Doctor Recommendation for Revision Rhinoplasty in USA

Hi all, I am seeking an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon (many years of experience)that is: a) competent in revision surgery b) has produced good results with wide noses and large nostrils c) Can work with medium-thick skin d) is highly experienced with rib graft (it's likley I may not have enough ear/nose cartillage) e) Anywhere in US is fine for me

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Revision rhinoplasty doctor rec

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In my opinion, you won't find anyone better than Dr. Jack Gunter in Dallas.  Extremely experienced and uses rib grafts extensively.  You will find that most other answerers won't give you a name because they want you to consider coming to them. 

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There are many experienced rhinoplasty surgeons and each surgeon has a unique set of skills and tools which may make him or her the best surgeon for that unique problem - having said that, probably Dean Toriumi is the facial plastic surgeon with the most autologous rib graft experience

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Doctor Recommendation for Revision Rhinoplasty in USA

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There is no one best surgeon. There are many qualified experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeons around the country. I would search on the internet , and then consult several people. Trust your instinct and see many before and afters. If possible talk to previous patients.

Michel Siegel, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 113 reviews

Revision rhinoplasty recommendation

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Look for a rhinoplasty surgeon who has performed an extensive number or rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgeries.  You should have good communication and rapport with your surgeon and establish realistic expectations prior to the surgery. The discipline of revision rhinoplasty is very complicated, especially when rib graft is involved.  Rib cartilage should only be used when there is an insufficient amount of cartilage from the nose and ear. 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Doctor Recommendation for Revision Rhinoplasty in USA

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You will need to have someone who is experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty. What you describe is typical of ethnic patient and you will have to look at before and after pictures to find the right surgeon.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

Don't like using rib grafts

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IMHO, rib grafts dissolve unevenly over 10-15 years setting you up for another revision Rhinoplasty.  Silastic straight nasal implants are the best for building up the nasal bridge and the ears provide ample conchal cartilage for any amount of tip grafting...just MHO.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Revision rhinoplasty surgeon recommendations

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There is no one doctor that you should go to. Certainly, you want someone experienced in treating noses like yours and who has good results.

It's also important that you have a good rapport with the surgeon. Reviewing before and after photographs is important to make sure you like the surgeon's previous results.

If you are lacking in ear or septal cartilage then rib cartilage may be indicated. A lot depends on what maneuvers need to be done during surgery. There are a few technical points in successfully performing rib cartilage grafting to precent warping, but with experience rib has very good long term results.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Revision rhinoplasty

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There are many experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in the US who do both initial and revision surgeries. If there is a particular area of the US you want  (due to Family, friends etc) search revision rhinoplasty for that region. Certainly Dr. Dean Toriumi and Dr. Jack Gunter are very well known surgeons who lecture extensively.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Revision Rhinoplasty

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I don't think there is one surgeon who specializes exclusively in revision rhinoplasty. That said, it sounds like your nose has ethnic features. You should find a surgeon that has experience with ethnic nose. Also be aware that rib cartilage nasal grafts can warp if not prepared and placed properly.



Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 285 reviews

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