Most people have reservations about undergoing cosmetic surgery. Even if you’re working with the most experienced surgeon deploying the most advanced technology, it can still feel like a leap into the unknown. And that trepidation can be seriously amplified if you’ve already had a negative experience.
The problem is that rhinoplasty can be hard to get right. It is a very precise art. And with many Brits going overseas to seek low-cost cosmetic surgery, you can find yourself facing an uncomfortable and unhappy surgical experience. Or, worse, results that leave you deeply unhappy. And that’s where revision rhinoplasty can come in.
What Do You Need to Know About Revision Rhinoplasty?
What is revision rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is the process of rectifying the results of previous nose surgery. The way this is managed will depend upon your original procedure type and the problems you wish to address. Revision rhinoplasty can be carried out by your original surgeon, or you may wish to seek a more experienced professional.
Why would you need revision rhinoplasty?
There are four main reasons why you might consider revision rhinoplasty.
The primary concern of any cosmetic surgeon is to ensure that no procedure impacts the function of the body. The difficulty with rhinoplasty is that any changes to the nasal passages hold the potential to effect breathing. So, sometimes it becomes necessary for a minor adjustment to take place to ensure proper breathing from your nose.
There are a number of changes in appearance that can occur following rhinoplasty. This might be a lack of symmetry, pinching, or that the reshaped nose doesn’t quite work with the rest of your facial features, making the adjustment too obvious or distracting.
A failure to meet expectations
Prior to any rhinoplasty, your surgeon should work with you to discuss not only what you want from your surgery, but what is realistically possible. Part of this process will be the use of technology to create an AI impression of what your nose will look like post-surgery. And how it will change the overall look of your face. If your surgery has not been able to give you the results you were hoping for, or the real-life result is not what you had believed it would be, you may wish to consider revision rhinoplasty.
To correct damage
Throughout the rhinoplasty healing process, the nose is very sensitive to pressure. If you accidentally bump it in the first few weeks following surgery, it can dramatically impact the finished result. Other things, such as high impact exercise or swimming, or even having a heavy cold, have the potential to impact the long-term shape of your nose in the first few weeks. Revision rhinoplasty can be used to correct that damage.
Is revision rhinoplasty the same as the initial surgery?
Revision rhinoplasty has the potential to be a lot more complicated than your initial surgery. This is because the surgery is taking place in an area that has already been operated upon, and may include scar tissue and changes to skin thickness and texture. In some cases, fillers may be the best solution. In others, open rhinoplasty may be required. To ensure the best results, it’s a good idea to work with a surgeon who is highly experienced in this area.
As the name implies, the role of revision rhinoplasty is to correct. Helping you to gain the best possible results from any nasal surgery, it can address both functional and aesthetic concerns. Ensuring that you always have the confidence to face the world and be happy with both the look and feel of your nose.
If you require revision rhinoplasty, book a consultation with Rajan Uppal.