Introduction to Revision Rhinoplasty

Unfortunately, not every procedure goes as planned; sometimes, it’s at the fault of the plastic surgeon, whereas other times, it can be the result of improper healing. If your goals are not met after a Rhinoplasty surgery, while it’s very disappointing, it’s not unfixable! Dr. Vickram Tandon offers Rhinoplasty Revision for his patients in the Boston area to help them improve their results and even breathe better. Please keep reading the information provided below to determine if this procedure could work for you.

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What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision Rhinoplasty is a great way to improve a “botched” nose job. About 15% of all nose surgery patients find something about their results that they are unhappy with. Many patients who undergo nose reshaping surgery decide to undergo a second procedure to further enhance the shape, size, or width of the nose. Revision rhinoplasty can also be performed to help patients who are experiencing difficulty breathing as a result of the initial procedure.

Reasons for Rhinoplasty Revision

Below, we have included the more common reasons patients come to Dr. Tandon for a nose job revision:

Polly Beak Deformity

This refers to the fullness of the nasal bridge after a primary Rhinoplasty that is a little higher above the tip, giving your nose a “parrot beak” appearance. It usually occurs when your nose fails to maintain adequate tip support, which results in a droopy tip, inadequate cartilage hump removal, or from scar formation.

Profile Deformities

Some patients may have Persistent Hump Deformity (occur at the upper nasal bridge, middle nasal bridge, or tip of the nose) or bony vault deviations.

Collapsed/Pinched Nasal Tip

A collapsed or pinched nasal tip can result if too much cartilage of the nasal tip is removed, creating the pinched look as well as nasal obstruction.

Tip Bossae

Bossae is the knuckling of the nasal tip cartilage that can occur with healing forces acting on weakened cartilage. Patients with thin skin are more often at risk of this deformity.

Alar Retraction

The Alar (a.k.a. nostril rim) retraction can occur during healing if the tip cartilages are weakened or not reinforced, resulting in excessively pulling up the nostril rim and tip asymmetry.

What are the benefits of a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Our team at the office of Vickram Tandon MD has seen our Boston Rhinoplasty Revision patients enjoy the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Achieves primary rhinoplasty goals
  • Corrects nasal function
  • Correction of over or under-operation
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Improves breathing
  • Improves facial symmetry
  • Natural results well-suited to your face
  • Rejuvenates your appearance

Who are the best candidates for a Revision Rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for Revision Rhinoplasty in Boston are those who:

  • Are unhappy with their previous Rhinoplasty results
  • Can be patient when waiting for final results as this treatment can take more than a year to yield its optimal appearance
  • Has allowed at least a year to pass since their initial Rhinoplasty
  • Maintain realistic expectations and a positive attitude

What’s the first step?

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If you are in the Boston area and looking into a Rhinoplasty Revision, your first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vickram Tandon. During this appointment, the two of your will discuss your original goals for nasal surgery. Dr. Tandon will examine your nose, ask you questions about your previous surgery and medical history, and provide his suggestions on how to match your vision.

Dr. Tandon will go over the techniques available for you and together, will decide on the method that produces the best results. You may be able to view pre and post-operative examples of other revisional rhinoplasties for a better understanding of what to expect. Dr. Tandon will use the information you provide to create a procedure plan just for you. If you agree to move forward with the surgery, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule a surgery date.

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What to expect on the day of Revision Rhinoplasty?

On the day of your Rhinoplasty Revision surgery, it will be performed under general anesthesia. using the open rhinoplasty approach.

To perform this procedure, Dr. Tandon will make small incisions along the vertical strip of skin separating the nostrils. The skin and soft tissues will be folded back to expose the underlying cartilage and bone for easier reshaping. Once Dr. Tandon makes the necessary adjustments, he will close the incisions with sutures and you will be bandaged up. You may also be provided with a nose guard (splint) to protect your reconstructed nose from any external factors.

Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Rhinoplasty Revision is an outpatient procedure, so once you are released from our recovery room, you will be able to return home. You will need a relative or family member available to give you a ride home as you may be under the influence of sedation and it may be somewhat difficult to see.

Your recovery will greatly depend on the degree of correction that was performed. In most cases, patients recovering from this procedure find it not too much different than recovering from their primary Rhinoplasty.

Your nose will be bandaged up and a splint will be placed for a few days and you will be temporarily prescribed medicine and painkillers to keep you comfortable. Swelling and bruising are common but subside gradually. The results may not be visible for a few months, but you will be able to return to work and other daily activities within a couple of weeks.

How much does Revision Rhinoplasty cost in Boston, MA

The cost of Rhinoplasty Revision in Boston can vary on a number of factors, including the degree of correction and the use of the techniques. Since Dr. Tandon tailors each revision to the needs of the individual patient, the best way to find out the cost of your procedure would be to come in for a consultation. Once your surgical plan is created, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a cost breakdown.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon completed his medical degree at Brown University and underwent rigorous training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the esteemed University of Michigan. Dr. Tandon further refined his expertise through a prestigious fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at Harvard Plastic Surgery. He is widely known for his dedication to providing exceptional care to his patients.

Dr. Tandon combines his surgical skills with a compassionate and patient-centered approach, taking the time to understand each individual’s unique goals and concerns, and collaborating closely with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans that deliver remarkable results. With his exceptional surgical skills and caring demeanor, Dr. Tandon helps his patients enhance their appearance and achieve the facial harmony they desire.

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When the nose is fixed, not only does it improve your breathing, but it increases your confidence. If you are interested in learning more about a secondary rhinoplasty, or any of the other procedures that we offer, we encourage you to contact the practice of Vickram Tandon, MD. You can call us directly, or use our website to fill out a consultation request form, and a member of our team will be happy to get you on your way to fixing your nose!

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