Revision Rhinoplasty

If you are disappointed by your rhinoplasty results, it can be devastating to think about having surgery again. While rhinoplasty is complicated enough the first time around, revision rhinoplasty (also called secondary rhinoplasty) involves additional challenges such as scarring and the loss of cartilage. Dr. Kailash Narasimhan is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and revision rhinoplasty specialist in St. Petersburg. He performs rhinoplasty on a weekly basis and is the surgeon patients from throughout Florida and across the country trust to make the rhinoplasty results of other surgeons right.

To meet with rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Kailash Narasimhan, request a consultation using the online form or call (727) 289-7119 to schedule an appointment. People come to his practice in St. Petersburg for revision rhinoplasty from Clearwater, throughout the Tampa region, and beyond.

Revision Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos

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Before & After Revision Rhinoplasty Case 127 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #127

Young female who underwent Quaternary (4th) Rhinoplasty by Dr. Narasimhan after 3 surgeries by another surgeon.  Dr .Narasimhan used frozen rib graft to re-create the bridge and tip, in turn improving breathing.  We increased projection and tip refinement of the nose, for a more balanced profile.  The result a natural nose that... Read More
Before & After Revision Rhinoplasty Case 195 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #195

Patient in her 50s who would had a rhinoplasty several years ago. She disliked the appearance of her nasal tip, hanging columella, and irregularity of her nasal bridge. Revision rhinoplasty with Rib graft was used to re-create the nasal bridge, refine the nasal tip, and overall improve the profile. Dr. Narasimhan is a specialist in revision R... Read More
Before & After Revision Rhinoplasty Case 180 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #180

Female who underwent Revision Rhinoplasty by Dr. Narasimhan 15 years after her previous rhinoplasty by another surgeon.  Dr. Narasimhan used frozen rib graft to re-create the bridge and tip, in turn improving breathing. We increased projection and tip refinement of the nose, for a more balanced profile. The result a natural nos... Read More
Before & After Rhinoplasty Case 217 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #217

Male in his 20s who underwent Revision Rhinoplasty by Dr. Narasimhan years after 2 previous rhinoplasties by another surgeon.  Dr. Narasimhan used septal and ear cartilage grafts to re-create the bridge and nasal tip, in turn improving breathing. We reduced flaring of the nostrils and fullness of the tip, for a more balanced profile... Read More
Before & After Rhinoplasty Case 204 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #204

Female who underwent Revision Rhinoplasty by Dr. Narasimhan couple years after a previous rhinoplasty by another surgeon.  Dr. Narasimhan used frozen rib graft to re-create the bridge and nasal tip.  The dorsal hump was removed and the tip rotation and definition refined.  If you desire rhinoplasty and are in the Clearwater&nbs... Read More
Before & After Revision Rhinoplasty Case 192 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #192

Female who underwent Revision Rhinoplasty by Dr. Narasimhan years after a previous rhinoplasty by another surgeon.  Dr. Narasimhan used frozen rib graft to re-create the bridge and nasal tip, in turn improving breathing. We reduced flaring of the nostrils and fullness of the tip, for a more balanced profile. This is a good exam... Read More
Before & After Revision Rhinoplasty Case 203 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Case #203

Female who underwent Revision Rhinoplasty by Dr. Narasimhan years after a previous rhinoplasty by another surgeon.  Dr. Narasimhan used frozen rib graft to re-create the bridge and nasal tip, in turn improving breathing. We reduced flaring of the nostrils and fullness of the tip, for a more balanced profile.  In addition, on fr... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Am I a Good Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Whether you’ve had one rhinoplasty surgery, two, or more and are unhappy with the way your nose looks or how your breathing has been impacted, Dr. Narasimhan has the depth of experience and surgical skills needed to correct the problems. Good candidates for revision rhinoplasty are in good health, do not smoke, and should have waited at least a year since their previous nose surgery to ensure the nose is fully healed and free from swelling.

What Can Revision Rhinoplasty Correct?

Revision surgery can correct a variety of problems caused by a previous rhinoplasty performed by an inexperienced or unqualified surgeon. These problems often include:

  • Removing too much or not enough cartilage from the tip or bridge
  • Causing breathing problems
  • Creating or not correcting asymmetry or crookedness
  • Impacting the size or shape of the nostrils

Dedicated to Your Care

KAILASH NARASIMHAN, M.D.
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Highly trained in procedures of the face, breast, and body
  • Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
  • Compassionate care and attention to detail
CREDENTIALS YOU CAN TRUST
Accreditation: Amercian Board of Plastic Surgery, The Aestheitc Society, The Rhinoplasty Society Accreditation: American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otoraryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Your Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery

Dr. Narasimhan performs revision rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthetic. While primary rhinoplasty takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform, revision rhinoplasty takes longer due to its complexity. Dr. Narasimhan uses the open technique because it allows him to see and directly access the internal structures of the nose. During revision surgery, Dr. Narasimhan may need to remove scar tissue. If the nasal structures such as the bridge or tip need rebuilding, he may use cartilage from one of your ears, ribs, or a frozen rib graft.

After making the desired adjustments, Dr. Narasimhan closes the incision with fine sutures and covers the nose with gauze and a bandage. He often places a splint over the nose to protect it in the early stages of healing.

This blog post provides more information about revision rhinoplasty and a description of an actual patient case.

Recovery After Revision Rhinoplasty

The length and specifics of recovery after revision rhinoplasty vary between patients and with the details of the surgery. Swelling and bruising may be more pronounced than after the previous surgery, but this is not always the case. Regardless, swelling peaks over the first 6 weeks and then gradually dissipates. Dr. Narasimhan will give you post-op instructions to follow closely regarding:

  • Wearing the nasal splint
  • Taping
  • Nasal massage
  • Activity restrictions

Your recovery and results will be directly affected by how strictly you follow your post-op instructions.

Does Dr. Narasimhan Perform Revision Rhinoplasty for Out-of-Town Patients?

Most certainly! Because expertise in these complex procedures is so difficult to find, people frequently travel from outside the area to have Dr. Narasimhan perform their revision surgery. Our 5-Step Travel Plan makes the process easy, from the initial consultation to the surgery and recovery.

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