Are you suffering from reduced airway function or serious cosmetic problems due to one or more previous nasal surgeries? You may need secondary rhinoplasty, also called revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Phillip Chang at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center specializes in the correction of problems that have developed or worsened as a result of previous nasal surgery. Through careful consideration of nasal balance, nasal function, deformities of cartilage and bone, along with areas that need additional support or reshaping, Dr. Chang can devise a safe plan that helps you attain a satisfactory and aesthetic result.
A Surgeon with Extensive Experience in Revision Rhinoplasty
Re-operating on a nose to improve a previous poor result can be one of the most difficult cosmetic surgeries to perform. Dr. Chang’s experience in rhinoplasty began by caring for trauma victims and patients who unfortunately lost parts of their noses due to various forms of cancer. This experience of caring for the most complicated nasal deformities, combined with a cosmetic fellowship in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, has made Dr. Chang a recognized and sought-after surgeon to revise bad nose jobs by other surgeons.
When Revision Rhinoplasty is Needed
Patients visit Dr. Chang to discuss revision rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. Often there are several possible surgical solutions, each with a different outcome, some of which will be more complicated than others. Dr. Chang discusses surgical plans thoroughly with each patient, so that he or she can decide which plan will achieve the desired result.
- Small Improvement
- Previous Poor Result
- Improving Airway Function
Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery Details
In one typical scenario, a patient might be generally happy with their previous surgery, but need a small small and slight improvement. For example, the previous surgeon may have left a small tiny bump on the bridge or left a small visible edge on the tip.
Previous Poor Result:
Some patients need revision rhinoplasty to reconstruct a very poor result of their past surgery. A failed rhinoplasty can be one of the most devastating experiences a patient undergoing plastic surgery can have. Patients that opt for rhinoplasty usually think about the surgery for several years before deciding to finally get it. When the result is a nose that is worse in appearance than the original nose, the patient can justifiably become extremely disappointed. Self-esteem and confidence may decrease and affect the person’s social activities. Dr. Chang has a deep and personal understanding of the emotional distress that patients feel and he will take time to listen to your concerns and work with you so that you understand your options and can make an informed decision.
Improving Airway Function:
Dr. Chang believes that patients should not experience a worsening of airway function after rhinoplasty. In his opinion, patients should breathe as well or better than they did before surgery. One of the most common reasons patients seek Dr. Change for revision rhinoplasty is because they now find it harder to breathe through their nose since their initial nasal surgery.
Choosing an Experienced Surgeon for Revision Rhinoplasty
The restoration of the damaged nose can be technically and artistically challenging. While many surgeons perform plastic surgery throughout the body, few are specialists in the nose and face. A plastic surgeon that performs only 5 to 10 rhinoplasties a year may not be the best surgeon to perform a revision rhinoplasty. Because the revision rhinoplasty procedure tends to be more complicated than primary rhinoplasty, it is essential that patients find a sufficiently qualified and experienced surgeon. Dr. Chang not only has extensive experience in performing revision rhinoplasty procedures, he also focuses on the aesthetics and the function of your nose. His goal is to make your nose look both beautiful and natural.
Achieving Natural Results in Revision Rhinoplasty
After going through one or more prior disappointing surgeries, and spending money for operations that didn’t achieve what you wanted, or may have made things worse, you may feel like you need to “start all over”. That’s why it is critical that you and your doctor truly understand each other. Dr. Chang’s plan is to return your nose to a state of normalcy, so that it is not the center of attention, and appears natural.
Dr. Chang of Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in revision rhinoplasty cases, both minor and major. When you visit our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Leesburg, VA, he will examine you and discuss with you which rhinoplasty revision methods are needed to improve the results of your previous cosmetic procedure. He can significantly improve most problems. Dr. Chang takes the time to listen to your concerns, and to explain your options in detail, so that you can make an informed decision that is right for you.