Rhinoplasty surgery is a popular plastic surgery procedure that is more commonly referred to as a nose job. The procedure involves reconstructing the nose in a way that a perspective patient finds more aesthetically appealing. Rhinoplasty procedures are effective in reducing or increasing the size of the nose, changing the angle of the nose and even changing its shape.

The procedure is also used to correct respiratory impediments or congenital disorders that affect the nose like a deviated septum or sinus related problems. If there has been a case where a previous rhinoplasty surgery was not completely successful, then a second procedure can be conducted to correct any problems caused by the first.

What Happens During a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed while a patient is under the effects of an anaesthetic. During the surgery, your surgeon will make incisions in and around the nose to gain access to the underlying tissues and bone. He will then work to correct any issues causing the impediment or defect in the nose. He may work on the mucosal layer inside the nostrils and the supporting bone and cartilage of the nose.

The surgery could involve the removal of some of the bone or cartilage depending on the desired results. In the case of increasing the size of the nose, tissue from another part of the body or synthetically produced, is added.

After the desired results are acquired, your doctor sutures up the incisions and places a splint on the nose. The splint ensures that the nose remains immobile during the healing process.

What Could Go Wrong?

The simplest complication of a rhinoplasty is that the person is not happy with the results he or she may receive. There may also be other complications like minor nose bleeds. In some of these cases it is advisable to get a revision rhinoplasty to correct the complications that may occur.

It is always best to consult a doctor who you trust if you are unhappy with the results or experience any of the mentioned complications. Your doctor will decide accordingly if a revision surgery is required or not. To avoid any such complications, it is best to go to a well-known and qualified surgeon who you have done your research on.

What to Consider When Opting for A Revision Rhinoplasty

A revision rhinoplasty means undergoing a second surgery. There are significant costs involved and the associated risks that come with any surgery. While there are cases where a revision rhinoplasty might be necessary, there may be cases where it is not.

Be very clear and realistic about your desired results before you choose to undergo surgery again. A revision rhinoplasty can prove to be the best option in cases where the first surgery caused severe issues or failed to correct them in the first place.

You may have gone in for a rhinoplasty with the hope of receiving the perfect nose but unfortunately things didn’t go as planned. The nose isn’t quite how you would like it to be or the surgery has caused you some discomfort. Don’t lose heart, consult your doctor and you might just be a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty.

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Contact Dr. Jason Roth, our surgeon, to learn more about a revision rhinoplasty and to find out if you will make a good candidate for the procedure.