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Reasons Patients Have a Second Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the more complicated and delicate facial plastic surgeries, requiring the utmost skill and experience from its surgeons. It has a very high success rate among its patients and the results are meant to last a lifetime. Yet some patients find themselves considering a second surgery to reshape and refine the nasal structure.

There are many different reasons to have Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty — perhaps just as many reasons as there are to have a primary surgery — but these are the most common reasons.

If Your Results Disappoint

Every rhinoplasty patient and his or her aesthetic plastic surgeon plan for the best results. Still, an undesirable outcome can happen when a patient’s expectations were misguided before the initial rhinoplasty procedure. If you were expecting to see larger-scale changes that weren’t physically possible with your nasal structure, you might not like the nose you see after the bandages come off.

Similarly, if you and your facial plastic surgeon weren’t communicating well, the results you have in mind might be way off base compared to reality. In other cases, a facial plastic surgeon might lack the skill or perform cosmetic surgery using outdated techniques. Surgical errors, while rare, do happen and your results might have left you feeling a little let down in the past.

A revision rhinoplasty surgery Beverly Hills is often sought under such circumstances as a second chance at reaching those optimum results. Typically, such revision rhinoplasty patients will turn to another facial plastic surgeon to do what the first could not, so they will carefully choose a reconstructive surgeon with high satisfaction rates for revision rhinoplasty procedures, like those that Dr. Andrew Frankel can provide his patients through second-time-around nasal surgeries.

If You Don’t Have a Natural Appearance

Some patients have a botched surgery or done without the patient’s desired results and they are left with a nose shape that looks unnatural. Revision nose surgery gives these patients another chance to get the dream nose they had in mind. Revision rhinoplasty Beverly Hills can also help those who simply want subtle changes to their facial structure. No matter what the reason for wanting a second nasal surgery is, it can help to achieve their aesthetic goals with healthy, natural-looking results.

Patients may seek a revision rhinoplasty if they are not satisfied with their initial procedure, or to correct nasal breathing issues or other functional problems
Functional reasons, such as difficulty breathing, can be addressed through a second rhinoplasty 

If Your Surgery Led to Complications

The nose is one of the most delicate and intricate areas of the entire human body, which means that only experienced plastic surgeons should ever be chosen to perform any nose job. When a delicate process like this is planned hastily or with a less-skilled surgeon, post-surgical complications may result that require a revision procedure. Some of these unwanted side effects or functional issues: 

  • Bumps or depressions along the bridge of the nose
  • Excess of scar tissue growth
  • A deviated septum
  • A collapsed nasal valve
  • Obstruction of the nasal airways
  • Breathing issues 
  • Sinus Issues

If your previous surgery affected the nasal function, a secondary rhinoplasty must be scheduled to repair the damage or correct the issue. Choose your revision rhinoplasty surgeon wisely to help you plan the quick, safe, and effective surgery you’ll require to achieve a nose that is both cosmetically pleasing and fully functional.

Remember that the proper healing process takes time, and it is important to wait at least a year after the primary nose job before considering a revision. The revision procedure may involve cartilage grafts from other parts of your body or synthetic implants, depending on what needs to be corrected.

If Your Nose Looks Asymmetrical

Asymmetry after rhinoplasty surgery is a common occurrence due to the complex structure of the nose and its intricate anatomy. Revision rhinoplasty Beverly Hills can help to restore facial symmetry, allowing patients to have aesthetic confidence. This procedure can correct any asymmetries caused by the primary surgery and help provide a more balanced look. 

Additional surgery can help to fix nasal injuries caused by accidents 

If You Have a Post-Surgical Nasal Injury

Even the best rhinoplasty results can be destroyed in an instant with any kind of facial trauma or nose injury. Your nose won’t be any more or less vulnerable following surgery, so you take precautions against such damage any time you play contact sports or engage in activities where the facial injury is likely. Patients seek primary rhinoplasty to repair injuries all the time. The same can happen just as easily to post-surgical rhinoplasty patients as well.

In this case, a revisit to your original surgeon might be a smart choice, provided he or she is experienced with revision surgery and confident that your first results can be achieved for a second time. Occasionally, a patient may turn to an expert surgeon who has a higher degree of skill for trauma repair and revision rhinoplasty Beverly Hills CA.

Where to Learn More About Revision Rhinoplasty

To learn more about revision rhinoplasty surgery and its reasons, plan your initial consultation now with a facial plastic surgeon who can help you to achieve your best results.

Dr. Andrew Frankel is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat) and has been recognized for his original research regarding vasculature on the nose and rhinoplasty’s effect on it.

Schedule your appointment today with a world-renowned facial plastic surgery expert to guarantee your best rhinoplasty results. Contact Dr. Frankel’s office, located at 201 Lasky Drive in Beverly Hills, California, by calling (310) 552-2173.

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