Revision Rhinoplasty: When Is It Necessary?

Has your face lost its harmony after you got your new nose? Are you facing difficulty in breathing after the surgery? If so, you may need a revision rhinoplasty.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty, or secondary rhinoplasty, is a corrective surgery performed on the nose to correct aesthetic and/or functional issues with the previous rhinoplasty.

According to statistics, about 15% of the people who undergo rhinoplasty require revisions due to various reasons. You can’t always blame the original surgeon – there are numerous factors to consider, such as uneven healing and variations in the anatomy of the nose.

What Can Revision Rhinoplasty Correct?

Revision rhinoplasty is a second chance to get things right. With it, you can make your nose look better and less artificial. If your previous surgery failed or if you didn’t follow the steps for a proper recovery, you can fall back on revision rhinoplasty to correct nasal problems.

There are many reasons as to why you may be unhappy with your rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty is used to correct the following issues:

• Nose job looks overdone (artificial)
• Excessive internal and external scarring has occurred
• Nasal airway gets blocked
• Face looks asymmetrical
• Internal and external nasal valve have caved in
• Nasal tip is too narrow
• Degree of cosmetic change is incomplete
• Nasal tip has extra or insufficient projection
• Hump on the nose has had excessive or incomplete reduction

Are You Considering Revision Rhinoplasty?

After your primary rhinoplasty, it’s best to wait for a time before deciding on revision rhinoplasty. As the nose heals, changes occur – formation of scar tissue, gradual reduction of swelling, and more – and waiting will reveal the final shape of your nose. Being patient is key, since this a delicate and complex procedure.

It will be necessary to have a consultation with your surgeon before arranging a revision rhinoplasty appointment, because a good discussion is important for a successful surgery. During your consultation, you will discuss with Dr. Bared your expectations for the surgery and why you are unhappy with the results of your primary rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Bared will describe the steps you will need to take to recover from your revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Bared uses a computer-imaging program to show the patients how their new nose will look on their face. Dr. Bared uses computer imaging to communicate with you the potential improvements from a revision surgery. Of course, it is not a guarantee of an outcome but rather serves as an additional tool for communication.

Contact Our Office for a Consultation

If you’re interested in revision rhinoplasty, it will be vital to choose the proper surgeon for the procedure. The surgeon needs to have a deep understanding of the structure of the nose and the techniques used in surgery. They must be highly trained, qualified, and specialized in order to perform a successful revision rhinoplasty.

Well-respected double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty Dr. Anthony Bared is your ideal choice for a successful revision rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Bared has performed numerous revision rhinoplasties to great success. Contact our office today for a consultation.

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Dr. Anthony Bared

Dr. Anthony Bared, MD, FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and hair restoration. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Bared by calling 800-943-7295.

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