Nobody likes the thought of putting time and money into plastic surgery, only to end up disliking the results — but it can happen. If your rhinoplasty did not go the way you had hoped, you may be thinking about having revision surgery to refine the results.
Revision rhinoplasty is slightly different than primary rhinoplasty, and having the right combination of knowledge and expectations will help you get the outcomes you envision. Here, respected Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Charles S. Lee reveals the keys to success in revision rhinoplasty.
Know When It Is Appropriate to Start the Revision Process
It will take up to a year for your nose to completely heal from your first procedure and for your results to stabilize. Try to be patient as you wait for the swelling to subside and your results to reveal themselves. Prematurely starting the revision process could set you up for failure the second time around.
Select Your Surgeon Carefully
Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most technically demanding procedures plastic surgeons perform. In fact, not all plastic surgeons will accept revision rhinoplasty cases because the procedure requires such a high level of experience and knowledge.
When seeking a surgeon, look for someone who is actively engaged in the latest advances in the art and science of rhinoplasty, shows great attention to detail and has the experience to handle the unique complexities of revision surgery.
Provide Your Surgeon with the Details They Need
To plan out the best revision rhinoplasty, your surgeon needs a complete understanding of your previous procedure. A physical examination will provide some of these details, but preoperative photographs and an operative summary from your first surgeon are also useful. If you do not already have the photographs or report, request them ahead of time so you can share it with your revision rhinoplasty surgeon during your consultation.
Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr. Charles S. Lee
Dr. Lee, board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (also known as Facial Plastic Surgery), is the revision rhinoplasty surgeon Beverly Hills patients choose for expert care. He deeply understands the disappointment that patients feel after undergoing surgery and not getting the results they want.
When you meet with Dr. Lee to discuss revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Lee will carefully listen to you describe your goals, and he will offer his expert opinion on what he can do to improve your results. He will never overpromise or pressure you into doing something that makes you uncomfortable. From a surgical standpoint, you could not be in better hands, as Dr. Lee’s skills and eye for artistry are second to none.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee and discuss revision rhinoplasty, please call or email Enhance® Medical Center today.