If you’ve had a nose job, you realize how transformative it can be in the way you look and feel about yourself. The procedure, called a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty, is said to be one of the most challenging of all of the plastic surgeries your doctor performs.
The main reasons people seek nose surgery are to correct problems such as:
- Deviated septum
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Irregular nostrils
- Humps and bumps
- Misshapen tip
- Birth defects
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed each year. Unfortunately, because of the unique structure of the nose and the job it has to do, 15% of rhinoplasty surgeries need to be revised.
Sought-after plastic surgeon Nicholas Lahar, MD, of Lahar Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, understands the complexities of rhinoplasty surgery and has performed this detailed procedure with excellent results for many years. In this blog, he shares five reasons you may be a candidate for a revision rhinoplasty.
1. It’s difficult to breathe
Even with a precise rhinoplasty, the procedure can compromise the delicate structure of your nose and cause your nasal valves to collapse. If your airway becomes obstructed, a second operation is necessary.
2. You’re not satisfied
Despite careful preoperative planning to accommodate your goals, you may decide that your nose is still too thin, too large, too long, or just not to your liking.
3. You’ve injured your nose
Because rhinoplasty surgery restructures your soft tissues and cartilage, your nose is more prone to injury or trauma even if you’ve completely healed after the surgery.
4. Your nose is not in proportion to your face
Though it’s not common, it’s possible that your first nose job created problems with symmetry that make your nose out of proportion with your face.
5. Your nose didn’t heal properly
You may develop a cyst, excess scar tissue, or an infection that requires a revision surgery to correct.
Are you a candidate for revision rhinoplasty?
If your primary rhinoplasty left you wanting for any of the reasons above, it’s likely that you’re a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Lahar combines technical expertise with artistic excellence to skillfully repair problems from your first surgery.
You don’t have to live unhappily with the results of a failed rhinoplasty. Trust your nose and your appearance to the experienced hands of Dr. Lahar and our team here at Lahar Plastic Surgery. Call the office today to book your comprehensive consultation, or request an appointment online.