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Revision Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ira D. Papel performs revision rhinoplasty for patients from Washington, DC, as well as surrounding communities.

What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery on the nose, commonly referred to as a “nose job.” Sometimes nose jobs go awry and don’t yield the desired results. In that case, a revision surgery is required to fix the nose and enhance both appearance and functionality. Perhaps the original surgeon was unskilled, or maybe the results were not what you expected. Sometimes, the body just doesn’t heal quite as expected, or patients fail to follow post-surgery instructions. A revision rhinoplasty is a second surgery intended to correct the problems of the first surgery.

Benefits of a Revision Rhinoplasty

A revision rhinoplasty surgery can help people who are unhappy with the results of their rhinoplasty. We can fix the issues that you may have and help you feel better about your appearance. Another reason why people choose to have a revision surgery is because the earlier procedure may have affected their breathing. A bad nose job most likely will affect both the function and aesthetics of your nose.

How is a Revision Rhinoplasty Performed?

Revision rhinoplasty mostly requires reshaping the underlying structure of the bone and cartilage in the nose. Often, grafts of cartilage need to be taken from the ear or rib and transplanted to the nose to correct the problems. Revision rhinoplasty usually takes much longer to perform than a regular rhinoplasty, and the recovery period may be longer as well. The delicate skeletal structure needs to be re-shaped to restore a smooth, symmetrical appearance that is in balance with the rest of the face. The nasal passages need to be clear and functional. All incisions need to be placed in invisible locations to avoid any scarring.

Why Choose Dr. Papel for your Revision Rhinoplasty?

A revision rhinoplasty is a much more technically demanding surgery than an original rhinoplasty. Only a true rhinoplasty expert can produce excellent results time after time from revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Ira D. Papel is a true rhinoplasty expert. He is the author of a best-selling textbook on facial reconstructive surgery and is regarded as an international expert on nose reconstruction. He graduated from the Boston University of Medicine and performed advanced studies in facial reconstructive surgery at John Hopkins University and the University of California, San Francisco. He is the former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and currently teaches facial surgery to students at John Hopkins.