We all know what a nose job entails, and maybe you know a few people who’ve had one. If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you have had this surgery yourself. In performing rhinoplasty, a plastic surgeon can reshape the nasal structure to balance facial features, open breathing passages, or both.
This surgical procedure recontours the dimensions and external lines of the nose without compromising vital structures. But not every surgery does what it’s supposed to. Perhaps you’ve undergone nose surgery and are less than pleased with the results. Revision rhinoplasty is the art of correcting the original rhinoplasty because the surgery fell short of delivering your desired outcome.
Because rhinoplasty is the most complicated of all cosmetic plastic surgeries, you must seek a skilled surgeon who can either build on the previous operation’s limited success or alter its failure. Let’s talk about that for a moment.
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Know Your Nose, Know Your Surgeon
We live in an era of instant gratification. When we want answers to questions, we rush for our phone, laptop, or tablet and get an answer within a few seconds. However, despite all the information available, many people aren’t patient enough to do their homework. Not all surgeons are the same, which is one reason too many people seeking a nose job choose the wrong surgeon.
Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons must commit to upholding some of the most stringent training requirements in medicine. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian offers multiple cosmetic procedures, but specializes in rhinoplasty.
Don’t get confused by the deluge of information available. Take time to do your research. If you’ve had a nose job already and are seeking a revision, you understand why this is paramount. Unfortunately, there’s no law preventing unlicensed and inexperienced surgeons from attempting to make a living by cutting corners and cost.
One of the top reasons given for choosing these surgeons is impatience. Patients who want a quick fix rush into the procedure without doing research. If a low-cost rhinoplasty deal looks too good to be true, it is. The same holds true for revision rhinoplasty.
What Makes Rhinoplasty So Tricky?
Rhinoplasty must address two crucial factors to be successful. It must simultaneously improve aesthetics and functionality. Of course, you want your nose to be your desired size, shape, and proportion, but if a nose job compromises your ability to breathe or smell, you’ll have much more to worry about than your appearance.
The nose demands attention to detail and an extensive understanding of facial anatomy. For these reasons, rhinoplasty is much more exacting than other cosmetic surgeries, and a revision takes the complexity to the next level.
Rhinoplasty is under extreme scrutiny, and the foremost critic should be you. Only you will determine the results you achieve. Not your friends, your significant other, or your medical team can say what’s right for your face. You are the leading player in this process, and you must demand success.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty
If you’ve been through the rhinoplasty process, this blog post should refresh your memory. Or, perhaps your previous surgeon didn’t take the time to thoroughly consult you on the process and what to expect. The chief goal is to make women and men feel good about their facial appearance and nose function. Perhaps that means a cleaner profile or the elimination of a hump or bulbous tip.
In some cases, Dr. Sajjadian needs to add cartilage to the nasal structure to correct damage. He can use grafted cartilage from a predetermined area to create or support structure.
If an earlier surgery has left the nasal passage obstructed, a revision can help there, too. Restoring airflow through the nostrils by nasal obstruction surgery can be part of the revision process.
Understanding the Procedure
To start, Dr. Sajjadian will discuss any cosmetic or functional concerns you have with your nose. He will explain in detail his approach to correct your nasal flaws and nose appearance. Changes in cartilage, tissue tone, and texture make revision surgery challenging, even for experienced surgeons.
If necessary, because of surgical limitations, Dr. Sajjadian may use dermal fillers to add volume and smooth profile lines as part of the process. But revision surgery’s primary goal is to reshape existing cartilage and tissue for a natural, balanced appearance.
Recovery and Results
After your revision rhinoplasty, you’ll undergo a recovery process akin to the experience you had after your original surgery. There will be some initial bruising and swelling, but most patients will notice a visible change soon after the revision. Recovery can last for weeks, but you should be able to return to work within two weeks after surgery.
Dr. Sajjadian’s rhinoplasty revisions will improve the initial surgery’s results. He can restore functional and aesthetic issues, and your results should leave you pleased. It’s critical to maintain realistic expectations, which Dr. Sajjadian will explain in detail during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Sajjadian
Rhinoplasty is a personal decision, and everyone’s experience is different. Newport Beach’s Dr. Ali Sajjadian will personally consult with you to discuss your goals, answer your questions, and address your concerns. Your consultation will involve a detailed medical examination and conversation about revision rhinoplasty’s pros and cons.
When you’ve decided to proceed, our professional and caring staff will support you throughout your journey. Find out what’s possible when you contact our Newport Beach, CA, surgical center. Call (949)-515-0550 today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to view Dr. Sajjadian’s before-and-after gallery to see the results he’s created for his real-life rhinoplasty patients.
Also, be sure to visit Dr. Sajjadian’s gallery and connect with him on both of his Instagram accounts @rhinoplastybysajjadian and @sajjadianplasticsurgery. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, and RealSelf pages.