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Dr. Pradeep Sinha

As you search for a great rhinoplasty surgeon here in Atlanta. you will discover many, many physicians.

However, only a handful have the specialized training and experience to achieve truly great rhinoplasty surgery results in Atlanta and nearby. Dr. Pradeep Sinha is not only a board certified rhinoplasty specialist, but he is also specialized in functional ear, nose reshaping surgery and throat training. This combination of artistic and functional knowledge gives Dr. Sinha a surgical perspective few can match.

Are you looking for functional, natural rhinoplasty near you? Or are you wondering if you're the right candidate for rhinoplasty? Let's review how a rhinoplasty surgery is performed, what to expect before and after surgery and why Dr. Sinha is one of the top trusted doctors for facial surgery in Atlanta.

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  • double board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)
  • Thousands of great rhinoplasty results
  • Atlanta's favorite rhinoplasty specialist
  • Functional Rhinoplasty - Breathing matters! trust Dr. Sinha for a beautiful and FUNCTIONAL result
  • Sinha is known for his artistic eye and delicate approach

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Trust your surgery in the capable hands of Dr. Pradeep Sinha, Atlanta's resident facial plastic surgery expert. With his years of experience and thousands of happy clients, Dr. Sinha is the man you want on your rhinoplasty surgical team!

Dr. Sinha takes great pride in providing the best surgical and bedside care for all of his patients. Want to know what it is like to be patient? Check out our patient testimonial videos below:

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The most exciting part of this whole thing was putting my hair up and going to the gym and not being self conscious. Before, I felt like my nose really stuck out, especially when I put my hair up. And after that year, I remember putting my hair up and going to the gym and seeing people look at me and maybe they weren't looking at me from the side, but I felt like wow, they don't see this awful monster of what I made up to be on my face anymore. And I was confident enough to put my hair up and that's when I realized wow, this was such a good decision and I'm so happy that I chose Dr. Sinha. He was there every step of the way. If I had any questions, he was always there to answer them.

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So the initial consultation was wonderful. He has an excellent, excellent bedside manner. He makes you feel really comfortable. He's very detailed oriented, goes over every single part of the procedure, but also, he'll take pictures and he'll show you what your nose actually looks like, which is great to be able to see your before and after, before you've even had surgery.

It had a small hump in it that I didn't like. I don't know how much other people noticed it. I didn't like it, never liked it. Hated my profile more than anything. From the front, wasn't that bad, but I hated for anybody to take pictures or anything from my profile. I couldn't stay in my profile.

For me, also, he recognized that I had a deviated septum. I've had allergy issues, forever, sinus headaches, and at my initial consultation he took a camera and went up in my nose and could tell that I had deviated septum, as well as enlarged turbinates. So in addition to getting my nose fixed cosmetically, I can now breathe.

NEW 3D IMAGING WITH CRISALIX

The Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery is proud to have teamed up with Crisalix — the latest 3D medical imaging system designed to help patients visualize their cosmetic goals before undergoing surgery. This new, groundbreaking technology allows patients to generate a digital image of their desired appearance through a 3D simulator, which can be accessed through the Crisalix app (available for both iOS and Android).

Patients can simply capture a 3D image using their smartphone and then upload it to the app — where they can then make modifications to a 3D "avatar" generated to mimic their facial structure and appearance. With the assistance of our clinic, any proposed surgeries or desired facial changes can be simulated on the patient's 3D image before they take place in-person.

In response to COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring the safety of both our patients and staff in all areas of our practice. With the help of Crisalix, the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery now provides fully visual, fully online-based rhinoplasty consultations that are 100% contactless, safe and risk-free.

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All Of Your FAQs Answered…

What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that is typically done to reshape and reconstruct the nose. Common transformations include reshaping the tip of the nose, widening or narrowing the nose bridge, and altering the size and shape of the nostrils.

Rhinoplasty surgery should only be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience. Like any surgical procedure, a well-done rhinoplasty involves skill, experience, and attention to detail to produce the best possible results.

There are no visible scars after a rhinoplasty. All sculpting and reshaping of the bone and cartilage take place inside of the nose. It is normal to have pain postoperatively, but you will be prescribed pain medications to help you during the immediate healing period.

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The most exciting part of this whole thing was putting my hair up and going to the gym and not being self conscious. Before, I felt like my nose really stuck out, especially when I put my hair up. And after that year, I remember putting my hair up and going to the gym and seeing people look at me and maybe they weren't looking at me from the side, but I felt like wow, they don't see this awful monster of what I made up to be on my face anymore. And I was confident enough to put my hair up and that's when I realized wow, this was such a good decision and I'm so happy that I chose Dr. Sinha. He was there every step of the way. If I had any questions, he was always there to answer them.

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Few physicians worldwide have such a deep understanding of the underlying framework and structures of the nose. Dr. Sinha is known for a functional and beautiful result that withstands the test of time. Trust a proven record of success.

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Who Can Benefit From a Rhinoplasty?

People often consider getting a rhinoplasty for different reasons. Aesthetics and a sense of self-consciousness are a common and completely valid reason to have a rhinoplasty done - looking and feeling your best is always important! Additionally, some people undergo rhinoplasty to help correct breathing injuries resulting from nose trauma and injury.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Sinha will go over any health and safety concerns that will determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Some common traits of a good rhinoplasty candidate include:

  • Your face is no longer growing (your nose will not change anymore)
  • You are physically healthy
  • You do not smoke
  • You have realistic goals for your health and cosmetic outcome of the surgery

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So the ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty is somebody who has a great motivation for doing the nose. And what is that great motivation? They want to be the best version of themself when it comes to the nose. You know, they don't want to be somebody else, they're not doing this because it's kind of self-inflicted negativity, et cetera, they're like, "Wow, I'm good, and now I want to be great. And one of the ways I'm going to get there is if I can take this hump or this crook or this twist out of my nose."

Often, it's occurred from, say, perhaps sports in high school, or something that, when they look at it, it kind of makes them look at themselves in the mirror and say, "The person that I feel on the inside is not the one that I see in the mirror, and this nose is what's detracting from it." So again, we want people that do it out of a self-confident state and who want to be more self-confident.

Your Consultation and VECTRA 3D Imaging For Rhinoplasty

Our goal is to give you a natural new look that helps you have a more positive self image. We believe in making each nose "fit" the patient's face and we utilize only the latest technology for the most natural looking results. Our Vectra M3 3D imaging software helps future rhinoplasty patients visualize what their new noses will look like post-operation.

An initial consultation with Dr. Sinha is your opportunity to discuss your goals and motivation, and to ask all the questions you may have about the procedure. You will also go through lots of before and after pictures (we also offer Telehealth Consultations with virtual 3D imaging capabilities for out-of-town patients).

During the consultation, Dr. Sinha will listen to your needs and expectations, which he will take into consideration when designing the perfect nose for you. He is an expert at assessing overall facial features, with the goal of designing a nose that will not only look great and fit seamlessly with your natural facial features, but also function well from a breathing perspective. He also pays special attention to reinforcing the supporting structures of the nose, making your nose stronger than it was before surgery so it will be "built to last".

Advanced nasal endoscopy and CT imaging is available in the office allowing for a complete work up for breathing and sinus issues. If applicable, partial insurance approval and coverage for the procedure may be obtained if functional work is also necessary.

What is a Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Sinha Like?

The consultation is the most important step of the rhinoplasty process. It's the time that the patient and surgeon can get on the same page about what the patient wants - and what is possible.

The goal of the consultation appointment is to come to an agreement and set a plan for the upcoming surgery. Want to help out Dr. Sinha during your consultation? Bring in photos! This is a great way to get everyone in sync with your preferences for the surgery outcomes.

During your appointment, 2D and 3D imaging may also be done to help visualize the final results of the surgery. State-of-the-art VECTRA 3D imaging software is used to impose the possible new nose onto an image of the patient's face, so they can see what they may look like post-surgery before they even have it!

Want some more advice about the consultation process from Dr. Sinha and previous patients? Watch our videos below!

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So the consultation is probably the most important part of the rhinoplasty experience because this is where the patient and the doctors get in sync as to what we're trying to do. Often patients come in, and they kind of know what they want, but maybe they're looking at an Instagram photo, or they're looking at a movie star or model or somebody that they want to look at, or even a relative, where they say, "Wow, I really liked this person's nose."

So that's the dream. Now what I've got to do is I've got to take the dream and I've got to bring it back into reality and practicality. And that's really my goal in the consultation process, is to try to get as close to the dream as possible, but inject realism, inject safety, and what can realistically be achieved.

And this is a very nice process where, at the end of it, we come to a meaningful understanding between the two parties, the physician and the patient, and we've got a plan and we can go ahead and do something that'll make everybody happy.

So, what can patients do? Bringing in photos is encouraged because what it does is it allows me to see what is the dream, what is the goal of what we're trying to do. Sometimes we say words, and it's kind of like, "Hey, I want to get rid of the dorsal hump, and I want to do tip rotation, and I want width reduction," and it often turns into, "Wah wah wah wah," like the Charlie Brown thing. So I'm very big into photos.

It's also why we invested heavily in imaging. We not only have two-dimensional imaging, we have three-dimensional imaging. It allows us to kind of put into play the things that the patient wants and show them what it might look like. And often they'll say, "Wow, this is exactly what I mean." Often they'll be like, "Wait a second, maybe that doesn't look right. You took the hump off and now my nose looks too long." So the imaging and the photos are nice tools to, again, help us get to that destination of the final goal.

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I chose Dr. Sinha after doing some extensive research online. I obviously didn't just choose any doctor. I looked at every doctor's website and I figured every doctor could have a biased opinion of themselves, so I made sure to really look into all those reviews, and I found that Dr. Sinha had really positive reviews from his patients. My initial take was I need to go in and make a consultation with him, so I set up that appointment.

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So, I am a person that is not very trusting of people, and it takes a lot for me to recommend someone. Dr. Sinha is wonderful from the beginning all the way through the end of the procedure. He answers all your questions. He's always very, very patient. I've had appointments that were supposed to be 15 minutes that went 45 minutes, and he was not impatient, still answered every single question. There is not a better doctor out there if you're interested in getting your nose done, especially also if you have breathing issues like I did, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Sinha and like I said, I don't do that. So, if you need your nose done, go see Dr. Sinha.

How Is A Rhinoplasty Surgery Performed?

At the Atlanta Institute for Facial and Aesthetic Surgery, all rhinoplasty surgeries are performed by Dr. Pradeep Sinha in our on-site facilities. State Licensed, Medicare Certified, AAAHC Accredited, our Ambulatory Surgery Center has been specifically designed to provide nasal surgery.

Equipped with the latest advancements in medical instruments, our boutique Surgery Center caters to one patient at the time, ensuring a private, safe, and rewarding nasal surgery experience.

With a team of world-class medical professionals, including Board Certified MD Anesthesiologists, we offer the type of personalized experience impossible to get in a hospital environment. In addition to being less expensive than hospital based facilities for cosmetic procedures, we also offer the ability to further bring costs down through medical insurance if procedures to improve functional breathing are required.

Rhinoplasty surgery is performed utilizing concealed incisions inside the nose. In some cases, a small "w-shaped" incision is made in the skin of the columella (the structure between your nostrils) to "release the latch" holding nasal skin down so nasal cartilages can be approached more directly . For other rhinoplasty patients, an incision is made at the base of the alae, where the nostrils attach to the face if there is a need to address overly flared nostrils. In either case, the bone and cartilage that determine the shape of the nose are carefully sculpted to give the intended result—an ideally-shaped, optimally-functional nose.

Structure Is Key

Dr. Sinha puts an emphasis on creating structurally perfect noses that look flawless, every time. His reputation as a "mechanical engineer" stems from his unparalleled understanding of the nose's structure and mechanisms. When altering nasal structures to achieve desired shape, structures are by definition, made weaker due to movement or cuts. If not addressed, this can lead to collapses that affect form and function.

Recognizing this, time and effort are made to reinforce critical support beams and arches during surgery. Dr. Sinha's unique approach means patients can expect a nose that not only works perfectly and looks beautiful and natural but just as importantly, is built to be stronger than it was before and last a lifetime.

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What Can I Do To Prepare for My Rhinoplasty?

There is not too much to worry about when it comes to preparing for your rhinoplasty. Dr. Sinha and his team will provide you with some easy to explain pre and post-surgery instructions for you to follow.

Dr. Sinha goes over the basics for preparing for your rhinoplasty in the video below:

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So a couple of things patients can do to be prepared for the day of surgery is of course we read the instructions that we give. We've done this a lot. We've done thousands of surgeries over the almost 30 years, so the questions that come up and the things to expect are pretty much the same. So we've kind of put it all together on some documents and if the patients kind of look at that, they'll find the experience of thousands of patients before them and it helps them understand what to expect and makes for a much more easier day of surgery.

Certainly, there's some things we want people to avoid. Don't eat eight hours prior to your anesthetic time. You can have some fluids, but fluids means clear water, not tea, not orange juice, not coffee, not beer, not a shot of vodka. Just clear water up to two hours prior to surgery and then you don't get dehydrated. We want the experience to be great, but more importantly we want the experience to be safe. We always give prescriptions before the day of surgery. It's just one less thing you have to deal with and we try to get all the paperwork and all the other incidentals done prior to surgery.

So when it's the day of surgery, we're focused on one thing and one thing only and that's so the patient can have an amazing experience. Patients often bring family members. We have a nice waiting room for them. We also want people to be aware of what to expect after any anesthesia. Most people have a sore throat. Most people get upset stomach or feel a little queasy. That's from the anesthesia, very similar to how one may get a hangover after drinking alcohol. When your body breaks down alcohol, it's those breakdown products that make you feel sick.

Likewise when your body's getting rid of anesthesia, those breakdown products can cause some negative kind of feelings during the recovery period. We give medication, anti-nausea medicine, pain medicine of course for the pain. But I think an expectation of what to expect. The fact that it only is for maybe a couple of days before it starts getting better, I think, really helps patients feel good about the post-surgery experience.

What Happens on Surgery Day?

Our office is fully equipped with an on-site mobile operating room. Everything you would find in a regular hospital operating room is found in our office - and all of our staff are certified and qualified to assist with surgery. This allows for a private and boutique experience - you will be the only patient in the office, allowing our staff to focus solely on your needs.

Want to learn more about surgery day from Dr. Sinha and previous patients? Watch our helpful videos!

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So, day of surgery, it was pretty easy. I got up about 5:30 in the morning. That part wasn't fun. But, went into the office and I had to get there around 6:30 or so. Surgery was at 7:30. Was brought back, placed in a room, started the postop medications. My mom was there with me the whole time.

Honestly, IVs kind of freak me out a little bit, so I was a little nervous about that. But once I got the medications, I easily was relaxed. Everything was very organized. At one point I was put to sleep and went in, and next thing I knew I was waking up from surgery.

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Lots of patients wonder about the experience on the day of surgery.

In our surgery center, one of the things that we are very lucky to have is our own private ambulatory surgery center. Fully licensed, accredited, so all the things that you would find in a hospital but in a very private environment, almost like a boutique hotel. A lot of the patients are surprised when they walk in that they're the only patient there. That means the entire staff has one mission and that's them. They're not part of a herd of patients coming in for surgery like you would sometimes see in a hospital or busy outpatient surgery centers. That's, I think, one of the things that really gives the patient a lot of comfort.

We have some time before the surgery, during the surgery, and after the surgery. So patients generally arrive about an hour to an hour and a half before the surgical time so they can come in, they can see the facility, they can change, and they can kind of get comfortable in their room. We have licensed RNs with lot of surgery center experience that are usually there. They make the experience very nice, make the patient feel comfortable. Even the one thing that people dread that's the IV start is done in a very safe and comfortable manner.

You're going to be hooked up to monitors and get some .. the nurses ask a lot of questions to get the patients ready for surgery. It's also a time to meet the anesthesiologist. Most of the patients have met me, they get to meet the other MD in the room. We only use board-certified MD anesthesiologists just to maintain a very high level of care. When patients come in, they have two MDs, two Rns, and two scrub techs focused only on them. Again, it's one of the things that we're proud of in our ambulatory surgery center.

People get medicine to relax them and they're generally very calm and relaxed by the time they go into the operating room. Once they enter the operating room, it's usually an interesting place. There's lots of monitors, there's machines. There's certainly a lot of people that are there to take care of the patient and so we are very focused on making sure that transition is comfortable. Patients are given a nice warm blanket, they're laid on a nice, comfortable bed, and the anesthesiologist will generally do an excellent job at getting the patient prepared for anesthetic.

Usually we have fun, we have a countdown and people start, "Ten, nine, eight, seven," and generally they say "six" when they're in the recovery room. It's a very quick sort of thing and they don't realize that between seven and six, we got a whole procedure done for them. When they wake up out of anesthetic, you know, a little groggy but the anesthetic we use allows people to emerge very quickly and very easily. Nice soft landing, you know, after a nice plane flight.

The anesthesiologist is there. We have RNs again and of course, I come and check on the patient to make sure they're doing well. Obviously, their surgery, there may be some pain, but we have excellent pain relief both through the IV line and also oral medication as well. There's actually not a lot of pain because of surgical technique. When I operate on a nose, you know, we respect, without getting too technical, tissue planes. We're not rough housing in there. We're very smooth and very technical on how we do things and that results in very minimal tissue damage and therefore less swelling and less bruising and less pain.

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What to expect on your DAY OF SURGERY

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So, day of surgery, my husband brought me in. To be honest I was at that point not nervous about the procedure at all. Dr [Sinha 00:00:17​] had explained it all in detail, all the potential side effects, everything else that could potentially happen, and I was just excited to get it done. I don't remember any pain or anything else during it. It was awesome. Even when I went home that night, no pain, no nausea. I slept a lot. That's basically it.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery – What To Expect

After the surgery is completed, it is essential that the patient and caregivers understand what to expect for short-term and long-term healing. Most patients go home with a white splint outside the nose to stabilize the bone and cartilage. A silicone splint may also be present inside the nose. It is common for patients to be tired and "out of it" on their way home from the surgery as the anesthetic medications wear off.

Once the medications wear off, it is normal to feel discomfort. Pain medications will be prescribed to help with the pain. It is important to note – it is normal for the worst day of pain and discomfort to be the second day after surgery! This is due to the body's delayed inflammatory response, which takes up to 72 hours to fully occur. Swelling, bruising, and pain start to reduce on the third and fourth day after surgery.

You will need to take time off of work to have a rhinoplasty done. We recommend taking a couple of weeks off to heal and recover properly and to prevent any accidental injury to the healing nose.

If you want to know more about the short-term and long-term healing after rhinoplasty, watch our videos below!

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So, day of surgery, my husband brought me in. To be honest I was at that point not nervous about the procedure at all. Dr [Sinha 00:00:17​] had explained it all in detail, all the potential side effects, everything else that could potentially happen, and I was just excited to get it done. I don't remember any pain or anything else during it. It was awesome. Even when I went home that night, no pain, no nausea. I slept a lot. That's basically it.

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The first day after surgery was pretty tough. I laid in bed for the next, I think, two days. The night was the most complicated really. But once I got through those first two nights, it was just during the day where it would hurt. I think the most uncomfortable part was just everything draining out of my nose. Once that was done, things got way better. I actually went to work after the fourth day. I was still bruised, but I worked at a doctor's office. So people knew that you're recovering and stuff. Yeah. I think I started getting really back into things after two weeks. The bruising kind of went down. My nose was still really swollen probably for two months. Then it went down significantly after six months. Then it just kept getting better and better. After a year, it was just like you couldn't even tell. The most exciting part was putting on my makeup and not having that issue with my face anymore. Just being confident and comfortable and happy with myself.

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So recovery, when you wake up, you have … Well, I had internal splints and external splints. The internal splints are not awesome and you can have blood that drips out. I really honestly had minimal blood drip out. On day three they take the internal splints out, which is a little bit painful as they're coming out and it is amazing once they're out, and then I kept the external split for about a week. That came off. I had minimal bruising. I did not have to take one single pain pill. I did not have any pain at all and I don't have a high tolerance for pain. You do have a little bit of nausea even the second day, but that's just because you have all that blood during surgery that goes to your stomach.

Two weeks after surgery, it was New Year's Eve. I went out with absolutely no makeup, no pain, no bruising, and people even now don't realize that I had my nose done. They just say that I look great, which I think is amazing. Some of them will go, "Oh, your eyebrows look really good." It's like, no, I have a new nose, which speaks to his skill in making you look natural and not like you've had plastic surgery, which is amazing.

Will I need to take time off work?

Yes. It's usually recommended that you take up to 2 weeks off work so you're able to recover properly and allow the nose enough to heal to where it is not obvious that surgery was done. Patients that are not required to be in public (or don't mind) can actually return to work or school even sooner.

What are Dr. Sinha's Credentials and Experience in Performing Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Sinha is a double board-certified surgeon in both plastic surgery and ENT (ear, nose, and throat). He has performed over 3000 rhinoplasties and over 10,000 plastic surgery and ENT surgeries during his successful career.

Want to learn more about Dr. Sinha's impressive background and experience? Check out his bio below.

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Dr. Sinha Has Performed Over 10,000 Nasal Procedures

A rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery or a "nose job," is one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed today. However, it's also one of the most complicated cosmetic procedures to master.

The nose is composed of nine different cartilage and bone structures interlocked together, forming a complex structure. For optimal results, the surgeon must operate with the utmost precision, to preserve the nose's delicate balance. The difference between a good and bad result may be a millimeter.

Rhinoplasty patients come to Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery to see Dr. Sinha because he has performed nearly 10,000 aesthetic and functional nasal surgeries (and counting).

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Revision rhinoplasty is especially challenging. I tell my patients when they come in, it's kind of like somebody sells you a 100-piece Lego set, but there are like 20 pieces missing and you've still got to make the picture that's on the front of the box. So now you have to come up with a different plan. You're not given the whole thing, yet you still need to create a great looking nose.

What we really love to have is as many records as possible. Previous operative notes, I know a lot of the rhinoplasty surgeons in my area, in my state, and actually regionally, nationally, so often I kind of know how many people approached the nose. So as much information as we have the better.

We also want to see why the untoward result happened. Was it being over aggressive? Was it maybe a plan that was doomed to fail from the beginning? So again, going back to the consultation process, we want to make sure that we create a realistic expectation of what might work.

Often during revision rhinoplasty, patients want a full redo, and unfortunately, like everything in life, you can't have a full redo. Sometimes there are things that you can't do, and that's just as important as things that you can do. So often I'll tell them, "Hey, pick three things that I can fix on your nose," and there might be five things that bother them. Well, sometimes you can't have all five. And this is one of those things that, again, in the consultation process we figure out.

Thankfully, though, because of experience and doing a lot of rhinoplasties and having a pretty deep bag of tricks when it comes to fixing noses, we can generally give the patient what they're looking for. And again, going back to the main concepts, a nose that looks great, a nose that works great, and most importantly and nose that's built to last.

So we go back, we see what we have. Sometimes it's a Pandora's box. The patient doesn't know there are not operative notes, and we don't know what's there until the day of surgery when I've opened up the nose and I'm like, "Oh wow, surprise, there's some stuff missing. We had no idea."

So again, this is where experience comes in. You're like, "Okay, on the fly, what would I do in this situation?" Again, having a deep bag of tricks, having the experience really allows me to say, "Okay, we'll switch gears, we'll figure it out," and we're often able to have a great solution to whatever problems that we encounter inside the surgery.

So although revision rhinoplasty is extremely challenging, it's actually one of the most rewarding surgeries we can do. Because the patients come in, they're obviously distraught, and they think life is over because they tried to get a good result and they ended up with something that nobody wanted. And we're often able to deliver a great result, put it back together, happy patients, excellent result, and one of the reasons I love doing rhinoplasty.

REVISION RHINOPLASTY - Describe your sinus history and previous nose surgery

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All right. So in high school I was a cheerleader, a big competition cheerleader. I was a base and I would be hit in the nose countless amount of times. That led to a deviated septum where I couldn't breathe out of the left side of my nose. It was very difficult, very uncomfortable, never felt like I got proper air flow, didn't sleep well. So, at that time I kind of went to go look for other procedures, things like that, that could help with nasal breathing and found a physician who did a septoplasty on me. Things went great. I could breathe better. It was awesome. Then I went back for my post op appointment and was told that my septum had been perforated.

Since then, I had chronic rhinitis. My nose was always running. I had a whistle through my nose. It was hard being in a quiet setting and talking to people, they could hear my whistle, and it was honestly not fun and it was a little embarrassing. So I came back to Dr. [Sinha 00:00:01:06], just realized that I was dealing with more functional issues rather than just the sinuses. That perforated septum was really causing a lot of issues, and so we talked about that and discussed it and decided that we needed to proceed with the functional endoscopic sinus surgery as well as to fix this perforation.

And at the same time, because of the perf, it was starting to make my nose kind of dip in a little bit, just slightly to where only I could notice it and he could notice it a little bit during the exam. But overall we decided that a functional rhinoplasty would be the best way to kind of fix and make it more structurally sound.

REVISION RHINOPLASTY - What was your day of surgery like?

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So, day of surgery, it was pretty easy. I got up about 5:30 in the morning. That part wasn't fun. But, went into the office and I had to get there around 6:30 or so. Surgery was at 7:30. Was brought back, placed in a room, started the postop medications. My mom was there with me the whole time. Honestly, IVs kind of freak me out a little bit, so I was a little nervous about that. But once I got the medications, I easily was relaxed. Everything was very organized. At one point I was put to sleep and went in, and next thing I knew I was waking up from surgery.

REVISION RHINOPLASTY - Real Patient Story

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And I am a year and a half out now and looks really good. So, it was an overall pretty good process. Definitely a couple of hard days, but overall I wouldn't change a thing.

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