Genuinely Skilled and Highly Successful Revision Rhinoplasty Specialists In the USA?
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The decision to undergo a revision rhinoplasty needs to be considered carefully..Unfortunately, unsatisfactory results and secondary deformities from primary rhinoplasty are all too common.... like many other advances in science, technology, etc. the techniques and approach to rhinoplasty have become significantly refined over the last 20 years..... much of what is done now by qualified rhinoplasty specialists is much more 'constructive' than the 'destructive' methods of the past.... still many patients have suboptimal surgeries that result in asymmetry, over-resection of supporting structures and ultimate collapse over time.
Although under-resected/less destructive rhinoplasties are easier to fix, most problems can be addressed.... in my practice, this will require an open approach along with structural grafting....if your septum is unavailable rib cartilage will be necessary
You need a thorough evaluation and a well thought out plan....you will need to gain the confidence that your surgeon has the skills and aesthetic judgment to fix your problem....do your homework and be sure that your revision rhinoplasty surgeon has:
1. many years of rhinoplasty practice experience
2. judgment and techniques that have evolved over time
3. a practice focused on rhinoplasty
4. a willingness to do difficult, secondary and reconstructive cases
5. an interest in teaching others how to evaluate and do rhinoplasty properly
6. a willingness to share rhinoplasty resume, photos and patient experiences with prospective patients
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It is very difficult to answer your question without knowing what was done to or what the current status of your nose is. But I completely understand your trepidation regarding a revision procedure. The best advice I can give is take your time in finding a board certified surgeon who has experience in a number of grafting techniques and make sure you are comfortable with them. Ask tons of questions and, remember, this is a team effort by both you and your surgeon.
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