Revision rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure which can correct problems resulting from prior nasal surgery. Also referred to as secondary or tertiary rhinoplasty, this procedure can improve both aesthetic and functional issues with the nose. Revision rhinoplasty is often a very challenging surgery and requires a surgeon with the specific experience and training to address the problems present while producing a beautiful aesthetic result. Trained in both ear, nose and throat, and facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Harris is able to provide his patients with the highest level of training and expertise.
Dr. Harris performs the revision rhinoplasty surgery at the Center for Aesthetic Modernism located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Conveniently located near all metro Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas, the Center is equipped with a fully accredited surgical facility. Local or general anesthesia may be used and the surgery may take two or more hours to complete. Revision rhinoplasty often requires an open approach in which a small incision is made on the skin between the nostrils. Working through this incision, Dr. Harris may reposition cartilage or replace missing structures in order to achieve the desired results.
Though patients may experience some degree of discomfort, swelling and bruising following their revision rhinoplasty surgery, it is typically less than after a primary rhinoplasty procedure. Work and many other normal activities can often be resumed after one week, though strenuous activities will need to be delayed for several weeks.