Revision Rhinoplasty: What It Is & How It Works

Unfortunately, some people are not satisfied with the results of their rhinoplasty procedure. When this happens, a revision rhinoplasty may be able to give you the results you desired in your original procedure.

In this post, Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami discusses some of the reasons you should consider a revision rhinoplasty.

Unnatural Appearance

Inexperienced plastic surgeons sometimes take an overly aggressive approach to the rhinoplasty procedure. This can result in an unnatural appearance that makes a person very self-conscious about how their nose looks.

Even skilled surgeons may be inexperienced with some types of ethnic rhinoplasty procedures, which can lead to an artificial-looking nose that the patient is not satisfied with.

Your Nose Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

This situation can come up in two different ways:

  • Your plastic surgeon wasn’t aggressive enough and didn’t give you the dramatic results you wanted.
  • There was a communication failure — your surgeon didn’t understand your expectations for the rhinoplasty procedure.

For example, you may have asked to have a nasal hump eliminated, but the procedure didn’t fully correct the issue. However, you should make sure you’ve given your nose enough time to heal after your surgery, because it can take a year or more for the swelling from your procedure to go away.

Lack of Symmetry or Artistry

The rhinoplasty procedure requires tremendous skill and an artistic touch. If your previous surgeon focuses primarily on other types of procedures, they may not have mastered the finer points of the procedure that take years to appreciate.

Even if the procedure was performed properly, it may look “off” to you if your nose is out of proportion with the rest of your face. During a revision rhinoplasty consultation, your plastic surgeon can help you determine exactly what’s bothering you about your nose and how to correct it.

Functional Problems

If you have a breathing problem or another functional issue after your rhinoplasty, you should consider a revision rhinoplasty to fix the problem. You shouldn’t have to struggle to breathe in order to have a nose that meets your cosmetic goals.

To schedule your revision rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Ghavami, call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 275-1959 today.

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