What to Disclose to Your Doctor When Discussing a Revision Rhinoplasty
If you’re unhappy with the results of your rhinoplasty procedure, you don’t need to go through life with a nose you don’t like. That’s why there’s revision rhinoplasty – a specific surgical procedure that corrects mistakes or issues from a previous rhinoplasty while reconstructing the nose to better match a patient’s expectations.
You’re a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty if it’s been at least six months since your previous surgery, and you’re unhappy with your results. If this sounds like you, let’s take a closer look at what you should disclose to your doctor when discussing a revision rhinoplasty.
3 Things You Need to Tell Your Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon
1. Medical records from your previous rhinoplasty procedure.
To have the most successful revision rhinoplasty experience, it’s important to get your medical records from your previous surgery, as well as consultation notes provided to your former plastic surgeon. These medical records are crucial for your revision rhinoplasty surgeon because they contain the intricate details needed to inform the next surgery.
It may feel a little awkward for patients to go back to their former surgeon and request information for a new surgeon but remember: they’re your records.
2. Clear reasons why you’re unhappy with your rhinoplasty.
Be explicit about why you’re unhappy with the results of your rhinoplasty procedure. The more detailed you are, the more likely it is that your new plastic surgeon can ensure the next surgery meets your needs. Is it how the nose looks? Is it that you can’t breathe anymore? Does the tip bother you? Do you feel like you’ve lost some of your “look?”
3. Examples of what you’re looking for.
If possible, bring any photographs of noses that match what you’re looking for. Keep in mind that these photographs can be a great starting point for discussion, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll end up with the same results. Plenty of patients bring in examples of celebrity noses they want, but ultimately, the best nose is one that balances your facial features while achieving your aesthetic goals. It is also helpful to bring your own photos before you had surgery.
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Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about revision rhinoplasty surgery, including if it’s a good time for you to take that next step? Schedule a consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. (949) 701-4454