Any type of cosmetic revision procedure is considered a high risk and complicated surgery, and because of this fact, there are many surgeons who won’t even consider performing revision procedures. However, patients in the Orange County area can rest easy if they feel they have to consider this risky surgery. Dr. Kevin Sadati is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who has a practice in Newport Beach, and he will not turn any revision patient away even if their case is deemed one of the most difficult and challenging he has ever seen. He is committed to providing his patients — all of his patients — the best results possible and welcomes the challenge of any revision procedure.
It is important that any patient who thinks they need a revision rhinoplasty takes the time to set up a revision consultation with the surgeon. At this appointment, the surgeon will assess the damage to the nose. Some patients simply have cosmetic improvements that need to be done, while other patients have more complicated revisions that require structural work. The most serious cases will involve cartilage grafting. After the assessment is done and Dr. Sadati explains what type of work the patient will need done, he uses state-of-the-art imaging software to show the patients what they will likely look like after the revision surgery is complete. Patients love that they have this peace of mind before entering the operating room once again. Patients also enter their revision surgeries with the peace of mind that Dr. Sadati has an extremely low personal revision rate.
Almost all revision surgeries require the use of general anesthesia, but patients can discuss their specific options with the surgeon. Depending on the severity of the case, the surgery will take between one hour and three hours to complete. Dr. Sadati recognizes that discretion is important, and he works to ensure tiny incisions are made, and there is only minimal external scarring. Most scarring will fade over time, so people will not even realize you had a cosmetic surgery performed.
Recovery can be more difficult for patients, largely because of the fact that they have now undergone two major facial plastic surgeries. Most patients can expect to be resting and recovering for up to 10 days, and they will find that they have more significant bruising and swelling than after their primary rhinoplasty. Most patients can return to their daily obligations within a week, but all contact sports and any physical activity should be avoided for several months in order to protect the nose.