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Revision Rhinoplasty Glendale

Are you unhappy with your rhinoplasty surgery? If so, you may want to consider revision rhinoplasty Glendale surgery. Keep reading to learn about the right reasons for revision surgery for the nose. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a great article on why people get this surgery. You can read it by clicking here.

Rhinoplasty is an important surgery for both the health and function of your nose. Also, for aesthetic symmetry. Many people who choose to have this surgical procedure have great results. But, for others, a revision rhinoplasty Glendale is necessary. Not everyone gets the functional and aesthetic results they want.

Rhinoplasty as surgery is often referred to as a nose job. This surgery fixes deformities that hinder the correct functioning of the nasal cavity. Without it, a person may experience problems with breathing. Too, you may have persistent difficulty with common colds. Deformities with asymmetry or an undesirable look are also viable reasons for surgery. Many patients need revision to their original nose job. Even though technology and methods work well for many the first time.

Complications can arise both in comfort and aesthetics. Some patients experience pain or irritation right after surgery. This often requires a second procedure. Why you might ask? Well, it is to ensure that everything works when restructuring the nose. In other cases, patients are not completely satisfied with the result. So, they may opt for a second surgery to get the look they want to achieve. This is also called a secondary rhinoplasty.

Your Revision Rhinoplasty Glendale Consultation

Choosing whether to stay with the same surgeon is an important decision. In fact, it is one of the most important things to decide on. Another factor is whether you are healthy enough to have another surgery. Was your initial nose job to fix a dysfunctional nose? For example, did you have a deviated septum? Sometimes the original surgery might not have fixed the problem.

For this reason, you may choose to go to a second surgeon for another surgery. Usually, if it is for a medical reason your insurance may cover the second surgery. But if it is for aesthetic reasons only, you will have to pay for it out of pocket. You’ve most likely heard of the phrase elective surgery.

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure; so it does come with several risks. Also, it is important to have revision surgery when the surgery did not fix a medical function. You may have to live with your new nose at least until it has recovered from the first surgery. Dr. Stepanyan will give you a thorough examination during your revision rhinoplasty consultation.

All About Your Recovery

The recovery process after a revision rhinoplasty can often be a painful experience. Pain, bruising and swelling can last for a period of a few days, up to a couple weeks. Following the procedure, the treatment area surrounding the nose is generally quite swollen. There are ways in which recovering patients can help the swelling subside. Thus reducing much of the pain and discomfort felt throughout the recovery. We will provide tips to help you in your recovery.

5 Recovery Steps

Step 1 – Make sure to keep your head elevated at all times. Stacked pillows aren’t always the best way to go. But, a backrest or reclining chair are great options to consider. The head should remain at a constant 30 to 45-degree angle during the recovery process. For this reason, it helps to increase the flow of blood.

Step 2 – Take some crushed ice and wrap it in a soft towel. Apply in 20-minute increments, and remove for the next 40. Continue this application throughout the initial recovery process to help reduce swelling.

Step 3 – You might find that your ice pack is uncomfortable or too cold. So, the next best thing is a package of frozen peas while recovering from rhinoplasty. Once again, you should apply for 20 minute periods each hour to get the best possible results. You can apply added protection to your skin. Do this by placing a washcloth or paper between your skin and the package.

Step 4 – Look into taking a fair amount of Arnica Montana or Bromelain. These are natural herbs known to help in the reduction of swelling. Take these herbs a few days before surgery and in the initial recovery process. As a result, they can reduce swelling and total recovery time. You should take these a few days before surgery, through the first week of recovery. Talk to your physician if you have any questions about these methods.

Step 5 – Take care to avoid hot showers and excessive amounts of salt. While it may feel nice, hot water can actually increase the swelling. And even work to lengthen the recovery time. Make sure to take lukewarm baths during the initial recovery. Food containing high amounts of sodium has also shown to increase swelling.

For more detailed recovery instructions, ask Dr. Stepanyan all your questions. He or she will be best able to recommend recovery technique to suit your needs.


Others consider revision surgery years after their initial surgery. Some would like to further enhance the look of their face. It is not uncommon for men and women to undergo a second surgery by choice. Often after years of being content with their original results.

Talk to your surgeon or Dr. Stepanyan about how you feel. Discuss revision surgery if you are unhappy or want to improve the look of your nose further. It is very common for people to undergo a second procedure, so don’t feel as if you should live with an imperfect nose.

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