Beverly Hills Profiles: Revision Rhinoplasty Proposition
We know what you’re thinking: “I can’t believe I have to go through all this again.”
A poor rhinoplasty result is one of the hardest things for someone to deal with. You’re reminded of it every time you look in the mirror. Often, you may feel some anger, guilt, and frustration over the change in your look. The important thing is to move past these feelings to determine what improvements can be made. And, the good news is that in our hands there can often be great improvements.
We cannot say it enough: Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty are our passions. Whether it’s a small tweak or a major revision, we give all of our patients the same high degree of care and attention, both in and out of the operating room.
We pride ourselves as specialists in revision nose surgery. We have extensive experience in reconstruction of the nose to bring a nose back to not only ‘normal’ but to attractive again. Whether your nasal problems come from previous surgery, trauma, or drug use, we can make you breathe again and give you a clear idea of the kinds of cosmetic improvements you can have. Come in for a visit and together we can create a plan to give you the nose you deserve.
While we are very proud of all of our surgical offerings, rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty hold a special passion for us. This is because they are the most difficult surgical procedures anywhere in the body to get just right.
While many plastic surgeons simplify their lives by avoiding the revision rhinoplasty procedure, we have embraced it in our training and throughout our postgraduate professional lives. In fact, we have become known as the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty experts. As a result, we are referred and undertake some of the most difficult revision rhinoplasty procedures from around the world, and are able to achieve highly satisfying results for a great majority of our patients.
PROFILES Beverly Hills Revision Rhinoplasty
Beverly Hills Revision Rhinoplasty Candidates
If you are like many people considering revision rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles, you have probably been thinking about it for quite some time. You may be hesitant to proceed because of scheduling or financial concerns. Maybe you have had a poor result that has given you doubts as to whether it can even be fixed. Or, perhaps you are worried about more potential risks, or an even worse outcome.
No rhinoplasty surgeon can promise you the stars. It’s important to note that revision surgery may not change your appearance to match your ideal or cause others to treat you differently. However, if you are seeking an improvement of your nose following a previous rhinoplasty, we know that we can help.
At PROFILES, we have found that reliance on careful analysis and judgment as well as painstaking surgical technique has allowed us to deliver, with a very high degree of reliability, great results that should last a lifetime. Whatever your concern, we’re here to help you make the decision that’s right for you.
Planning For a PROFILES Beverly Hill Revision Rhinoplasty
During your personalized revision rhinoplasty PROFILES consultation, your photo will be taken and your doctor will work with you utilizing state-of-the-art imaging systems to give you a better sense of exactly what we can achieve for you. This will ensure that both you and your doctor are in agreement regarding your expectations. Your doctors will review the factors important to your specific result and will make sure that you have all the information you need to make you comfortable, including the techniques and anesthesia that will be used, information regarding our state-of-the-art fully accredited surgery center, the potential risks, and the costs.
Procedures which are purely cosmetic in nature are usually not covered by insurance. However, some procedures, such as revision rhinoplasty, may be covered if they are performed for reconstructive reasons, to correct a marked deformity or breathing problem. It’s important that you provide as much detail as possible regarding all previous nose surgery you’ve have had and any injuries which have occurred to your nose. Also tell your doctor of any allergies or breathing difficulties you have, any medications, vitamins or recreational drugs you are taking, and whether or not you smoke.
Preparing For Your Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery
Prior to your revision rhinoplasty surgery at PROFILES, you will be given specific instructions on preparing for your nasal surgery including guidelines for eating and drinking, vitamin and medication intake, smoking, and washing your face.
Please be sure that while preparing for your nasal surgery, you arrange for someone to give you a ride home after your procedure as you will be able to go home the same day as your surgery.
Your Revision Rhinoplasty At PROFILES
All of our outpatient procedures including revision rhinoplasty (nose surgery) are performed in our brand new Beverly Hills PROFILES Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art, fully accredited, office-based surgical facility.
Profiles Beverly Hills Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure
Anesthesia for Revision Rhinoplasty
Here at PROFILES, we utilize only board certified anesthesiologists for all our cases. We have found that while revision rhinoplasty can be performed under sedation, most of our patients prefer general anesthesia. However, the extent of your procedure and your preference can also help to determine the type of anesthesia used.
Your Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery
At PROFILES, we treat revision rhinoplasty as a highly specialized and individualized procedure. In fact, your PROFILES Revision Rhinoplasty is a sequence of surgical techniques that is exclusively tailored to you after your personalized consultation. For some of you it may be a relatively simple procedure that takes as little as an hour; for others it may be a complicated nasal reconstruction necessitating the removal and addition of multiple grafts for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Your particular problem will determine the exact nature of the nasal surgery.
We have found that by studying your unique anatomy and sequencing your surgery in detail prior to your operation, we are far more successful in accomplishing the goal we set out to achieve. In fact, after your consultation with Los Angeles and Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty specialists Dr Litner and Dr Solieman, they will meet in order to discuss your individual case and to develop your uniquely tailored procedure. Utilizing our modern and time proven techniques we are able to realize your goals in a method that enables you to maintain the results long term.
Here at PROFILES, we define success not by how good you look one week or even one year after your revision rhinoplasty surgery, but how you look 5 years and 10 years after your surgery
After Your Revision Rhinoplasty
After your PROFILES Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty, you will generally be surprised that there really is very little pain. Your face may feel puffy, particularly during the first day after your procedure and you may experience a dull headache. We will of course provide medication to control any discomfort that you may experience.
One more thing you may have heard from friends and family who have had surgery elsewhere is that the most uncomfortable part of the whole process is the packing. Here at PROFILES, utilizing our modern techniques, we have largely done away with all packing. In the rare cases when extensive airway work necessitates packing, we utilize minimal soft material which is removed the morning after surgery.
The splint and nasal dressings applied to the nose right after surgery will be removed five to seven days after surgery. And in order to further reduce any postoperative discomfort, absorbable sutures which do not require removal are used on the inside of the nose. You will also be given specific instructions for gradually returning to your normal activities and time to discuss these with your surgeon prior to surgery. In general, you may need to avoid strenuous activities like jogging, bending, swimming, sexual activities or any other activities that increase your blood pressure for two to three weeks. You will also need to avoid rubbing or hitting your nose or getting the nose sunburned for eight weeks. Washing your face and hair and using cosmetics will need to be done gently and with care. Contact lenses may be worn as soon as you feel comfortable doing so, while glasses are generally not worn until the nose is completely healed.
Because we care about your immediate comfort and long term results, we schedule all of your follow-up appointments when you schedule your surgery. And we are so committed to your long term results and happiness that we will do our best to follow your postoperative course even years after your surgery.