As a leading rhinoplasty specialist, Dr Daniel Becker is often asked if he can help people who’ve had a rhinoplasty procedure that they didn’t like from another surgeon. They want to know if the problem can be remedied, and what to expect. The good news is that revision rhinoplasty can make a big difference, in the hands of an expert. Let’s take a look at what revision rhinoplasty is, what to expect from it, and who to turn to if you’re looking for revision rhinoplasty.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is designed to remedy faults that have been left behind by initial nose job procedures, known as primary rhinoplasty. People who have already had a botched rhinoplasty operation may understandably be wary about having further operations on their nose, but in the right hands it can make a real difference to both the way they look, and the way they feel about themselves.
Why Is Revision Rhinoplasty Needed?
There are two main reasons why people may be unhappy with their initial operation: these are for esthetic and functional reasons. Most people have rhinoplasty because they are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, and this is impacting upon their self-confidence. If the primary operation goes wrong, however, they can be left with a nose that looks worse than it did before. It could be that the nose is now too thin or too thick, or that the tip is too pointed. Failed rhinoplasty can also cause structural damage to the nose, and this can have an adverse effect on a patient’s health. It could be that their breathing is impaired. If this happens, remedial help should be sought immediately.
What To Expect From Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision Rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure than primary rhinoplasty, due to factors including scar tissue within the nose and structural changes to the nose, as well as the psychological effect upon a patient. For this reason, revision rhinoplasty procedures will typically take longer than the initial rhinoplasty, and recovery times can also be extended. Nevertheless, the results can be striking. The surgery can not only reverse the effect of the failed rhinoplasty operation, it may be able to give them the nose that they were looking for initially.
Who Should Carry Out A Revision Rhinoplasty Operation?
Because revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than primary rhinoplasty, it should only be carried out by a specialist in the field. Dr Becker is a renowned revision rhinoplasty expert, and has written a text book on the subject: ‘Revision Rhinoplasty’ by Daniel G. Becker and Stephen S. Park. Revision rhinoplasty is his passion, and he’s dedicated time and energy to learning about the mistakes that can happen, and how to rectify them. At an initial consultation, he discusses the problems with his patients and uses the latest computer imaging software to show the effects that could be achieved with their nose. If you’ve had a botched rhinoplasty, don’t suffer in silence. See his website (www.therhinoplastycenter.com ), and particularly the video testimonials from his patients… Contact Dr Becker for more information, or to make an appointment.