Revision and primary rhinoplasty are two of the procedures that Dr. Weber focuses on. Revision rhinoplasty can be especially challenging as the procedure involves replacing critical nasal structure and refining shape and contour deformities resulting from previous surgery. Each time that a person’s nose is operated on any subsequent surgery becomes more complicated and the healing process more unpredictable. For this reason, if you require revision rhinoplasty, you should consult with a surgeon who focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose. Dr. Weber is considered a “Top Rhinoplasty Doctor” by RealSelf.com.
I was a bit anxious regarding any possible surgery, and especially so because it was on my face, After meeting Dr. Stephen Weber I was comforted by his demonstrable concern and thorough explanation of all that I could expect.
I was a bit anxious regarding any possible surgery, and especially so because it was on my face, After meeting Dr. Stephen Weber I was comforted by his demonstrable concern and thorough explanation of all that I could expect. The surgery went exactly as described, and if anything, it was actually far less uncomfortable and the results surpassed my best hopes and expectations. I cannot begin to describe what a wonderful surgeon and caring human being Dr. Weber proved to be. Perhaps letting readers know that he is a man of his word and came through for me when it mattered most will be helpful to others.
Dr. Weber’s goal with revision rhinoplasty is to achieve the results that you sought with the initial surgery. However, in some cases of revision rhinoplasty, the goal becomes improvement in the appearance of the nose and refinement of the initial surgical result. For this reason, a detailed in-person examination and consultation are critical to the surgical process. It is very important to determine your goals for surgery and to define expectations in terms of what is and is not possible for revision rhinoplasty. Video imaging can be very helpful in these situations to demonstrate typical revision rhinoplasty results and to discuss whether these results will meet or exceed a person’s expectations for their surgical result.
There is an incision inside each nostril and, in some instances, a small incision between the nostrils. “Dissolving” sutures are used to carefully close these incisions and do not require removal. “Packing” is never placed inside the nose. Delicate tape and a flexible nasal splint are used to minimize swelling and hold your new nose in place while you heal. This splint is removed by Dr. Weber 5 – 7 days following surgery. Swelling, congestion and bruising peak during the first three days after surgery and then steadily resolve.
Frequent revision rhinoplasty requests include:
- Reducing a bump on the nasal bridge
- Refining the bulbous or large nasal tip
- Improvement in the pinched or over-operated nasal tip
- Refinement of post-surgical scarring
- Narrowing or straightening the nasal bridge
- Rotating the droopy tip or eliminating the tip droop when smiling
- Additional reduction of the size of the nose
- Improvement in wide or flared nostrils
- Improvement in nasal breathing, snoring and “sinus congestion”
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.