I’m a healthy 30-year-old woman who had a nose job a few years ago. It wasn’t a bad decision and I feel what I got was an improvement over my pre-surgery nose, but I feel that the nose I ended up with was a little too narrow for my face. I’m considering revision rhinoplasty, but I have concerns. Are there any special risks associated with undergoing rhinoplasty for a second time?
Revision Rhinoplasty is a major part of my practice. Some patients may be having their 2nd rhinoplasty while others may be getting a 5th revision rhinoplasty due to poorly performed previous ones or other reasons. Augmentative rhinoplasty to add length or width or fullness to the nose in order to make it more balanced and natural is a well known procedure and can be done but I would insist a patient such as yourself to sit down with me and using computer imaging see what the new revised nose may look like. Often times, patients may think they need another revision rhinoplasty but after I educate them as to the options using computer imaging, many times I end up talking them out of another surgery. But most patients seeking revision rhinoplasty have a valid reason and will benefit from another surgery despite the risks which can be minimized in the proper setting by the proper plastic surgeon.