Revision Nose Surgery (Revision Rhinoplasty) in the Atlanta Area
Because rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult of all plastic surgery procedures, there is a large need for secondary surgeries. Revision rhinoplasty tends to be an even more complicated procedure than primary rhinoplasty, making it essential that patients find a sufficiently qualified and experienced surgeon. Thankfully, our Atlanta-area surgeon, Dr. Burke Robinson, performs revision rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedures with the utmost surgical skill. With double board certification in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat surgery, Dr. Robinson is exceptionally qualified to perform even the most challenging revision rhinoplasty procedures.
The Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation
The consultation is a private time between you and Dr. Robinson. An honest exchange of information can be expected, not a sales job. You’ll have questions, and he’ll have honest answers. You can expect a thorough explanation of the procedure and the risks involved. Dr. Robinson will explain how the nasal structures, including bone and cartilage, can be sculpted to reshape the nose and correct the functional problems caused by the previous surgery. At our two convenient offices located in Alpharetta and Dunwoody in the Atlanta area, we provide revision rhinoplasty procedures to patients from Duluth, Buckhead, Roswell, and across Georgia. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Robinson, please do not hesitate to contact our practice.
About Revision Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery at Our Atlanta Area Practice
The revision rhinoplasty procedure tends to take longer than primary rhinoplasty. At our Atlanta-area practice, revision nose surgery can take from one to three hours to perform. The revision rhinoplasty procedure takes longer because of the need to correct problems associated with the initial surgery. Incisions may be confined to the inside of the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or may involve an additional small incision under the tip of the nose (open rhinoplasty). There are times when open rhinoplasty is preferred because it can offer an overall better result.
Once the incisions are made, the skin of the nose is elevated off the underlying bone and cartilage. What occurs next depends on the patient’s particular needs. Cartilage and bone may be repositioned or missing structures may be replaced. When the desired result is achieved, the skin is re-draped over the new nose framework and the incisions are closed. A splint is applied to the outside of the nose to help retain the new shape while the nose heals. Soft, absorbent material may be used inside the nose to maintain stability along the septum, the dividing wall between the air passages.