Last year I had a nose job that I detest. I would like a second procedure done to correct the first, and to give me the nose that I have always wanted. However, I am worried that a second procedure puts me at higher risks for error etc. Is this true? If so, what are the risks?
All surgeries have risks, and you will have to discuss with a specialist the specific risks and benefits in your case to make a decision about what to do. Not all Revision Rhinoplasties are the same – some have smaller risks, and some have greater risks.
What you can do to control the risk to some degree is to choose your surgeon carefully. Once you have chosen a surgeon, have a candid discussion with the surgeon regarding your goals and expectations of surgery. A discussion of the potential complications is critical, so that you understand the risks of a complication. Although most complications are relatively minor and correctable, more serious, debilitating, and uncorrectable complications do occur.
All surgeries have risk. However, one of the ways a surgeon can decrease the risk of complications is by carefully studying and understanding the types of complications that can occur. Dr. Becker has written widely on the subject, having authored numerous chapters, and a textbook, on the subject. Dr. Becker was asked to share his knowledge of rhinoplasty, to help other surgeons understand some of the types of complications that can occur, so that they could possibly minimize the risk of complications in their own practice. Please read this information on the website, www.RevisionRhinoplasty.com