The holiday season is in full effect, and what a better time to talk about redesigning your nasal structure for the new year. You may be thinking of some of the flaws that occurred after recovery from your primary rhinoplasty and feel the need to correct them. While many of us attempt to resolve our nasal humps, uneven nostrils and saddle noses, there are also a number of issues that cause damage from your initial nose surgery. Plastic surgeons know how difficult it is to successfully complete a nose job, fortunately Dr. Grigoryants has years of experience in revision for patients with continuous or newly developed issues. Those in need of help turn to him for guidance around this time of year for correction of poorly executed rhinoplasty surgeries.
Revision rhinoplasty, or revision nose surgery, is offered to those who experience a need for repair or continued maintenance for a previous nose surgery. Patients are not always upset or accuse their previous plastic surgeons for botched nose jobs, rather they wish to receive a second helping of correction to maintain proper function and cosmetic results. Revision nose surgery is performed for multiple reasons, including:
- Correction of asymmetry or depressions
- Replace implants or cartilage grafts
- Restore normal breathing
- Make the nose smaller and narrower
- Correct droopy nasal tips
How Long Should I Wait for Revision Nose Surgery?
It is important for patients to know when to return or seek further assistance after primary rhinoplasty. About a whole year is required in order for a person’s nose to completely heal. The skin and softer tissues shrink down to size and swelling reduces after recovery. Roughly patients should consider waiting a minimum of a year to observe the outcome of their new appearance.
After a first rhinoplasty, the structure of the face becomes altered and different than its initial shape. The nose now has scar tissue which may or may not have healed properly, which is why most all plastic surgeons urge their patients to wait before seeking a second nose surgery.
Common Mistakes to Avoid After Rhinoplasty
Nose surgery is not a one-size-fits all procedure, many precautions are taken by the plastic surgeon to avoid future issues from evolving. Many patients however fail to take care of their new nose after primary rhinoplasty. They turn to revision nose surgery for help because of their poor after care treatment. To avoid the need for revision they can commit to following a number of steps to ensure proper healing and shape, including:
- Following plastic surgeon instructions carefully before and after procedure
- Attending all follow-up appointments for healing progress
- Avoiding incidental contact during recovery
- Abstaining from sports and strenuous activities until permitted by surgeon
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, careful consideration of your surgeon’s instructions and follow-up care are crucial to success in rhinoplasty. The surgeon knows what needs to be done to correct unexpected swelling, poor healing, and excessive bleeding. If a patient fails to meet with their surgeon regarding any of these issues then a patient’s appearance will fail to enhance without flaws.
A board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Grigoryants will be able to give you the new look you were destined for. Book an appointment now for revision rhinoplasty to get the right look for the new year.