A rhinoplasty (also known as a “nose job”) often yields expected and desired results. However, in some cases – especially in the hands of a surgeon who isn’t very experienced in this procedure – the results are less than ideal. If this occurs, a revision rhinoplasty can be performed.
In this blog, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Romo III of Romo Plastic Surgery explains the results you can expect from a revision rhinoplasty.
What is revision rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that’s performed to revise a previous rhinoplasty. It’s also sometimes called revision rhinoplasty or a second rhinoplasty.
This type of surgery is usually needed because it was over resected and the nose looks overdone and not aesthetically pleasing.
In addition, this type of rhinoplasty can be used to improve a previous procedure that caused problems such as breathing difficulties or a nose that didn’t or doesn’t now fit well with the rest of your face.
What makes it different?
This type of surgery can be very difficult to perform and is a much more complex procedure than a primary rhinoplasty.
Your surgeon may have to deal with issues such as scarring, collapse of tissues, and inadequate bone or cartilage. A great deal of skill and experience is needed to ensure that the desired functional breathing and cosmetic result is achieved.
What makes Dr. Romo different?
Dr. Romo often receives referrals from other doctors and has performed hundreds of revision rhinoplasty procedures on men, women, and teenagers as well as many ethnic rhinoplasty procedures. He uses advanced computer imaging to give the patient an idea of what the nose can look like, if achievable.
What can I expect?
Afterward, you may have some swelling and bruising, and you should expect your potential recovery and downtime to last about 10 to 14 days. However, you may be able to return in work in a week.
If you’ve had a primary rhinoplasty that needs to be revised, make an appointment today for a consultation with Dr. Romo of Romo Plastic Surgery. Dr. Romo utilizes the best, most effective techniques for each individual patient’s needs. He’ll consult with you and make sure you have a clear idea of the results you expect