The nose is a complex and central facial feature, making nose surgery (rhinoplasty) challenging for plastic surgeons. Revision rhinoplasty is even more difficult because the surgeon must preserve or restore nasal airway function and correct deformities. Charles S. Lee, MD, is one of few plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills with extensive education and training in internal facial structures. His experience brings many patients to Enhance® Plastic Surgery® for their revision nose surgery.
Why Is Revision Rhinoplasty So Challenging?
Scar tissue and alterations from the initial rhinoplasty complicate a secondary procedure, which may call for one or more tissue and cartilage grafts. Cartilage in the nose may have been removed or damaged during the first surgery, and donor cartilage may be taken from the ear or rib to widen the nasal passage and make other changes.
Some rhinoplasty patients experience a deviated septum after surgery, and a revision procedure is necessary to restore function and improve the nose’s appearance. The nasal tip may collapse and need a “spreader graft” of donor cartilage to open the area. Revision rhinoplasty may also call for skin grafts to reopen a narrow or distorted nasal passage or repair nasal tip or bridge irregularities. The skin tissue is often taken from within the hairline from the temporalis fascia.
Why the Surgeon You Pick Matters
Rhinoplasty surgeons handle revision cases regularly and have the experience and specialized training to improve initial results and resolve problems. Look at before and after photo galleries, read patient reviews, confirm credentials, and ask detailed questions to make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help improve the appearance and function of your nose.
Dr. Lee is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and maintains many professional memberships with plastic surgery organizations. He earned his medical degree from Washington University and then completed a residency in facial, head, and neck surgery (also called otolaryngology) at Loma Linda Medical Center. Dr. Lee went through five years of training on internal facial structures and studied under renowned plastic surgeons specializing in the face and body. Many of his patients come to Enhance® Medical Center to request corrective facial surgery after unsatisfactory results from a previous surgical office. Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most common corrective procedures he performs in Beverly Hills.
If you’re unhappy with your rhinoplasty results, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee. Contact Enhance® Plastic Surgery® at (310) 271-5954 or complete our online contact form.