Your nose is your most prominent facial feature, and its size and shape will directly impact your overall appearance. Primary rhinoplasty is also known as a nose job and is a delicate procedure that can be used to reshape your nose by adding or reducing its size, removing a hump or correcting breathing issues. Cookie-cutter plastics performed by an inexperienced surgeon can result in problems, including an upturned or over-rotated nose due to an aggressive rhinoplasty. But, you don’t have to accept bad results. There is help available.
Revision rhinoplasty can correct a previously performed nose job that has produced unacceptable or disappointing results. Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are complex surgeries that should only be performed by a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. Patients who have experienced unsatisfactory results are often referred to the Glasgold Group in New Jersey.
Unsatisfactory Nose Job results
A nose job is a very beneficial surgery because it can provide symmetry to facial features, repair a deformity, improve the appearance of a nose that is crooked, too large or too small, has a bump, is too broad, has a droopy or enlarged tip or that obstructs breathing. But, sometimes a secondary rhinoplasty (revision) is needed to correct breathing issues or to make cosmetic changes after the first surgery.
Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and frequently performs revision rhinoplasty for patients who have received unsatisfactory or distorted results from a poorly skilled plastic surgeon. The Glasgold revision specialists perform complicated and challenging plastic surgery revisions for previous surgeries, which may have included the excessive removal of supporting cartilage and bone, twisted nasal structure, a loss of tip support and scar tissue.
Revision Rhinoplasty: Bad Nose Job Tips
Revision rhinoplasty is a specialty surgery used to address complications or to resolve undesired results from a nose job, such as an upturned or over-rotated nose. Revision surgery may be needed to help restore or improve self-confidence, self-esteem, cosmetic details and nasal function.
1. Choose an experienced, board-certified rhinoplasty plastic surgeon.
Revision rhinoplasty is a complex treatment that requires a highly experienced surgeon because each subsequent surgery involves scar tissue and may weaken the support and vascular structure within your nose.
2. Don’t rush your second surgery
Revision rhinoplasty shouldn’t be rushed because it can take up to a year for the swelling from the original surgery to be resolved. If you rush into having a revision surgery, you could experience further complications. This is a problem that you may have seen others experience.
You will be thoroughly examined at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery and will receive a personalized surgical plan. Glasgold surgeons have been recognized internationally as revision rhinoplasty specialists and have written numerous medical journal papers and chapters. As frequent guest lecturers, Glasgold Group also teaches innovative techniques in workshops and courses throughout the United States. You can expect to achieve the most current nose revision options using the best technology.
Revision Rhinoplasty Candidates
Altering the size, shape or internal structure of your nose is a life-changing experience that will profoundly affect your self-esteem and your well-being. Unfortunately, circumstances, such as a poorly skilled surgeon with a lack of medical knowledge and a poor healing process can leave you with limited improvements, new cosmetic issues or breathing problems. You may be considered a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the results of your prior surgery and wish to improve issues such as a pinched tip, distorted profile, turned up or twisted nose, exposed nostrils, creases or breathing difficulties.
Secondary rhinoplasty is a more complicated surgery because it must deal with original surgery scarring and possibly less cartilage in the nose. Glasgold’s nose revision specialists customize primary and revision surgery to match each patient’s needs and desired outcome, including reduction, augmentation, post-traumatic reconstruction after a broken nose or injured nasal septum and reconstruction rhinoplasty after an accident, injury or illness, such as cancer. Your Glasgold nose job specialist will follow the same incision patterns whenever possible to decrease the chance of additional scarring and scar tissue. It is important that you follow all pre- and post-surgical instructions to achieve the very best results.
Post Surgery Care
During your consultation at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery, you will receive detailed instructions that are customized to match your specific needs, including how many days to take off work. Here is a list of some post-surgery recovery tips.
• Keep your head elevated while sleeping to reduce swelling and to prevent blood from rushing to your nose.
• Gently brush your teeth to avoid jostling your upper lip and nose.
• Avoid facial movement as much as possible.
• Ice packs will reduce swelling and pain.
• Enjoy eating soft foods to minimize chewing.
• Take a bath instead of the shower to avoid the contact of direct water on your nose and bandages.
• Avoid blowing your nose.
• Wear button up shirts instead of pullovers.
• Change your bandages as instructed.
• Avoid strenuous activities and refrain from exercise until clearance is provided by your Glasgold revision specialist.
• Wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher while outdoors.
• Reduce your intake of sodium.
• Do not wear sunglasses or glasses for the first four weeks or until cleared by your Glasgold plastic surgeon.
If you follow your post-surgery instructions carefully, most of the swelling will be resolved within 10 to 14 days, and residual swelling will disappear gradually within six weeks. Slight swelling can be experienced up to 12 months after the surgery. The swelling will be progressively reduced but may initially cause your results to look imperfect. Only time will take away the swelling and provide you with your final result.
Nose Consultation in Princeton
If you are unpleased with your appearance or have persistent trouble breathing due to a previous rhinoplasty surgery, call 732-846-6540 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Mark Glasgold at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery in Princeton, NJ.