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Revision Rhinoplasty in Chicago

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A rhinoplasty procedure is one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures with a high revision rate. If you are one of the up to 15% of patients not satisfied with their nose job procedure, a secondary rhinoplasty in Chicago can give you the results you desire. 

What is Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Corrective nose surgery in Chicago is one of the most complex procedures in cosmetic facial surgery and aims to address the critical mistakes of previous rhinoplasty surgery. It can be performed to help improve the shape of the nose, address breathing issues, and address scar tissue as a result of a less-than-perfect nose job. A successful revision requires the selection of an experienced plastic surgeon qualified to perform this delicate procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Nose Revision Surgery?

If you are unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery, then you may be a good candidate to undergo a revision procedure. Similar to your first surgery, it is essential to be in good physical and mental health and not be taking any medications that could increase the risk of complications. To improve healing rates, you should be a non-smoker or be willing to quit smoking before the procedure and during the recovery phase. 

The complex nature of a secondary rhinoplasty requires one to have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved by the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Casas for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Laurie A. Casas is a board-certified female plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience providing patients with exceptional, individualized care. Dr. Casas has been recognized for her surgical skill as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in the United States by Castle Connolly, as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals, and as an awardee for the Exceptional Women in Medicine.

By providing the best revision rhinoplasty in Chicago, Dr. Casas has helped several patients regain their confidence after a failed primary rhinoplasty.  

Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is located in Glenview, IL, providing the Chicago area with world-class surgical techniques in a comforting and friendly environment. Dr. Casas provides patient-centered care by listening to the unique needs of her patients to provide customized plans to achieve exceptional results and exceed her patient’s desires.

How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?

Revision rhinoplasty in Chicago can range from $12,000 to $15,000, depending on several factors. In most cases, these are considered cosmetic procedures that are typically not covered by health insurance plans. Therefore, it is vital to understand the total costs of the procedure to help reduce the financial stress leading up to the procedure.

Factors Determining the Cost of Revision Rhinoplasty

The overall costs of a secondary rhinoplasty depend on the extent of correction required, geographic location, surgeon experience, and fees associated with the surgical facility. 

Extent of Correction

The complexity of the correction can significantly alter the length of the procedure and may require additional incisions to obtain cartilage grafts from the ear or rib. The more complex the surgery, the greater the overall costs. 

Geographic Location

Higher demands for cosmetic surgeries and higher operational costs associated with large cities, such as Chicago, result in increased operative costs. 

Surgeon’s Experience

Revision rhinoplasty is more complex than primary rhinoplasty, and a successful approach requires an enhanced level of expertise and skill. Selecting a revision rhinoplasty surgeon who has successfully performed this procedure numerous times is invaluable. Plastic surgeons with more experience are in higher demand and will often have higher prices to remain competitive.

Surgical Fees

The extensive nature of revision surgery requires the procedure to be performed under general anesthesia in a surgery center or hospital, which increases the costs due to facility and anesthesia fees.

What to Expect During a Consultation for Neck Liposuction

During your initial consultation at Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Casas will evaluate the previous rhinoplasty to determine the steps necessary to provide you with a more aesthetically pleasing nose. After reviewing that it is safe for you to proceed with the surgery, Dr. Casas will work with you to customize the plan and provide you with the total cost of the procedure and the financing options available.

Recovery From Surgery

The recovery timeline is similar to primary rhinoplasty and will typically take one to two weeks. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are expected during this time and can be minimized by sleeping with the head elevated. A splint may be required post-surgery but is often removed after one week. 

Light activities and walking can resume around one week after the procedure; however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for up to a month after surgery. Initial results are visible after the first week of surgery, but the final outcome is often not fully appreciated until 12 to 18 months post-surgery.

Risks Associated with Revision Nose Jobs

Secondary rhinoplasty is generally considered a safe procedure; however, no procedure is without some surgical risks. By choosing a highly qualified rhinoplasty specialist, the incidence of complications and disappointing results can be significantly minimized. 

The risks of revision rhinoplasty may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nasal blockage or a congested sensation
  • Anesthetic complications (i.e. allergic reactions)
  • Dissatisfaction with outcome

Schedule a Consultation at Casas Aesthetics Plastic Surgery 

If you are unhappy with a previous nose job that was completed one year ago, Dr. Casas can help restore the beauty, contour, and function of the nose with revision surgery. Take the first steps to improving your confidence, schedule a consultation at Casas Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, where you will receive extraordinary care and a personalized approach to achieving the best results.

To schedule a consultation today, call our office at 847-657-6884.

Frequently Asked Questions About Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is more complex than primary rhinoplasty and requires extensive knowledge and skill to achieve exceptional results. 
Common reasons for a revision rhinoplasty include:
  • Unhappy with the results
  • Residual hump, asymmetry, or roundness of the nose
  • Injury to a primary rhinoplasty
  • Breathing issues related to the primary rhinoplasty
  • Complications with scar tissue
It is recommended that you wait at least a year after a primary rhinoplasty to consider a revision.

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