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Bad Nose Job? How to Fix a Botched Rhinoplasty

February 28, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_wiesman @ 8:35 pm
Woman’s profile before and after revision rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people elect to undergo a procedure to enhance the appearance of their nose. Sadly, not all of those people are satisfied with their results. Miscommunication, mistakes, and other issues can lead to a botched rhinoplasty. If you are unhappy with the results of your nose surgery, what should you do? This blog post provides practical guidance.

Do You Need Revision Rhinoplasty?

“Revision rhinoplasty” is the term used to describe procedures that aim to correct the results of a previous nose surgery. Facial plastic surgeons see many patients who are interested in revision rhinoplasty. Often, the patients are very happy with the results of their second procedure.

Before you commit to anything, you should be certain that revision rhinoplasty is really necessary in your case. Remember, it can take several months or longer before you see the final results of your initial procedure. If it has been less than a full year since your surgery, it may be wise to wait a while before you book a consultation with a new doctor.

If that time period has already elapsed, you may determine that you have valid reasons to undergo another surgery. Often, revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct issues like:

  • Breathing problems
  • Asymmetrical nostrils
  • A deviated nose tip
  • Extreme curvature
  • And more!

Finding a New Surgeon

Not all facial plastic surgeons have the same level of experience and expertise. Try to find someone who regularly performs revision rhinoplasty — do not hesitate to ask to see before and after photos! It can also be beneficial to choose someone who is board-certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The Revision Rhinoplasty Process

When you meet with your new facial plastic surgeon, share your complaints about your first surgery. Try to be as specific as possible when describing how you want your second procedure to turn out (pictures can be helpful!). Your surgeon will examine your nose and advise you on your next steps. If you are a good candidate for a revision procedure, they will plan the details of your treatment.

Following your surgery, it may take a few months or longer before the swelling completely subsides your nose “settles” into its new shape.

You should not have to live with the results of a botched nose job! Revision rhinoplasty might be just what you need to breathe easily and love what you see in the mirror.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Gary Wiesman is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in his field. He regularly performs fully rhinoplasty revisions as well as touch-up rhinoplasty. If you are curious about what it would take to change the results of a previous surgical procedure, he would be pleased to consult with you. Contact our Chicago office at 312-796-5550.

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