Hey, Dr. Rick here for another question of the week. I write reviews online and I got an interesting question today.

"I don't like my nose and want to change it, but I'm not sure that I'm going to get what I'm looking for. How can I be realistic about my new nose?"

It's a great question. Revisionary surgery is just what we do. It happens. I think the most important thing, number one, is that you're seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon, because those guys have been deemed acceptable and responsible to be able to perform these kinds of procedures.

So really, if you're going to have revisionary nose surgery, number one, most of us like to wait at least one year because of the scarring that occurs in the nose, as well as the swelling which takes about a year to go down.

The second thing you need to do is you just need to make sure that you convey your goals to your new surgeon, that you trust your new surgeon, that you've seen before and afters that you like, maybe spend some time talking to some of the patients who've had surgery, if they have a list of patients you can talk to.

There's no guarantee that you'll ever get the results you want, but I think it's up to the surgeon to try and marry your expectations with what's possible, and you should get that out of your consultation. See as many doctors as you need to in order to get the answers that you need.

See you next time.

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