Revision Rhinoplasty: Second Nose Jobs –
Successful rhinoplasty involves both art and science to achieve a nasal shape that is beautiful, natural and structurally sound for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, many women and men have experienced unsatisfactory and extremely disappointing results from inexperienced or unskilled surgeons.
In these cases revision rhinoplasty performed by a talented, experienced and caring plastic surgeon can correct some or all of the damage done by the original rhinoplasty. Dr. Ali uses state of the art techniques – and years of experience – to perform revision rhinoplasty that yields more beautiful and natural results.
Reasons for Bad Nose Jobs
An unfavorable cosmetic outcome can be due to a wide range of causes, but poor technical execution by the surgeon is often to blame. Unfortunately, in the early years of “nose jobs”, the only way surgeons knew how to alter the shape of the nasal tip was the aggressive removal of cartilage. This type of “excisional rhinoplasty” often resulted in the nose becoming progressively deformed over time – because the supporting cartilage had been removed.
Sadly, many surgeons today still use this technique – which can result in a very unnatural “plastic-surgery” look, as well as structural defects that cause malformation over time.
In other cases, a “bad nose job” may have been the result of infection, scar formation, skin contracture or tightening that pulled on the tip, or even warping of the cartilage that changed the shape.
Whatever the cause, when a rhinoplasty “goes bad” the only remedy is a Revision Rhinoplasty.
Risks of Revision Rhinoplasty
In general, a first time or “primary” rhinoplasty is extremely routine and exceedingly safe – and serious complications are quite rare and can be treated effectively.
However, a secondary or revision rhinoplasty is always associated with increased risks, because the nasal tissues have previously been affected by prior surgery. In addition to pre-existing inflammation from prior surgery, there is typically also increased subcutaneous scarring, diminished blood supply and reduced skin elasticity. And, in the case of excisional rhinoplasty there may also be damaged or missing cartilage and other skeletal elements.
Board Certified Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon
As with anything else, it is always easier to do something right the first time, rather than try to fix something that was done poorly and improperly. For this reason it is extremely important to have a secondary or revision rhinoplasty performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience and it trained in the latest medical techniques.
In some cases, an existing nose job’s deformities are so severe as to require multiple surgeries to normalize the nose. In other cases a misshapen nose cannot always be completely reconstructed into a “perfect nose” – but substantial improvement is almost always an option in the hands of a skilled, Board Certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali.
Birmingham’s Best Nose Job Surgeon
If you are suffering from an unsuccessful or “botched” nose job, call Birmingham Board Certified Plastic surgeon Dr. Ali for a evaluation and consultation. He will help you set realistic expectations, and explain your surgical options for correcting your previous nose job – ensuring that you achieve the best possible rhinoplasty results in your situation.