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Revision Rhinoplasty – What You Should Know

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By Jerome Edelstein, MD

Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that is designed to correct your nose after a nose job has been performed. Sometimes, you may not receive the results you expected from your procedure and a revision might be needed. On the other hand, you may find that you have trouble breathing after the first surgery is performed and now you need to have the problem corrected.

Below, we will go into more detail about it so you know what to expect.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Common?

Rhinoplasty is an operation of extreme precision, the changes are measured in millimetres and therefore small variations in healing or technique can affect the outcome significantly.  In fact, anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of rhinoplasties will require a revision.

It is important to make sure that you always follow all of the aftercare directions given to you to ensure that your nose does heal properly.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Before you undergo revision rhinoplasty, you want to make sure that you weigh the risks versus benefits of a revision rhinoplasty procedure, as the outcome of a second surgery is less certain than the first. Depending on what needs to be corrected, the second procedure is often more complicated than the first and require more time during surgery. This also means that recovery times may be a bit longer than the first procedure.

If you are unhappy with the results of your first surgery, then you may be a good candidate for the revision procedure.

Choosing Your Surgeon

You need to make sure that you are choosing an experienced surgeon when you undergo revision rhinoplasty as this is not a simple procedure. Your surgeon should have an understanding of why you do not like your result as it is and he or she should understand what it is you expect.

When Should I Have the Revision Done?

You should wait to jump into having a revision surgery until your nose is completed healed and you have contemplated the decision. It is recommended that you wait at least a year before you make a set decision. By this time, your nose will be completely healed and your results will be as they are.

One last thing to keep in mind is that the revision procedure will yield its own results as well and all patients experience a different result. If you are interested in talking about a revision rhinoplasty procedure, contact the professionals at Edelstein Cosmetic today.

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