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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Farhad Ardesh, a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, is considered a true expert in his field. If your previous rhinoplasty has left you with a defect in function or appearance, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Ardesh is highly experienced in revision rhinoplasty.

Is revision rhinoplasty right for me?

Every rhinoplasty is a careful balance between facial harmony and nasal functionality. If you’ve had one or more previous rhinoplasty procedures, the existence of scar tissue may be a limiting factor in what corrections are possible. Revision rhinoplasty often requires the insertion of cartilage from other areas to repair earlier work. Deviation of the nasal septum or other cartilage deficiencies will require adding new material.

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What does a revision rhinoplasty entail?

In most cases, you Beverly Hills corrective rhinoplasty will require cartilage discreetly harvested from the ear or elsewhere. This “donated” cartilage leaves no noticeable marks. If soft tissue filler is needed to cover deficiencies along the bridge of the nose or the tip, this may involve a small incision within the hairline.

Revisioning is often an extremely delicate procedure usually involving two or more points of focus; however, your revision will correct your specific issues and desires and may require a range of Dr. Ardesh’s advanced surgical procedures.

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What is the recovery like?

If you are like most patients, you will be able to return to work in three to five days after your revision rhinoplasty. When you leave our office, you will have a small splint placed over your nose for protection. The splint will be removed within seven days. You will be asked to sleep on your back for a few weeks to avoid interfering with the healing process while you sleep. You cannot blow your nose for four weeks after surgery. While you may experience some bruising around the eyes, especially if the nose has been straightened, this will fade in a couple of weeks. The sutures dissolve on their own.

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Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ's

Why is revision rhinoplasty more difficult to execute than a primary nose job?

After a primary rhinoplasty, there is less cartilage and bone to work with in terms of reshaping the nasal structures, so it can be more difficult to effect improvements. Often grafts must be taken from another area of the body such as the rib or ear in order to compensate. Additionally, there is a lot more scar tissue to deal with in a revision procedure, which requires a high level of expertise and artistry to reshape. Finally, the surgeon must ensure that proper breathing is preserved, and in cases where a primary nose job has affected the person’s air passageways, more extensive surgery may be needed to correct these structural errors.

Does insurance pay for revision rhinoplasty?

Surgeries performed for cosmetic reasons do not typically receive approval from an insurance company. If you have trouble breathing through your nose, however, insurance may cover a portion of the revision procedure. You will need to check with your individual carrier to see what is possible.

What is the recovery time for revision rhinoplasty?

You will return to the office at 1 week post op to have your nasal splint removed. Most clients will take about 2 weeks off before they return to normal activities like work and exercise. Be sure not to wear heavy glasses on your nose until at least 1 month post op. A device can be provided that helps balance your glasses on your forehead, preserving results from your surgery while also allowing you to see well.

Dr. Ardesh went to great lengths to ensure my visit was a success. I was told he was thorough, meticulous and masterful when it comes to revision rhinoplasty, but it’s impossible to verbalize his level of skill and precision. He is one of the rare, genuine plastic surgeons in LA — he has a vested interest in his patients trust and and well being !!

- K.G.

To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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