Quality rhinoplasty outcomes demand from the surgeon an extraordinary level of technical skill and well developed aesthetic sense.
Preparation and experience are foundations for success, but intense study, in depth anatomical knowledge, and a passion for beauty are shared by most rhinoplasty specialists. Because every rhinoplasty involves rearrangement of skin, bone, cartilage, internal nasal lining, and because the final result depends so much on how these tissues interact with one another as healing progresses, outcomes can never be anticipated with complete accuracy.
Along with the surgeon, nature determines the final result, and nature is not always predictable. Many circumstances contribute to a disappointing rhinoplasty result. In some cases:
Tissue contraction with scar development during healing may dramatically change an original rhinoplasty result. Cartilage is flexible, and bending during the post-surgical period may create asymmetries.
Occasionally, even when rhinoplasty goes well and the nose heals as expected, you may not be happy with the appearance of your new nose and its relationship to your other features. In these cases, revision rhinoplasty can be performed to repair and restructure the nose toward your desired result.
Revision rhinoplasty is perhaps even more complex than the original procedure because internal nasal anatomy has been changed and is unpredictable.
Working through scarred tissue to find and adjust parts of the nose during a revision procedure demands more of the surgeon. A determined, careful approach is required to fix problems unaddressed by or resulting from an earlier nose surgery. The procedure is different for everyone.
The specific techniques involved in each revision rhinoplasty are determined by the type of problem and the location in the nose.
A number of different factors can add to the complex nature of revision rhinoplasty, including:
When looking for a surgeon to perform revision rhinoplasty, it’s crucial to choose one with extensive rhinoplasty experience, a deep anatomical knowledge of the nose, an artistic eye, and superior surgical judgement.
The best revision rhinoplasty surgeon will also be a skilled and compassionate communicator, keeping you informed every step of the way so that you understand what to expect during and after the procedure.
Hump removal without properly reconstructed support and structure for the middle part of the nose can cause the valves to collapse inward, obstructing airflow and causing breathing problems.
A crooked nose after rhinoplasty sometimes occurs due to inaccurate alignment during surgery, but more often it happens when nasal bones or cartilage contract, bend, or shift during healing.
Every patient is different, and there are a number of different corrective techniques used in revision rhinoplasty, each depending on the specific issues that need to be corrected. In many cases, no surgery at all is required because injectables (“liquid rhinoplasty”) may offer suitable improvement. In other cases, a minor office procedure under local anesthesia completely solves the problem. At Feel Beautiful, Dr. Laverson approaches each revision rhinoplasty procedure with skill, precision, and artistry. He’s also committed to patient comfort and open communication. During your initial consultation, Dr. Laverson will answer your questions and provide clarity so that you understand his proposed treatment plan as well as what to expect along the way.
Dr. Laverson has earned his reputation among the top plastic surgeons in San Diego by developing and incorporating innovative and contemporary surgical techniques in the context of traditional, authentic personal care. Every procedure is planned and performed with attention to detail. At Feel Beautiful, you are in the hands of an excellent surgeon and attentive staff.