I am 3 weeks post rhinoplasty surgery with Dr Undavia and I could not be happier with my new nose. It’s even prettier than I hoped for. Dr. Undavia was amazing!!! The recovery was painless and the whole procedure went without a hitch.
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Nose Surgery Repair, New Jersey
Revision Rhinoplasty, or Secondary Nose Job, is nasal surgery done to correct a poor outcome in appearance or function of the nose from a previous surgery. It may be due to the unforeseen complications such as infection or nasal injury in the immediate postoperative period. In other cases, it might be due to inexperience of the primary surgeon, or the use of surgery techniques that aren’t the standard of care. It may be that there is still a bump on the nose, or that too much of the hump was taken down. Sometimes the nose is crooked, or the nasal tip does not look right. Maybe your nostrils are asymmetrical and too large.
Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation
During your surgery consultation, Dr. Undavia will thoroughly examine the inside and outside of your nose. It is important to address both the structure and function of the nose in revision rhinoplasty. As rhinoplasty surgery has already been done to alter the structure of your nose, revision rhinoplasty can be much more complex than primary rhinoplasty. Therefore, Dr. Undavia will discuss with you if any additional maneuvers or grafts will be needed to help correct the outward deformity and the internal structure. Computer imaging will be used to help show you realistic results for your revision rhinoplasty surgery.
Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery
Revision rhinoplasty is done under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. A tiny incision is typically hidden in between the nostrils. The remainder of the incisions are hidden inside the nose. As the nasal deformity is corrected, cartilage sometimes needs to be replaced or repositioned to help achieve the best possible results. Suture techniques can also be used to address the nasal tip. After surgery is complete, an external nasal splint is placed to help protect the nose for 5 days. If there are external sutures, they will also be removed in 5 days.
Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery
There is some swelling and bruising that comes down shortly after surgery. Dr. Undavia will see you the day after surgery, as well as 5 days after to inspect your nose. Typically, weekly visits are needed for a few weeks to keep the inside of the nose clean, so that you can breathe better. While most of the swelling is gone with the first few weeks of surgery, there is a minimal residual amount of swelling that can persist for many months following surgery. Light exercise can be started around 2-3 weeks, but full impact exercise, including contact sports should be avoided for 6 weeks, as this time is crucial for the structural components of the nose to settle in. Contacts can be worn, but glasses should be used with caution, as they can exert asymmetric pressure on the nasal bones. Ask Dr. Undavia for your options if you wear glasses.
Choosing Your Rhinoplasty Doctor
Experience matters in nasal surgery. Rhinoplasty is the most difficult plastic surgical procedure to achieve consistently good results. In revision rhinoplasty, the ability to achieve the best results is even more difficult. It is very important that you choose a doctor that not only does this operation often, but that has had the training to handle all of its intricacies.
Why Choose Us For Nose Surgery?
While there may be many different reasons you are in need of revision rhinoplasty, repair of the nose in these instances is especially complex and requires a surgeon with special expertise in this part of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Undavia has coauthored many articles, most recently on the nasal tip and revision rhinoplasty. As a dual board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Undavia focuses exclusively on the face and neck. His training in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery has made him the doctor that other doctors approach for help in patients who have had previous nasal surgery. During training, Dr. Undavia focused heavily on Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty. He understands the implications on structure and function from every surgical decision in nasal surgery after having published in numerous peer reviewed journals, educational materials and presented his work nationally.
Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ’s
Revision rhinoplasty is a more complex surgery and carries more risk than a primary rhinoplasty. It involves reshaping or reconstructing the nose that has already been subjected to prior surgery. Your surgeon should be highly experienced with revision rhinoplasties in order to reduce the risks associated with the surgery.
Yes, revision rhinoplasty is generally more difficult than a primary rhinoplasty. This is because it involves reshaping or reconstructing the nose that has already been subjected to prior surgery and requires greater technical skill from your surgeon. Scar tissue can obscure normally apparent structures.
The main difference between rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty is that the latter involves reshaping a nose that has already been subjected to prior surgery. For revision rhinoplasty, material for grafting typically involves sites outside the nose. These include ear cartilage, rib cartilage, irradiated cartilage, temporalis fascia, and possibly some manufactured products depending on the needs of the individual. During a revision rhinoplasty, soft tissues are modified or removed, underlying cartilage may be re-shaped or reconstructed and the procedure is more complex than a primary rhinoplasty.
Dr. Undavia did an AMAZING job on my nose. I had a rhinoplasty as well as a septoplasty. My nose looks so much better and I’m able to breathe out of it now. He thoroughly explained everything from the surgery, to post op appointments. I’m two months post op and couldn’t be happier. I’ve recommended him to several friends and family!
Dr. Undavia performed Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty for me. He took great care when performing both procedures. Because of the the Rhynoplasty he performed the appearance of my nose has really improved. My nose was very long and almost touching my upper lip. He gave my nose a balanced shape while I still look like myself. He also fixed my septum and nostrils which is making it easier for me to breathe. Prior to the surgery, my nostrils would collapse when I would try to take a deep breaths which was actually blocking the air out rather than breathing in, and he fixed that as well.