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Stephanie's Rhinoplasty & Revision Rhinoplasty Journey

Accidents happen.  Seven months after Stephanie’s rhinoplasty with Dr. Robinson, she breaks her nose playing a round of basketball.  Dr. Robinson exceeds her expectations on her revision rhinoplasty result.

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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 award-winning, Top Atlanta Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Dr. Burke Robinson, performs revision rhinoplasty (corrective 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.

Patient Testimonials

Dear Dr. Robinson,
I’m 5 weeks post-op, I am beginning to appreciate the good work you did.  I am so thankful.  I can’t really explain how my previous botched rhinoplasty from another doctor made me feel.  Basically, it was horrible.  It is one thing to acknowledge my vanity to myself and close friends, but it’s another to put it on public display.  And that is how I felt.  A flag of my insecurity for every stranger to see.  It has had a real effect on my everyday life.  It impacted how I interacted with people, particularly in group settings.  This is a problem for a person who speaks publicly for a living.  It effected how I smiled.  It effected how I spoke.  I seldom looked in the mirror for how it made me feel.

Having been burned by surgeons whose abilities did not match their confidence, I was truly terrified to go down this road again.  I could not afford another failure.  You do not understand how relieved I am today.  Although I still have swelling & redness which is completely normal 5 weeks post-op, I can see the forest through the trees and know I made the right decision.

Thank you so much, Michael K. 2/12/19

Highly Recommend Dr. Robinson & His Staff

I had a Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Robinson. I am currently 6 weeks post-op. It is not easy to begin the journey of Revision Rhinoplasty. I previously went to a different surgeon for my original procedure and was not happy with the results at all. Piece of advice – ensure that you go to a FACIAL plastic surgeon if you want rhinoplasty. Do not go to a surgeon that does body as well. They will not be experts. I did A LOT of research and met with a few surgeons and ultimately decided to move forward with Dr. Robinson. It is definitely a scary process going under the knife again and worrying that you will have another negative outcome. Dr. Robinson proposed a revision rhinoplasty + chin implant. He and his staff are AMAZING. So far, I am still healing and have months to go of letting the swelling go down, BUT I am very happy with my decision to do this again and to choose Dr. Robinson. Also, I must add that you will absolutely love Ariana. She will be there for you from your pre-op through post and is so lovely and makes you feel at ease. I look forward to the day that my healing is over and I can post the final result with another review. What I can say at this point – if you are contemplating a chin implant, DO IT. You won’t regret it. Those results are pretty much immediate a week out. The Rhinoplasty experience is different for everyone – but just be clear with what you want to achieve and Dr. Robinson will do everything he can BUT will also be realistic and honest with you which you need for a procedure like this. I highly recommend moving forward with a  consultation if you are considering it.

Angel2363 posted 1/3/2020 on Realself


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.

About Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery

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 re-positioned 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.

Recovery & Results

Recovery from a Revision Rhinoplasty more often than not will have a more prolonged time period for all edema to resolve, and especially in the tip of the nose. In general 12-18 months is a realistic time frame to achieve your final aesthetic result.   No doubt Revision Rhinoplasty is very, if not the most challenging of all plastic surgery procedures.  The reason is that the original anatomy has been altered, with structures distorted, stiffened, or even missing.  This can sometimes make the prediction of degree of improvement from a Revision Rhinoplasty almost impossible until after it has actually been done.  With this knowledge as a patient, it is important to understand that improvement, not perfection, is your realistic result.

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Burke Robinson, MD, FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Burke Robinson is an award-winning Top Doctor with 30 years of experience dedicated exclusively to facial cosmetic surgery. He has devoted his life to helping others transform their dream look into a beautiful reality while maintaining natural-looking results. Widely known for his genuine compassion, honesty, and deep commitment to providing the utmost in surgical care and results, Dr. Robinson has become one of the most trusted cosmetic surgeons in the Atlanta area.

Located in Alpharetta, our RobinsonFPS team serves patients throughout the metro Atlanta area. Dr. Robinson performs all his surgeries at fully-accredited facilities — scheduling at either Northside Alpharetta Surgery Center or Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center.

At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, our priority is YOU, the patient. We look forward to helping you!

Revision Rhinoplasty December 20, 2017