What to disclose to your doctor when discussing a revision rhinoplasty

If you had rhinoplasty done but you’re dissatisfied with the results, you can consult with a plastic surgeon about revision rhinoplasty.  However, it’s essential to be properly prepared for the consultation by knowing what to disclose to your doctor when discussing revision rhinoplasty

How soon can you have revision rhinoplasty?

The nose is generally swollen for several months after rhinoplasty, so a decision regarding revision should not be made until you can see the final results.  Consequently, doctors generally advise patients to wait at least 6 months after the initial surgery, before considering revision rhinoplasty.

What to disclose to your doctor when discussing a revision rhinoplasty

  • Expectations of surgery

Be sure to clearly define your expectations of revision rhinoplasty, so that you can get the desired improvements.  It’s also a good idea to take along photos of noses that match the look you want.

  • Nose-related issues and complications

It’s important to be honest and open with your surgeon about the specific issues or complications you have with your nose.  The surgeon will need to understand your concerns, in order to devise an appropriate revision plan.

  • Medical records from your first rhinoplasty

The surgeon will need all the records relating to your nasal surgery, this includes before-surgery photos, operative reports, and consultation notes.

If you are considering revision rhinoplasty, its crucial to choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, with a good track record of success.   Be sure to review their portfolio of before and after photos of revision rhinoplasty patients.

Would you like to learn more about revision rhinoplasty?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Orange County area, South Coast Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.ocrhinoplasty.com, or by calling (949) 371-8764.

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