Is Rhinoplasty Permanent or Is Revision Often Necessary?

Rhinoplasty is a permanent surgical procedure to alter the look or function of your nose. Unfortunately, sometimes the procedure may require revision as the healing process determines the outcome of the surgery. This can leave some patients unsatisfied with their results. When this occurs, revision rhinoplasty may be needed. Everyone should try to do everything he or she can do to skip the revisions and get the best results the first time. If you’re considering rhinoplasty, or if you’re in need of revision rhinoplasty, keep reading. These tips will help you find the right surgeon for the best results the first time around.

When Is Revision Rhinoplasty Necessary?

If you’re not satisfied with the results of your rhinoplasty, a revision surgery may be the solution. Dr. Sajjadian recommends that patients wait at least a year (this gives the nose time to fully heal and for all swelling to subside). Revision rhinoplasty can be used to correct both aesthetic and functional issues after a previous rhinoplasty.

The Importance of Choosing a Surgeon

Choosing a surgeon is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when preparing for rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty. How do you find a great surgeon? Keep reading.

Tips for Choosing a Surgeon for Your First Rhinoplasty

If you’re preparing for an initial rhinoplasty, you can greatly reduce the chances of needing revision rhinoplasty by choosing the right surgeon. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon with passion for doing rhinoplasty (Dr. Sajjadian is one of only a few triple board certified surgeons) with extensive experience performing nasal surgeries. Read reviews. Ask questions. Look at photos of their past work. This isn’t a time to make a hasty decision.

Choosing the right surgeon is important for all patients, but especially those with an ethnic heritage. Non-Caucasian noses have a unique nasal structure and require a skilled hand for successful results. Look for a surgeon who specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty such as Middle Eastern, Asian or Hispanic rhinoplasty.

Tips for Choosing a Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure (much more so than a first rhinoplasty). Patients often feel discouraged and frustrated, with many wondering if a second surgery will help anything. Additionally, there may be scarring or damage to the nasal structure from the first surgery. A highly skilled surgeon is needed. Dr. Sajjadian combines his advanced surgical skill with some state-of-the-art imaging technologies to ensure the best possible result for each patient. It is important to have realistic goals as to what is or is not possible.

If you’re preparing for rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, choose your surgeon carefully. Often you can avoid the need for revision by choosing a highly skilled surgeon for your initial surgery. Contact us today for your appointment with Dr. Sajjadian.