Improving Rhinoplasty Results with Revision Rhinoplasty
After rhinoplasty (nose job), patients expect to be happy and satisfied with their new look. Unfortunately, this is not the case for every patient. Some feel as if their surgeon did not adhere to their wishes, and others may feel as if there is something missing from the look that they wanted. Individuals may fear that they have no options and will be forced to keep their new look indefinitely.
All dissatisfied rhinoplasty patients should know that it is often possible for the mistakes from a previous surgery to be corrected. Dr. Robert Mounsey is a Toronto-area surgeon who specializes in facial surgery and he is experienced in revision rhinoplasty.
Revision Rhinoplasty Process
The exact process of a revision rhinoplasty depends on the type of problems that the patient has experienced following the original procedure. Common issues include breathing difficulties, nasal asymmetry, and collapsed areas of the nose. The length of the surgery is typically 2-3 hours. One of the most important goals to be achieved during a revision consultation is an agreement between doctor and patient about what should be done to the nose and an understanding about how the nose will look after the procedure.
The health requirements for a patient considering revision rhinoplasty are the same for one considering other procedures–namely that they are in good health and able to undergo general anesthesia. Another requirement for revision rhinoplasty candidates is that they are at least a year removed from their previous nose surgery. The nose should be completely healed before it is operated on again. The healing time for a revision rhinoplasty is 1-2 weeks to return to normal activities, and up to a year to achieve final cosmetic results.
Choosing a Surgeon
When searching for a surgeon to perform a revision rhinoplasty, it is important to seek out physicians who focus exclusively on the face. They will have much more experience in nose surgery than a general plastic surgeon, and will have more photos of patients to compare. Dr. Mounsey is a board certified otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon) with two decades of experience in facial surgery. For more information on rhinoplasty, contact his office today at 416.438.2499.