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Blog: What to Do When You’re Unhappy With Your Results From Nose Surgery

Posted October 27, 2016 in Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty

When nose surgery goes wrong and the results don’t turn out as you expected, it can be devastating. If all the concern, time, investment, and work to achieve your ideal nose seem to have been in vain, you may feel like there’s no way to turn things around. Fortunately, there is  a solution: revision rhinoplasty. With the following recommendations, an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon can improve the results of your initial rhinoplasty and help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

before-and-after-rhinoplastyFirst, Give It Time

The first thing that any patient should do if they are unhappy with their rhinoplasty results is give it time. The tissues of the nose will shift and adjust in subtle ways for many months after surgery. Wait a full year to let your nose heal from the initial procedure before pursuing any additional surgery. Not only will this give you time to determine if you truly desire revision surgery, but it will also give your body critical time to heal. Failing to let the tissues heal properly could have severe consequences on your revision rhinoplasty surgeon’s ability to effectively manipulate the nasal tissues according to your desires.

Make Sure Your Expectations Are Realistic

Secondly, make sure you have realistic expectations. Your initial surgeon should have spoken with you about how every nose is unique, and some changes may not be possible for certain individuals. Other desired changes may not be compatible with your facial features, particularly for different ethnicities. Michael Jackson’s nose is an example. A skilled surgeon can guide you in making choices that are realistic for your nose and face and that will give you the best aesthetic results.

Find an Experienced Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Revision rhinoplasty is significantly different from traditional rhinoplasty. Before you pursue revision rhinoplasty, research and seek out a surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty. This is the best way to ensure that you get the results you desire.

Dr. Charles Lee is an expert revision rhinoplasty surgeon. If you are unhappy with your results from nose surgery, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Lee to learn more about how he can help you achieve the results you seek. Call (310) 231-6811 or fill out our online consultation form to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lee today.