"I felt that the most comforting thing about Dr. Rahban is that he always spends so much time with us. He has never rushed us or made us feel like we weren't his priority, in fact, he does the exact opposite." D.N.
What is corrective / revision rhinoplasty:
When we speak about corrective nose surgery - also known as revision rhinoplasty - we are talking about surgery that improves both the look of your nose and the nasal structure. Some of the most important work in a corrective rhinoplasty is what Dr. Rahban does to the foundational nasal structures like the septum, turbinates, and nasal bones. These structures are incredibly important to your ability to breath well, which will substantially impact your life if your initial rhinoplasty does not address this foundation.
It is easy to think of a nose job as change to the appearance of your nose, but the changes to your nasal structure can have just as much impact - if not more - on the quality of your life.
Dr. Rahban performs revision rhinoplasty Los Angeles with the absolute attention to detail that allows for both the desired enhancements in appearance, but also the critical improvements in nasal structure.
Because of his extensive experience, Dr. Rahban is often able to perform corrective nasal surgery and a rhinoplasty in the same operation. This allows you to save time, go through a single recovery period, and potentially save money by maximizing your insurance benefit.
When someone has had a rhinoplasty that left them dissatisfied with their appearance or with complications, a corrective nose job or revision rhinoplasty may be a good option. Whether your goal is to breath more easily, improve the look of your nose, or both, a consultation with Dr. Rahban will allow you to learn about your treatment options.
Why you want corrective / revision rhinoplasty:
Improvements in nasal function: If you’ve never struggled with major breathing issues, you likely do not know how disruptive these can be to your quality of life. Dr. Rahban’s patients come into the office with the inability to sleep well, constant disruptions to their life, and exhaustion from dealing with breathing problems. Your nasal structure has a tremendous effect on your life, and corrective rhinoplasty can be a life-changing operation.
Improvements in appearance: If your initial rhinoplasty left you dissatisfied, or you dislike the shape of your nose because of either genetics or an injury, corrective nose surgery can give you substantial improvements. Whether you think you are looking for a nose that is more balanced, smaller, thinner, or more feminine, let us show you how revision rhinoplasty can help you reach your goals.
What you want:
A nose that functions perfectly. Maybe you have difficulty breathing through one side of your nose, and it's just "normal" for you to breathe only on that side. Maybe you've had chronic sinus infections since you were little, and that's "normal" too. Or maybe the airbag clobbered you in a car accident last year, and you haven't been able to breathe correctly since then. Whatever the problem, you'd like it fixed. Permanently.
A nose that fits your face. You don't want a nose that's too big, but you also don't want one that's too small. Maybe you'd like to finally get rid of that hump on your nose, or maybe you just want it to look like it did before you broke it. Whatever the change, you know that you want your nose to look balanced on your face.
A nose that looks like you. Your goal with a nose job isn't to be unrecognizable when it's over. You still want to look like you, only better. Dr. Rahban understands that. It his ability to listen to his patients and his attention to detail that has earned him a reputation as the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon Beverly Hills & Los Angeles have to offer.
What you can expect in your Initial Consultation:
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Rahban. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Rahban will:
- Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
- Perform a thorough examination
- Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
- Make sure that any questions you have about insurance and financing are completely answered
As part of the process, Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Rahban will discuss with you precisely what needs to be corrected in your nasal structure, and how he plans to improve your nasal function.
He will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your surgery. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want. Call us today to schedule your consultation for some of the top revision rhinoplasty Los Angeles & Beverly Hills offer, from Dr. Rady Rahban.
"Patients always want to know what they are going to look like. I tell them, I work backwards. I won't tell you exactly what you are going to look like. I tell you that I am going to avoid these five things. If I avoid these five things, I am certain that you will get a beautiful, natural result." Dr. Rady Rahban
Member of The Rhinoplasty Society
The Rhinoplasty Society has stringent requirements for entry. From their website: “Members must be persons who perform plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery and who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery… or an equivalent foreign examining board. Three years’ active practice in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery… is a must. Active members must show contributions to the education of rhinoplasty surgeons by teaching and publishing." Dr. Rahban is proud to be a contributing member of this prestigious establishment.
Dr. Rahban's Philosophy - five things you don't want:
- A pinpoint tip: A nose with this pointy tip looks narrow and unnatural. It is sometimes referred to as a "Woody Woodpecker" nose. Often times this is caused by a surgeon who overcorrects a round or flat nasal tip.
- A "ski slope": A ski slope refers to a scoop in the nose that can be caused by an inexperienced or sloppy surgeon who removes too much of the bridge of your nose. While many patients request that the hump on their nose be removed, it is critical to pay incredibly close attention to detail. Even a slightly heavy hand on how much to remove, can leave you with a scooped nose bridge.
- An over-rotation: A nose that is over-rotated often happens when someone has a drooping nasal tip that they want straightened. This needs to be done with the utmost of care to prevent an overcorrection. If a surgeon is careless, you can end up with a nasal tip that is over-rotated with the nostrils pushed up at an unnatural-looking angle.
- A very narrow nose: This is a nose job pitfall that you’ve likely seen: a nose that looks incredibly fragile and thin. Not only are the esthetics of this nose undesirable, but they indicate a strong possibility of breathing problems. It is relatively easy to make a nose smaller by removing structure, but more difficult to also reinforce the smaller structure to provide strength. Dr. Rahban’s rhinoplasties address both the appearance and the function of your nose.
- Collapsed nostrils: It may seem as though a nose that looks perfect right after your rhinoplasty would be ideal. However, this is not the case. Dr. Rahban says that when a nose looks very small and cute right after an operation, it means what you are seeing is the inevitable swelling, and the true nose is likely too small. Not only can a nose that’s too small be less desirable, but it can lead to problems like the collapse of your nostrils that substantially interfere with your breathing as well as your appearance.
What you want to know about your nose surgery:
It’s important to know that Dr. Rahban will never rush your Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty. Any promise of how ‘quick’ a surgery will be, is a red flag about that surgeon’s commitment to excellence. Dr. Rahban is substantially more dedicated to giving you an excellent result than he is to rushing you out of his operating room. In Beverly Hills, a revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Rahban is a carefully performed operation that allows you to go home the same day. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Rahban give you a realistic expectation of how long your surgery will last, what the rhinoplasty recovery will entail, and what improvements to your breathing and appearance you can expect.
"Remember: if it's made by hand, it takes time." Dr. Rady Rahban
So that you are the most comfortable and Dr. Rahban can provide the best results, your revision rhinoplasty surgery is done under general anesthetic.
During a corrective rhinoplasty, Dr. Rahban will make a few small incisions inside the nose (a closed rhinoplasty), and often an additional incision through the columella - the tissue between your nostrils (an open rhinoplasty).
An open rhinoplasty is generally Dr. Rahban’s preferred technique for a corrective nose job, and although there may be some additional swelling and bruising initially, the long term benefits well-outweigh the few short term disadvantages. An open rhinoplasty provides for better access to the nasal structure, which allows for the most advanced techniques that Dr. Rahban likes to use.
A substantial benefit of combined surgeries is that Dr. Rahban can use your own nasal tissue.
There are cases where someone has 2 nose surgeries. The first may be a surgery to fix breathing issues, followed by a surgery to correct esthetic issues in the nose. While 2 surgeries are certainly a valid option, there is a preferred option that you may qualify for: a combined rhinoplasty. When Dr. Rahban performs a combined surgery, he fixes both structural issues and esthetic issues in the same surgery. A primary benefit is that he is able to use cartilage from your nose to reinforce and strengthen the nasal structure. If you have 2 separate surgeries, he may need to take cartilage from your ear or rib to use in its place.
Since every case is different, the only way to know if you are a candidate for a combined surgery is to set up a consultation with Dr. Rahban. If he determines that the combined rhinoplasty would be a good option for you, this has the potential to substantially cut down on your recovery time, days away from work, time in the operating room, and out of pocket costs.
What to expect after Revision Rhinoplasty surgery:
The day of surgery. After your rhinoplasty you will be groggy and will need a friend or family member to drive you home. They’ll need to stay with you for at least a full day after your surgery, although ideally you’ll have committed help for 7 - 10 days. You can expect to have swelling, and many patients have bruising. We will ensure you have pain medication available, although many rhinoplasty patients find they do not need anything stronger than over the counter pain relief. You will have a splint on the outside of your nose and packing inside your nose.
One week after surgery. At this time, we will take the splint off your nose. You may have bruising, and should expect swelling. Many patients find they are able to go back to work at this point, if they do not have a very physical job.
Six weeks after rhinoplasty. After 6 weeks, most patients do not have much swelling that is noticeable to anyone other than themselves. Your bruising should be completely gone, and your nose should look excellent. However, remember to be patient because there is still a long haul before you can see your final results. Says Dr. Rahban:
18 months after rhinoplasty. At this point, the remainder of your swelling should be gone, and you’ll be able to truly see your final rhinoplasty results. While some rhinoplasty patients are already having trouble breathing or seeing signs of pinching, Dr. Rahban’s patients had a rhinoplasty that was performed to last. You will not only have great esthetic results, but a foundation to create and maintain healthy breathing.
"I tell patients, '80% of your results come in the first 6 weeks to 2 months. The last 20% happens over a year to 18 months."Dr. Rahban
What Our Patients Say: DeeAnn
"My sister and I both went to Dr. Rahban recently to discuss the problems that we have had with breathing for as long as we can remember. He was highly recommended to us by another physician in a similar field. He told us that Dr. Rahban would be the only doctor he would recommend or trust to do any surgical procedure on him or his family.
"As soon as we met him and his staff we knew that we were in good hands. Dr. Rahban welcomed us and listened to all of our medical and cosmetic concerns. He was so personable, warm and understanding. He gave us his medical advice and understood that there were also a few cosmetic concerns that we had as well. He thoroughly explained what he could do for us, both medically and cosmetic. We felt that he was realistic and honest about the results that we would see.
"I felt that the most comforting thing about Dr. Rahban is that he always spends so much time with us. He has never rushed us or made us feel like we weren't his priority, in fact, he does the exact opposite. When we are in his office we feel that we are his top priority.
"My sister and I scheduled our surgeries on the same day. Dr. Rahban spent an incredible amount of time on each of us before, during, and after surgery to make sure that the results were perfect. It was also very kind and considerate of him to check up on us that evening after surgery to make sure that we were well.
"I have to say that my sister and I have not only fallen in love with our results, but with Dr. Rahban as well. He is an all around great guy and physician with a fantastic sense of humor. Both my sister and I would recommend him to anyone looking for the best results possible. Thank you Dr. Rahban for all your care!" - DeeAnn
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.