Improve the Results of Your Previous Nose Job Revision Rhinoplasty in Houston

Do you want to improve the appearance of your nose or your breathing after undergoing rhinoplasty? Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, is the surgical procedure to repair cosmetic or functional problems after a previous nose surgery.

It may surprise you to learn that nationally up to 20 percent of rhinoplasties result in a follow-up revision procedure

Since your previous nose surgery may have altered your nasal anatomy, nose surgery revision is a complicated procedure requiring a surgeon with specific training. Whether your main priority is to improve the aesthetics of your nose, your ability to breathe, or both, Dr. Angela Sturm has the skill and expertise to customize a revision rhinoplasty procedure in Houston that meets your needs.

What Can Be Corrected With a Revision Nose Surgery in Houston?

More often than not, rhinoplasty goes smoothly and creates satisfactory results for the patient. However, that isn’t always the case, and there are certain issues that can arise after a nose job. For example, you may simply be unhappy with your nose's size, shape, or proportions after the procedure. Alternatively, you may find that you’re still having breathing problems after your surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sturm, she will closely examine your nasal structure and take the time to get a clear picture of your aesthetic goals. That way, she’ll be able to make the precise adjustments you desire to ensure that your revision nose surgery in Houston is a success. These are some of the most common issues that can be corrected during your nose surgery revision in Houston:

  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Obstructed nasal airway
  • Curved or twisted nasal shape
  • Valve collapse
  • Saddle nose deformity
  • Pinched nasal tip
  • Over-rotated nasal tip
  • Inverted V deformity
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Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty can offer several major benefits for those who are unhappy with their previous nose jobs.

These benefits include:

  • Correction of previous rhinoplasty results
  • Improved nasal shape, symmetry, and overall appearance
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image

Who Is a Good Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty in Houston?

If you’d like to improve or correct the results of a previous rhinoplasty, you could be a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty. Additionally, ideal candidates for the procedure should be at least one year removed from their original rhinoplasty procedure. Typically, good candidates for the surgery are looking to improve either the aesthetics of their nose or their nasal breathing. It’s also important for candidates to be physically healthy non-smokers who are not currently pregnant or nursing. During your consultation with Dr. Sturm, she’ll examine your nose and evaluate your situation to help you decide if revision rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.

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Cosmetic Refinements With Revision Rhinoplasty

In some cases, patients may be unsatisfied with the cosmetic results of their first rhinoplasty procedure. They often want further improvement to the tip of the nose, the width of the bridge, or the overall nasal shape. Dr. Sturm will consider your nasal anatomy, the procedural process of your first surgery, and your desired goals to customize your revision rhinoplasty procedure. Some patients seek revision rhinoplasty due to irregularities or bumps on the nose. Revision rhinoplasty can significantly improve the nasal contour and shape. A full facial evaluation by Dr. Sturm will help to determine the optimal shape and contour for your face to ensure that your new nasal proportions are the best possible match.

What Is the Recovery Like After Revision Rhinoplasty?

Recovery from your revision rhinoplasty will be similar to the recovery from your original nose job. Your nose will be protected by a splint for the first five days, and it will be taped for another five days to reduce swelling. No packing will be used, but we will place non-stick gauze for one night only. Bruising and swelling may appear around the eyes and can last about a week.

Most of the swelling around the nose subsides over approximately three months, although it takes a year or even two in some cases for all of the swelling to disappear. Most patients can return to work after approximately one to two weeks. During that time, you’ll want to rest frequently, sleep with your head elevated, and regularly take light walks to keep your blood flowing.

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Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Your Revision Rhinoplasty in Houston?

When you’ve already undergone one nose surgery, you’ll undoubtedly want to make sure that any subsequent rhinoplasty provides the high-quality results you deserve. Dr. Angela Sturm is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty procedures. Whether you’re trying to correct the aesthetics or functionality of your nose, Dr. Sturm will know precisely how to approach the surgery to help you achieve your goals. To schedule a private consultation for your revision nose surgery in Houston, just give our office a call or fill out a contact form today.

FAQ Revision Rhinoplasty

Will I have scars?

Is revision rhinoplasty painful?

Can I get a more feminine or masculine nose?

What is the cost of revision rhinoplasty?

Will I have scars?

Oftentimes, Dr. Sturm can use the same incision location from your previous surgery. In some patients, she may be able to perform a closed rhinoplasty with no visible incisions or scars. That said, any scarring will be inconspicuous and will fade with time.

Is revision rhinoplasty painful?

General anesthesia will be used to keep you asleep during the surgery. Any pain after the procedure will be mild and can be easily controlled with pain medication that Dr. Sturm will prescribe.

Can I get a more feminine or masculine nose?

If your nose does not look as feminine or masculine as you would like after your original rhinoplasty, Dr. Sturm can adjust your nasal contours to change this. This may involve reducing or increasing the size of the nose or refining the angles for a softer or more symmetrical appearance.

What is the cost of revision rhinoplasty?

The cost of your revision surgery will depend on several factors, including the extent of the procedure and whether or not it’s combined with other procedures. Typically, your revision surgery will cost more than your initial surgery. After an assessment of your anatomy and goals for the procedure, Dr. Sturm can provide you with an accurate cost estimate.

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