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Rhinoplasty Revision: Aesthetic Satisfaction Guaranteed

If a past rhinoplasty left you dissatisfied, whether it was too extreme or didn't go far enough, you might feel frustrated and self-conscious. You might also hesitate to consider another surgery, questioning if there's a solution to your aesthetic concerns. However, Dr. Kimberly Lee excels at addressing scar tissue and achieving desired results, making her a skilled artist in this field.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary nose job that is performed for a variety of reasons, including structural breathing problems, collapsed nasal structures, pinched nostrils, an overly reduced bridge, and more.

In cases where a previous surgery was too aggressive, the doctor can use cartilage or skin grafts to rebuild a pleasing and attractive nose that suits your face.

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 in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles. This surgery requires a background in complex reconstructive work as well as an artistic approach to ensure changes are seamless and natural.

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What is Dr. Lee’s Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty?

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 results in Beverly Hills. Finally you can look the way you wanted from the start. If you would like to discuss the option of revision rhinoplasty, 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.

What are the Different Rhinoplasty Techniques? 

Rhinoplasty Techniques: Open or Closed Incisions

There are a number of rhinoplasty techniques and methods. However, the more significant choice when it comes to rhinoplasty is whether the procedure will be open or closed. The rhinoplasty technique Dr. Lee will choose depends on your unique nasal structure and your aesthetic needs and goals. Dr. Lee’s approach will be open or closed, which refers largely to the incision types used to achieve the desired outcome.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is required for more complex or significant changes to the nose. This procedure includes small incisions on the outside of the nose, which are designed to be hidden in the natural folds of your skin. These incisions allow Dr. Lee to lift the nasal skin in order to expose the underlying nasal structures, making more accurate and significant reshaping possible.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is a more finite procedure that involves less restructuring. This technique uses smaller incisions made within the nostrils, leaving no scars.

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Why is it Important to Find the Right Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

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 excels in rhinoplasty and facial surgery will prevent the need for most revision surgery. 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, a revision rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles can be a source of enormous relief.

Revision Rhinoplasty Patient Testimonial

“I am so very thankful I found Dr. Lee! Scheduling a consultation with her for rhinoplasty revision was one of the best decisions I ever made. Every detail from the aesthetics of her office to the warmth of her staff reflect Dr. Lee's ethics and professionalism. Every visit (from consultation to now, post-op) I have felt welcomed and have been treated with respect; a far cry from the "drive-thru" approach I've experienced at other practices. Dr. Lee listened intently, asked insightful questions, offered knowledgeable feedback, and I never felt rushed.

I am now a month post-surgery and could not have asked for better results! Dr. Lee corrected all the functional and cosmetic issues I was left with after my first, botched 2012 rhinoplasty. My quality of life has improved drastically as I can now breathe and sleep through the night. My nose is now cute instead of crooked and I smile whenever I catch my reflection. I trust Dr. Lee and her staff implicitly with my face. I can't thank her enough!”


What are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?

  • Achievement of primary rhinoplasty goals
  • Correction of over or under-operation
  • A more attractive appearance of the nasal tip, bridge, or nostrils
  • Correction of structural breathing problems
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Natural results well-suited to your face
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Who is a Good Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

A good candidate for revision rhinoplasty is someone

  • Who is unsatisfied with the results of their previous rhinoplasty or is experiencing functional issues with their nose.
  • This procedure suits those seeking aesthetic improvement or addressing complications arising from prior surgery. 
  • You should have realistic expectations and be in good overall health.

Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon is essential to determine if revision rhinoplasty is the right choice for their needs and concerns.

What Can I Expect from Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Because revision rhinoplasty may be more complex than its original counterpart, recuperation periods may take more time. Most patients can expect the following:

  • Initial discomfort (which can be managed with prescribed pain medication).
  • Some swelling and bruising. 
  • Nasal congestion, mild bleeding, and a feeling of stuffiness are common but usually improve within the first week.

While visible improvements can be seen early, the final results may take several months to fully manifest. Follow your surgeon's post-operative care instructions closely to ensure a smooth and successful recovery process.

However, thanks to Dr. Lee’s expertise, patients can expect their recovery to be stress-free and without incident.

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Why Choose Dr. Kimberly Lee in Beverly Hills for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Kimberly Lee, a leading female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, is renowned for her meticulous attention to detail in the complex field of rhinoplasty. With extensive training and expertise in rhinoplasty and nasal anatomy, she embraces the "less is more" philosophy, delivering outstanding results that often exceed patient expectations.

Dr. Lee is board-certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). She has a wealth of experience, including numerous revision rhinoplasty procedures.

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