Deciding if it’s time for a Revision Rhinoplasty

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Patients seek a rhinoplasty for a number of different reasons. If you are one of these patients, were you happy with your results? It takes at least a year to see the full results of a rhinoplasty. If you have reached this mark and still wondering whether you’re truly satisfied with your nose job, it might be time to think about revision rhinoplasty. 

Revision rhinoplasties may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Maybe you ended up being dissatisfied with your results, or maybe are dealing with excessive scar tissue or collapsed cartilage, and either way you’ve gotten results that left you unsatisfied. In these cases, revision rhinoplasty may be the next step to achieving the great look that you set out for from the beginning.

Revision rhinoplasty in NYC at Preminger Plastic Surgery may be ideal if you are dealing with:

  • Excessive scar tissue
  • Asymmetry
  • Nasal obstruction interfering with breathing ability
  • Nasal cartilage collapse
  • Minimal post-op changes not to your liking
  • Overall dissatisfaction with surgical results
  • An injury that manipulated nose after the previous rhinoplasty

Many, if not all, of these issues could be avoided by always choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon that is experienced in rhinoplasty. It is also important to discuss these concerns among any others that you may have, with your surgeon before your surgery. This way, you have a clear understanding of what to expect following your procedure.

However, if you are considering revision rhinoplasty, keep these factors in mind.

Before considering a revision rhinoplasty, be sure that you’ve given your nose enough time to heal and fully show the results of your surgery. In most cases, it can take about a year and a half before the full effects of your rhinoplasty are revealed. It is because of this that surgeons advise that you wait at least this long before receiving a revision rhinoplasty unless it is due to an emergency circumstance.

Be sure also to ask your Manhattan plastic surgeon about how much scar tissue to expect following your revision. You will want to find out if your revision rhinoplasty will be performed using an open or closed surgical approach.

If there is something specific about the look of your nose that you are dissatisfied with, be sure to discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Revision rhinoplasty should result in exactly the nose that you have always wanted. You can achieve this by making sure that you choose only a board-certified plastic surgeon, and choose one skilled and experienced in rhinoplasty.

Revision Rhinoplasty in Manhattan

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is a boutique practice dedicated to serving all of your aesthetic plastic surgery needs. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger’s goal with all of her patients is to provide you with a truly individualized treatment plan that reflects your personal cosmetic surgery goals. For more information, please call us at 212-706-1900.