ensure that a revision rhinoplasty procedure will safely and effectively correct the concerns. This evaluation will cover the type of damage the nose has and determine what changes the operation may realistically achieve. Before going further, Dr. Porshinsky will ensure that you have a firm grasp of how the procedure will play out and what sort of results can be expected.
During the operation, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure you experience no pain. An incision is usually made across the columella at the base of the nose (the tissue separating the nostrils) to allow Dr. Porshinsky to lift the skin. This placement provides minimal scarring. In cases where this is not possible or unadvisable, Dr. Porshinsky may utilize a more targeted technique.
Dr. Porshinsky uses specialized surgical techniques to physically reshape the nose. These techniques will vary depending on the condition of the nose and the procedure’s goals. Dr. Porshinsky may insert grafts, shave down bone or cartilage, or utilize physical reshaping to adjust the nose as required. Some procedures may include skin grafts.
Revision rhinoplasty is more customized than other forms of nose surgery, so unique techniques may be employed to reduce the effects of prior surgeries and provide ideal results.
How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost in St. Louis?
The cost of revision rhinoplasty in St. Louis can vary depending on a series of factors. The first factor is the extent of damage the nose has and the degree of correction the patient desires. Some procedures are relatively simple and easy, while others are highly complex, delicate, and challenging. This can cause the price of revision rhinoplasty to vary.
Other factors that can affect the price of revision rhinoplasty include:
- Local facility fees
- Anesthesiologist fees
- Cost of recovery medicines and supplies
Dr. Porshinsky will ensure you have a firm understanding of your nose surgery price before you undergo the procedure.
Dr. Porshinsky works with a medical credit provider to assist his patients in financing their operation, if necessary. Financing is a great way to allow those who cannot afford cosmetic surgery upfront to cover their medical costs over time, all while enjoying their new and improved appearance.
How Long Does Recovery From Revision Rhinoplasty Take?
The recovery after revision rhinoplasty is similar to that of traditional rhinoplasty. Most patients experience swelling and discomfort around the nose for three to five days following the operation. During this time, patients will wear specialized splints to help stabilize their new nasal shape. These splints are removed after three to five days. Patients can usually resume daily activities once the second set of splints are removed—usually after one to two weeks. These times may vary somewhat depending on the extent of the operation. Patients should avoid rigorous activities for six to eight weeks following their surgery to ensure the cartilage and other tissue has time to settle into its new form.
What Are the Expected Results of Revision Rhinoplasty?
For most patients, the initial results of revision rhinoplasty become visible within three to six weeks. Final results may take between six months and two years to fully develop, depending on the procedure’s scope. Revision rhinoplasty provides a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing nose and may reduce scarring and other undesired side effects of prior nose surgeries.
Want to Learn More About Revision Rhinoplasty in St. Louis?
Dr. Porshinsky is the acclaimed nasal surgery expert within the Mercy Plastic Surgery Group. If you are interested in learning more about revision rhinoplasty or other nasal surgical options, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Porshinsky by calling his office at (314) 649-5419. You may also fill out this online form to schedule a consultation.