Although most patients are very satisfied with the result of their primary rhinoplasty procedure, however for functional or aesthetic reasons, a revision procedure may occasionally be necessary. To be eligible for a revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, it is important to ensure that at least one year has passed since your primary, (first) rhinoplasty.

You should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. If you think you are an ideal revision patient, please consider the following steps to help you plan for your next rhinoplasty.

Prepare For Your Consultation

First and foremost, it is crucial to take your time selecting a qualified, board certified facial plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing revision rhinoplasty. Given that the subtlest adjustments depend on the skill of your surgeon, this is the most important step you can take towards a successful revision.

Once you have narrowed down your list of prospective surgeons, it is advisable to prepare for your consultation(s) by making a detailed list of all of your questions and concerns about the procedure. In addition, it is necessary to take time to consider exactly what you hope to accomplish with your revision surgery so you can clearly convey your goals to your selected surgeon.

Prepare For Your Surgery

If, after your consultation you decide to proceed with a Toronto revision rhinoplasty, you should take some steps to prepare. Your surgeon will provide you with a list of medications and herbal supplements that should be avoided prior to your procedure day.

To ensure optimal results and a speedy recovery, it is very important to refrain from both smoking and alcohol for at least 2 leading up to your surgery. Eating and drinking is not permitted for 12 hours prior to the procedure. Be sure that you arrange for someone to accompany you home from your nose job surgery, as you will not be able to drive and may need assistance for the first day or two while you recover.

Prepare For Your Recovery

In preparation for your revision, it can be very helpful to plan ahead for your daily activities and needs. Since you will likely be tired immediately following your surgery, prepare your home for your recovery by cleaning, getting meals, child and pet care ready.

Read your facial plastic surgeon’s list of aftercare instructions carefully to be sure that you understand them and ask for clarification when necessary. Schedule one to two weeks off from work and other responsibilities to allow yourself sufficient time to heal.

Set up your bed or a comfortable chair with several pillows so you can keep your head elevated and ensure that you have plenty of books, magazines and music to help keep you entertained. Finally, be sure that your fridge is stocked with healthy food and low-sodium meals that you will want to eat during your recovery period.