Do You Need a Rhinoplasty Revision?

Many of our patients come to us with questions about the results of their previous rhinoplasty procedure. Some patients might find that they’re not as happy with the results as they thought they’d be. Others might realize that they’re having trouble breathing and that their previous procedure didn’t resolve the issue as effectively as they had hoped. Patients should know that a previous rhinoplasty will not preclude them from being ideal candidates for revision rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Jennifer Porter, MD frequently works with patients who are unsatisfied with the results of a prior rhinoplasty surgery and is adept at addressing breathing issues, correcting cosmetic frustrations, and generally enabling patients to enjoy a nose that looks and functions in the way they would prefer. Are you ready to learn more about Dr. Porter and what she can do for you? Simply reach out to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery at our welcoming Bethesda, Maryland location and speak with a team member to get started with your initial consultation today.

How Can Revision Rhinoplasty Help Me?

Revision rhinoplasty is a great way to ensure that you can enjoy the results of your rhinoplasty surgery. In many cases, patients come to us seeking revision rhinoplasty because they are simply not pleased with the cosmetic outcome created by the surgeon who performed their previous surgery. In addition to resolving this frustration, revision rhinoplasty can help you by finally enabling you to see the look you’d prefer in the mirror each day, which can be an especially thrilling experience if you’ve been let down by the results of another rhinoplasty surgery.

Revision rhinoplasty is also ideal for correcting functional issues that might have not been addressed properly—or have even been exacerbated—by the results of another rhinoplasty surgery. In these instances, revision rhinoplasty can help patients breathe properly, which goes a very long way toward restoring and enhancing their overall quality of life.

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Getting Started with Your Consultation

Your Consultation

During your initial consultation with Dr. Porter at our Bethesda, Maryland practice location, you’ll both get the important opportunity to learn about each other and explore the various methods by which we can help you enjoy your ideal results. Dr. Porter has more than two decades of experience with facial plastic surgery in general and rhinoplasty specifically, having developed a number of cutting-edge techniques that enable her to consistently create amazing results.

Exploring the Procedure

The consultation meeting gives you the ability to ask any questions you might have about the upcoming procedure. We understand that getting a second rhinoplasty surgery after not feeling satisfied with the first one can seem like a daunting choice to make, so Dr. Porter will do everything she can to set your mind at ease and paint a clear picture that illustrates exactly how she’ll be creating your ideal results.

Crafting Your Treatment Plan

This will also be the time at which she will craft your treatment plan. She’ll determine whether or not grafts from elsewhere on your body to create your ideal results, which is not always necessary. You’ll also decide between open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty, with each technique able to be customized around your physical characteristics and individual cosmetic goals. You’ll also receive clear aftercare instructions and a detailed timeline.

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The Day of Your Procedure

Due to the nature of revision rhinoplasty, it’s important to understand up front that this procedure can sometimes be a bit more complex than your initial rhinoplasty surgery might have been. This will be largely due to the changes that the initial project made to the structures of your nose and nasal passages.

Every rhinoplasty procedure is different, and will be performed in the pursuit of different goals based on the patient’s customized treatment plan. Your surgery will likely take between one and three hours to complete, and your surgeon will help you understand exactly what you can expect before the day of your surgery.

Your Final Results

Most patients find that they’re able to return to work after about a week of rest and recovery, with makeup concealing any bruising that may remain. Your swelling should have subsided after about six weeks, enabling you to more directly appreciate your final results. We’ll give you a detailed timeline that outlines what your recovery period will look like, and our team will be available at all times to answer any questions you might have. We’ll also set follow-up appointments that help us ensure you are healing properly and speedily.

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Discover the Results You Deserve

Dr. Jennifer Porter, MD has over 25 years of experience with facial plastic surgery. She offers her patients an extensive level of expertise, in addition to fellowship training and double-board certification. She’s spent the last two decades earning a reputation for excellence in Bethesda, Maryland and around the country, and is excited to learn more about how she can use her impressive knowledge of facial aesthetics to help you enjoy the look of your dreams.

Ready to learn more about what Dr. Porter and her talented team can do for you? Reach out to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

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