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Is It Possible To Reverse A Rhinoplasty?

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No matter how carefully a person researches their facial cosmetic surgeon for their chosen procedure, there is always a risk that the result of a cosmetic surgery could be less than ideal. Though it is important to keep expectations realistic- understanding that “perfection” can never be achieved with cosmetic surgery- it is true that due to your surgeon’s operative judgment or sub-optimal recovery, a patient may be unhappy with their Toronto rhinoplasty result.

So, What Are Your Options If You Find Yourself In This Frustrating Situation?

Don’t worry. You do have options to correct or improve the look of your nose after an unsatisfying primary rhinoplasty and there are a number of steps you can take to get the nose you were hoping for the first time. Your most important step is selecting an expert facial and reconstructive surgeon to handle the careful revision work.

Though it takes a highly specialized, rhinoplasty expert, correcting sub-optimal results from your primary rhinoplasty, is possible.

How Is “Reversal” Achieved?

Arguably the easiest secondary rhinoplasty scenario is to adjust an under-correction. When the patient originally complained of a large or wide nose, or if they wanted a hump removed or bridge straightened, under-correction by the original surgeon will usually mean that additional cartilage or bone could be reduced. A second procedure allows for additional, subtle removal. The satisfaction rate for this type of revision rhinoplasty in Toronto is very high.

You should ensure that your surgeon is board certified, experienced and well-trained, and that they operate from fully accredited surgical centres or hospitals. Important questions to ask include those regarding any additional fees, follow up appointments or other costs you could incur.

Your best choice for rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto will be board certified, have many years of experience performing complex rhinoplasty procedures as their focussed specialty, and will show you excellent before and after examples of their work. You can ask for an all-in surgical quote and understand the value in your investment. The best place to begin comparing rhinoplasty costs in Toronto is with an expert rhinoplasty surgeon.

Primary Rhinoplasty

To reverse an unsatisfactory nose job when important, supporting structures have been compromised is far trickier. It is important for the client to understand that that although they may like their surgeon, if this individual is not extremely experienced in secondary, reconstructive rhinoplasty techniques, they may not be able to adequately and safely correct aesthetic issues. Removal of bone or cartilage by the original surgeon can mean that there is not much material to work with when attempting to make further changes.

We’ve all seen noses that appear too thin, too small and unnaturally pointy or pinched. Often, these undesirable results are due to removal of valuable cartilage. It is possible to take cartilage from the patient themselves, from the ear or a rib. This technique is called an autologous transfer and works very well with minimal risk of rejection or infection. The donor cartilage is then either minced into very small pieces and used for sculpting, or inserted to support a straight, strong nose in grafted strips. Additionally, synthetic graft materials work very well for many secondary rhinoplasties, when resilient and reliable strength is desired to build up a beautiful nose.

If you are unsatisfied with your rhinoplasty and wish to reverse it, try to be patient for 12 months while you heal completely. When all inflammation has finally left the nose, consider meeting with a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon such as Dr. Solomon, Toronto rhinoplasty and reconstructive rhinoplasty specialist. He will assess your concerns and let you know what can be done to get you back on track.

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