Sunday, January 10, 2016

Should I have Revision Rhinoplasty?

Although recovery from rhinoplasty is typically not painful, it can be uncomfortable. Nose job surgery is not the type of surgery you want to have a second time. I always tell my revision rhinoplasty consultations that it takes a lot of courage to come back into the office of a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon for a botched nose job consultation. It’s difficult as you expected a certain outcome and when those expectations are not met, it can be quite frustrating. One can become disenchanted with the whole plastic surgery process and just not desire to make any further changes.

You may have breathing difficulty after nose surgery that requires a revision rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum, valve collapse, or enlarged turbinates. You may also have cosmetic concerns that you would like addressed with revision rhinoplasty. Whether the nose is crooked, there is a residual hump, or it is left too wide, you are not happy with results after rhinoplasty.

It is important to seek a rhinoplasty surgeon with experience, expertise, and the proper qualifications to address your cosmetic and your functional needs (if necessary). A top rhinoplasty surgeon will be able to assess and examine your nose and truly let you know if they feel improvement is possible with your nose. Revision rhinoplasty patients should understand that improvement is the goal with another surgery. Although perfection is always sought by most plastic surgeons, with revision rhinoplasty, improvement has to be accepted.

Dr. Funk is a revision rhinoplasty expert in Houston, TX.