Perhaps you’ve previously undergone rhinoplasty that initially looked great.
That is, until you started experiencing pinched nostrils, a collapsed nose, problems breathing, or any number of cosmetic issues. Unfortunately, these are not entirely uncommon symptoms of a poorly executed rhinoplasty, and are often the result of an overly aggressive surgery or scar contracture during the healing process. Dr. Lee has focused her career around specializing on the face and neck so you can be sure you’re receiving some of the top revision rhinoplasty Los Angeles & Beverly Hills has to offer.
Dr. Kimberly Lee - Board Certified & Fellowship Trained
The general consensus among plastic surgeons is that revision rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging surgical procedures they are asked to do. Repairing primary nose surgery requires a highly skilled plastic surgeon with many years of experience in both primary and revision rhinoplasty. This surgery often involves complex reconstructive work particularly in cases where the initial work was overly aggressive removing too much cartilage or bone.
Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Kimberly Lee is board certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is also certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). She has thousands of surgeries to her credit including countless hours performing revision rhinoplasty.
Dr. Lee encourages anyone considering primary or revision rhinoplasty to take the time to research the procedure and to get all questions answered. She feels it is important to feel comfortable with your surgeon and not to feel rushed into a decision. Finding a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and facial surgery will prevent the need for most revision surgery. As a prominent Beverly Hills facial and reconstructive surgeon she has earned the respect of her peers and the gratitude of her many patients because of her meticulous attention to detail in this highly technical and challenging surgery
When selecting a surgeon, it’s important to keep in mind that rhinoplasty demands meticulous attention with regard to both the functional and cosmetic aspects of the procedure. Choosing to have rhinoplasty surgery can be a challenging decision in itself—all the more reason you need to be sure to pick your surgeon carefully.
Across the nation, approximately 5-10% of rhinoplasty patients require a touch up or revision. If you are unhappy with your previous rhinoplasty in any way, revision rhinoplasty can be a source of enormous relief.
Candidates for Revision Rhinoplasty
After having primary rhinoplasty surgery, it may require up to 2 years for the final result to become apparent. During this period there is often intermittent swelling which can be troubling. As the changes to cartilage and bone mature over time the structure can appear out of balance until healing has completely finished.
If enough time has passed and the results are not as expected, or if the nose is no longer functioning properly, revision rhinoplasty can be considered. At Dr. Lee’s Beverly Hills clinic, she sees patients with unsatisfactory results ranging from minor problems which can easily be repaired to serious deficiencies caused by rough surgical technique or a poor ability to heal.
Revision rhinoplasty is indicated if there has been trauma to the nose caused by an accident or sports injury. In these cases, the sooner the injury can be repaired the better the outcome is likely to be. If you are unhappy with your primary rhinoplasty, even if the nose is still healing, a consultation can provide information on whether a revision may be necessary or if it just a matter of time. With her expansive knowledge and experience, Dr. Lee is considered to be one of the top providers of revision rhinoplasty Los Angles & Beverly Hills has to offer. This fact makes her the clear choice for an revision rhinoplasty evaluation.
Having been through the Dr. Kimberly experience, these patients can help you understand the smoothness of the journey.
Rhinoplasty surgery can be a challenging area to get right. It is important that the nose be thought of as a 3-dimensional structure, with careful attention to both the functional aspects as well as the cosmetic components. It is vital that your surgeon is up to date on rhinoplasty techniques. Unfortunately, certain techniques that were used even as little as a few years ago are now known to cause non-optimal results and surgeons are now refraining from using such techniques. Dr. Lee’s wide spanning knowledge of rhinoplasty and the anatomy of the nose are far beyond the knowledge of those who have not had such extensive and specialized training. Today’s approach toward cosmetic surgery is rooted in “less is more.” Dr. Lee practices conservative surgical techniques that lead to outstanding results, very often, exceeding the patient’s expectations.
Revision Rhinoplasty Approach
While there are various instances when a revision rhinoplasty can be performed using a closed approach, many situations call for an open rhinoplasty approach. This is also dependent upon your personal aspirations, regarding physical enhancement. Dr. Lee’s conservative cartilage excision and repositioning techniques, paired with sturdy structural grafting and expertly and meticulously placed suturing techniques, will ensure you achieve your goals. With Dr. Lee’s approach, you can be sure you’re getting some of the best revision rhinoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer. Finally you can look the way you wanted from the start.
If you would like to discuss the option of revision rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or you are more than welcome to call our office directly, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.