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Are you unhappy with your rhinoplasty results? We wish we could tell you that everyone is happy after plastic surgery, but the reality is that sometimes things go wrong. To avoid these mishaps, we recommend choosing your rhinoplasty surgeon carefully and working closely with them to establish goals for the procedure. This can dramatically reduce your chances of revision rhinoplasty down the road. If you need revision surgery after rhinoplasty, call our offices to schedule a consultation with one of Durham’s top plastic surgeons, or keep reading for answers to common questions about revision rhinoplasty.
If you’ve had a previous rhinoplasty and want to modify the results, you need a revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty refers to any rhinoplasty other than a first-time procedure. It can correct structural, functional, and aesthetic issues that remain after or were created by a previous rhinoplasty.
If you choose your rhinoplasty surgeon carefully and communicate your goals for surgery before the procedure, your chances of revision surgery are much lower. The top reasons for revision rhinoplasty include:
- Breathing Difficulties– If rhinoplasty is done improperly, it can create breathing problems and airway obstructions. These breathing difficulties can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like noisy breathing, snoring, difficulty breathing through the nose, frequent headaches, recurrent sinus infections, etc. If you have signs of a breathing obstruction after a rhinoplasty, come see us.
- Unhappy with Aesthetic Results– Many patients choose a second rhinoplasty because they are unhappy with the results from their initial one. The new nose may be too big or small, too thick or thin. Clear communication of your goals for surgery can increase satisfaction after surgery. Rhinoplasty is an art form, and both patient and surgeon need to share a common goal for surgery. If your rhinoplasty was recent, give it time. After the swelling goes down, you may find your results are exactly what you were hoping for. If it has been a year or more and you’re still unhappy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Coan.
If you were a candidate for a first-time rhinoplasty, you might be a good candidate for revision surgery, provided you remain in good health. Men and women with realistic expectations for surgery, are in good health, and are unhappy with previous rhinoplasty results may be good candidates for revision surgery. Come see us and we’ll help you decide if revision surgery is right for you.
Rhinoplasty is always a complex, delicate procedure, and revision surgery is usually even more complicated. Scar tissue can develop after a first-time surgery, complicating the process. Structural problems resulting from a botched rhinoplasty can also make revision surgery challenging. If you have problems from a previous rhinoplasty, your choice of surgeon is critical for a successful procedure. Choose an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon that has extensive experience performing revision surgeries.
Healing from plastic surgery takes time. It can take up to a year for your nose to fully heal after rhinoplasty, although you’ll look and feel better much sooner. We recommend waiting at least a year after rhinoplasty before scheduling a revision surgery. If breathing problems are severe, we may be able to do revision surgery sooner.
Recovery after revision rhinoplasty is similar to recovery after an initial rhinoplasty. Some patients find that recovery is shorter and easier for revision surgery. You’ll need someone to take you home after surgery and to help care for you. Most patients take a week off from work and about 4-6 weeks off from exercise and strenuous activities.
Get your rhinoplasty right the second time around! If you’ve had problems after an initial rhinoplasty, come see Dr. Coan, a top rhinoplasty surgeon in the Triangle area. He is double-board certified and has extensive rhinoplasty experience. If you aren’t in the area and can’t come to CARE Plastic Surgery, look for a plastic surgeon with the following characteristics:
- Experienced plastic surgeon
- Extensive rhinoplasty experience
- Board certification
Patient reviews and testimonials are valuable tools for evaluating patient satisfaction. Also, look at before and after photos to get a better idea of the type of results you can expect from your rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty becomes more difficult with each subsequent surgery. Choose your surgeon carefully and get the results you deserve.
Schedule your revision rhinoplasty consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery today and we will help you achieve the results you originally hope for.Return to Overview