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.
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