Published September 29, 2014

All About Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty – what can it do for you? Now what exactly is revision rhinoplasty? Well no matter what we do, there are times when a nose reshaping operation just doesn’t initially turn out as we hoped it would and achieving the desired results requires another attempt at surgery. Such an attempt is often referred to as revision “nose jobs” and is primarily concerned with making corrections as opposed to performing a full rhinoplasty procedure.

The procedure is also often referred to as a reconstructive nose surgery and it can be a highly effective solution for rectifying mistakes, concealing scars, or to simply restore the results of an old nose job. Many also opt for the procedure to correct nasal disfigurement as a result of trauma/injury or as a congenital defect. Although nose job revisions don’t involve a full rhinoplasty operation, it can be much more difficult and complex compared to the latter. As a matter of fact, surgeons skilled in revision rhinoplasty are widely regarded as some of the best in the industry and their expertise are highly sought after by a lot of people in the country.

Of course one thing that people ought to know about any kind of revision surgery is that it can be much more difficult (and costly) as compared to having a good plastic surgeon do the job right the first time. Hence choosing the right surgeon for any cosmetic surgical operation is much more important than most people realise.

Important Factors to consider in a nose job revision surgery

If you are interested in undergoing a revision rhinoplasty operation then you need to know that there are a number of factors that ought to be considered before proceeding with such an operation. For one thing, you and your surgeon would have to assess the following:

• The current state and appearance of your nose

• The amount of tissue scars present

• The issue that needs to be rectified/ the results desired

• The viability of correcting the problem with revision surgery – in extreme cases it might be impossible if not extremely difficult to correct a nasal deformity or disfigurement.

• Your mental state – are you getting the surgery for a good reason? Do you have realistic expectations out of the procedure?

A good and reputable surgeon ought to make sure that they cover all of the factors mentioned above if only to enable their patients to make the most out of the operation. More importantly, these factors are all good indicators of whether or not a certain individual is a good candidate for the procedure.

Patients interested in the procedure have the option to return to the surgeon that initially performed the procedure or to opt for one that specialises in revision surgery. Rhinoplasty revision specialists possess specialised training and experience correcting botched or unsuccessful rhinoplasty operations and often yield much better results. If you are looking for the latter then you can certainly expect nothing less out of Dr. Tavakoli. Call us today on 1300 368 107 to book a consultation with some of the best revision rhinoplasty experts in the country!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.