Should You Spend the Money for Revision Surgery?

In most cases plastic surgery patients are overwhelmingly pleased with their results. It is indeed rare that patients feel the need for a revision following plastic surgery. However, it is important for patients to realize that in some cases a revision may be needed. Dr. Seify discusses the possibility of revisions with patients prior to their plastic surgery procedure. Revisions are also addressed in the informed consent paperwork and preoperative appointment that is provided prior to surgery. For patients who have had surgery with another plastic surgeon and do not wish to return or are unable to return to the original plastic surgeon, it can be a challenge when deciding whether to invest in having revision surgery. Whether the patient is dissatisfied with a rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, or liposuction surgery it is likely that they are considering what they have invested already. From a financial perspective it can be disappointing after investing thousands of dollars and still being unhappy or dissatisfied with the results. Patient should consider their level of dissatisfaction, the likelihood of acceptable correction, and the overall additional investment that will be required. In some cases having a subsequent revision surgery performed  will only yield a slight improvement. In these cases patients need to decide if the investment is worth a slight improvement. In other cases the revision surgery can provide a dramatic improvement. In these cases the investment is likely to be worth it because it will provide the end result that was intended originally. Psychologically it is easy for the patient to blame themselves or the plastic surgeon when the result is not as expected. The decision to proceed with revision plastic surgery should be viewed as an active solution. It is perfectly normal for patients to be apprehensive when having revision surgery especially after experiencing results that were dissatisfying. Dr. Seify explains to patients who are seeking revision surgery the benefits and risk associated with the surgery. While this decision is ultimately up to the patient Dr. Seify is committed to helping the patient make the best decision while considering the health aspects, financial impact, and aesthetic results the patient can expect. Patients who are considering cosmetic revision plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

 

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