What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?
A revision rhinoplasty is an additional nose job that is intended to nasal deformities that were either not addressed during the original rhinoplasty or that developed after surgery. It is an entirely new surgery, with new goals, techniques, and expectations. Sometimes, further corrections are needed to get closer to the ideal image that both the doctor and the patient want. In other cases, the revision rhinoplasty can fix a nose that still lacks proper symmetry, contour or function. It is not uncommon for patients seek revision rhinoplasty for a third, fourth, or fifth time.
Why Get a Revision Rhinoplasty
You are not compelled to be completely in love with the results of your first nose job, and Dr. Morin understands that. Patients are entitled to feeling dissatisfied with the results of their nose job and wanting more work done. Your revision rhinoplasty by Dr. Morin is thus primarily designed to advance your satisfaction with your look. Below is a list of the most common reasons that patients search for a surgeon like Dr. Morin to perform their revision rhinoplasty:
- A nose, even after surgery, can still appear too large or need further refinement. The nostrils may be too wide, and the overall shape of your nose may not suit your face.
- On the other hand, your new nose may be too refined if too much tissue was removed during the first nose job. In this case, Dr. Morin will construct a graft to recover the correct contour and projection of your nose.
- The patient is experiencing difficulty breathing through the nose that either existed before or that resulted from the original nose job.
Sometimes patients consult the same surgeon for their revision rhinoplasty, and sometimes patients seek entirely new doctors for the surgery. The most important factor is to ensure that the surgeon who performs your revision has experience in this complex procedure. Dr. Morin has performed many complex nasal reconstructions and would be happy to help you.
When to Consider a Revision Rhinoplasty?
Since swelling from a rhinoplasty can last for an entire year, and the full results of your nose job can change within this time, Dr. Morin generally recommends that patients considering a revision rhinoplasty wait an entire first before committing to a revision rhinoplasty. This way, they can make sure that undergoing a new procedure is really in their best interest. This also ensures that the nose is healed and able to be operated on.
Because a revision rhinoplasty can be more complicated than a regular rhinoplasty surgery, it is even more important that the patient is in good health. Be sure to relate any medical concerns with Dr. Morin at your consultation appointment, so that he can adjust his surgical techniques accordingly and can make sure that a revision rhinoplasty is a reasonable option for you.
Your Consultation with Dr. Morin
The consultation for your revision rhinoplasty will take place at Dr. Morin’s NYC or New Jersey office. This is your time with Dr. Morin, when his full attention will be on your needs, goals, and concerns. During this initial appointment, Dr. Morin will assess whether or not a revision rhinoplasty is a reasonable solution for you. You will discuss together the imperfections you see in your current nose, and you can explain to him what you would prefer for your new nose. As always, Dr. Morin will provide his honest opinion and will never promote a revision rhinoplasty if he does not believe it will help. Your consultation is the first step to your revision rhinoplasty procedure and Dr. Morin is excited to lead you toward a new nose that you are comfortable with and are proud of.