Some patients are not thrilled about their first-time results from plastic surgery intervention. Whether a result of choosing the wrong surgeon or unrealistic expectations, it is a natural feeling that occurs now and then among patients. This is why it is critical to have a detailed consultation with a skillful and knowledgeable plastic surgeon. There are plenty of other reasons why primary rhinoplasty does not achieve the ideal results for a patient, which is why we provide revision rhinoplasty.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is simply another nose job patients elect to undergo whenever a new problem arises, an existing issue goes untouched, or perhaps to alter the unsatisfactory appearance of the nose. A nose job is a complex procedure and first-time plastic surgery patients generally go into the procedure uneducated about the process. Revision rhinoplasty is performed similarly to the first procedure – the patient will be sedated with anesthesia and the surgeon will make the incisions depending on the existing scar tissue. Provided that the patient chooses the right surgeon, the end result should reshape and adjust breathing quality to the patient’s preference.
Most Common Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty
More often than not, we meet with patients who have visited a previous plastic surgeon and felt uncomfortable with their results. It is recommended to visit a new plastic surgeon because some of us are more experienced than others and we want the best results for you in the long run. We understand your need for a desirable appearance, so today we will share some of the most common reasons why patients seek revision rhinoplasty:
Pinched Nasal Tips
This nasal abnormality is characterized by a very narrow tip of the nose. While it is not common, some men and women are born with this nose shape. However, most pinched nasal tips are the result of a failed initial rhinoplasty.
Pulled Up Nose Appearance
An upturned nose often makes the nose appear smaller than it actually is and can result in the illusion of overly large nostrils. This abnormality is most often a characteristic that people are born with, but it can also be the result of trauma, injury, or even an unsuccessful rhinoplasty surgery. Revision rhinoplasty can correct the appearance of an upturned nose.
Collapsed Nasal Valves
Collapsed nasal valves cause increased resistance of airflow through the nose and can even cause patients to be unable to breathe properly through their nose. This malformation is usually the result of a failed rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty can repair collapsed nasal valves to restore proper airflow and improve appearance.
During some initial rhinoplasty procedures, other plastic surgeons may overcorrect the shape or arch of the nostrils, creating an unflattering look for the patient. Revision rhinoplasty can be used to artfully reshape the nostrils and provide a more pleasing appearance.
Nasal Obstructions Causing Breathing Issues
Unfortunately, some initial rhinoplasty procedures do not go as planned and end up causing nasal obstructions that lead to breathing issues. If you are experiencing breathing issues caused by your first nose job, revision rhinoplasty can be performed to correct these problems.
The columella is the part of the nose that connects the tip to the base. This section of tissue essentially shapes the nose and provides a large part of its structure. When patients are left with a hanging columella after their rhinoplasty, they will see an excessive amount of the columella hanging down. Revision rhinoplasty can provide relief from this unflattering characteristic and give you the nose you’ve been dreaming of.
Polly Beak Deformity
This complication, which can occur after rhinoplasty, is identified when the tip of the nose is pushed downward, giving the appearance of a parrot’s beak. If your first procedure left you with a polly beak deformity, revision rhinoplasty can give you a more aesthetically pleasing nose.
It’s Mostly Women Going Back for Revision Rhinoplasty
The rise of patient satisfaction is duly noted when it comes to finding the best facial plastic surgeon patients trust. Revision rhinoplasty patients are more self-aware of their looks through self image sharing via social media, which is one of many reasons for the significant boost in facial plastic surgery. As per a study from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 13 percent of AAFPRS members surveyed identified patients’ dissatisfaction with their own image in social platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. The majority of patients to be the most likely of candidates for facial plastic surgery were 81 percent women in 2013, two-thirds of which were mothers.
Nevertheless, men are not left out of the equation. Revision rhinoplasty for men can help males maintain a youthful appearance and an attractive nose. Take for example, my recent patient (labeled as Patient 4) displayed here. He was unhappy with the final results of his previous rhinoplasty procedure, which also caused breathing issues. His previous nasal tip remained bulbous and developed Polly beak deformity, a hanging columella and arched nostrils. After revision rhinoplasty and cartilage grafting, his profile sits straighter, the nostrils are no longer arched, and the columella is now lifted.
Considering A Revision Rhinoplasty? Consult With Dr. Nima, Beverly Hills Top Facial Plastic Surgeon In The Area
If you desire to find out how to repair and reshape the nasal structure after your primary rhinoplasty then schedule a consultation for revision rhinoplasty. We will help evaluate your existing nasal appearance and other cosmetic issues.
Contact our Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery clinic at (310) 772-2866 to learn more today!