Revision rhinoplasty - do you think I need my nose redone a third time? (Photo)
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The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty is a very personal decision. Given the fact you have had 2 previous operations I am sure you are not taking this decision lightly. I would recommend you discuss your specific concerns with your surgeon and she can tell you if those can be addressed to your expectations. You will want to make sure there is a clear understanding between you and your surgeon on your goals to be achieved with surgery. While your surgeon can advise on what results are possible, only you can decide if you are ready to undergo a procedure.
Do it again? Perhaps. Depends on what you want to have changed.
It is not very common for patients to have a third revision procedure. Without details about why you need a revision, it is difficult to provide a good answer. If it has been less than a year after your second rhinoplasty, your “new nose” needs time to settle in and for swelling to reduce completely. Before thinking about a revision procedure, make sure you have given your nose enough time to complete heal. Generally revision procedures are more complicated than primary rhinoplasty as the surgeon will have less to work with. I recommend visiting a board certified facial plastic surgeon for a detailed consultation. The structural integrity maybe a concern especially if you had two rhinoplasty procedures already.
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