You might feel disappointed if you need a revision after plastic surgery, but know that this procedure can help you look and feel better in the long term. People seek revision rhinoplasty for several cosmetic and non-cosmetic reasons. Regardless of the reasons for your rhinoplasty revision, you will need an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon to get the best results.
What are some signs that you may be ready for rhinoplasty revision? Read on to find out.
Signs You May Need Revision Rhinoplasty
Discuss your reasons for revision rhinoplasty with a plastic surgeon to see if it’s the right option for you.
Your Results Are Not Aesthetically Pleasing
A common reason people seek revision surgery is that they are unhappy or underwhelmed by their original rhinoplasty results. You may feel like your results don’t look natural, they are not what you envisioned, or your nose is not in balance with the rest of your features. Rhinoplasty is a complicated procedure; your prior surgeon may not have had the necessary experience to achieve your desired results.
When seeking revision rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, make sure your plastic surgeon understands your current concerns and what you hope to achieve with a revision. Because revision rhinoplasty is even more complex than an initial rhinoplasty, it’s essential you choose a plastic surgeon who is experienced and skilled in revision techniques.
You Have Functional Nose Issues
You may have breathing problems or sleep issues due to an improperly healed nose job or other issues with the initial surgery. Functional nose issues can impact your life and lead to other health conditions, so it’s important to seek revision surgery as soon as possible with a revision expert.
Your Results Changed Over the Years
Patients sometimes achieve the best rhinoplasty results possible, but the natural aging process, injury, or other factors affect their results. For example, the passing of years can cause the skin to become “heavier, glandular, and vascular, which further will cause the nasal tip to droop,” affecting the appearance of your nose. Depending on the age of your rhinoplasty, it may be time for a revision so that you can feel confident again.
What Can I Do To Avoid Revision Rhinoplasty?
You can take several actions to reduce the need for revision surgery. One of the most important steps is to follow your plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions. Following their instructions will ensure you heal properly from your surgery and achieve effective and aesthetically pleasing results.
After you have healed from your rhinoplasty, focus on your skin’s health and protect it from the sun when you go outdoors. Strong and healthy skin will help preserve your rhinoplasty results longer.
Although most people would prefer to avoid revision rhinoplasty, in some cases, it’s unavoidable. When considering a surgeon for correction, review their credentials and experience with rhinoplasty revision. This before-and-after gallery features our patients who successfully improved cosmetic and non-cosmetic issues with a revision.