Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Andrew S. Frankel, MD, FACS, is an expert in correcting previous nose jobs performed by other surgeons that did not produce the patient’s desired result. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures to execute and may yield unexpected results. In addition, some plastic surgeons who do not specialize in the alteration of facial anatomy may not have as much experience with the procedure. There are a number of reasons why someone may elect to undergo a secondary nose surgery, and Dr. Frankel has dedicated much of his surgical practice to catering to these patients.
When a prior plastic surgeon performed the primary operation on a patient’s nose, Dr. Frankel may be able to determine the integrity or look of internal structures through facial scans (MRI and x-ray), but may not be fully aware of the anatomy until he begins the procedure. Patients should be aware that the goal is to improve the existing nose and make them feel good about their looks, but the doctor cannot promise perfection. A realistic expectation of what the doctor can achieve is essential to mentally prepare for the procedure.
The doctor is thorough and places patient safety as his top priority while carrying out a treatment plan, which is why he has set a standard for preoperative requirements. Dr. Frankel requests that each patient have blood work done, and his staff can facilitate a quick workup to be delivered directly to his office. In addition, patients 45 years of age or older must be medically cleared for surgery through a physical examination, an EKG, and an assessment of their medical history. Patients who are 65 years of age or older have the additional requirement of having x-rays performed.
After a patient is deemed medically healthy and able to undergo revision rhinoplasty, they can schedule the procedure. If a patient plans to travel to Beverly Hills, he or she can schedule a time to speak with the staff at Dr. Frankel’s office to learn more about local accommodations, which can also be found on the concierge services page. In addition to booking a comfortable place to stay in California, one must plan to take time off of work and other events during the healing period. Local patients should have someone accompany them to surgery and must plan to recuperate away from work and other daily activities.
A week or so before the actual procedure, revision rhinoplasty patients should prepare for their recovery. All prescription medications written by Dr. Frankel should be filled, and other necessities for the healing process purchased. These items may vary from one patient to the next but often include a lightweight ice pack, saline nasal solution, and ways to entertain oneself while laid up. In addition to this, the patient should clean their home, or at least their recovery area. Clean bedding and extra pillows are essential to postoperative healing.
Revision rhinoplasty patients have undergone one or more previous nose surgeries, but these procedures may have been performed years ago. Also, unsatisfactory surgical results are often coupled with poor doctor-patient relationships, where the topic of preoperative preparation was not discussed. Dr. Frankel seeks to improve every aspect of patient care to perform a final rhinoplasty for patients who have received subpar care or have experienced complications with the surgery or healing. View the excellent results that he has achieved for past patients in the before and after revison rhinoplasty photo gallery.
Your nose needs to be examined as a whole since the tip is defined by the relationship it has with the dorsum or bridge of the nose. Sometimes work needs to be done on the dorsum of the nose in order to make the tip look better. On occasion, work only is necessary on the tip. I’d have to examine you to be sure. A photo would help.
Dr. Andrew Frankel’s office is located in Beverly Hills, California, at the Lasky Clinic. The doctor can be reached at (310) 552-2173, or through the Patient Contact Form. He and his staff are available to answer questions, schedule consultations, and provide other assistance to those seeking revision rhinoplasty.