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What Does Revision Rhinoplasty Do?

A revision rhinoplasty is designed to improve nasal-facial proportions or correct issues that may have arisen as a result of a previous nose surgery. Your revision rhinoplasty may include a variety of correction options from reducing the overall size of the nose to changing the shape of the tip or narrowing the span of the nostrils.

Revision Rhinoplasty, Colorado Plastic Surgery

While cosmetic nose surgery is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures, it is also one of the more difficult cosmetic surgeries in that there are numerous situations that can arise resulting in a patient needing a revision to their original nose reshaping procedure. The problem may be related to breathing or irritation, or the patient may not be happy with the appearance of the nose. This often happens when a functional nose surgery (septoplasty) is done to improve breathing issues that may compromise the nose’s aesthetic appearance, or when a cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is done to improve the appearance and breathing function is negatively affected.

Your Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure

Dr. Slenkovich performs this intricate procedure on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Depending on the unique situation of each patient, Dr. Slenkovich uses either the closed or open method of rhinoplasty. During closed rhinoplasty, incisions are placed within the nose. However, most revision rhinoplasty patients require the open rhinoplasty approach. This method allows Dr. Slenkovich to carefully re-arrange nasal tissues and shape the bone structure to create beautiful, proportionate nasal contours. While most rhinoplasty surgeries are done to reduce the size or shape of the nose, occasionally the revisionary rhinoplasty procedure requires the addition of cartilage in the form of a cartilage graft where cartilage is taken from the ear or rib to supply additional structural support to the nose.

Trying to visualize what you will look like with after your revision rhinoplasty is challenging. Dr. Slenkovich utilizes 3D imaging and simulation as part of your consultation process. The simulation creates a 3D model of your face that Dr. Slenkovich is able to alter the image to show possible outcomes. This system takes the guesswork out of the equation by allowing you to see possible results you can expect from a rhinoplasty. This process also allows you and Dr. Slenkovich to clearly communicate your goals for your revision surgery, as well as realize any limitations of the procedure.

Revision nose surgery can be significantly more complicated because there may be scar tissue, tissue contracture and decreased cartilage from the first rhinoplasty. As one of the most accomplished Denver rhinoplasty surgeons and a board certified ENT surgeon, Dr. Slenkovich has a complex understanding of the structural and functional intricacies of the nose and many years experience performing rhinoplasty revision surgeries.

Revision Rhinoplasty, Colorado Plastic Surgery

Am I a Good Candidate for a Revision Rhinoplasty?

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Please explore our site for more information about the specific procedure you’re interested in, and please view our before and after photos. We also invite you to read our patient experiences on our patient testimonials pages.

Dr. Slenkovich is one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Denver. In addition to performing revision rhinoplasty, he also specializes in aesthetic rhinoplasty and reconstructive nose surgery.

Revision Rhinoplasty, Colorado Plastic Surgery

If you have previously had nose surgery and are concerned you need revision rhinoplasty, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Denver rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Slenkovich.

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