Revision rhinoplasty with the same doctor important?

Is it best to get a second rhinoplasty 20 years later with the same doctor as the first time? Or does it even matter? thanks!

Doctor Answers 4

Revision Rhinoplasty and Doctor

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You can use your previous surgeon or another one if you like.  The most important item is that the person who does your rhinoplasty is a revision rhinoplasty specialist.  Almost a third of all rhinoplasties in the US have to be redone; however, revision rhinoplasty surgeons have a much lower rate (but they still have one).  If you have a relationship with your previous surgeon, and you trust him, and if he feels comfortable with a revision rhinoplasty, then he might be fine.  Do your research and see if there are others in your area and interview a couple of others to get a better feel. 

Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Secondary rhinoplasty

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Assuming your original surgeon is still in practice, he or she would best know your current anatomy since they've been there before.  However, second opinions and consultation with other surgeons may reveal newer techniques or strategies that could only help you make a better decision to proceed.  You want to optimize your choices and results with as much information and research you can reasonably obtain before committing to any procedure.  This is perhaps the best way to prevent regrets afterwards.

Original lsurgeon for a revision

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Its important to get the surgeon with the best skills to do the revision. It could be the original surgeon or a different one. You have to see a few specialists and view their work.

Dennis Barek, MD (retired)
Great Neck Plastic Surgeon

Revision rhinoplasty surgeon

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It is important to consider going back to   Your original surgeon, however more importantly  it matters whether or not that Surgeon has extensive experience with  rhinoplasty.   Look at your surgeons before and after photo Gallery to get an idea of how many rhinoplasty procedures they do.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

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