Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How soon can I have revision rhinoplasty?

Many patients seeking revision rhinoplasty are told they need to wait to allow the wound healing process to be completed or for swelling to go down after their initial rhinoplasty surgery. The answer as to when can revision rhinoplasty be performed after the initial surgery is that it depends….

If after a few months where the majority of the swelling has subsided and you are still quite unhappy with your nose, this is something you should discuss with your rhinoplasty surgeon. This could still be due to swelling or the wound healing process. However, if your nose is quite crooked between the 3-6month mark or you still have a nasal hump, or the tip is not rotated sufficiently, then you will eventually likely need a revision.

Simple revision such as adding a small graft, rasping down more of a hump, or fixing a deviated septum can be done at 6 months. However, a major revision that will require an open approach to correct a crooked nose, rebuild the dorsum or redo the tip, should probably wait until one year after surgery to allow the wound healing process to be completed and all the swelling to subside.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Is revision rhinoplasty more expensive

Revision rhinoplasty is inherently a more difficult procedure than primary rhinoplasty. There is significant scar tissue in the nose between the nasal skin and the cartilage. The cartilage has been manipulated and surrounded by scar tissue from the previous rhinoplasty making it more fragile and more difficult to manipulate and shape. There may be a lack of septal cartilage available for grafting purposes necessitating ear cartilage or rib cartilage for revision rhinoplasty.

It is for these reasons that revision rhinoplasty may be a more expensive procedure than primary rhinoplasty. It is also essential to seek a revision rhinoplasty expert who has significant experience in rhinoplasty and nasal surgery.

Dr. Funk is a revision rhinoplasty expert in Houston, TX.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Should I Get Nose Surgery?

Whether you have a nasal hump, a wide nose, or a crooked nose, your dissatisifaction with your nose may wax and wane throughout your life. However, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you may at some point consider rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, or changing the shape of the nose, is the second most common plastic surgery after breast augmentation.

It is important to seek a rhinoplasty consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. If you have breathing problems due to a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or valve collapse, it is important to seek a rhinoplasty surgeon who can treat the functional aspect of your nose in addition to making cosmetic nasal changes.

Ultimately, the decision to have a nose job is yours, but due diligence in choosing your rhinoplasty surgeon is critical. It’s imperative to research the procedure and your surgeon.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.