Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It’s also one of the most complicated corrective cosmetic procedures. As with any treatment, rhinoplasty does not always go perfectly. A properly executed procedure in expert hands should carry a minor chance of a negative outcome. However, even in the best, most experienced hands, a small percentage of patients may develop an unwanted result.
How long after the initial procedure do I need to wait before I get revision rhinoplasty?
Typically, we recommend that patients wait at least six months to one year before undergoing a revision nose job, because of the length of the healing process for nasal cartilage, bone and skin. To achieve the best revision rhinoplasty results, it’s preferred that you’ve completely recovered from your prior procedure before beginning the process of revising it. However, these are all general timelines. Since each patient and each nose job is distinctive, the timeline for this process can also vary. In some cases, revision rhinoplasties may be performed as early as four to five months following the primary procedure. If you are dissatisfied with your results from a previous rhinoplasty, do not hesitate to contact our Houston practice to schedule a consultation. Once Dr. Siegel examines your nose and reviews your procedure(s), he will figure out the best timing for your particular case.
Can a revision be done for all types of nose surgeries?
Generally speaking, yes. Dr. Siegel is well-versed in a wide variety of rhinoplasty techniques. No matter what type of nose surgery you originally underwent, he will work tirelessly to restore your breathing function, improve your anatomical configuration, and give you a cosmetically pleasing, natural looking result.
How do I know if I should get a nose job revision?
If you are unhappy with the appearance or function of your nose after your rhinoplasty, you should consider a revision rhinoplasty. For example, if you find you have more trouble breathing after this procedure, your nose appears asymmetrical, or the bone appears to be healing incorrectly, your rhinoplasty may need to be fixed. There are many different reasons you might pursue this procedure. If you have any doubts about your original rhinoplasty, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Siegel. He will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.