About Revision Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is among the most popular cosmetic surgeries available, and patients are usually thrilled with the outcomes they receive. However, this may not be the case for everyone. If you're unhappy with the look of your new nose, or if you're having trouble breathing following nose surgery, revision rhinoplasty is offered for women and men at our San Diego Cosmetic Clinic. Revision rhinoplasty, or secondary nose surgery, can consist of small adjustments to improve the appearance of the nose, but it can also involve total reconstruction to address the architecture for easier breathing. Revision rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure that requires a keen artistic eye and surgical skill so you shouldn't just trust anybody to fix your center feature. Rather than deal with displeasing results or functional impairments following your rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic nose specialist Dr. Steve Laverson to learn more about this opportunity to achieve more satisfying results.
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"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
You may be an ideal candidate for secondary rhinoplasty if you need to amend or address the complications that have arisen as a result of your previous rhinoplasty procedure. Rhinoplasty revision is mainly done to repair or change the shape and function of your nose. Patients should be looking for a lifetime repair and have reasonable goals before pursuing a revision rhinoplasty surgery. You should also know that this surgery can be much more difficult than the original rhinoplasty, depending on your starting condition.
Prior to initiating revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Laverson will discuss your situation during a consultation to understand your unique needs and aesthetic goals before designing a course of action. For the actual operation, Dr. Laverson will either use a closed or open approach. While using the open technique (the most common approach), Dr. Laverson will separate the skin from the cartilage and bone, allowing for more visibility. Next, he will shape the nose to the requested frame. The closed technique is a less invasive technique often chosen for less complicated repairs. Sometimes during revision rhinoplasty, a cartilage or bone graft is needed to help with the reconstruction process for strengthening the framework of the nose. Because no two noses are alike, your surgical plan will be unique to you and tailored to suit your goals and needs.
What to Expect
Revision rhinoplasty is usually completed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of your surgery will depend on the amount of repair and whether the open or closed technique was used. Following the surgery, you will be asked to wear a nose splint for approximately a week. You also may be asked to arrange a follow-up appointment to remove both the splint and stitches. This will also allow Dr. Laverson to assess your results and progress. Since revision rhinoplasty can be more difficult than the original surgery, you can expect the recovery to be more lengthy. You could experience substantial bruising, heavy swelling, and some pain for around a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?
Your costs for revision rhinoplasty will vary greatly, depending on the level of reconstruction required. In your initial consultation, Dr. Laverson will understand your concerns and goals before assessing your nose. Once a revision rhinoplasty surgical plan is created, he can more accurately estimate your costs.
How long should I wait after my original rhinoplasty?
It's crucial to allow your nose time to heal following nose surgery. For most patients, it could take more than one year for swelling to completely subside so you can see the final shape of your nose. Once your nose is fully healed from nose surgery, you need to take some time to decide how you much you like or dislike the appearance and then schedule an appointment at Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness with Dr. Laverson.
How common are revision rhinoplasty procedures?
Nose surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, and many people are pleased with their outcomes. However, some nose surgeries may require another surgery to polish the results or to address minor cosmetic flaws. For some patients, revision nose surgery could be necessary to repair more severe cosmetic flaws or functional issues caused by the first surgery. If you're unhappy with your nose surgery by Dr. Laverson or another doctor, visit us for a consultation to get more information on revision rhinoplasty.
How can I ensure that I will receive better results with a revision procedure?
It's very important to do your research when looking for a doctor to perform revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Laverson is a skilled plastic surgeon with years of training and experience in nose surgery. He understands the extra skill and advanced techniques needed to complete a second rhinoplasty.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 5 hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Improve Your Look
Our team at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic want you to have your desired nose shape and size, especially if you had a less-than-desirable experience with your initial rhinoplasty. During your consultation, we will work with you to understand your needs and goals before discussing your options to provide you with the best possible outcome. If you're ready to undergo secondary rhinoplasty surgery, call our San Diego, CA office and schedule your consultation today.