Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a kind of plastic surgery that reshapes the nose. In a minority of cases (some say 5% to 10%), the results may not accord with what the patient had in mind: so much so, in fact, that the patient may need a revision rhinoplasty in Newport Beach CA.
Causes of a Failed Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach
The most obvious cause would be incompetence on the part of the surgeon. This is why it’s so important to find reputable Newport Beach plastic surgeons. Our surgeon, Dr. Kosins, has years of experience in this field and stays on the cutting edge of surgical techniques and technology.
Sometimes, though, a professional surgeon may become too aggressive, especially on a nose with thick skin, in which case the cartilage may suffer damage. It may, in fact, collapse, and the patient may experience breathing difficulties as a result. Other times, the surgeon may not remove enough cartilage, and the appearance of the nose hardly seems to have changed.
Possible Issues After Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach CA
Many patients want a hump in their nose removed, but they may be left with a scooped-out appearance if the surgeon uses a chisel on the bridge or takes it down too low. This is sometimes referred to as a “saddle nose.” Too much cartilage taken out at the top of the nose can also collapse the nose. Another possible issue can lie with the inside of your nose: the surgeon may take out more of the nostril tissue than is necessary.
Another problem could arise with the sensory nerves. These nerves on the nose and in the upper lip may be severed, leading to numbness, which can be temporary or permanent.
What to Do After a Failed Nose Job
Newport Beach plastic surgeons will tell you that you have to wait between six months and one year after the operation for the results to become manifest. That’s how long it takes for the swelling in the nose to subside; after that, you can safely say whether or not the operation was a success.
Remember that you don’t have to accept a failed rhinoplasty! There’s always the chance to get a revision rhinoplasty. For example, you can have cartilage from other parts of your body grafted on to the nose to address any collapse in the bridge.
The risks can go up with a revision rhinoplasty, but it can be worth it. But perhaps you haven’t even had an initial rhinoplasty done. In that case, contact our office today, and we’ll schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Kosins!