Rhinoplasty is a popular surgical procedure that’s also known as a nose job. It can change a person’s facial appearance, and the way that they feel about themselves. When such a procedure is undertaken for the first time, it’s known as primary rhinoplasty. Occasionally, however, patients will go on to have further surgical procedures to their nose, and this is called revision rhinoplasty. Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons for revision rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty can be carried out for purely esthetic reasons, or it may be undertaken to resolve a medical or breathing problem. If the primary procedure doesn’t go well, however, it can actually cause breathing difficulties. This may be due to the altered structure of the nose creating an obstruction to the nasal airways. Such patients may experience great difficulty in breathing through their nose, or have chronic snoring problems. Revision rhinoplasty will be required to remove the cause of the obstruction. Dr Becker is double board certified in ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, he is a rhinoplasty specialist. His practice and his entire professional career has been devoted to the treatment of the nose, inside and out.
A Nose That’s Too Wide Or Too Thin
Rhinoplasty is a surgical art that covers many procedures. Two common procedures are widening or thinning of the nose. After the procedure, however, the patient may feel that their nose has been thinned or fattened too much. In that scenario, further rhinoplasty will be needed to reduce the affect of the initial operation, and give the balanced look that they’re looking for.
Rhinoplasty is commonly undertaken because people are unhappy with their appearance, and may see a nose job as a way to boost their confidence and make them feel happier about themselves. If the rhinoplasty procedure doesn’t hit the target, they may seek further rhinoplasty to make more corrections and amendments.
Rhinoplasty, like any surgery, carries a risk with it, so it’s important that patients understand that. If a rhinoplasty operation is botched, it can lead to a person’s facial appearance becoming much worse, rather than better. This can result in psychological trauma, and many patients will be understandably reticent about having further surgery on their nose. Remedial surgery, in the hands of an expert, can rectify the faults caused by botched rhinoplasty, and give the patient the nose that they wanted. To reduce the risk of a botched operation, it’s vital that you check the credentials of your surgeon and only use one who is experienced and has a great reputation such as Dr Daniel Becker, an acknowledged expert in both primary and revision rhinoplasty. In 2013 and 2014 Dr Becker was listed as a Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine for rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. In the 2014 issue of Philadelphia Magazine, he was the only doctor named as a Top Doc for revision rhinoplasty by Philadelphia Magazine.
Before rhinoplasty takes place, patients will have a picture in their mind of how they want to look. When the procedure is over, and the natural swelling and bruising subsides, patients will get their first look at how their new nose will look. On most occasions, they’ll be happy with this. Sometimes, however, they want to go a little further and add a finesse refinement. This could involve narrowing the nostrils or lifting the tip of the nose. Revision rhinoplasty can facilitate this.
Revision rhinoplasty is more complex, and can take longer, than primary rhinoplasty because of the scar tissue and structural changes that may be present. That’s why it should only be undertaken by a specialist such as Dr Becker. Contact him today for more information, or to make an appointment.