The most important thing to know about a revision rhinoplasty or nose job is that the procedure is much more complex and unpredictable than if a nose were never operated upon. This is because the anatomy is distorted, deficient, and always affected by scar tissue formation. The goal of revision rhinoplasty is to improve the shape and function of the nose. This often involves the request for improved symmetry, fixing the shape of the nose tip, and other contour improvements that will make the patient happy. At Westlake Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best Revision Rhinoplasty Austin has to offer.
At Westlake Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX, we can give you a personalized consultation to determine whether revision rhinoplasty is right for you. Fortunately, in experienced hands, a revision rhinoplasty often consists of minor changes after an otherwise successful procedure.
A revision rhinoplasty or secondary nose job is an additional nose surgery on a patient who is dissatisfied with the cosmetic results of their initial procedure and may be having airway obstruction with difficulty breathing. A rhinoplasty is a challenging procedure and requires great experience and expertise. The most common cause of patient dissatisfaction after rhinoplasty is the inability of a surgeon to meet a patient’s expectations or, worse, a patient having undesirable results due to faulty technique, often related to inexperience
Undergoing a revision rhinoplasty can be very fulfilling as it can provide you with something closer to your original hope. How successful a secondary nose surgery is depends very much on the complexity of your nose, surgeon experience, and patient expectations. Fortunately, many of those who seek revision rhinoplasty can and do benefit from additional surgery.
Even in the best of hands, the results from revision rhinoplasty are not guaranteed. The greater the problem, the higher the risk of surgery limitations and complications. If you are seeking relatively minor changes to your nose, you may want to consider the advice “the enemy of good is better.” This means sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. If you are certain you need revision, you must be in good health and understand the expected results of this type of surgery.
For relatively minor changes, many surgeons who routinely perform rhinoplasty are qualified. However, when there are significant issues associated with your nose, the need for an expert is warranted. The best advice for patients seeking secondary rhinoplasty is to visit with several experienced surgeons and consider their assessment and plan of action. Experience matters, and those surgeons who perform the procedure regularly can be expected to have higher success rates. Avoid those surgeons with little experience or interest in this complex undertaking so you avoid disappointment or worse. The best time to consider secondary nose surgery is after the tissues heal following the first surgery—this may be a year or two, depending on circumstances.
In most cases, a revision rhinoplasty is performed using general anesthesia with either an open or closed approach. Cartilage grafting from the nose or ear may be necessary.
The recovery from secondary nose surgery is often a bit longer than the first time. Other than that, you can expect the process and time to see results to be very similar to your initial surgery.
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With a skilled surgeon, you should experience no more discomfort after this procedure than your original surgery; however, recovery may take a bit longer.
The main risk is that the patient may still not be happy with the result. Even in the best of hands, the ideal result and patient satisfaction are not guaranteed.
Yes, revision rhinoplasty is a permanent treatment.
Depending on the weight of the frames, anywhere from two to six weeks.
The costs of secondary nose surgery from a different surgeon can be relatively costly due to the complex nature of the surgery and the experience required.
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