Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist
Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult cosmetic surgery procedures to perform since just milimetres can make a huge difference in the appearance of the patient. It can also be difficult to determine the exact results patients want, although Dr. Brown prevents a dissatisfactory outcome by speaking to every patient at length before the surgery to pinpoint the particular changes that are desired. He also examines each patient to ensure expectations can be met.
According to the industry average, it is true that many patients seek a secondary nose job procedure to correct undesirable results that occurred from their first procedure. The following are some of the more common problems that patients seek to correct in a revision rhinoplasty:
- A pinched tip, one of the telltale signs of over correction.
- A nose that projects too far from the rest of the face.
- A drooping tip, indicating lack of support from insufficient cartilage.
- A nose that looks "too small", which causes disharmony of facial proportions.
- A nasal bridge that is indented or "scooped out", which means too much bone or tissue was removed. If too little tissue has been removed, then the opposite may result so that a bump on the bridge remains.
- A crooked nose, where it appears twisted in the upper of lower portion.
- Breathing problems, caused by airway blockage.
These issues may all be corrected with a revision rhinoplasty, a procedure that tends to be more complex to perform than a primary one because of damaged, scarred or inadequate tissues. The surgery usually takes longer and is more involved, requiring advanced surgical expertise that Dr. Brown has cultivated over the 25 years he has been a plastic surgeon.
Before Your Second Rhinoplasty, Wait At Least a Year
It is best to wait at least a year before scheduling a secondary nose contouring procedure for several reasons. This allows your body to heal completely so that swelling has subsided and the tissues in the nose are more resilient. It allows scar tissue to soften so that it is more pliable and easier to surgically modify. It also allows your nose to "settle", which is important. Sometimes, concerns following the first procedure resolve themselves once full recovery is completed. There have been many situations where a patient has come in for a consultation for revision rhinoplasty about a problem that gradually corrected itself as their nose healed, making a second procedure unnecessary.
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