When most patients undergo a primary rhinoplasty surgery, they expect it to be the only facial plastic surgery that they have completed on their nose. Unfortunately, some patients work with inexperienced physicians who do not know how to craft natural-looking results that truly work for a person as an individual. This can be devastating to the patient, who was hoping for a new and improved look. Orange County residents who are going through this dilemma can rest easy knowing a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty procedures works right in their backyard. Dr. Kevin Sadati performs hundreds of revisions procedures each year through his Newport Beach practice.
In order to improve your appearance or nasal functionality through a revision procedure, a patient must first book a consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati. This appointment gives the patient an opportunity to explain the situation in detail to the surgeon, and also allows Dr. Sadati to examine the primary rhinoplasty work that was done. After the assessment is complete and both a physical and emotional exam are performed, Dr. Sadati will use computer imaging software to show the patient what they will look like once the revision is complete. Every revision procedure is different. Some patients require incredibly complex operations that include cartilage grafting while some revisions simply require the surgeon to alter the nose slightly.
The time the surgery takes can vary depending on the patient and the severity of the case. Some revision surgeries last only an hour while others can last up to three hours long. Dr. Sadati keeps discretion as a priority during revision procedures, and he works to ensure that the patient is left with only minimal external scarring that will fade over time. Most patients will be required to be put under general anesthesia for this surgery.
It is not surprising that the revision recovery tends to be a little more difficult than a primary rhinoplasty recovery period. This is due to the fact that a person has now undergone two major facial plastic surgeries, and also because the surgery itself is slightly more complex. There is significant bruising and swelling after most revision rhinoplasty operations, and patients will find it takes a few more weeks for all swelling to subside. Patients need to be extra careful after the operation is complete as their nose is even more fragile than it was before. It is more work all around, but patients are relieved when they finally get the results they wanted in the first place.