If you had nasal surgery that produced undesirable results or created new breathing problems, a revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Shapiro can help.
Revision rhinoplasty is a specialized procedure that repairs or improves the results of an initial surgery. Some Scottsdale patients have remaining cosmetic problems to correct, such as a saddle nose deformity, polly beak deformity or a pinched nasal tip. Functional issues can also result from a poorly performed nose job, such as a nasal blockage or trouble breathing.
Dr. Shapiro does not believe in a “one size fits all” style of surgery. As such, he will work with you to design a nose that harmonizes your face without changing who you are. His goal is to create a nasal structure that blends in with the rest of your features, such as the eyes and cheekbones.
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Dr. Shapiro, a leading Scottsdale plastic surgeon, understands that a patient seeking this procedure is disappointed with their previous experience, nervous and emotional. As such, he will work with you to determine what went wrong during the initial surgery and what can be done to revise the results. He will take photos of your nose and use computer imaging to illustrate your expected results. To aid in this process, Dr. Shapiro will ask you to bring in photos that serve as inspiration for your new nose.
It’s important to wait one year after your first surgery before seeking a revision rhinoplasty.
This is because it takes at least twelve months for:
Attempting a corrective procedure too soon can result in yet another unsatisfactory surgery, as the nose has not yet reached its final state.
The surgical process depends on the nature of the problem. A nose that appears distorted or has an uneven tip typically requires manipulation of the cartilage and enhancement with a graft. If too much cartilage has been removed during the primary procedure, a graft will be necessary.
In some cases, the nose may appear too large after the first surgery. This is often due to excess cartilage or bone that must be modified or even scar tissue that must be removed. Some of our Scottsdale patients also have a bony hump that persists after their nose job, which must be addressed for a more refined appearance.
After the initial surgery, some patients develop breathing problems. This can be due to the internal collapse of the cartilage or bone within the nasal passages. This issue can be fixed by placing cartilage grafts or modifying the bone structure to create a larger canal for breathing that does not modify the external appearance of the patient’s nose.
After surgery, you will be free to return home. Nasal packing will be in for 3 – 7 days. External splints and sutures will be removed one week after the procedure to reveal your new nose.
Bruising may occur under the eyes and should subside within one week. Patients generally experience little to no pain from a revision rhinoplasty. While most swelling subsides within one or two months, subtle swelling can persist up to one year.
The majority of our Phoenix patients can return to work and their normal activities within 7 days, once the splint is removed.
Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 26 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.
Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.