How Soon Is Too Soon for Revision Rhinoplasty?

No feature on the human face affects your appearance more than a prominent nose. It takes center stage on feminine beauty or masculine good looks. Unfortunately, many people are self-conscious about their nose’s appearance because of genetics or physical trauma. Still others struggle with the problem of disappointing results. Nose surgery is a procedure that can increase your confidence and make you proud of your appearance.

Rhinoplasty is a particularly delicate plastic surgery, since the nose performs a critical functional and cosmetic role for the body. Therefore, besides a considerable technical skill, your surgeon must have an intuitive sense of aesthetics and artistry to attain the desired outcome.

For various reasons, some rhinoplasty patients might be unhappy with their rhinoplasty results. For example, imagine you were hoping to get rid of a perceived flaw such as a bump. In that case, you should talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty. One of the crucial factors in determining if you should have this procedure is how long it’s been since your original surgery.

Healing After a Rhinoplasty

It’s impossible to tell if your rhinoplasty was a failure right after the procedure, since the entire healing process for nose surgery is about one year. Though recovery following rhinoplasty is gradual, you should still see continual improvement as your nose heals.

Though about 90% of post-rhinoplasty swelling subsides about a month or two after the operation, you can expect nasal swelling to continue for up to a year. While most patients are ready to resume their typical social schedules about two weeks following the surgery, the healing process is different for everyone.

If you feel your rhinoplasty was unsuccessful, consult with your original surgeon about any concerns. Before you consider revision rhinoplasty, make sure your nose has fully healed. Ask your surgeon about the changes you should expect throughout the first year and ways to minimize nasal swelling. Yes, it can be challenging to remain patient during the healing process. However, you don’t want to have another surgery while your nose is still healing!

Reasons Rhinoplasty Fails

If your initial rhinoplasty procedure did not meet your expectations, you can discuss your cosmetic concerns after at least a year of healing. Here are some reasons you might consider having a revision rhinoplasty:

  • Your nose is healing poorly.
  • You are still dissatisfied with the balance among your facial features.
  • You are having trouble with your respiratory function.
  • There was nasal trauma during the healing process.

Some rhinoplasty failures can be the fault of an inexperienced surgeon who took an overly aggressive approach or wasn’t assertive enough. Because rhinoplasty is the most complex plastic surgery, it’s critical to choose a board-certified surgeon who specializes in nose surgery and has plenty of rhinoplasty experience throughout their career.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is sometimes necessary because to improve nose job failures. If you are unhappy with your rhinoplasty outcome, discuss your concerns with the surgeon who performed the nose job or a plastic surgeon specializing in revision rhinoplasty. It’s essential to be upfront with your plastic surgeon about what you expect from the surgery so they can formulate a tailored plan to meet your cosmetic or functional needs.

The potential risk of nose surgery increases with each revision rhinoplasty performed. So, if you were not happy with your original surgeon, find an experienced rhinoplasty plastic surgeon to do the revision. Triple-board certified rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian uses his experience and expertise to perform each revision rhinoplasty procedure. In addition, he helps his patients achieve excellent results by taking the time to listen to their goals and concerns.

Why Choose Dr. Sajjadian?

Your revision rhinoplasty journey will begin with a consultation. At this confidential meeting, Dr. Sajjadian will evaluate your initial condition and ask you questions about your concerns and goals. Then, he incorporates sophisticated imaging technologies to gain a thorough understanding of your nasal structure and to plan for surgery. Finally, he relies on a physical examination and analysis of your aesthetic proportions to devise an individualized, specific treatment plan. He’ll also ensure you have realistic expectations about this surgery’s cost and recovery time.

Depending on your initial condition, he may fix a deviated septum, reduce the enlarged tissues inside the nose and treat nasal obstruction. In addition, Dr. Sajjadian employs advanced techniques to strengthen nose structure and alter nasal shape or size. He can add or subtract to specific nasal areas to deliver aesthetically pleasing results.

He is adept in performing open and closed rhinoplasty techniques. These approaches treat persistent problems with previous rhinoplasty procedures and yield stunning results that help patients look and feel more like themselves.

Does a Revision Always Mean Surgery?

Surgery is not always necessary to fix a failed nose job. Dr. Sajjadian offers non-surgical nose jobs to deliver temporary relief to treat minor irregularities. This minimally invasive solution may be an option if you are not ready for another surgery and want to test-drive what a revision can do.

The procedure employs dermal fillers to shape a more pleasing nose appearance. The process is quick and convenient, about 15 minutes, with no downtime or recovery. The benefits of a non-surgical nose job last approximately nine months. In some cases, a fat graft can provide more permanent results.

Take the Next Step Toward Your Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Sajjadian takes pride in creating a stress-free and comfortable environment at his state-of-the-art clinic in Newport Beach. He has delivered outstanding surgical results to men and women in Orange County because of his artistic eye and commitment to aesthetic excellence. Contact our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation or learn more about available financing options.