Unfortunately, some patients wind up in the operating room of an inexperienced surgeon for their primary rhinoplasty procedure. Once a year has passed, they may find that their results were not what they were hoping for after the operation. Some patients might find that their nose does not look the way they had hoped it would, while others suffer from structural and functional issues that are a direct result of the initial surgery. Patients who have found themselves in this unfortunate circumstance might consider a revision rhinoplasty procedure from a true expert in the field. Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in revision rhinoplasty and his practice is located in Newport Beach. He is a top rhinoplasty expert who understands revision rhinoplasty.
It is important that interested patients start the process of setting up a consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati. During this appointment, he will analyze the original nose job. He will determine what needs to be done in order to fix the issues, whether it is a simple reshaping of the nose or a more complex cartilage grafting procedure.
At his Orange County location, Dr. Sadati often uses state-of-the-art computer imaging technology to show his patients what the final results will look like in the end. Revision nose surgery patients are often nervous about having yet another rhinoplasty procedure done, but many breathe a bit easier when they realize that Dr. Sadati has very low revision rates himself.
Revision rhinoplasty procedures do take longer to perform than primary rhinoplasty procedures. The surgery itself can take anywhere from one to three hours, and obviously the complexity of the surgery will determine the length it will last. Most revision patients are placed under general anesthesia for this surgery. Once the surgery is complete, patients can expect the recovery period to last about two weeks long.
As this is the second surgery the face is undergoing in a short period of time, patients should expect there to be more pain and discomfort following the procedure. In addition, there is most likely going to be more bruising and swelling on the face than there was after the initial surgery. Most of the bruising will disappear within one to two weeks, but some swelling might remain for a couple more months. Revision patients need to be more cautious than ever, and should avoid any type of activity where the nose could be bumped or injured. While the surgery itself along with the recovery is more difficult than a primary rhinoplasty, patients find it is well worth the extra care and effort to be happy with their nose in the long run.