Revision Rhinoplasty | Washington, D.C., & Arlington

Refine, Reshape, Revise Your Nose

Dr. Cabin understands that finding the perfect balance for your face is an ongoing process — and that sometimes adjustments are required.

So whether you’re seeking to address functional issues or to enhance the cosmetic results of a previous rhinoplasty, our board-certified facial plastic surgeon can help you get the results you deserve.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty — often referred to as secondary or corrective rhinoplasty — is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance and function of your nose after a prior rhinoplasty.

This specialized field of facial plastic surgery requires an expert reconstructive surgeon with not only exceptional skill but also an artistic eye for detail. Dr. Cabin has a profound understanding of nasal anatomy and the complexities of revision surgery, making him a trusted choice for patients seeking improvement or correction.

How Does Revision
Rhinoplasty Work?

Essentially, a revision rhinoplasty and a primary rhinoplasty operate in the same way. Both typically require general anesthesia, and Dr. Cabin will use either an open-incision or closed-incision approach based on you, your treatment needs, and your aesthetic and wellness goals.

The two types of rhinoplasty mostly differ based on their objective and required procedures.

Primary Rhinoplasty
This type of rhinoplasty intends to reshape your nose, improve your facial aesthetic, and correct functional or structural defects of your nose. This procedure is typically performed if you’re not satisfied with the natural appearance of your nose or you’ve experienced nose trauma.

Revision Rhinoplasty
Dr. Cabin uses this type of nose surgery after a primary rhinoplasty. This procedure is typically more intensive than a primary rhinoplasty and requires extra time to complete.

It’s also a highly specialized surgical procedure and requires an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Cabin to perform the surgery successfully.

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Should You Get a Revision Rhinoplasty?

To determine if a revision nose surgery is right for you, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabin. He can address your revision nose job concerns and questions and conduct an in-depth evaluation to determine if the procedure is right for you.

More specifically, Dr. Cabin will examine the upper and middle portions of your nose, as well as your nostrils and various functional components of your nose.

Then, Dr. Cabin will review your medical records and help establish realistic expectations so that you feel confident and comfortable with the procedure. If Dr. Cabin believes revision rhinoplasty can help you reach your goals, he’ll recommend surgery.

Why Choose
Dr. Cabin?

Dr. Cabin uses a revision rhinoplasty to correct aesthetic or functional problems related to a prior nose job, including facial unbalance or even snoring or other breathing issues that might otherwise interrupt your sleep.

For example, if you experience difficulty breathing through your nose after your primary rhinoplasty, a revision nose job can help treat this issue. Dr. Cabin can also use a revision rhinoplasty to correct irregularities, asymmetry, or general or specific dissatisfaction with a previous operation.

Dr. Cabin's goal is to help you get a functional and natural-looking nose. To accomplish this goal, he’ll customize a revision rhinoplasty for you to ensure you get a nose that brings balance to your face and complements your cheeks, chin, eyes, and other facial features.

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What You Can Expect from Your Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Following your revision rhinoplasty, you can anticipate a carefully guided recovery process to ensure the best possible results.

Dr. Cabin and our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to make your healing journey as smooth as possible. While recovery experiences vary from person to person, here's a general overview of what you can expect.

In the immediate days after your procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the nose. This is entirely normal and usually subsides within a week or two.

Dr. Cabin may recommend keeping your head elevated and avoiding strenuous activities during this initial phase.

As the weeks go by, you'll notice a gradual improvement in the appearance of your nose. However, it's important to remember that the final results of a Revision Rhinoplasty may take several months to fully manifest as your nose settles into its new, beautiful, balanced shape.

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