The frustration and disappointment of a failed rhinoplasty procedure is a burden that can be quite devastating. Not only is the result unsatisfactory, but the trust between surgeon and patient has likely been lost. Patients seeking a revision rhinoplasty in Miami are often in a very difficult position. They frequently have to place their trust in another plastic surgeon and are worried that the final outcome will again not meet their expectations, or possibly be even worse.
Miami residents are fortunate to have local access to an exceptional surgeon who is not only a skilled technician, but also a classically trained sculptor. The artistic and technical challenges in revision rhinoplasty are often considered extreme and require an abundance of both skills. Dr. Joshua Lampert has thousands of hours of experience in facial plastic surgery. His many grateful patients can attest to the fact that he delivers among the best revision rhinoplasty Miami has available.
What is Involved in Revision Rhinoplasty?
There are several reasons that revision rhinoplasty is needed;
- Decreased function after rhinoplasty, which impedes breathing
- Cosmetic outcome that is unsatisfactory
- Damage caused by trauma such as a car accident or a broken nose
For some patients in Miami, revision rhinoplasty is simply a matter of making a very small change to an otherwise satisfactory procedure. During the healing process a small ridge may have formed on the tip of the nose, or there may be tiny bump that can be easily repaired. Sometimes these small defects are not due to a lack of technical skill, but rather the natural healing process of the body. Most patients return to their original surgeon to have these defects repaired.
When a rhinoplasty revision requires substantial repair, Dr. Lampert understands there is an emotional component as well as the physical damage that must be repaired. The patient's trust in the art of rhinoplasty may have been lost. It can only be restored by fully explaining the cause of the problem and the method that will be used to restore the patient's self-esteem and peace of mind.
Before & Afters
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What to Expect When Undergoing Revision Rhinoplasty
In any type of surgery, it is much more difficult to work with stiff scar tissue and bone and cartilage that have been weakened by prior surgery. Because of this, revision rhinoplasty often requires more surgical time and a longer recovery period. Cartilage grafts may be necessary for adequate structural support. These grafts can be harvested from the septum or the ear—through hidden incisions behind the ear. Sometimes, prominent ears can be pinned or set back at the same time. Noses that are severely depleted of cartilage may require cartilage grafts harvested from both ears or even a harvested rib. In some severe cases, full nasal revision may take more than one surgery.
Additionally, if the primary rhinoplasty has not fully healed, patients may expect a better result if they wait until healing is complete and swelling improved before undergoing another surgery.
The revision surgeon must work around scar tissue and be able to repair a three-dimensional structural support often with harvested cartilage. Some patients have had an overly aggressive reshaping of the nasal bridge, leaving the remaining structure thin and without strength. Building up the internal nasal structure expands tight scarred tissues and reinforces the underlying cartilaginous and boney nasal skeleton. This is paramount in revision rhinoplasty surgery for a nose that remains stable and can provide a lifetime of functional airflow. Long term results are the hallmark of a proficient revision rhinoplasty surgeon.
Rid Yourself of the Burden of a Failed Rhinoplasty
Disappointing and emotionally devastating results can be improved. Dr. Lampert is known for his ability to repair serious deficiencies and his compassion for those in need. He is very understanding of the toll that a failed rhinoplasty can take on patients. Dr. Lampert is always available to his patients, and they can contact him at any time that they need him for reassurance or help. With his caring demeanor and unrelenting skill, he performs among the best revision rhinoplasty Miami has available.
If you have been told your rhinoplasty results are permanent or that repair is impossible, you owe it to yourself to contact Dr. Joshua Lampert for a consultation. You can be free of the self-consciousness and upset caused by a failed rhinoplasty.