WHAT IS REVISION RHINOPLASTY?
Improve the appearance of the aging nose and provide a more youthful and harmonious facial appearance with the Rejuvenation Rhinoplasty.
Rejuvenation rhinoplasty is much like primary rhinoplasty, except that there usually are certain specific features of the aging nose that require correction.
The overlying nasal skin is elevated through a small incision inside the nose. A small incision which heals virtually invisibly may also be made between the nostrils. The droopy tip of older age is rotated upwards, the tip refined if bulbous, and the bump of the bridge lowered.
Less change is often desired, and therefore created, in rejuvenation rhinoplasty than in rhinoplasty done in the younger age group
- It is important to refine only those parts of the nose that are of concern to you. Since you may well have been quite happy with the nose you had in youth, and only wish a return to this appearance, this becomes the goal of surgery.
- As we age our skin loses it elasticity, and so in the aging nose skin contraction following rhinoplasty may take longer and not be as refined.
- If you want minimal surgery, there sometimes may be a better choice of procedure to obtain the "most for least". This could include eyelid or face-lifting or skin rejuvenation procedures. However, if you so wish, rhinoplasty can be done at the same time as these procedures.
- Bruising and swelling can sometimes be, prominent. This is especially true if eyelid surgery is performed at the same time. The good news is this goes away, and pain is usually minimal.
- Rhinoplasty takes between 2 to 3 hours to complete and is done at the hospital, typically under general anesthesia.
- Full daily activities can be resumed within 2 weeks of surgery, strenuous exercise, within 3 weeks and contact sports, diving or weight lifting after 6 weeks. Also, you can travel (even by airplane) by day 8 of your recovery, and eyeglasses can be worn on the bridge of the nose after 6 weeks.
- Small residual swelling can persist for several weeks and the final refinement can take several months to a full year to settle depending on the thickness and quality of your skin.
- Revising a droopy nasal tip recreates a more youthful look for the nose and makes you look less sad and angry. It may also help to improve breathing.
- Similarly, lowering the hump on the bridge (which is not caused by the nose growing, as commonly thought, but rather is created by the droopy tip) takes away the "wicked witch" look and provides strength to the nasal bridge.
- Further refinements such as straightening, making the tip smaller, and narrowing large nostrils or a wide nose, are carried out as necessary.
- Studies show that if you dislike your nose in your teens or young adult years, you will never come to like it, no matter how long you live. So even if you are well into your senior years, you may still have a desire to change this feature you have always disliked. Dr. ZImm has operated on patients well into their 60's and 70's with very satisfying results.
- Rejuvenation rhinoplasty can be combined with other rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid, face or forehead lifting. Sometimes chin augmentation can enhance your rhinoplasty results even further by improving your facial profile.
- The degree of aging being caused by the nasal appearance.
- If any nasal obstruction is being caused by the drooping tip.
- Your long-standing degree of concern, or lack of concern, about your nasal shape.
- Your desire to have a minimalist approach to facial rejuvenation, or to do whatever is necessary to maximize your improvement.
- Skin thickness and elasticity.
- Your expectations.
- Your general level of health and surgical fitness.
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Frequently asked questions
The ideal age varies depending on the procedure. Some surgeries, like rhinoplasty, are often performed in late teens or early twenties, while others are more common among older adults seeking anti-aging treatments.
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a accredited facility, plastic surgery is generally safe. However, all surgical procedures carry inherent risks, and individual factors also play a role in safety.
Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and individual healing abilities. Some treatments may have minimal downtime, while others may require several weeks of recuperation.
Skilled surgeons strive to provide natural-looking outcomes. Open communication with your surgeon about your expectations and goals is crucial for achieving the results you desire.
Most surgeries result in some scarring, but plastic surgeons aim to minimize scarring through careful incision placement and suturing techniques. Scar management post-surgery can also help.
The cost varies by procedure and location. We do not accept insurance.
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