Revision Rhinoplasty in Baltimore, MD
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Theda C. Kontis offers revision rhinoplasty to the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.
Nasal surgery, or a nose job, is one of the earliest types of plastic surgery and one of the most commonly performed. Older techniques often involved removal of excessive cartilage, which in turn may have led to nasal deformities and impaired nasal function. Revision rhinoplasty is performed on individuals to correct these problems. It is a complex plastic surgery procedure, requiring the utmost technical proficiency and a great deal of empathy and understanding for the emotional issues and apprehension the patient may be feeling. Dr. Kontis is recognized for her expertise and advanced technical abilities in revision rhinoplasty. She has helped many patients achieve satisfactory results from this procedure, easing their concerns with compassion and skill.
How is revision rhinoplasty performed?
Revision rhinoplasty surgery varies depending on each individual situation. It may begin with an open technique involving a small incision on the skin between the nostrils or with several internal incisions. These incisions allow better access to the interior of the nose so that the nasal skeleton can be repaired. This approach is particularly useful when there is significant scarring present from previous surgeries. Cartilage is harvested from other parts of the body, including the nasal septum, the ear, or even the rib, and these cartilage grafts are then used to restructure the nasal passage. Even in extreme cases where significant cartilage has been lost, the technique can successfully restore the nasal bone area with minimal deformity.
How long does revision rhinoplasty take?
The procedure can last from 2 to 3 hours and is done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. Most patients experience minimal discomfort, and the columellar incision generally heals quickly and scar-free. Some minor bruising, swelling, and discomfort may be present, which begin to fade within about 10 days. Patients can resume normal activities in about a week. Recovery is often less difficult after a revision rhinoplasty than with a primary rhinoplasty.
Is revision rhinoplasty safe?
Although some patients may be apprehensive about undergoing repeat surgery to correct previous surgeries, Dr. Kontis connects with each patient on a personal level, communicating with understanding and empathy and listening to each individual concern. She and her professional team will do their utmost to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Kontis has performed thousands of successful revision rhinoplasty surgeries and brings a wealth of expertise and skill to each procedure. Her patients experience a high degree of satisfaction with the results of revision rhinoplasty.
Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Theda C. Kontis specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.