Contemplating getting a revision rhinoplasty. Is it too risky? (Photo)
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Should I have a redo of my nose?
Perhaps consider nonsurgical revision rhinoplasty.
You are an attractive lady and the nose, frankly, looks pretty reasonable. The question is whether or not a surgical rhinoplasty is preferable to a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Nonsurgical rhinoplasties are those office procedures whereby, using fillers, temporary or permanent, one can achieve the result that they wish. With respect to projection of the tip, that would lend itself very well to fillers. Regarding the width, that is something that has to be evaluated. At the time of consultation you should get a good sense about it.
Visit websites of doctors who super-specialize in nasal surgery and with a particular expertise, of course, in using fillers. There are various means for determining whether or not you would be a good candidate, including computer imaging. You want to explore all possibilities.
Yes, revision surgical rhinoplasty can be done, but there is the additional time, expense, and some degree of uncertainty as to the outcome.
Do your homework. Read books. Look at those before and after galleries on the websites. Look at websites rich in both surgical and nonsurgical revision rhinoplasty procedures.
When you go for consultation, bring a friend or family member with you. You cannot have too many eyes and ears, because you need to learn a lot. Prepare by compiling a written list of questions for the doctor and take notes when you are there with respect to recording the answers. All of the time you spend up front is well worth it, particularly since now you face the possibility of either an additional surgery or additional nonsurgical procedures.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
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Is Revision Rhinoplasty Too Risky?
I'm sorry I cannot evaluate your concerns with just 2 frontal views when you're smiling but I cannot imagine why a revision in the hands of a true specialist would be too risky to justify refinement in a nose like yours. An experienced surgeon should never give you a "done" look.
Best of luck
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