Why are Revision Rhinoplasties So Common?

Whether it’s to correct the appearance or functionality of the nose after an initial rhinoplasty procedure, it is important to choose the right facial plastic surgeon to perform the revision rhinoplasty

As a double board-certified & Beverly Hills-trained facial plastic surgeon who focuses exclusively on the face, I can improve the appearance and function of your nose with my team of experts. With my years of experience and training with Dr. Nassif of Botched, I have the skill to help re-shape noses to meet my patients’ goals.

revision rhinoplasty in charlotte, ncWhy Is Revision Rhinoplasty A Common Procedure?

Rhinoplasty is an intricate surgical procedure that involves both functional and aesthetic aspects that take an artistic eye and many years of surgical experience to master – it is considered both an art and science, after all. It is because of this complexity that patients may become unsatisfied with their outcome and, in turn, seek a revision procedure. 

It is a reality of facial plastic surgery that women, men, or teenagers  who undergo a nose surgery procedure will not always be happy with the final outcome of their surgery. It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of patients who undergo cosmetic nose surgery will request a secondary procedure at some point.

Some patients feel that their results look too unnatural and their new nose is not in harmony with the rest of their facial features. They may even have wanted more done and feel underwhelmed with the outcome. Some may encounter worsened asymmetry, while others may have developed new bumps and deviations during the healing process. They are seeking revision rhinoplasty to achieve better cosmetic results.

On the other hand, there are patients who desire revision surgery for functional reasons. After their primary rhinoplasty, they may find themselves suffering from a nasal obstruction, a collapse of cartilage, or excessive scarring.

Another factor affecting the result of a rhinoplasty procedure is miscommunication or a disconnect between the patient’s expectations and that of the surgeon’s. Unlike routine surgeries with concrete objectives (e.g., removing the tonsils or the appendix), rhinoplasty involves a complex combination of the patient’s desires, expectations, and the surgeon’s technique and skill. This simply sets up a situation wherein the patient’s outcome does not always match their aesthetic goals.  

These factors, along with the possibility of an outdated technique, an inexperienced surgeon, and complications that arise during the procedure, can impact the results of a rhinoplasty and become reasons for wanting a revision procedure. 

revision rhinoplasty before and after results in charlotte, NCWhat Can a Revision Rhinoplasty Do For You?

Simply put, revision rhinoplasty is the correction of a previous nose surgery. In some cases, revision rhinoplasty will involve minor corrections that will fine-tune the results of the primary procedure. A revision rhinoplasty can alter the shape, size, and function of your nose. For example, a patient’s first plastic surgeon may not have removed enough tissue and the nose may still appear over-projected or too wide, and the patient still wants a smaller nose. A secondary surgery may address this and achieve the right nose shape. Or, the first surgery may have produced a build-up of scar tissue and the follow-up surgery can resolve that concern. 

revision rhinoplasty results in charlotte, NCDuring your comprehensive rhinoplasty nose job consultation, I will ask you questions and examine your nose to determine what caused your unsatisfactory results.

Because I focus exclusively on the face, it is my goal to provide you with revision rhinoplasty results that are balanced, natural, and aesthetically pleasing.

If you need revision rhinoplasty to improve your breathing, I will examine your nose to identify the blockage. Common areas that cause nasal obstruction are:

  • Septum
  • Turbinate
  • Nasal valves

Any changes in the form of the nose can cause a related change in function. If you are suffering from nasal breathing issues, we can discuss a septoplasty or a deviated septum repair.  We will evaluated both the internal and external nasal valve and ensure they are open.  

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Choosing A Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is widely known as one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures, and a revision rhinoplasty will be even more challenging. The surgery, therefore, should only be performed by a specially-trained and highly-experienced facial plastic surgeon. Base your decision on the surgeon’s experience and credentials, not on the price tag. Usually, the “bargain price” you find may only lead to another “botched” procedure. 

As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, I am solely focused on the aesthetic and functional treatment of the face and nose. I trained with the top facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and brought that expertise back with me to Charlotte. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures that I do, and I do it on a regular basis. I believe this experience and repetition allows me to create exceptional results. I’ve created an all-inclusive center in the Southpark region of Charlotte where patients can have their consultation, surgery, and recovery in one location. This provides the highest level of care, privacy, and safety. 

Schedule A Consultation With Charlotte’s Premier Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Revision rhinoplasty may be one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures to perform, but when done by a skilled and highly trained surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, achieving your dream nose can still become a reality. To learn more about if a revision rhinoplasty is right for you, schedule a consultation at our Charlotte office today.

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