For years we have been recognized internationally as specialists in revision rhinoplasty. We are authors of numerous journal papers and chapters in medical literature. Frequent guest lecturers, we also teach our innovative techniques at national workshops and courses.
Patients are frequently referred to the Glasgold Group because of prior disappointing outcomes. New Jersey revision rhinoplasty can be a more complicated procedure; previous surgery may have included excessive removal of supporting bone and cartilage, loss of tip support, and or/twisted nasal structure, along with scar tissue. Each of these issues presents a greater surgical challenge than a primary rhinoplasty.
Our technique involves precisely replacing missing structure and repositioning cartilage to produce a nose that is aesthetically pleasing in both size and shape. Surgical skill and extensive experience also allows us to reduce an overly long nose and/or correct an excessively drooping tip. Your new nose should appear natural, well shaped, and in proportion to your face.
Additional Revision Rhinoplasty Information
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to repair or improve cosmetic or functional problems of the nose resulting from a previous rhinoplasty procedure. Good candidates for revision rhinoplasty include patients with a history of one or more rhinoplasty procedures that have resulted in unsatisfactory results.
Procedural times tend to be longer than primary rhinoplasty procedures which can take about one to two hours to perform. Either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation may be used. For some procedures the incisions are confined to the inside of the nose, which is known as closed rhinoplasty. Other procedures require an additional small incision between the nostrils on the underside of the nose, known as open rhinoplasty.
After surgery, a dressing is applied to the nose. Nasal packing is not required, resulting in a more comfortable recovery. Some swelling and light bruising can occur, and the nose may be achy or stiff. The dressing will be removed within about a week and at this time most patients are able to return to work. More strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks and activities that can jar or bump the nose must be avoided for eight weeks.