Revision Rhinoplasty in Cincinnati

If you’re unhappy with the results of your past nose surgery, consider Dr. Alexander Donath in Cincinnati for your revision rhinoplasty. He’s highly experienced in secondary rhinoplasties and has the skills to help you achieve your desired look. With his help, you can expect a personalized plan for your needs and what you hope to achieve.

Revision Rhinoplasty Benefits: Refining Your Nose Further

Rhinoplasty revision is a transformative surgical option that brings numerous benefits to those seeking facial enhancement. It not only improves appearance but also offers functional advantages. Here are more benefits:

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that can repair problems which have occurred from a prior rhinoplasty surgery. The surgery can improve both aesthetic and functional problems. Individuals unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty procedure and looking for improvement may be good candidates for revision rhinoplasty. As with all surgery, patients should also have realistic expectations and be in good health. During your consultation, our double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Donath will examine your nose to evaluate what you can expect from your surgery.

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia may be used for the revision (or) “secondary” rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Donath will begin by making incisions. Some of the incisions may be located on the inside of the nostrils while it may also be necessary to make a small incision on the skin between the nostrils. Working through these incisions, the desired shape may be achieved by repositioning cartilage and replacing missing structures. The surgery typically takes two or more hours to complete.

Common reasons for seeking revision rhinoplasty include:
  • Correcting asymmetry or irregularities from the first surgery.
  • Improving breathing difficulties caused by structural issues from the previous procedure.
  • Refining the nasal tip or bridge for a more desired shape.
  • Addressing any over-reduction or under-reduction of nasal tissues.
  • Resolving complications such as poor healing or scarring from the initial rhinoplasty.

CandidatesRevision Nose Job Candidates

Revision nose job candidates are those who have previously undergone nasal surgeries, such as a primary rhinoplasty or a septoplasty. A good candidate for revision rhinoplasty must be in good health and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. Additionally, they must understand their nasal anatomy and underlying nasal airway obstructions that may require correction prior to surgery. Candidates should also understand the complexity of the procedure and be familiar with any potential risks or complications associated with revision nose jobs and other cosmetic procedures.

Revision Rhinoplasty Before & Afters

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation

During your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Donath, you can discuss your expectations for rhinoplasty revision and learn more about the procedure. The consultation fee is determined prior to the meeting and covers the cost of the doctor’s time and expertise. This will help ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your individual needs.

Nose Job Revision Risks

Undergoing a revision nose job carries certain risks, as does any surgical procedure. It’s important to understand these risks to make an informed decision. These include the formation of scar tissue, potential complications associated with surgical procedures, and the possibility of damage to the nasal bones, which can lead to breathing issues. Remember, this is a secondary procedure and carries its own unique set of risks. However, with Dr. Donath’s extensive experience and expertise in revision rhinoplasty, many of these risks can be significantly minimized. Our approach involves:

  • Thorough Pre-Surgical Planning: Dr. Donath conducts detailed evaluations and uses advanced imaging techniques to plan the surgery meticulously, reducing the likelihood of unforeseen complications.
  • Advanced Surgical Techniques: Utilizing the latest techniques and technology in revision rhinoplasty to ensure precise corrections with minimal scarring and reduced risk of damage to nasal structures.
  • Personalized Aftercare: Providing comprehensive post-operative care instructions and close monitoring to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns promptly. It is crucial to discuss all potential risks and concerns with Dr. Donath during your consultation. He will provide you with detailed information on how these risks apply to your specific case and how they are managed, ensuring you have a clear understanding before proceeding with the treatment.

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“I had to explore all of my options and find the BEST plastic surgeon for the job”
– Real Patient

I was very cautious when choosing a surgeon to perform my revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty. I knew that this time around I had to explore all of my options and find the BEST plastic surgeon for the job. After having my first consultation with Dr. Donath, I realized that I didn’t have to look any further. Dr. Donath, understood what I wanted fixed. He gave me an honest assessment and a realistic expectation of what my nose would look like after surgery. He more than delivered. I am so happy with the result. Dr. Donath has such a great, friendly presence that made me feel at ease. The staff was so helpful and reassuring through out the whole process. I am so happy that I chose Dr. Donath to perform my revision surgery. I have so much confidence in his abilities. Thank you!

Revision Rhinoplasty Cost

The average cost of secondary nose job in Cincinnati varies depending on the complexity and extent of the surgery. The surgical plan and treatment plan are tailored for each patient to ensure that their nasal appearance meets their desired goals. Be sure to discuss all of your options with Dr. Donath before making any decisions about the cost involved with your secondary nose job procedure.

ProcedureHow Revision Rhinoplasty works?

Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary nose job and is performed by an experienced surgeon to correct the results of one or more primary rhinoplasties. The revision surgeries are designed to improve the nasal airways, as well as the cosmetic appearance like correcting the nose tip. During this procedure, rib cartilage and/or septal cartilage from the patient’s body may be used to create a natural-looking structure. This can involve a variety of techniques such as grafts, implants, and suturing. The surgery is typically done with local anesthesia combined with sedation or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of the case.

In some cases, revision nose job may require that nasal tissue from previous surgery be removed in order to achieve desired results. Cartilage grafts may also be used to correct structural problems due to prior nose job procedures. Depending on the type of revision needed, Dr. Donath will discuss all possible options during your initial consultation prior to any surgery taking place so that you are fully informed about what will happen before and after your procedure.

A secondary nose job is often necessary in order to correct functional issues caused by previous nose jobs, simply for aesthetic reasons such as improving facial balance or symmetry that were not achieved with original procedures or more reasons for revision rhinoplasty. With experience in facial plastic surgery and decades of experience performing primary and secondary rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Donath has had great success helping patients achieve their desired outcomes for both aesthetic and functional improvements within their noses

Why choose Dr. Donath — Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

  • Internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon–has lectured around the world and is published in leading medical journals.
  • Patients travel from across the US and internationally for Dr. Donath’s expertise.
  • Graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Ohio University where he was a scholarship recipient and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.
  • He then completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, widely recognized as one of the top medical centers in the country, where he was President of the school’s American Medical Student Association.
  • Completing a rigorous five-year residency training program in all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University.
  • He additionally spent time studying at Harvard Medical School.
  • He has been nominated as a Top Doctor in Cincinnati Magazine and by Castle Connolly for many consecutive years — more than a decade.
  • Is a national trainer of other physicians for both Galderma (Dysport®, Restylane®) and Allergan (Botox®, Juvederm®), and is a frequent guest on multiple media outlets to present the public with the most recent facial aesthetic techniques.

Secondary rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovery after revision rhinoplasty can be less extensive than after primary rhinoplasty procedures. There is generally less bruising, swelling and pain. Bruises after rhinoplasty should fade within about ten days. It may take one to completely fade, but with our Rapid Recovery Rhinoplastysm we speed these bruises away with a special laser. several months for the swelling to fade. Splints and stitches may be removed in about one week, at which time most patients can return to work and other normal activities. Sun exposure and vigorous activities will be prohibited for two weeks or longer.

Revision Rhinoplasty Results

Revision rhinoplasty aims to correct issues from previous nose surgeries, such as crooked noses, unsatisfactory results, or soft tissue imbalances. The success of a secondary nose job is highly individual and depends greatly on the patient’s unique anatomy and the specific goals set for the procedure.

Patients who undergo revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Donath typically find significant improvements in both the appearance and function of their nose. Key outcomes often include:

  • Enhanced Nasal Symmetry: Achieving a more balanced and proportionate nasal shape.
  • Improved Breathing: Addressing any functional issues that were a result of or were not corrected in the previous surgery.
  • Increased Satisfaction: Patients often report a higher level of satisfaction with their nasal appearance post-revision.

During your consultation, Dr. Donath will discuss what you can realistically expect from your revision rhinoplasty, based on your specific circumstances. He will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the potential improvements and how they align with your aesthetic goals. Remember, the ultimate goal of revision rhinoplasty is not just to correct the issues from the previous surgery but to enhance your overall facial harmony and self-confidence.

Revision Rhinoplasty FAQs

Revision Rhinoplasty also know as Secondary nose job is a plastic surgery procedure performed after a previous rhinoplasty surgery in order to repair functional or aesthetic problems.

If you are looking to improve functional or aesthetic problems of the nose resulting from a prior rhinoplasty surgery and are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, then secondary nose job may be right fro you. Dr. Donath is happy to meet with you for a consultation to help you decide if secondary rhinoplasty can best address your needs.

The average cost of revision rhinoplasty in Cincinnati can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. Generally speaking, the cost of a revision rhinoplasty may include fees for materials such as nasal septum, ear cartilage and rib cartilage. In addition to these costs, patients should expect to pay for anesthesia, operating room fees and surgeon’s fees.

Second rhinoplasty is not as common as the initial rhinoplasty procedure. Each surgeon has their own statistics, but typically between 10-15% of all nose surgeries involve a revision procedure. Closed or endonasal rhinoplasties, which are becoming increasingly popular, tend to have lower rates of revisions compared to open rhinoplasty techniques due to the more limited amount of tissue manipulation and access. Revision nose job can help correct issues such as unsatisfactory results from a prior surgery, improper healing, cartilage thinning or soft tissue imbalances.

The success rate of a secondary rhinoplasty procedure largely depends on the patient’s individual anatomy and desired outcome, as well as the skill and experience of the board-certified plastic surgeon performing the procedure. A good surgical plan, combined with aesthetic surgery techniques, can provide excellent results for patients seeking to improve their nasal shape and breathing ability.

Incisions made on the inside of the nostrils leave no visible scarring. While there will be a scar if an incision is made on the skin between the nostrils, it is generally small and well concealed.

Patients generally experience less pain after revision rhinoplasty procedures than they do after primary rhinoplasty procedures.

Work and most other normal activities can usually be resumed within about one week after the surgery.

Stitches are usually removed one week after the procedure.

If you live in the states of Ohio or Kentucky, Donath Facial Plastic Surgery offers revision rhinoplasty among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.