Corrective Nasal Surgery
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 leading Atlanta area 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.
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
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.
With two convenient office locations, one in Alpharetta and one in Dunwoody, our RFPS 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.
Burke Robinson, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Burke Robinson is an award-winning Top Doctor with over 25 years of experience dedicated to only facial cosmetic surgery.
He has devoted his life to helping others transform their dream look into a beautiful reality while maintaining natural-looking results.
Atlanta's Finest Facial Plastic Surgeon
At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, our priority is YOU, the patient. We look forward to helping you!
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