Many people undergo rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, are unhappy with their results and seek additional treatment to achieve the results they desire. Unsatisfactory results may occur because of a complicated condition, poor communication between patient and surgeon, or because of the patient’s natural healing abilities.
In most cases, it is recommended to wait at least a year after the initial procedure before undergoing revision rhinoplasty, as full healing should be complete in order to achieve a successful revision procedure. This also allows patients to evaluate the full results of their rhinoplasty procedure before making the decision to undergo additional surgery.
Revision rhinoplasty is often more complex than a primary rhinoplasty, as there may be less cartilage available and a graft from the patient’s own body or a donor may be required in order to create the desired shape and proportion of the nose. Incisions for this procedure can usually be made in the nose to conceal any scarring.
It is important to choose a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to perform your revision procedure, and to ensure a clear understanding of your goals for surgery in order to achieve the most successful results.