Unhappy with the Results of Another Surgeon’s Rhinoplasty? We Offer Revision Rhinoplasty
Undergoing a surgery to revise the appearance of a certain part of your body can be a daunting and stressful decision to make. It’s a long, complex procedure and sometimes things may cause you to have undesirable results. However, these results can be fixed with a revision surgery to alter the complications from the previous procedure.
Rhinoplasty is a surgery designed to reshape or resize the nose. More popularly known as a nose job, Rhinoplasty is a safe and effective way to improve upon functional and visible defects on the nose. However, there are some cases where a problem may occur with the surgery and a revision rhinoplasty is necessary to fix it.
Revision rhinoplasty addresses the complications and undesirable outcomes of a previous surgery that may not have given the results that were expected. If an individual thinks that the nose has not been reconstructed evenly or is still too big, a revision rhinoplasty can help address those issues.
As with all surgical procedures, a nose job is not immune to potential problems, so in case you’re considering getting one, you are not alone.
Things to Keep in Mind When Opting for a Revision Surgery
It’s very important that you understand that a revision surgery can be a quite crucial decision. It is a more complex procedure than the primary surgery and performing it can take a longer amount of time.
It’s very important to understand and research your surgeon before going under the procedure. A sophisticated surgeon with a great understanding of the nasal structure and various surgical techniques can help you fix the errors from the previous surgery.
Explain your goals to the surgeon performing the procedure to give him an idea of what you expect from from the surgery. You need to explain exactly what you would like to be fixed, and what you didn’t like about the previous surgery to give your surgeon a clear picture.
You should also consider imaging options that can give you a picture of what your nose will look like after the surgery. Another thing to keep in mind is the timing. Wait at least a year before considering a revision surgery, as minor swelling post surgery takes about a year to subside.
The Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure
The rhinoplasty may either be open or closed, but in revision cases, is most commonly performed open. The technique chosen by your doctor depends on the amount of correction required to meet your goals.
In order to create the desired shape and structure, your surgeon needs to adjust the cartilage of the nose to make it better functionally and aesthetically. In a few cases, cartilage can be borrowed from other areas of your body, such as your ears. This is great in cases where not much of the nose cartilage has been removed during the primary surgery.
Like any other surgery, you might face a few side effects. Temporary loss of sensation and smell is the most common one of all. Revision Rhinoplasty is a highly complex surgical procedure and should be performed with a great deal of precision and care. Finding a skilled facial plastic surgeon with experience performing the procedure should be of the utmost importance.
The Recovery Process
Once the surgery is completed, you will need to take time off to rest and relax in order to properly heal. The doctor might prescribe oral medications and a cold compress to help reduce swelling.
Contact Our Office
You can learn more details about the surgery during a consultation at Texas Facial Aesthetics. We can help you solve issues caused by your previous surgery by giving you a revision rhinoplasty that you can feel proud of.