Rhinoplasty, also called cosmetic nose surgery or, typically, a nose job, is thought to be the most skill-intensive facial plastic surgery for a doctor to perform. Because of the functional, structural, and individual changes that must be made, even experienced surgeons can produce unsatisfactory results. Although a patient may feel discouraged following rhinoplasty, Dr. Frankel specializes in revision rhinoplasty and can treat already-modified noses. See instances in which an additional surgery can benefit a patient below:
Undergoing Revision Rhinoplasty Due to an Unexpected Outcome
After a patient has fully healed from rhinoplasty surgery, he or she may feel that the surgery did not meet initial expectations. When the aesthetics of the nose disappoint a patient, they may ask their original surgeon for a redo, or visit a specialist surgeon like Dr. Andrew Frankel to improve the shape of the nose. Dated surgical practices or inexperienced doctors can create less-than pleasing results with poor or inadequate cosmetic corrections. In other instances, the patient may not have fully explained their goals for the surgical outcome, and therefore feel dissatisfied with the results. When doctor and patient expectations do not fully align, a revision or secondary rhinoplasty may remedy a previous surgery.
Secondary Nose Surgery Because of Healing Complications
After rhinoplasty surgery, a patient may feel that the nose is more swollen or discolored, or feels more painful, than expected from details discussed during the consultation. These symptoms can signal infection or an issue with the healing process. Any trauma to the nose following surgery can also create a flawed recovery period where the nose may need additional surgical correction. Revision rhinoplasty can treat issues such as an overabundance of scar tissue or a collapsed septum that interferes with regular breathing. Other issues such as irritation and soreness may be addressed with prescription medications, such as those for anti-inflammatory and antibiotic purposes.
A Second Nose Job for Different Aesthetic Ideals
Most patients seeking rhinoplasty have a specific vision of how they would like their nose to look. It is through photo imaging that patients have the ability to see potential results of rhinoplasty before they undergo the surgery. Careful planning in addition to this demonstration leads to the success in many patient procedures; however, some may feel differently about their plans once the results of a nose surgery have healed. Rhinoplasty is typically intended to be a one-time surgery, but a revision rhinoplasty can be performed when one wishes to change the look of the nose for a second time. It should be noted that this measure is taken to ensure patient satisfaction, but numerous surgeries to the nose for cosmetic purposes can be an indication of a serious psychological disorder: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Andrew S. Frankel, MD, FACS is a rhinoplasty specialist with a practice in Beverly Hills, California. The doctor serves patients’ needs for a well-functioning nose and their further cosmetic preferences. The doctor performs the following rhinoplasty procedures:
- Reduction Rhinoplasty
- Refinement Rhinoplasty
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Reconstructive Rhinoplasty
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty
- Adolescent Rhinoplasty
- Aging Rhinoplasty
You can contact Dr. Frankel’s Beverly Hills office by phone at (310) 552-2173 or the Contact form.