Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is big decision for most patients. Many have been unhappy with their nose as well as their profile for many years. It can be a devastating experience when rhinoplasty surgery does not meet the expectation of the patient. The reason for this can vary greatly from patient to patient. For some patients the changes were not dramatic enough, for others the changes may have created a new concern. Regardless of the reason, it is important for patients to communicate with the original operating plastic surgeon any concerns or dissatisfaction they may be experiencing. If this is not desirable, or possible Dr. Seify is willing to consult with patients who are considering a revision rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Revision Consider the Facts
Revision rhinoplasty is always a complex procedure. Existing scar tissue can be troublesome and can affect the complexity of the surgery. If a nasal implant was used patients should be prepared to possibly have it removed or exchanged. There could also be a possibility that Dr. Seify may recommend a septoplasty if there are concerns with the nasal breathing passages. If patients are going to consider rhinoplasty revision they should be able to clearly communicate what they do not like about the existing rhinoplasty and what they would like to change.
Rhinoplasty Revision at Newport Plastic Surgery
Patients should be aware that secondary surgeries carry a slightly higher risk for complications. The final results for rhinoplasty surgery are not evident for up to a year so patients will need to be willing to wait to determine final results. Rhinoplasty revision can be successful, but patients must be carefully screened to be sure that they are a good candidate. Dr. Seify is candid with his patients and helps them to understand what he is comfortable with in his own hands. He explains that in some cases it is better to avoid a re-operation and that a new surgery could create a worse situation.