Revision rhinoplasty, also referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure, that is used to correct any functional or aesthetic issues that arise following a patient’s primary rhinoplasty procedure. If you are dissatisfied with the results of your primary procedure, you may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty in Toronto.
However, before scheduling a secondary procedure, it is important to consider your reasons for the revision, evaluate your goals for the procedure, select an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon, and ensure that sufficient time has passed since your primary surgery.
Patients interested in revision rhinoplasty should first consider why they desire a revision. In most cases, individuals seek secondary surgery because they are dissatisfied with the results from their primary surgery, have breathing issues resulting from their prior procedure, or have sustained an injury post-operatively. However, in some cases, patients change their mind about their desired results or hope that a revision procedure will yield further improvement.
Although it is possible to undergo a revision procedure to improve upon the results delivered by your primary rhinoplasty, it is imperative to ensure that you have realistic expectations for your Toronto revision rhinoplasty. As with any surgical procedure, the goal of revision rhinoplasty is improvement, not perfection. To be eligible for revision rhinoplasty, patients must have reasonable expectations for the outcome, as those seeking perfection will never be satisfied.
Since secondary rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult facial cosmetic surgery procedures, it is crucial to take your time to select a qualified board certified surgeon who is experienced in revision rhinoplasty. In addition, it is essential that you select a plastic surgeon that you feel comfortable with and whom you feel you can trust.
You should be able to clearly and honestly express your goals for the procedure. As an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, specializing in Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Philip Solomon has extensive experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome from your revision surgery.
Before going forward with revision rhinoplasty, it is necessary to wait approximately one year post-operatively to ensure that your nose has sufficient time to heal. Undergoing a secondary procedure too soon can compromise the results, both medically and aesthetically, as the nose may not yet be structurally sound.
In addition, waiting a minimum of twelve months before scheduling a revision procedure is advisable because it often takes one year for residual swelling to subside. Thus, it is not uncommon for patients who are unhappy with the results of their primary procedure two to three months post-operatively, to be thrilled with the outcome by the one-year mark. In the event that you are still unhappy with your results after approximately one year, your surgeon will evaluate your nose to determine whether it is safe to undergo a secondary surgery.
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