Using the most advanced secondary rhinoplasty techniques, Dr. Zannis strives to produce noses that appear natural, function properly, and are in balance and harmony with other facial features. To accomplish this, it is necessary to reshape the supporting cartilage and bone and redrape the skin over the reconstructed nasal structure to give the nose its new shape.
Following a secondary rhinoplasty, recovery usually takes no longer than the healing time for the first rhinoplasty. As with primary rhinoplasty, at first, some bruising and swelling will be evident following the procedure, but within a few weeks, there will be little outward indication that any surgery took place. Just as you would have experienced with your first cosmetic nose surgery, you may notice changes for the first 6 to 8 weeks after your corrective procedure, with further refinement occurring for up to 6 to 12 months following the surgery.
The patient’s wishes for the appearance of the nose are always considered, but often, limiting factors such as skin texture and thickness, the amount of scar tissue from the previous surgery, and facial proportions affect the outcome. Each of these factors plays an important role in what can be achieved through revision rhinoplasty.
If you’d like further information about a secondary rhinoplasty at the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC, we encourage you to reach out to us today by contacting us online through our website. We’ll schedule a consultation as soon as possible. During your consultation, you’ll come into our office, meet personally with our team, and discuss all of your goals and concerns for a rhinoplasty revision. Our goal is to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and give you a better idea of what you can expect after your corrective nose surgery procedure.