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Revision Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

Nose reshaping plastic surgery is also known as a nose job or rhinoplasty. The patient may require a revision rhinoplasty if the primary shutterstock 125015030 300x200 - Revision Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps | Beverly Hills | Los Angelesrhinoplasty has led to aesthetic or functional issues.

The patient’s particular needs to enhance the size and shape or the nose, or address functional issues, or both will determine the choice of technique for the revision nose job.

However, the steps that the revision rhinoplasty entails will mostly be similar to those involved in the prior rhinoplasty.

The surgeon will inform the patient regarding the surgery steps during the pre-op consultation. Sometimes a surgeon may even display images or a video of an actual revision rhinoplasty surgery to help the patient understand the procedure better.

When the patient has a fair understanding of the procedure steps, they will feel more assured about undergoing the revision rhinoplasty. Accomplished double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides revision rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding locations across the landscape.

Surgical Planning

On the basis of the information gathered during the consultation process, the surgeon will develop an individualized revision rhinoplasty surgical plan to carry out the required corrective steps.

The plan will be developed such that the natural balance and harmony of the face remain intact and the overall facial appearance is improved.

A revision nose job can be performed using an open or closed surgery technique. In consultation with the patient, the surgeon will determine the anesthesia type, surgery technique, and surgical venue for the procedure. The main aim of the surgeon will be to attain the maximum level of cosmetic enhancement in the least invasive manner possible.


The patient will be brought into the operating room and placed under anesthesia. The surgeon may perform the revision rhinoplasty using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation.

An anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse will administer the anesthesia. They will remain in attendance in the operating room during the procedure to oversee the patient’s response to the anesthetic.

The patient may experience nausea, grogginess and other mild side effects for a few hours after the surgery. Patients can go home the same day but should ask someone responsible to drive them back after the procedure. It is advisable for the patient to arrange aftercare for the initial one or two days following the surgery.

Surgical Procedure

After the anesthesia, the surgeon will place tiny incisions along the columella, and within the nostrils, in case they use the open rhinoplasty technique. In case the closed rhinoplasty technique is used, the surgeon will place the incisions only in nostrils during the surgery.  

The surgeon will add, remove or modify cartilage, tissue, and bone of the nose through the incision based on the preformed surgical plan. Some patients may require implants or grafting. The closed rhinoplasty technique involved internal incisions which will not cause any noticeable scarring.

Wound Closure

After the surgeon has modified the tissue and corrected the functional issues, they will seal the incisions with dissolvable or removable sutures. The reliable double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and other towns and communities in this region of California for revision rhinoplasty surgery.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

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