Whether you have rhinoplasty surgery for cosmetic reasons or you want to rebuild your nose after an accident or injury, the operation doesn’t always turn out the way you expect. Sometimes revision rhinoplasty surgery is required to achieve the desired results and restore personal happiness.
How can you tell if it’s time for revision rhinoplasty surgery? Here are four common signs:
You’re Having Trouble Breathing
Difficulty breathing through your nose or the sudden development of a snoring problem could indicate your initial rhinoplasty procedure created an obstruction in your nasal passages.
If you find you can’t breathe comfortably or your partner starts complaining of being awakened by your thunderous nocturnal serenade, visit your surgeon to have the problem corrected.
You Want Some Adjustments
Particularly following an accident or a broken nose, you want your face to look “aesthetic” in your own eyes.
Rhinoplasty is a very precise and detailed procedure, and your surgeon will do the best he or she can to create the nose of your dreams. However, you still may wish to have some minor changes made to refine the final appearance. Your surgeon can tell you the appropriate timing for this kind of revision surgery.
Your Nose Shape Changes
It’s not unusual for your nose to change shape over time. While it’s not likely to ever return to the shape it was before your procedure, especially if your surgeon rebuilt the structure, there may come a time when it no longer looks the way you want it to. Realize that the more advanced rhinoplasty techniques strengthen, rather than weaken, the supporting cartilage structures of the nose, reducing the risk of undesirable changes over time.
Keep in mind that it can take up to a year for a rhinoplasty to reach its final result. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your nose post-surgery, check with your doctor to see if what you’re experiencing is normal.
You Get Injured
After being altered, the structure of your nose may be a bit more fragile or prone to damage. This doesn’t mean you have to treat it like fine china, but you should be aware of the increased possibility for injury. Should this happen, get in touch with your surgeon to see what he or she recommends.
If you believe you need a revision rhinoplasty consult with Dr. Epstein. He has many years of experiencing helping patients achieve the natural-looking results they desire through revision rhinoplasty.