It can be very discouraging to discover that your goals, cosmetic or functional, weren’t achieved during your initial rhinoplasty procedure. After all, you invested time and money in your nose.
Fortunately, a revision or second rhinoplasty surgery may be able to make things right. However, it can be a complex procedure, so it is not one that you should rush. Instead, set yourself up for success by taking these four steps before scheduling your next nose surgery:
- Give your nose time to heal: If you are unhappy with your rhinoplasty results, you probably want to book a revision procedure as soon as possible. Yet giving your nose enough time to heal completely is one of the most important things you can do. It is best to wait at least a full year after primary rhinoplasty before starting the revision process.
- Select your new surgeon wisely: Understandably, you may not want to return to your original surgeon for your revision. If you are looking to change, be sure to research new providers carefully. Seek out someone who regularly performs facial procedures. Dr. Sean Weiss is double board-certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. You should also ask to view before and after photos of revision rhinoplasty patients to see the type of work that your surgeon has done in the past.
- Gather your medical records: Our facial plastic surgeon can learn a lot about your last procedure just by examining your nose. However, you will get the most out of your consultation if you can bring in a few important documents from your previous surgeon. Try to request a copy of your preoperative photographs and operative report.
- Think about your specific concerns: It is helpful to go into your consultation with an idea of the issues you want to correct. Dr. Weiss can help with many concerns, such as excessive reduction of the bridge, nasal tip irregularities, asymmetry, and nasal collapse.
Schedule a Rhinoplasty Revision Consultation in New Orleans
Revision rhinoplasty can help you love your nose. Schedule a consultation today at (504) 814-3223. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Weiss gladly serves patients from Metairie, New Orleans, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.