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Revision Rhinoplasty


What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Unfortunately, far too often patients have undergone rhinoplasty surgery that is not successful for a variety of reasons. As a result, Dr. Schwartz sees many revision patients in his practice and takes care and pride in being able to correct deformities and cosmetic irregularities that either weren’t corrected properly in previous surgeries, or came about as a result of a previous nose job.

Common complications of rhinoplasty include leaving the lower bridge too high, creating a “pollybeak” deformity, resecting or altering the tip cartilages so as to elevate the rims of the nose or creating a “hanging columella.” Dr. Schwartz has developed extremely innovative techniques designed to correct these sorts of irregularities, especially the lowering of the “alar” rims, which is an extremely difficult but rewarding maneuver when performed successfully.

What is the Rhinoplasty procedure?

Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are widely acknowledged to be among the most difficult of all cosmetic surgery procedures. This is because the anatomy of the nose is extremely complex and it requires a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to be able to successfully perform a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty that will result in the desired enhancements and changes.

Rhinoplasty is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilage is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structural components of the nose

How is the recovery after Rhinoplasty?

During your rhinoplasty recovery, a splint or packing tissue will likely be placed by Dr. Schwartz inside your nose, as well as a splint on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing. These are removed by the seventh postoperative day. The initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, and it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time, you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome.

Why choose Dr. Schwartz for Rhinoplasty?

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose? If so, don’t wait any longer; schedule your consultation now with Dr. Schwartz, who is trained and board-certified in otolaryngology, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

How much does Rhinoplasty cost in Pasadena, CA?

Your rhinoplasty procedure is usually performed as an elective cosmetic procedure and as a result is generally not covered by your medical insurance. Your cost for your rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Schwartz varies based on your personal needs and goals. Dr. Schwartz provides convenient financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending, and CareCredit®, in addition to accepting cash, personal checks, and credit cards, so you can look your best with a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty procedure that enhances and aesthetically improves the appearance of your nose.

If you live in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about whether or not rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty is right for you.


Pasadena Plastic Surgery
425 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-822-3470
Fax: 626-793-2912

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