Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgery procedures available today. This is because it can improve the size, shape, and projection of a patient’s nose, while improving facial harmony. Given the nose’s prominence on the face, this procedure can bring about a dramatic transformation.

While most patients are thrilled with the outcome of their first rhinoplasty, in some cases, patients seek a secondary or revision rhinoplasty to improve upon their results or correct functional concerns. To ensure that your Toronto revision rhinoplasty is safe, it is crucial to select a highly qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon, establish realistic expectations, and understand that there are limitations to what can be achieved with this procedure.

Select A Qualified Surgeon

The first step when considering revision rhinoplasty in Toronto is to take your time seeking a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in secondary rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging surgeries to perform and each successive surgery can be more complex. Thus, it is crucial to seek out a surgeon who frequently performs revision rhinoplasty procedures, as they have the knowledge and expertise necessary to best deliver the results you desire.

As a rhinoplasty specialist with nearly twenty years of experience, Dr. Solomon has performed thousands of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty procedures. During your consultation, he will assess the results of your primary procedure to determine the anatomical cause of your cosmetic and/or functional concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan for your individual needs.

To learn more about revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, we welcome you to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Solomon, an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Establish Realistic Expectations

After choosing a qualified rhinoplasty surgeon, it is imperative to ensure that you have realistic expectations for your revision nose job, and that you clearly convey your goals to your Toronto plastic surgeon. During your initial consultation, Dr. Solomon will evaluate your nose and let you know whether your goals can be achieved with the procedure.

While a revision procedure can certainly improve upon the results of your primary surgery, it cannot achieve perfection. Dr. Solomon utilizes advanced computer imaging software to help establish realistic goals and to facilitate transparent patient-surgeon communication. It is important to examine the anticipated outcome carefully to be sure that you will be satisfied with the results of the procedure before proceeding with revision surgery.

Understand The Limitations Of The Procedure

Because primary rhinoplasty alters the structural framework of the nose, revision rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure. In some cases, when a considerable amount of nose cartilage was removed during the primary procedure, it may be necessary to use cartilage grafts, taken from the septum, ears, or ribs. In addition, since the first procedure will result in the formation of scar tissue, the tissues may be more difficult to work with during revision and additional scarring is possible.