In the search for perfection, there are times that you may have failed to do research extensively and got a rhinoplasty surgeon that was not as competent as you wanted. The result of the surgery is not what you might have hoped. Even if the surgeon was a good one, mistakes do occur and the problem is that some of these issues are only noticeable after the healing process is complete. If they are noticed and you’re not comfortable with the aftermath, you can then seek to go in for another rhinoplasty surgery to have the mistakes corrected. RPS Institute is a good place to have this done. This second procedure after the initial one is what is called a revision nose job.
Who qualifies for a revision surgery?
To qualify for a revision surgery on your nose, first, you must have had an initial surgery that did not have the results that you had hoped for. These results could include the nostrils not being symmetrical and also the nostrils being blocked making it hard for one to breath. You should also be an adult and in good health. Lastly and most importantly, you should have realistic expectations and patience. It is very hard to get everything corrected so you should not have too high expectations to safeguard yourself from failure.
How is the revision procedure different from the initial procedure?
Ideally, the procedure is not very different for the case of the patient. This is the case because the same preparation and procedure will be carried out. But for the surgeon, the surgery is quite different. This is more so the case because they have to correct the mistakes of another surgeon using the same incisions. This is done to help reduce the risk of scarring. Additionally, depending on the extent of the damage that was done in the initial cosmetic nose job, the surgeon performing the revision procedure might have a harder task trying to rebuild the nose and some grafting may have to be done where a piece of bone or cartilage will used from another body part to fix the problem. As for the patient, considering that this is the second surgery, it may take longer for the nose to heal, not to mention that the level of pain might be heightened considering that it is the second time that the procedure is being carried out.
As with any medical procedure, there are complications and risks that are associated with revision rhinoplasty and these include: adverse reactions to the anesthesia, the nose bending to one side, prolonged swelling, bursting of some of the small blood vessels, excessive scarring. Also, the need for additional surgery may arise even after this revision procedure.
Typically, it should take about 1 week for the bruising to go down, about 10 days for the healing process to kick into high gear and then you can get back to work. Ideally with revision rhinoplasty, the bruising is not very serious and the procedure might not be as painful. However, this is greatly affected by the extent of the repair that has to be done.