When evaluating before and after results please pay attention to the following features of this gallery:

  • High Definition, High Resolution Images: All of our photos are presented in high quality, large, and expandable images.  We do not use small, static pictures to hide asymmetries, imperfections or scars.
  • Descriptive:  We have labeled our images with meaningful descriptions to help guide you to specific features.
  • One Result, Multiple Views:  We do not show you just the “best” views and hide the rest.
  • Similar Before & After Photographs:  We do not use any trick photography.  We encourage our patients to wear make-up in both the before and after images.   We use the same camera, the same background, the same lighting, and the same positioning for the before and afters.
  • Close-Ups of Incisions and Scars:  We do not hide our scars with small images.  Instead, we show you magnified views of how our incisions appear and where they are located.


Sometimes It Is Not the Wrong Surgeon, but the Wrong Philosophy. Start With the Right Philosophy.  Revision rhinoplasty is an advanced procedure that requires highly sophisticated training, expert techniques and the hands of a specialist.

Case #10.

This patient had two rhinoplasty surgeries and was concerned with the outcome.  She had difficulty breathing through her nose and did not feel like her previous rhinoplasties created a refined appearance.  She was concerned with a bump on the bridge of her nose.  She did not like the tip of her nose thinking that it was asymmetric and looked unnatural.

Dr. Kolstad used rib cartilage to   straighten the bridge of her nose.  The hump was reduced to create a straighter more elegant form.  The nasal tip was rebuilt using rib cartilage to improve the symmetry and restore the breathing.  The tip of the nose was rotated downwards to a more pleasing, feminine angle.

This complex type of revision rhinoplasty typically takes Dr. Kolstad 4-5 hours to complete.


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1) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 1: Revision rhinoplasty can be the most complicated of all facial plastic procedures.  Scar tissue, weak cartilages, and previous trauma require patience and expertise to overcome.

2) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 2: Dr. Kolstad may require rib cartilage to rebuild a nose from top to bottom.   When performed by an expert revision rhinoplasty can restore both balance and function.

3) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 3: Revision rhinoplasty used to straighten the bridge and  recontour the nasal tip.  The tip of the nose was rotated downwards to a more natural angle and the columella was refined.

4) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 4: A natural, elegant result.




Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego

Dr. Kolstad – Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon