Revision Rhinoplasty in Annapolis, MD
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ira D. Papel proudly serves revision rhinoplasty patients from Annapolis, MD, as well as the surrounding areas in Maryland.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure to address improper healing from nose surgery, or to revise those nose jobs for patients who have not been able to achieve their desired results from another surgeon. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty normally involves more complex procedures, including the relocation of scar tissue and the addition of cartilage grafts.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty
The primary benefit of revision rhinoplasty is that it corrects issues from a prior nose surgery, including deformities, loss of ethnic characteristics and even troubles with airflow obstruction. In addition, it can help improve the results of a prior nose job.
How is Revision Rhinoplasty Performed?
Revision rhinoplasty is performed by using either an open or closed technique. In open procedures, the surgeon opens the nose by making external incisions, which allows the doctor to actually see the nose cartilage and tissues. However, in closed technique procedures, the surgeon does not make an incision in the nose to open it. In each revision rhinoplasty technique, the surgeon reforms the nose through internal incisions that are made through the nostrils.
About Dr. Papel
Dr. Papel is an internationally-recognized expert in revision rhinoplasty, and his textbook Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world’s top-selling textbook on facial plastic surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from the Boston University of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Papel is a former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Revision rhinoplasty patients in Annapolis, MD, should select Dr. Papel due to his extensive training and experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.