How to Know When You Need a Revision Rhinoplasty
Posted on November, 07, 2022 by Dr. Paquet in Revision Rhinoplasty, Surgical Procedures,
Rhinoplasty is the most popular facial cosmetic surgery performed each year. However, rhinoplasty is a very complicated procedure and complications are more common than you might think. If you’ve experienced complications like unsatisfactory results or trouble breathing, then a revision rhinoplasty is your best option. Selecting an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to ensure great results from revision rhinoplasty, so here’s what to know about it and whether it’s time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Christian Paquet.
What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to improve the initial rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty is typically an even more complicated procedure than primary rhinoplasty – it usually involves managing scar tissue, cartilage, and blood supplies that were addressed in the first procedure. The goal of revision rhinoplasty is to reverse complications and achieve the intended results of the initial surgery.
Why Would Someone Need Revision Rhinoplasty?
There are numerous reasons why patients need a revision rhinoplasty. Plastic surgeons are not always to blame – even with an experienced and qualified surgeon, complications or injuries can still occur. However, unqualified plastic surgeons can also be the cause of a revisional procedure. Typically, patients opt for a revision rhinoplasty because of the following complications:
- The bone or cartilage was wrongly removed
- During the initial rhinoplasty surgery, the bone and cartilage were not removed correctly
- The nose is healing improperly and has scars
- Trauma or injury affected the nose
- Cartilage grafts having been displaced
- Your desired outcome was not met
- Breathing problems persist
Choosing a Qualified Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon
It’s always best to select a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty. In some cases, it’s best to select a new surgeon from the one who performed your initial rhinoplasty since revisional procedures can be their own field of expertise. Make sure to ask your plastic surgeon about revisional procedures they’ve performed in the past and how they’ll ensure against complications in the future.
Schedule a Consultation
Revision rhinoplasty can seem daunting but Dr. Paquet can help you feel confident in your decision to undergo a revisional procedure. To learn more about your options, contact our Phoenix, AZ office by calling or filling out our online form.