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Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is a common cosmetic procedure that many people undergo to improve the appearance of their nose. However, not all rhinoplasty procedures go as planned, and some individuals may require revision surgery to correct any issues that may have arisen. Here are eight reasons why people may undergo a rhinoplasty revision.

1. Unsatisfactory results: One of the most common reasons why people undergo a rhinoplasty revision is because they are unhappy with the results of their initial surgery. This can include issues such as over-correction or under-correction, asymmetry, or an unnatural appearance.

2. Breathing difficulties: Some individuals may experience difficulty breathing after their initial rhinoplasty surgery. This can be due to a variety of factors, such as nasal obstruction or a deviated septum, and may require revision surgery to correct. This is often caused by weakened cartilage that can move or collapse – this risk can be significantly reduced by choosing a highly experienced and world-renowned facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Eric Cerrati.

3. Structural issues: In some cases, the structural integrity of the nose may be compromised after an initial rhinoplasty procedure. This can include issues such as a collapsed or pinched nasal tip or a septum that has been weakened or distorted. Structural problems from rhinoplasty can include saddle nose deformities, which result in a concave bridge and over-rotated nasal tip.

4. Scar tissue: Scar tissue can form after any surgical procedure, including rhinoplasty. In some cases, this scar tissue may cause the nose to appear distorted or asymmetrical or may cause breathing difficulties.

5. Changes in the nose over time: The nose is a complex structure that can continue to change over time, even after a successful rhinoplasty procedure. Some individuals may require revision surgery to address these changes and maintain the appearance of their nose.

6. Poor healing: Poor healing can occur after any surgery, and rhinoplasty is no exception. In some cases, poor healing may result in issues such as persistent swelling, scarring, or an uneven appearance of the nose.

7. Injury or trauma: In some cases, an injury or trauma to the nose may occur after an initial rhinoplasty procedure. This can disrupt the results of the surgery and may require revision surgery to correct.

8. Second thoughts: Finally, some individuals may simply have second thoughts about their initial rhinoplasty procedure and may wish to undergo revision surgery to achieve a different look or address new concerns.

If you have undergone a rhinoplasty procedure and are experiencing any of these issues, it is important to speak with a qualified facial plastic surgeon about the possibility of revision surgery. Eric Cerrati, MD, FACS, is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in performing all types of rhinoplasty procedures, including complex revision nose jobs. To schedule a rhinoplasty revision consultation with Dr. Cerrati, call his office in Salt Lake City, UT, to book your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!