Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty

By dustinheringer on December 29, 2019


Woman looking at her nose in a mirrorUndergoing a rhinoplasty (nose job) can dramatically enhance your appearance. Just a subtle removal of a bump on the nasal bridge can give your face a greater sense of balance and vibrance. Dr. Dustin Heringer has performed countless rhinoplasty procedures at his offices in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Phoenix, AZ.

Sometimes the initial rhinoplasty does’t yield ideal results, which is when a revision rhinoplasty may be ideal. Let’s discuss the basics of revision rhinoplasty and why patients may want to consider this corrective work.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty refers to a secondary surgery performed after an initial rhinoplasty procedure. The revision allows a plastic surgeon to make corrections to previous cosmetic work when the results are not what they could be.

Revision rhinoplasty is not common for all patients. It’s typically performed when there’s some issue that affects the appearance or condition of the nose.

Mistakes from a Previous Surgery or Surgeon

Revision rhinoplasty is a good option to consider when there were mistakes in the previous rhinoplasty procedure. The surgeon may have not done enough to make the proper cosmetic adjustments, or the approach used was unsatisfactory. In these cases, the revision surgeon has a lot of ability to make improvements.

Problems with Post-Surgical Recovery

If patients have issues with healing, the outcomes of the rhinoplasty could wind up seriously flawed. The nose is delicate after surgery, so even slight pressure could lead to crookedness or unwanted bumps. Rhinoplasty revision can help address these problems that arose after a surgery.

Injury to the Nose After Surgery

Accidents can happen, and it’s not uncommon for someone to suffer a broken nose or some other kind of nasal injury after they’ve undergone rhinoplasty. To correct the damage done to the nose, a revision rhinoplasty can be performed.

Changes to the Appearance of the Nose with Age

As a person gets older, parts of their face can change in unexpected ways even after rhinoplasty. The tip of the nose may dip or droop, or it could become bulbous and asymmetrical. Revision rhinoplasty can address these unexpected changes to our looks that are part of the aging process.

Overall Dissatisfaction with the Initial Rhinoplasty

Sometimes a rhinoplasty is technically successful, but it doesn’t lead to the kinds of outcomes the patient wanted. Rather than remain disappointed or dissatisfied, a patient can undergo a revision rhinoplasty to get the results they’re looking for.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

If you’ve undergone a rhinoplasty and have any issues with the final results or with changes to your nose over time, we can discuss a rhinoplasty revision or touchup work with you. We’ll note your concerns and determine the most ideal course of action.

Before performing revision rhinoplasty, we will be sure to discuss the risks and benefits in full detail so you can make a decision that you are confident about.

Learn More About Revision Rhinoplasty

If you have issues with a previous nasal surgery and want to learn more about rhinoplasty revision, contact a board-certified oculofacial plastic and cosmetic surgeon. You can reach Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery by phone at (480) 949-5990. We look forward to hearing from you.

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