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Revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct, refine and improve the results from a previous nose job. The procedure can help to achieve the original aesthetic goals you set out to achieve, while improving any outstanding structural issues. Because revision surgery is more complex and challenging than its primary counterpart, it’s important to choose a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV who specializes exclusively in facial procedures.

What is revision rhinoplasty?

While most rhinoplasty results are successful, there are cases where the patient feels their changes either didn’t go far enough, or went too far. Sometimes the appearance of the nose is adequate, but there are breathing problems that have occurred. In any of these situations, a revision procedure can be performed to help complete the patient’s original aesthetic objectives so they can finally feel good about the way they look.

The two kinds of rhinoplasty surgery are open and closed. With closed rhinoplasty, the work is performed through incisions within the nostrils, sparing the patient from any external scarring. If the changes needed are more significant, Dr. Leong will perform open rhinoplasty, placing an incision beneath the nasal tip at the nostril bridge. Dr. Leong will determine which approach is best for you after he performs a physical evaluation and thorough medical review at the time of your Morgantown WV consultation.

What are the advantages of the procedure?

  • A nose that better fits with your other features
  • Correction of the bridge, tip or nostrils
  • Improvement of breathing function
  • A more youthful-looking appearance
  • Satisfaction with your self-image

Who makes the best candidate for the surgery?

  • You are unhappy with the results of your first nose job
  • You’re not able to breath properly
  • You underwent an injury or trauma after your first surgery
  • It’s been at least one year since your initial rhinoplasty
  • You are of sound mind and body
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You are realistic in your expectations
  • You are free from any major medical ailment
  • You are willing to follow Dr. Leong’s instructions

What is recovery like for revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty usually takes between 1 and 5 hours to complete.

You will need someone to drive you home from surgery after receiving anesthesia, and that person should stay with you overnight if possible. You will need to rest for 7-10 days after your treatment, during which time your swelling will begin to subside. You will receive pain medications from the doctor along with a detailed description of how to treat your incisions.

Why choose Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV?

Dr. Paul Leong is a gifted artist and accomplished plastic surgeon who has devoted his practice exclusively to the face and neck, allowing him to hone his approach to near perfection. He is passionate about minimally invasive, conservative techniques which ensure a natural-looking outcome that will fit nicely with your other features. Morgantown WV clients find that after a nose job with Dr. Leong, the eye is drawn to their smile rather than getting stuck on the nose. In other words, the work is not noticeable in any way and that is the point.

Dr. Leong obtained his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He then followed up with a prestigious fellowship in Advanced oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, among the foremost training institutions in the country. Dr. Leong also completed an elite fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon health Sciences University, preparing him for the delicacy of rhinoplasty surgery, which demands the highest levels of precision and detail.

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