Facial Plastic Surgery

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If a previous nose job did not live up to your expectations by either going too far or not far enough, you may experience frustration and distress, as well as self-consciousness. What’s more, you may be hesitant to undergo additional surgeries, wondering if there’s really any way to fix your aesthetic issues.

Fortunately, Dr. Lee performs strategic revision rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills to help restore natural beauty, balance, and harmony among the features. She is a consummate artist when it comes to the twin goals of dealing with existing scar tissue and accomplishing the goals you originally had in mind.

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. 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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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 can be a source of enormous relief.

“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 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 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

Who is a Good Candidate 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 is just a matter of time before you get the results you want. With her expansive knowledge and experience, Dr. Lee is considered to be one of the top providers of revision rhinoplasty in Los Angeles and this fact makes her a clear choice for surgery.

What Can I Expect from Recovery?

Because revision rhinoplasty may be more complex than its original counterpart, recuperation periods may take more time.

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

You will leave the office with prescribed pain medications as well as antibiotics, and you will receive a detailed aftercare plan from Dr. Lee that outlines the best practices for wound care, showering, sleeping, exercising, and returning to work. Splints are removed 4-6 days following your procedure.

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

As a prominent Beverly Hills facial and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Lee 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. Dr. Lee’s wide spanning knowledge of rhinoplasty and the anatomy of the nose is 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. Dr. Kimberly Lee is a rhinoplasty surgeon 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.

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