About Revision Rhinoplasty
A revision rhinoplasty, or secondary nose job, is a procedure that is performed in order to correct issues with a previous nose job or make more precise changes that the surgeon was unable to perform the first time. Regardless of the reason, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman is highly-skilled at performing revision rhinoplasty surgeries, with the ability to make both minor and larger adjustments to suit his patients' needs. A consultation at WESTMED Group's Westchester County, NY office can provide both the patient and surgeon with the information necessary to customize their treatment method for an optimal outcome. If a patient is unhappy with their current nose job results, then a revision rhinoplasty could offer the outcome they're searching for.
The best candidates for revision rhinoplasty:
- Have had one or more previous nose surgeries with undesirable results
- Have problems with form and/or function
- Have realistic outcomes
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
"Great care and very pleased with the natural results of my facelift and eye surgery. Thank you to Dr. Suzman and his team for taking such good care of me and for making me feel so comfortable!"- M.S. / Google / Oct 16, 2020
"He did my nose job and it came out very well! I liked how during my consultation he used photoshop to show me what my nose would look like after. It looks natural and pretty"- F.J. / Yelp / Jun 16, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Suzman and his staff to anyone looking to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. Each step of the way, from our first zoom consultation to our in-person appointments and surgery, he made me feel extremely comfortable and confident in my decision to choose him as my surgeon. It has only been about a week since my surgery, and I am already thrilled with the results."- M. / Healthgrades / Jul 22, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is very patient, kind and friendly. He is very confident in his work and I got great results."- L.L. / Google / Jul 14, 2020
"Dr. Suzman is the Best - I am so very happy with my result (both cosmetically and medically with my breathing) - Dr Suzman and his staff are the best of the best. They worked their hardest to ensure that I would be able to schedule my surgery even with all of the limitations that the Covid pandemic presented us and the medical practice. He made sure that as soon as we could safely have my surgery, that we did. He constantly put me at ease and was highly professional, while also just being a very pleasant and kind person to be around. It was clear from the get go who he is as a doctor and surgeon, someone who is highly trained and skilled at his craft, but also someone who clearly loves what he does- and wants to perform surgeries to help his patients as often as he physically can. Something that always stands out to me is that he prides himself on creating an authentic and natural looking result, rather than “looking like you got surgery”, which is all a patient could hope for. And: that was achieved for me. Although nothing can ever be perfect, he got pretty damn close to it for me! I am so very happy with my result (both cosmetically and medically with my breathing), and it has been less than a month since my surgery! It will only get better from here, and I have Dr Suzman and his staff to thank for that. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough."- J. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
What to Expect
Since revision surgery follows one or more previous nose surgeries, a patient needs to understand that this surgery is more complex and technical. In some cases, patients may have had multiple prior nose surgeries, which significantly alters the nose. Before any nasal surgery, the nose naturally consists of various layers of tissue planes that are dissected during nasal surgery. Going into a revision surgery, these planes may be completely gone, which the surgeon will have to address. In some cases, a graft will need to be used to replenish the structure.
Also, depending on the state of the nose, the surgeon will need to choose between open or closed rhinoplasty. With open rhinoplasty, a small incision will be made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils to allow the surgeon better access to various parts of the nose. The technique is used for more complicated surgeries and is used most often with revision surgery. Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions that are made inside of the nostrils and are reserved for less complicated surgeries.
Depending on the complexity, revision surgery can take about 1 hour to complete. Similar to primary nasal surgery, a patient can expect pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling following surgery. There will be multiple follow-up appointments to check the progress of the nose. Results from revision surgery can vary greatly due to a number of factors, such as how complicated the surgery was and the previous condition of the nose. Most patients should be able to notice a marked improvement in their nose after a few months.
Plan Your Procedure
Revise Your Nose
There are many aspects to consider when choosing to have revision surgery. Therefore, it’s critical to have a thorough consultation with a highly skilled plastic surgeon to have all of your questions answered and to express your concerns. We allow you to meet with the surgeon as long as needed to make an informed choice. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.