It is unfortunate that not all nose jobs meet the expectations of the patient. This can be due to poor technique used by the surgeon, unrealistic expectations by the patient, or a combination of both. Rhinoplasty is a delicate nose procedure that can change the overall appearance of the face, for better or worse. When a rhinoplasty goes wrong, it may require the abilities of an experienced facial plastic surgeon to perform a revision surgery to achieve the desired results.
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, has earned his reputation as one of the best facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in NYC by achieving stellar results for his patients. Every cosmetic surgery he performs starts with an honest and realistic conversation with his patient. It is important to Dr. Rosenberg that his patients understand what can be achieved through plastic surgery and what cannot. This is extremely important with complex rhinoplasty revisions to ensure that the results are exactly what the patient desires and expects.
Common Issues Fixed Through Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery
Believe it or not, rhinoplasty revision surgery is much more difficult than original rhinoplasty. In these surgeries, there are often structural defects that need to be repaired, as well as cosmetic concerns. Common issues that patients experience from a poorly planned rhinoplasty include nasal valve collapse, shifting implants, damaged/shifted septum, saddle nose and misshaped cartilage. Many revision nose jobs require cartilage grafts to repair and support the nose structure, as well as reshape the appearance.
In most cases, revision rhinoplasty should not be performed until the first nose surgery has completely healed. This may be several months to a year later. It some cases, irregularities caused by rhinoplasty are not immediately apparent or do not cause issues for years, at which time a revision surgery can be completed.
If you are unhappy with the results of a previous nose job due to functional or cosmetic concerns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg. You will be in expert hands and can expect results that you will appreciate after your disappointing experience.