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Revision Rhinoplasty on Long Island, NY

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Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists prioritizes each patient’s individual experience from the first time they contact our office to the moment they realize their ideal look.

Your nose can have an enormous impact on the proportions and overall appearance of your face and profile. With such influence over one’s appearance, it’s no wonder why so many men and women seek Rhinoplasty to enhance the look and function of their noses. But, unfortunately, sometimes Rhinoplasty patients don’t achieve their desired results. Dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta is a leading facial specialist who provides such patients with expert Rhinoplasty revision on Long Island.

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What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) is a surgical procedure used to correct cosmetic and functional imperfections in the nose.

Through a variety of techniques, Rhinoplasty can correct aesthetic abnormalities regarding symmetry, size, or shape. Rhinoplasty can also correct structural issues that impair airflow, such as a deviated septum.

Rhinoplasty may include tissue grafting or excision, reshaping the bone and soft tissue of the nose, or adjusting the internal structure of the nose to improve breathing. Revision Rhinoplasty uses the same techniques to correct the appearance or function of the nose after a previous Rhinoplasty procedure or multiple procedures.

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Am I a candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty revision candidates should be in good overall health, with no underlying health conditions that may impair healing or lead to complications. Revision Rhinoplasty may be a suitable treatment option for patients with various concerns, whether cosmetic or medical. Such concerns may include:

  • Nose size
  • Symmetry
  • Nose shape
  • Poor airflow or a deviated septum
  • Unnatural-looking results from a previous surgery
  • Problems associated with unforeseen complications from an earlier Rhinoplasty

In addition, it is essential that you have realistic expectations for your revision Rhinoplasty procedure. To achieve the most natural-looking results and attractive facial appearance, your Rhinoplasty should be designed to suit the proportions of your face. Dr. Marotta applies his extensive understanding of facial harmony and superior facial procedure skill and experience to provide you with the best Rhinoplasty results possible.

What to expect during your revision Rhinoplasty procedure

There are several different types of Rhinoplasty procedures that Dr.Marotta may include in your revision Rhinoplasty to produce your nose’s optimal look and function. The need for revision Rhinoplasty may arise from damage incurred after your initial procedure, unforeseen complications, or as a result of the surgeon’s lack of skill or experience. Like your original Rhinoplasty procedure, revision Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. As a leading plastic surgeon in Rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Marotta will thoroughly assess the structure and appearance of your nose and how it relates to your other features to determine which procedures and techniques will ultimately provide you with the best outcome.

Subsequent Rhinoplasty procedures tend to be more difficult than an initial Rhinoplasty, depending on the condition of your nose and the desired results. Scar tissue and a shortage of remaining tissues can cause your revision Rhinoplasty to be significantly more involved and take longer than your earlier procedure. Your revision Rhinoplasty may involve rebuilding or repositioning the septum or widening the nasal valves to improve airflow.

Occasionally, Dr. Marotta may need to graft cartilage from the ear or rib to support the structure of your nose if there is not enough remaining in the septum. Dr. Marotta may utilize an open or closed technique for your surgery. If possible, your procedure will be performed with incisions inside your nose only for closed Rhinoplasty. If an open Rhinoplasty is needed, Dr. Marotta will make an incision along the bottom of your nose between your nostrils. Your revision Rhinoplasty may take up to five hours to perform.

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Your revision Rhinoplasty recovery & results

Results from revision Rhinoplasty are permanent, so you will be able to enjoy your functional and cosmetic improvements indefinitely.

As soon as your surgery is complete, Dr. Marotta will apply the necessary dressings to your nose. These may include an external splint, internal packing, and a bandage. These dressings will be essential to ensure that your nose heals properly according to the desired shape. In addition, Dr. Marotta will provide you with detailed care instructions for your recovery, including when to return for your follow-up appointments.

You should expect to rest for the first couple of weeks after your surgery and avoid strenuous activity for at least a couple of months. During this time, you will experience bruising and swelling around your nose and eyes. While you likely notice changes to your nose immediately after your revision Rhinoplasty, it will take time for your nose to settle into your final results. It can take as long as one year for all of the swelling to subside, finally revealing your new nose.

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

Depending on your specific concerns, you may be able to correct cosmetic problems regarding your nose after Rhinoplasty non-surgically.

Non-surgical or “liquid” Rhinoplasty involves the use of dermal fillers to correct minor imperfections. This advanced cosmetic technique can effectively reshape the tip of your nose, smooth a hump at the bridge of your nose, adjust your nose’s proportions to achieve a more attractive appearance, or enhance facial symmetry. In addition, liquid Rhinoplasty may also offer enhancement to your surgical results.

This procedure involves the meticulous injection of dermal fillers to shape the nose. While this technique sounds simple, injecting the right amount of filler in the right places to achieve natural results requires extensive skill and experience. Additional benefits of this treatment option include instant results and no downtime.

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Schedule your consultation for Revision Rhinoplasty on Long Island

As one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures, successful revision of Rhinoplasty requires the skill and knowledge of a reputable facial plastic surgery specialist, such as Dr. James Marotta.

If you are ready to enhance your results from a previous Rhinoplasty, dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Marotta can help you achieve the most attractive and natural-looking results while improving the functionality of your nose. To schedule your consultation, please contact Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists at (631) 982-2022 or visit our contact page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is revision Rhinoplasty more painful than initial Rhinoplasty surgery?

Despite revision Rhinoplasty being a generally more complex procedure, most patients report the same level of discomfort as with primary rhinoplasty. You can also expect a slightly longer recovery with regard to swelling and bruising compared to your first Rhinoplasty.

Will my insurance cover my revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision Rhinoplasty at Marotta Plastic Surgery is not covered by insurance. However, there may be payment and financing options available. Be sure to ask during your consultation.

How long will the results of liquid revision Rhinoplasty last?

The longevity of liquid Rhinoplasty depends on the specific type of dermal filler used and how quickly your body metabolizes the solution. However, you can expect your liquid Rhinoplasty results to last between six months and two years before you will need follow-up injections to maintain your results.

Will liquid Rhinoplasty make my nose bigger?

Dermal fillers inevitably increase volume, regardless of where they are injected. However, the skilled application of dermal fillers for shaping the nose can create the illusion of a smaller, thinner, or straighter nose by enhancing the proportions.

When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.

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