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Deformities In Primary Rhinoplasty Surgeries That Can be Corrected with Revision.

There are many reasons for revision or secondary rhinoplasty. Some are functional and others are cosmetic. Regardless of the reason for the procedure, revision rhinoplasty is often more involved than primary nose surgery.

This is why it is important to choose a surgeon with experience in performing revision nose surgery. New York City’s Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, is regarded as an expert in this highly-specialized area. He is a double board certified New York facial plastic surgeon and the director of Park Avenue Facial Surgery, PLLC.

According to Dr. Rizk, there are several abnormalities or deformities that set the stage for revision rhinoplasty. They include breathing problems resulting from an overaggressive primary surgery. These include but are not limited to a tightly-pinched nasal tip, asymmetry, overcorrection or under correction, drooping of the nasal tip because it was not adequately supported with a cartilage graft, a hanging columella (the middle center piece of skin in the nose separating the right and left nostrils), scooped nose (saddle nose deformity) or an Inverted V deformity due to an overresection of the cartilages that form the sides of the bridge of nose.

If you are at all unsatisfied with the look of your nose or are having difficulty breathing after your rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rizk. It is always advisable to wait at least one year from your primary rhinoplasty before planning a second surgery to make sure that all of the swelling has abated.

During the consultation, Dr. Rizk will conduct a thorough evaluation of your nose, and tell you, in his expert opinion, whether revision rhinoplasty will help correct the functional or cosmetic problem. He will provide details on how he would correct the deformity, and let you know what you can expect afterward. Dr. Rizk will also answer any and all questions you may have about your revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Rizk has a well-deserved reputation for producing natural looking, high functioning noses that are tailored to fit each patient’s face. He is also able to take a large portion of the aesthetic guess-work out of the procedure. Dr. Rizk has technology that provides patients with a view of their future nose, post surgery. He is able to multi-dimensional photos which illustrate what new nose will look like post-rhinoplasty.

After surgery with Dr. Rizk, patients generally look presentable-- without signs of just having surgery -- shortly after a week. Bruising or discoloration of the eyes is infrequent with Dr. Rizk’s rapid recovery techniques.