A secondary surgery, called a revision rhinoplasty, is carried out when the patient’s initial rhinoplasty outcome is not satisfactory. Before a patient can receive a revision rhinoplasty, they must completely recover from the original procedure, which could take between six months to a year. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides revision rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
Why Seek Revision Rhinoplasty?
Patients may desire a revisionary surgery for a variety of reasons, the most common being they are not happy with the appearance of their nose after their first operation. Another major reason for seeking a revision rhinoplasty is if the initial surgery didn’t address any functional problems, like difficulty breathing, or if those problems arise after the initial operation.
When is a good time to begin seeking revision rhinoplasty?
If you have any issues following your surgery that affect your ability to breathe, make sure you tell your surgeon right away. During follow-up visits, tell your doctor about any concerns or dissatisfactions with the results of your surgery. It is necessary to remember that the swelling of the nose after rhinoplasty could take between six months and a year to go away, making it hard to see the final results until after that period. Depending on the extent of your procedure, the swelling in different parts of the nose can heal at different speeds – for example, the bridge may be less swollen before the tip of the nose. After the swelling is completely gone, it is appropriate to begin considering having another rhinoplasty if you are still not satisfied with the outcome.
Board Certification Matters
Taking the time to select a physician who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery will provide you with an advantage. The American Board of Plastic Surgery only grants certification to those surgeons who have demonstrated exceptional skills and completed thorough training. When researching surgeons, remember that plastic surgeons have a more extensive education than cosmetic surgeons. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides revision rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
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