Are You a Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the second most-popular cosmetic surgery procedure for U.S. men and among the top 10 plastic surgery procedures requested by women.
Overall, rhinoplasty came in 6th in the national ranking of most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., according to statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Unfortunately, many of the people who undergo a “nose job” are not as pleased with the results as they hoped to be. Plastic surgery to reshape the nose (rhinoplasty) is a complex procedure that requires expert knowledge, highly-practiced skill, delicate technique, and a flair for the artistic. New York facial plastic surgeons with Dr. Edward Kwak’s superior surgical skill and experience devote a fair amount of their practice to correcting the surgical work of less skilled plastic surgeons.
A nose job “redo,” called revision rhinoplasty, can be performed to correct a poorly-performed nose job; however, not everyone is a candidate for revision rhinoplasty. Patients who are considering having a botched nose job repaired should discuss their appearance goals with a highly-experienced, licensed New York facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kwak. In evaluating a candidate for revision rhinoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon will consider the following factors:
- 1. How long ago your plastic surgery procedure was performed. The patient’s nose must be completely healed from the original rhinoplasty procedure before revision rhinoplasty can be performed. This can take up to a full year; sometimes longer for the sensitive tip of the nose.
- 2. The part of your nose that you are dissatisfied with and how you would like it to be changed. Grafts or implants may be necessary to correct a poorly-performed nose job, particularly if nasal cartilage was involved in the original procedure.
- 3. The condition of the individual’s nasal structure.