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You don’t have to live with lackluster results or deal with functional issues following a less-than-stellar rhinoplasty. Simply set up an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony for more information about how his San Francisco revision rhinoplasty can leave you with more aesthetically-pleasing results. Rhinoplasty is among the most prominent aesthetic surgeries available, and patients are usually ecstatic about their results. However, if you’re not happy with the results from your rhinoplasty—no matter how old it is—or if you’re having trouble breathing due to your previous surgery, revision rhinoplasty might be the answer you’re looking for. This type of secondary nose surgery can include small improvements to correct the appearance of the nose, or can even involve total reconstruction for easier breathing.

Am I a Candidate?

If you’re interested in getting a revision rhinoplasty in San Francisco, you may be a perfect candidate for the procedure. Before your revision rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Anthony will talk you through the long-term results you can expect, and will guide your expectations. It’s also important to be aware that this surgery can be significantly more difficult than the initial rhinoplasty, and requires the skill of a gifted surgeon like Dr. Anthony. The best candidates for revision rhinoplasty are those who want to:

  • Correct complications or results from an initial rhinoplasty
  • Repair or change the nose shape
  • Restore functionality to the nose
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Dr. Anthony’s Expert Surgical Technique

Any revision rhinoplasty will be preceded by an in-person consultation with Dr. Anthony so that he can fully understand your personal desires and aesthetic goals before designing a personalized treatment plan. The actual surgery involves either a “closed” or “open” technique.

The actual surgery involves either a “closed” or “open” technique. During the open technique (the most common approach), Dr. Anthony separates the skin, cartilage, and bone for maximum visibility before shaping the nose to the requested position.

The closed technique is less invasive and tends to be used for less complicated reformations. Sometimes revision rhinoplasty procedures involve the placement of a cartilage or bone graft to help reconstruct and strengthen the framework of the nose.

Before & After

Introducing Vectra 3D Imaging

Surgery is a big commitment, and many patients wish they could know exactly how their results will look before undergoing to a surgical procedure. With Vectra 3D imaging, that’s now a possibility. This cutting-edge technology utilizes 3D scanning to allow patients to visualize how their face will look after a procedure, giving them a much better idea of the outcome so that they can make educated decisions.

What Can I Expect?

Revision rhinoplasty is commonly completed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, and the duration of your recovery will depend on the extent of repair and the technique that is used.

You’ll need to wear a nose splint for a few days, and you will need a follow-up appointment to remove the stitches and splint. This will also allow Dr. Anthony to check on your recovery progress. It’s common to experience some substantial bruising and swelling, along with some discomfort or congestion, for approximately two weeks.

Since revision rhinoplasty is often more difficult than your first nose surgery, the recovery can take a bit longer.

Enjoy the Nose You’ve Always Wanted

Few things can be less disappointing that finding out your rhinoplasty procedure didn’t leave you with the results you had been hoping for. Dr. Anthony is devoted to the natural and artistic preservation of his patients’ natural good looks, and he works hard to accentuate your existing beauty with the surgical outcomes from his San Francisco revision rhinoplasty procedures. 

During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will develop a deep understanding of your needs and cosmetic goals before walking you through your options to provide you with a pleasing aesthetic outcome. If you’re interested in a revision rhinoplasty surgery and are ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony, we invite you to contact us today.

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How Much Does a Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?

The cost of revision rhinoplasty in San Francisco will depend on the amount of reconstruction needed. During your consultation with Dr. Anthony, we’ll determine any out-of-pocket costs in addition to discussing payment options and financial planning possibilities.

What is Cartilage Grafting?

Cartilage grafting is sometimes necessary with a revision rhinoplasty procedure. It involves taking bone and cartilage from a part of the body (such as the ribs) and using it to restructure the nose. This is usually only needed in severe cases, or if cartilage was jeopardized during the initial rhinoplasty procedure.

How Common are Revision Rhinoplasty Procedures?

While it’s fairly common for some patients to want to slightly alter or touch up the results of a rhinoplasty procedure, major revisions are less common. When major revisions are needed, it’s often because they’re the result of a less-experienced surgeon. Dr. Anthony brings not only a wide breadth of facial cosmetic experience to the table, but also uses the most state-of-the-art procedures and technology to ensure that you come away with your ideal results.

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