What to Disclose to Your Doctor when Discussing a Revision Rhinoplasty
Are you unhappy with the results of your rhinoplasty? Does your nose seem more crooked now than before surgery? Have you experienced nasal obstruction as a result of your initial procedure?If so, a revision rhinoplasty can help correct the results from your first surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure specifically focused on correcting mistakes or issues from a previous rhinoplasty.
The procedure is complex and requires a surgeon with extensive experience. As a highly experienced, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stein has successfully performed revision procedures with outcomes that better match his patients’ goals. Whether you want to address aesthetic concerns or post-surgical breathing difficulties, Stein Plastic Surgery will work to achieve the optimal appearance and function of your nose.
If you think you’re ready to move forward, take a look at what you should disclose to your surgeon during your consultation to be sure you’re on the same page.
Why You Want Revision Rhinoplasty
When deciding to have revision rhinoplasty, it’s important that you can clearly explain what you’re unhappy with about your prior surgery.
Carefully consider what bothers you about your nose:
Once you’ve discussed what you don’t like about your nose, it’s time to address your desired outcome. Having a surgeon who understands what you want to achieve aesthetically and functionally is crucial.
While it’s a good idea to bring photographs of noses that match what you’re hoping for, it’s important to have realistic expectations. The best nose is one that balances your facial features while achieving your aesthetic goals. Dr. Stein’s intimate understanding of facial and nasal anatomy allows him to help clarify and visualize your goals.
Medical records and consultation notes from your previous surgery can contribute to a successful revision rhinoplasty experience. Previous records contain intricate details that can be used to prepare your new surgical plan.
Is It Right for Me?
If you’re unsatisfied with the outcome of your previous surgery, and more than six months have passed, you may be a good candidate for secondary rhinoplasty. In most cases, it’s recommended that patients wait a full year before requesting a secondary surgery to allow the initial surgery to fully heal.
Revision Rhinoplasty in Raleigh, NC
Stein Plastic Surgery specializes in complex revision rhinoplasty procedures. When you’re ready to make a change, Dr. Stein and a member of his staff will discuss your goals and options with you. During your personal consultation, he’ll determine if you are a good candidate before creating an individualized plan for your surgery and recovery.
Dr. Stein and his team are amazing! It has been 8 weeks since I had my Revision Rhinoplasty, yet I am still a little swollen and my nose is changing everyday but I couldn’t be more happier with my results. AMAZING!!! For years, I was so unhappy with my nose and never wanted to take pictures, but NOW I want to, So thank you Dr. Stein and team!