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Why consider revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Weber in Denver?

Patients naturally want a positive outcome from their rhinoplasty procedures. Dr. Weber empathizes with patients who are coming in with disappointment and doubt, and he does everything possible to help you achieve the results you initially desired. While revision rhinoplasty is a bit more complex than the initial procedure, as scar tissue has formed, Dr. Weber can utilize cutting-edge techniques to guide your nose back to where you want it to be.

Revision rhinoplasty at a glance

Surgery time: 90 – 120 minutes

Anesthesia type: General anesthesia

Setting: Accredited ambulatory surgery center

Recovery time: 5 - 7 days

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What are the benefits of revision rhinoplasty?

  • Addresses breathing issues
  • Improves the appearance of the nose bridge, tip, and nostrils
  • Promotes facial symmetry, balance, and harmony
  • Redirects attention to the eyes and smile
  • Achieves a youthful aesthetic
  • Long-lasting results
  • Produces natural-looking results
  • Incisions are concealed

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Dr. Weber knows noses! I found Dr. Weber after looking through the reviews at RealSelf, and after meeting him and his staff I knew that I did not need to look any further. From the time I walked into his office I knew that I had made the right choice. Every member of his staff took a personal interest in me. I love that fact that Dr. Weber does just faces and I must say that he is an artist in his profession. Dr. Weber took the time to find out what I was wanting to achieve. I was able to provide pictures and discuss what I liked and what I did not like, which is just as important. Dr. Weber's demeanor is very gentle and I knew throughout the process that I was in great hands! I come away from this not only with a great doctor but with some great new friends. I cannot believe how easy this was, my only regret is that I should have done this years ago! I would highly recommend Dr. Weber and his staff!

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Who is an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty surgery?

Patients who have undergone a rhinoplasty but are unhappy with the results are typically good candidates for revision rhinoplasty. These individuals may feel that:

  • Their facial features are out of balance
  • Their nose is still too large
  • They are unhappy with their profile
  • They are experiencing breathing issues
  • The procedure failed to correct other issues

When it comes to rhinoplasty revision procedures, timing is of the essence. It can take up to a year or longer for the healing process to complete after the initial surgery. Patients are usually advised to wait at least a year before undergoing a revision procedure. This ensures that any swelling and scar tissue will not interfere with the results of the revision.

Beyond that, patients who have active infections or other health issues may not be considered candidates for a revision rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Weber carefully evaluates every patient's nose and medical history to ensure that they are a good fit for the surgery.

How can deformities be corrected with revision rhinoplasty?

In some instances, a patient's initial rhinoplasty may result in deformities. These may include:

  • A twisted or upturned nose
  • A protruding nose
  • A pinched tip
  • A nasal crease
  • A scooped profile
  • A hanging columella (plunging columella)
  • An overly wide nose or nasal base
  • An asymmetric nose

Each of these issues can affect the nose's aesthetic appeal. Whatever the problem may be, rhinoplasty revisions can effectively address it and restore balance to the nose.

It's important to note that revision rhinoplasties are intricate procedures that demand a high level of expertise. Once a nose has undergone surgery, it becomes more prone to complications and unpredictable healing. Choosing a highly revered practitioner like Dr. Weber ensures that all of the patient's concerns are addressed thoroughly.

How can revision rhinoplasty treatment help you achieve your goals?

The goal of any revision rhinoplasty procedure is to attain the results you were seeking with the first procedure. In some cases, the surgeon may not be able to achieve that exact look. In these cases, they have to focus on refining the overall form and function of the nose to achieve a shape that is more in line with aesthetic ideals. To that end, Dr. Weber carries out an extensive assessment of his patients' medical histories and current situations to create safe and effective treatment plans.

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What can I expect following revision rhinoplasty?

Patients should keep in mind that the healing process following a revision procedure is less predictable, meaning that the recovery period may be more difficult compared to the original procedure. Patients may experience more swelling or bruising than they did with the first procedure. However, in some cases, revision surgery might be more focused resulting in less invasive surgery and shorter period of downtime. Dr. Weber will go over what to expect and provide thorough guidelines regarding recovery time, such as when you can get back to your normal routine.

He will also give you instructions concerning sleep, wearing glasses, bathing, bandaging, and the warning signs and symptoms to look out for. Following a revision rhinoplasty procedure, patients commonly experience a sensation of nasal congestion, and it can take several weeks for some of the swelling to subside.

What Is The Cost of revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that has many influences on the final cost. The starting price is $25,000 and may increase based on the complexity of your case. This starting cost for the surgery price includes the surgeon's fee, facility fee and anesthesia cost. The final cost will be discussed during your private consultation with Dr. Stephen Weber. This procedure is performed at a fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and Dr. Weber only works with board-certified physician Anesthesiologists to provide your general anesthesia. If necessary, our office can assist you in applying for financing.

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Why choose Dr. Weber for revision rhinoplasty?

One of the most complex surgical procedures, revision rhinoplasty requires a delicate touch and a keen attention to detail. Dr. Weber has spent his entire career focused on facial rejuvenation techniques, allowing him to deliver remarkable, natural-looking results that exceed his patients' expectations.

An alumnus of Boston University’s School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of Michigan, Dr. Weber's extensive educational and training background makes him an ideal choice for this delicate procedure.

Reach out to our office today to schedule a private consultation and learn more about our revision rhinoplasty procedures.

Sharing Global Expertise in Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Stephen Weber, a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, has traveled worldwide to present on Revision Rhinoplasty, sharing his expertise with fellow surgeons and industry peers:

  • Thin Skin in Revision Rhinoplasty. Australian Society of Head and Neck Surgery – Rhinoplasty Symposium
  • Management of the Dorsum and Mid-Vault in Revision Rhinoplasty. Australian Society of Head and Neck Surgery – Rhinoplasty Symposium.

Revision Rhinoplasty FAQs

Where are revision rhinoplasty procedures performed?

The rhinoplasty revision procedure may be performed in an office surgical suite, or in an outpatient surgical center. Anesthesia may be local with oral sedation, or general anesthesia may be required. In general, minor refinements can be performed in an office procedure suite with oral sedation medication while more complete revisions are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgery center.

Why does revision rhinoplasty recovery take so long?

The revision procedure generally requires more healing time than the initial surgery because it is often more complex to overcome issues caused by the prior procedure. In addition, the nose already contains existing scar tissue, which can make healing proceed more slowly.

Can revision rhinoplasty correct nasal deformities?

Dr. Weber will address any structural deformity, clear away previous scar tissue and reshape the nose as close as possible to what you had originally planned, while avoiding any potential complications.

Can the doctor use the original incision sites?

Whenever possible, Dr. Weber will follow the original incision patterns to reduce the chances of additional scarring, unless there is a reason he needs to approach it differently.

Is there a way I can see what my nose is likely to look life after revision rhinoplasty?

Yes. Dr. Weber uses a sophisticated imaging system, which can give you a preview of what to expect. It is important to note that his is not a guarantee of results but a communication tool that allows you and Dr. Weber to agree on the goal result for your procedure.

What are the risks of revision rhinoplasty treatment?

While rhinoplasty revision procedures are overall very safe, there is always some risk associated with surgery. Rhinoplasty revision risks may include:

  • Complications from anesthesia
  • Infections at the site or within the sinus areas
  • Nosebleed
  • Skin or tissue loss
  • Contour or skin irregularities
  • Difficulty healing and or unwanted scarring
  • Dissatisfaction with the results
  • Difficulty breathing or nasal drainage and others

Is Dr. Weber a veteran of revision rhinoplasty?

At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand that having to undergo a corrective procedure can be emotionally and financially challenging. If you are having issues with breathing or feel unsatisfied with your previous results, we can help.

Dr. Weber routinely performs revision rhinoplasty procedures to correct deformities and other imperfections caused by a previous rhinoplasty procedure. This requires thoughtful refinement of both the shape and contour of the nose to address any underlying structural issues.

Dr. Weber is fellowship trained and double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is routinely sought out to perform complex rhinoplasty revisions because he has the advanced training and experience required to handle even difficult rhinoplasty-revisions. He has been recognized as a “Top Rhinoplasty Doctor” by RealSelf.com.

If you or a loved one is in need of exceptional rhinoplasty revision care, and you live or work in the Denver, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Englewood, Centennial, Fort Collins, Aurora, Colorado Springs, or Boulder, Colorado areas, and would like to know more about rhinoplasty revision, please call 720-738-4443 or use our convenient contact form. We are here to help you achieve your best possible results when you are ready to move forward and fix your nose.

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