Rhinoplasty (Reconstructive Surgery) in Richmond, VA
Revision rhinoplasty is a reconstructive surgery that repairs problems caused by a previous surgery or trauma. The board-certified plastic surgeons of Richmond Plastic Surgeons specialize in revision rhinoplasty, so you feel confident that you will not need another surgery. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers reconstructive rhinoplasty for children and adults in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?
The number of cases we see for revision rhinoplasty has grown in recent years. Patients who want reconstructive rhinoplasty fall into two categories:
- Patients who suffer trauma to the nose
- Patients who had rhinoplasty and are unhappy with the results
Nose trauma cannot be prevented, but revision rhinoplasty to repair a previous cosmetic nose job can be avoided by working with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, as plastic surgery has become more mainstream, more clinicians are offering cosmetic procedures. On some occasions, these professionals do not have the specialized training or experience needed to achieve the desired results. Problems range from small imperfections caused by the surgeries to significant functional problems. We have also met with patients who believed that they were making the best cosmetic choices, but eventually are disappointed with how their new noses look.
Benefits of Reconstructive Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging surgeries to perform for functional or cosmetic purposes. A large percentage of patients have more than five surgeries to repair their nasal problems and improve the appearance of their noses before coming to our office. At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, our board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in primary and revision rhinoplasty to help with both the aesthetics and function of the nose.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is recommended for:
- Patients who are dissatisfied with the aesthetic or functional results of a previous nose job
- Patients who have had previous nose surgeries that were unsuccessful, such as surgery for a deviated septum
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?
Because you are looking for a plastic surgeon for reconstructive rhinoplasty, you have either had trauma to your nose or had previous surgeries. You want to find the right surgeon who will provide accurate and reliable information about the procedure and outcomes, and who is also able to properly perform the surgery while minimizing the possible complications. Richmond Plastic Surgeons is the right practice for your revision rhinoplasty, and we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons who specializes in reconstructive rhinoplasty.
What Should I Expect on The Day of My Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a highly customized surgery that is based on the present state of your nose and nasal passages as well as your desired outcomes for the procedure. During the consultation, your plastic surgeon will explain how the revision rhinoplasty surgery will be performed.
The surgery may require:
- Removing bone, skin, and cartilage
- Using bone, cartilage and skin grafts
- Reshaping the structures inside the nose
How Long Does It Take to Perform Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?
*Revision rhinoplasty takes three to four hours on average.
What to Expect After Reconstructive Rhinoplasty
Recovery from your revision rhinoplasty is similar to the recovery from your initial nose surgery. A splint is placed on the nose and covered with bandages. Pain medication can be taken to help with any discomfort. *The sutures and splint are removed after five to seven days. *You will have moderate swelling for up to 10 days, but it may take one year for the swelling to completely subside.
*You can return to work after seven days and strenuous activities after 14 to 21 days.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Reconstructive Rhinoplasty?
*You may have visible scars from your revision rhinoplasty.
When Will I See the Results?
*You will see some initial results from your revision rhinoplasty when the splint is removed. Please keep in mind that the effects of the swelling will mask the full results.
What Are Possible Complications of Rhinoplasty?
Although rare, complications can arise from revision rhinoplasty surgery, such as:
- Runny nose
- Congestion and difficulty breathing
- Cosmetic imperfections
How Long Will the Results of Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Last?
When one of our board-certified plastic surgeons performs your revision rhinoplasty, you will enjoy the benefits of an attractive and well-functioning nose for many years.
How Much Does Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Cost in Richmond?
Reconstructive rhinoplasty may be covered by your insurance. After your consultation, we will review your out-of-pocket costs. Richmond Plastic Surgeons accepts several forms of payment, including financing through CareCredit®.
If you have injured your nose or have unwanted cosmetic or functional issues caused by a previous nose surgery, entrust your revision rhinoplasty to the reconstructive rhinoplasty specialists of Richmond Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.