Not every ‘nose job’ results in picture perfect results. Although it may be hard to admit, some Rhinoplasty procedures do not turn out as planned; they may even make an existing situation worse. What could ultimately cause a Rhinoplasty to require corrective intervention?
The top reasons for a Revision Rhinoplasty:
1. The original Rhinoplasty expectations were unrealistic
If a patient is not fully aware of the possibilities and limitations of their Rhinoplasty, the final results may not meet their expectations. While your cosmetic surgeon can make incredible changes to your nose, he is not a magician.
2. The Rhinoplasty produces undesirable results
If you choose a doctor that is inexperienced or unqualified, your Rhinoplasty may end with less than desirable results; too much or too little may be removed, the structure of the nose may be malpositioned, and the nostrils may end up overly large or small. While the healing process sometimes goes differently than planned, sticking with a Board Certified cosmetic surgeon will be guarantee the best results.
3. The projected Rhinoplasty results were too difficult to obtain
If dramatic changes are needed, a first Rhinoplasty may not be able to fully achieve the preferred results during that first go-round. An experienced, expertly trained cosmetic surgeon will be able to tell you this upfront; it should not be a surprise.
4. Breathing difficulties occur
The Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most delicate and difficult cosmetic procedures performed today. At times, unexpected swelling, scar tissue, or changes in structure can cause breathing problems or chronic stuffiness after a Rhinoplasty. A Revision Rhinoplasty can correct functionality, as well as aesthetic problems.
Take your time before making the final decision to revise your original Rhinoplasty. It will take about 12 months to heal, the swelling to completely subside, and the scar tissue to soften. Once you are able to clearly see the results, and get the opinion of the best Rhinoplasty surgeon available, you will be prepared to make plans for a revision surgery.
The important thing to remember, with careful planning, the results from your revision Rhinoplasty can meet or exceed your original expectations. Only trust your appearance to the top Rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Paul Vitenas is Board Certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery and has been performing Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty for 22 years. Call our office at 281.484.0088 to set up your complementary consultation appointment.