We have people come through very often who did not receive the best results from a previous rhinoplasty surgeon. While it isn’t ideal, we see it far more often than we would like to. Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most complex facial plastic surgery procedures and provides you the opportunity to correct any unsatisfactory results you’ve been left with.

You will then achieve the nose you had originally envisioned. However, you may be wondering how often this procedure is actually necessary. Continue reading to learn more about the need for revision rhinoplasty.

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What Are the Most Common Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty?

People usually choose this procedure when they are not satisfied with the results they saw as a result of a previous rhinoplasty or nose surgery. If you have taken off your post-op splint to reveal a nose that you aren’t happy with, there are a few common reasons why. These reasons include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Crookedness
  • Over-resection (removing too much tissue)
  • New breathing issues
  • Unresolved breathing issues
  • Excess scar tissue
  • Under-resection (not removing enough tissue)

If you are currently looking to undergo this type of procedure and have records and operative report from the initial work done, it will be far easier if you bring them into your appointment. The records will help us gain an insight into what went on during the surgery and what the original plan was.

How Can Your Surgeon Prevent the Need for a Revision Rhinoplasty?

It is in everyone’s best interest that you achieve the ideal rhinoplasty results during their first surgery. This can certainly happen when you go above and beyond to choose the right surgeon. An experienced, board-certified, and facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist will take all steps possible to keep your likelihood of revision as low as possible. 

They will do things such as:

  • Perform a thorough examination of your nose and breathing status.  Review your previous records and before and after photos.   
  • Have an open discussion during your consultation to begin the trust process between you and your surgeon.  Review your options, your desired results and expectations.
  • Pay careful attention to the wound healing process which means minimal scarring and a quicker overall recovery.

If you do end up requiring a revision, you will want to ensure that you have done all the necessary research before you choose your revision surgeon. Revision rhinoplasty is a very complex and difficult procedure to perform. That is why you need a surgeon who has a plethora of experience as well as a trusted reputation. 

To learn more about finding the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon, contact facial plastic surgeon Julie Edween, D.O. today!

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