Revision Rhinoplasty

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: Starting at ~ $14,000

Procedure Time: 4 hours

Recovery Time: 2 weeks


Revision Rhinoplasty

When the first rhinoplasty doesn’t turn out the way you wanted, Revision Rhinoplasty is often needed to fix the results. This is where a gifted, experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon can make all the difference. Revision rhinoplasty, also referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is a procedure where Dr. Raggio addresses issues you may be having as a result of an improperly or poorly performed rhinoplasty initially done by another surgeon. If you are considering Revision Rhinoplasty in Birmingham, AL, come and see double board-certified rhinoplasty expert and Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Blake Raggio and his team of specialists at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery who will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best revision rhinoplasty Birmingham has to offer.

Revision Rhinoplasty Expert In Birmingham, AL

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure often requiring advanced techniques to provide structural support for the tip and/or bridge of the nose and to correct any other underlying deficiencies as a result of an improperly performed first surgery. Septal, or nose cartilage, is often deficient in previously operated noses, and for this reason, Dr. Raggio often relies on cartilage from elsewhere in the body, particularly the ear and occasionally the rib, to properly rebuild the nose. Occasionally, a thin piece of temporalis muscle fascia (via an inconspicuous hairline incision) will be used to add extra padding and cushion to your nose. Rarely, scarring within the nose requires the use of skin grafts to reopen a distorted and narrowed nasal airway.

With Dr. Raggio’s highly sought-after Rhinoplasty experience and precision, he can help you obtain the look and functionality you’re seeking.

What are the benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?

The benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty in Birmingham are:

  • Improved aesthetic appearance of the nose: revision rhinoplasty can be an opportunity to get closer to your cosmetic goal.
  • Improved nasal function: A pretty nose is useless if it doesn’t work well. Maximizing nasal function is often an important benefit of revision rhinoplasty. 

To find out how this procedure can benefit you, book a consultation with Dr. Raggio today.

Who are the best candidates for a Revision Rhinoplasty procedure?

There are many reasons why someone might choose Revision Rhinoplasty in Birmingham. Some patients are dissatisfied with the results obtained by another plastic surgeon. Others may find that functional issues, like breathing problems, were not fully addressed after the first rhinoplasty procedure. In very rare instances, complications may have occurred, and in these instances, revision rhinoplasty offers the opportunity to adequately address the effects of any unanticipated or unwanted sequelae from your first surgery and to achieve the Rhinoplasty outcome that was originally intended. 

You may be a candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty if:

  • You are dissatisfied with the results from the original rhinoplasty
  • You experienced complications from the original rhinoplasty
  • You had breathing difficulties that have still not been corrected
  • You have realistic goals and expectations regarding a revision surgery

Dr. Raggio will thoroughly discuss your goals with you during an initial consultation. He will obtain professional photography, perform an in-depth nasal analysis of both external and internal components, explain all aspects of the procedure, outline his preferred Rhinoplasty techniques, review the need for advanced grafting materials (e.g., rib cartilage, temporalis fascia, skin grafting), talk with you about your goals, and finally but most importantly, outline realistic goals and expectations with the assistance of computer imaging software used to morph the nose. Together, you and Dr. Raggio will come up with a treatment plan designed to address your needs.


First steps of a rhinoplasty

What’s the first step in scheduling a Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Raggio?

The first step to getting Revision Rhinoplasty in Birmingham with Dr. Raggio is to call our practice and schedule a consultation. During this session, you will speak with Dr. Raggio who will walk you through the steps of the procedure and its benefits. He will assess your nose as well as your goals to determine whether you are a good candidate. The consultation is also your opportunity to discuss your nose and facial structure concerns with Dr. Raggio, so he can make the best recommendations tailored to your needs. Our practice’s dedicated Patient Care Coordinator will review pricing and surgery availability, as well as provide financing options and perioperative instructions to best prepare you for your big day. 

What to expect on
the day of Revision Rhinoplasty surgery

Upon your arrival at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, who will show you to your private room and prepare you for surgery. Before heading back to our surgical suite, you will meet with our anesthesia team and review the proposed sedation. You will also have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Raggio to finalize the treatment plan and address any concerns you may have about the procedure.

Then, a member of our team will escort you to our in-office, state-of-the-art surgical suite where you will be prepared for surgery, which typically involves administering deep sedation anesthesia (no intubation or breathing tube required) to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Raggio will then perform local numbing injections to further minimize any discomfort. 

Revision Rhinoplasty represents a very delicate surgery that takes a total of three hours or more to perform, depending on the complexity of the issues that are being addressed. With Dr. Raggio as your surgeon, you can rest assured that your surgery will be performed with meticulous attention to detail, utilizing advanced Rhinoplasty techniques to address the specific concerns of your nose, the specifics of which will have been discussed during your in-depth consultation. 

Once the revision rhinoplasty is complete, Dr. Raggio will meticulously close the incisions to ensure you heal with a barely perceptible scar that is well concealed beneath your nose in the area called the columella. Oftentimes, a small nasal cast is placed to protect your nose during this first week of recovery. If required, small thin nasal splints are placed along your septum and removed at seven days along with cast removal. Rest assured, we do not use any internal nasal packing, as this has shown no benefit for patient recovery after rhinoplasty. Remember, our goal is your comfort and satisfaction.

Morphing Software – How Will I know what my nose will look like after Rhinoplasty?

FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER.  We understand that you will want to see the possibilities for what your nose will look like after surgery. To help patients visualize their outcomes, we use the industry standard MIRROR imaging software during cosmetic rhinoplasty consultations. MIRROR is the most advanced medical imaging software available for ensuring consistent doctor-patient communication and designing specific treatment plans for each unique patient.

During your consultation, Dr. Raggio will implement MIRROR’s 2D-based simulation software to instantly communicate areas of anticipated improvement for your Rhinoplasty. These “morphed images” will also be shared with you after your consultation to help in your decision-making process.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

After the Revision Rhinoplasty is completed, you will be monitored closely in our dedicated recovery room as you arise from the sedation. After roughly 45 minutes, most patients are safe to be discharged. Before then, our team will review any post-operative instructions and then send you home with a responsible family member or caregiver who will drive you home and stay with you during that first night after surgery.  

Dr. Raggio recommends his patients take at least seven days off work and refrain from any strenuous activities, including sports and exercise, to ensure healing is prioritized, preventing unnecessary swelling or damage to the nose. The swelling from a revision rhinoplasty procedure is fairly minimal, but it is important to rest and avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity to aid with the healing process. Results will likely be evident at the one-week cast removal; however, please know that swelling will likely be present which can blunt the definition obtained during surgery. Most patients appear “socially presentable” two weeks after surgery, but final results will take anywhere from 6-18 months to fully appreciate based on the complexity of your surgery and your innate healing abilities, skin thickness, grafts implemented, etc.


Advanced Recovery with

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment

As part of our advanced recovery protocol, Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery offers complimentary Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment to patients who undergo facial plastic surgery here in Birmingham, AL.

‌Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the delivery of oxygen to parts of your body in the process of healing, speeding the process and improving its effectiveness, while reducing swelling and bruising. This process also helps to increase your body’s capacity to neutralize the damage caused by oxidative stress and the presence of free radicals, allowing your cells to function more efficiently and heal your body at a much faster rate.‌

Please understand that not all hyperbaric chambers are created equal. Normal atmospheric pressure is measured at approximately 1 atm, and most commercial chambers can only reach a pressure of 1.4 atm. At Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery, we use a state-of-the-art “hard” chamber that can reach up to an industry-standard pressurization of 2.0 atm required to affect the physiologic benefits of HBOT.

‌The higher capabilities of these rigid hyperbaric chambers allow for a more significant health benefit than simpler models, meaning your recovery will be optimized to its fullest.

How much does a Revision Rhinoplasty cost in Birmingham, AL?

The cost of Revision Rhinoplasty in Birmingham with Dr. Raggio starts at $14,000 but will vary based on a number of factors, including: 

  • Complexity of your surgery
  • Grafts required
  • Time required
  • Issues being addressed from your previous surgery
  • Type of anesthesia being administered

During your consultation, Dr. Raggio will discuss all your options and create a treatment plan that addresses your specific issues. From there, our patient coordinator will let you know the price you can expect to pay on the day of your surgery, provide financing options when warranted, and review detailed perioperative instructions designed to optimize your Revision Rhinoplasty experience.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for Revision Rhinoplasty?

In short, choose an expert. Rhinoplasty, let alone revision rhinoplasty, represents the most complex and intricate of all plastic surgeries, and to be successful they must be performed using the most advanced surgical techniques. Said techniques, like Rib Cartilage Grafting, Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty, and Preservation Rhinoplasty, were pioneered by leading facial plastic surgeons in major cities like New Orleans and Toronto, a skill set Dr. Raggio acquired during his surgical training which he routinely implements in his practice. Dr. Raggio is proud to offer these advanced techniques in the South and Birmingham Hoover Metro, where they are not widely available.

Using these advanced techniques and his extensive rhinoplasty experience, Dr Raggio’s Rhinoplasties promise to deliver more refined, precise, and durable results with minimal downtime compared to traditional surgical maneuvers. Dr. Raggio has outstanding qualifications as a Rhinoplasty surgeon and is often called upon to perform complex revision surgeries for patients from across the region who need to resolve cosmetic or structural problems from their original surgery.

Rhinoplasty specialization requires training, experience, skill, and certification. Many plastic surgeons perform the occasional rhinoplasty surgery in addition to other abdomen, breast, extremity, and face procedures. To ensure adequate expertise, it is important to find a Facial Plastic Surgeon who performs surgery exclusively on the face and neck and further specializes in rhinoplasty surgery. Your rhinoplasty surgeon should have performed at least hundreds, if not thousands, of rhinoplasty procedures. And Dr. Raggio fits this description.

In summary, one of Dr. Raggio’s most sought-after procedures to perform is a Revision Rhinoplasty, which he can carry out expertly and beautifully with his unique training and dual board certification in both Head & Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery. This rare and uniquely specialized Rhinoplasty experience gives him a knowledgeable perspective on restoring both form and function to the nose. In addition, his multicultural surgical experience in major cities like New Orleans and Toronto means that Dr. Raggio’s rhinoplasty techniques can be tailored to noses of all shapes, colors, and sizes.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best Revision Rhinoplasty result with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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Contact us

Schedule your Revision Rhinoplasty consultation

We understand the significance of seeking revision rhinoplasty after experiencing disappointment with a previous procedure. It can be disheartening when expectations are not met. If you are in the Birmingham, AL  a Revision Rhinoplasty consultation from Dr. Raggio could be an excellent solution. To schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office or use our website to fill out a consultation request form. We look forward to taking the first step with you in achieving your desired nasal aesthetic.

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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