Rhinoplasty or nose job is a complex procedure that can sometimes go wrong because of various reasons. You may end up with an asymmetrical nose or a nose that’s too large, too small, crooked, or congested. Or there may be some other nose deformity like increased breathing problems or dislodged implants or grafts.
The failed nose job could be due to a surgeon’s inexperience or over-aggressive nose cartilage manipulation. Or it could also be because an injury or accident changed your nose job results.
The good news is that Dr. Jacobsen senses your discomfort and offers a solution through revision rhinoplasty. His close attention to detail and proportion help in producing optimal results.
Secondary rhinoplasty helps rectify the undesirable effects of the earlier nose job. Today, one of the most challenging cosmetic surgery procedures in America leaves patients happy with the results.
So don’t worry if you are unhappy with your nose job. You don’t have to live with unsatisfactory results or tolerate functional problems because of the failed rhinoplasty.
All you have to do is contact us at 602-212-0100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. J. He will assess your condition and reveal your options to achieve more aesthetically pleasing results.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure performed to rectify a previous poor nose job. Depending on the case, it may compromise anything from making minor improvements to your nose appearance or opting for larger reconstruction using grafts to rebuild your nasal structures.
Revision rhinoplasty usually requires cartilage from somewhere in your body, like rib or ear cartilage or nasal septum. The nose’s structural framework will sometimes have to be rebuilt as the nose’s bony or cartilaginous support structure was removed in the previous operation.
In this case, some skin or composite cartilage graft is used to resurface the scarring inside the nostrils or vestibule skin. Some patients undergo a closed approach by making an incision inside the nostril. It produces less post-treatment nasal tip swelling when compared to the open process.
Sometimes placing a cartilage graft in a weak area or area of volume deficiency may resolve the problem. And in other cases, multiple cartilage grafts may be necessary for functional (improved breathing) and aesthetic reasons.
About Our Rhinoplasty Procedure
Dr. Jacobsen is a board-certified plastic surgeon and adequately qualified to perform revision rhinoplasty. He will first take a look at your nose to ascertain your nose job revision concerns and goals. Dr. J will accordingly come up with an appropriate treatment plan.
Dr. Jacobsen generally performs revision rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. About how long the process is, it takes a few hours, depending on the extent of repair involved and the technique used.
Dr. J uses the open technique in most cases, which is also the most common revision rhinoplasty approach. He makes an incision along the nose base and corrects any airway obstructions. Dr.Jacobsen will also reshape the nose sections along the tip, nostrils, and nasal bridge.
He may also use a cartilage or bone graft to reconstruct and strengthen the nose framework if required. Dr. J usually harvests the cartilage implant from your ear, rib, or septum.
Once done, Dr. J closes the incision using several stitches or sutures. If necessary, he may also place a protective splint over the nose bridge, in addition to internal support splints.
Dr. Jacobsen may opt for the closed rhinoplasty technique for milder cases. In this case, all incisions made will be internal.
Dr. J will decide on which procedure to use based on your individual, unique situation.
You will have to make multiple post-operative visits with Dr. Jacobsen, where he will remove the stitches and splint to help with proper healing.
Most patients can return to work or school within a week of the surgery. There, however, will be some swelling around the nose for at least 6 to 12 months.
Call Us for a Free Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation
There’s no need to worry if you didn’t get the results you desired through the previous nose job. Depending on the initial rhinoplasty results and your goals, a secondary rhinoplasty usually becomes more complex than the initial procedure.
That’s why you must select an expert board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Jacobsen to perform it. He has more than 20 years of training and is interested in revision rhinoplasty in Las Vegas.
Dr. J has a keen understanding of nasal structures and advanced rhinoplasty surgical methods to decide on the perfect surgical plan for you so that you needn’t worry about a botched nose job again.
Dr. Jacobsen will focus on ensuring you end with an aesthetically pleasing and optimal functioning nose. You can trust Dr. Jacobsen to reshape your nose to help you regain the confidence you deserve with a revision rhinoplasty.
So don’t hesitate if you are unhappy with your primary rhinoplasty results.
Contact your qualified and professional rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Jacobsen at 602-212-0100 to schedule a consultation. Dr. J and his team look forward to understanding your unique case and performing the perfect revision rhinoplasty procedure to give you the nose you desire.