I need revision rhinoplasty stories! Whether good or bad I want to hear about what you went through...

  • jcathope
  • 1 year ago

Hi guys,  I am in the early stages of considering/researching a revision rhinoplasty - I have time because I need to wait longer - at least until March or April 2014 to allow my nose to heal... But I keep going back and forth as to whether there is hope and whether it is realistic to think I could improve my nose with another surgery or if the risk is too high that I would come out of it even worse.  I would love you to share your revision stories with me - any aspect of them - what ever wisdom or information you wish to share about it. Long or short - good or bad - I want to hear about it!!  Thanks so much in advance..  

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Hi there,

It's hard to give specific feedback since we don't know why, exactly, you want a revision. I had a revision five years after my primary rhinoplasty and it went very well overall. Make sure you choose a surgeon who has done a LOT of rhinoplasty revisions. Ask many questions and communicate with your surgeon like crazy.

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Hi Angiemcc - thanks for the advice!!! I want a revision because my primary rhinoplasty left me with severe asymmetry - its like two different noses - one side flat and pointy with a dent and the other has more definition with a fuller more rounded tip. Also one of my nostrils is longer than the other and both nostrils are set at different angles. I am not sure what I am even going to want moving forward because I had lived with my old bulbous nose for 39 years so I knew pretty much what I wanted changed when I went into my primary - but now, I am not sure where to even start with what to do to make my nose look good on my face... Does that make sense? So I am going to have to figure that out as I go. They say the longer you wait for a revision the better - do you think waiting 5 years between your surgeries helped you to attain a better result? thanks!
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Hi there,

I'm not sure if it helped or not. I didn't get revision earlier because I didn't need it. My nostrils slowly collapsed over time. I hope you're able to get feedback from other members of the revision rhinoplasty community! Hang in there and keep us posted!

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How long are you after rhino and what have you been doing for after treatment? Is there an implant in there? Can you get cortisone injections? What has your surgeon said about your concerns? Depending on skin type it might take up to a year to see the settled nose (and waiting a year for all residual swelling to go away isn't a bad idea, but most people probably wait six months). Write a list of what you don't like, ask about aftercare, and ask to see any surgeon's "before/after" pictures. Ask them if there are specific concerns for your skin type and if they'll use implants. Nostril asymmetry isn't unusual after surgery, but if it's distinct, then I guess you might need something done. Good luck researching.
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