Orange County Rhinoplasty Specialist - 359 San Miguel Drive, Suite 110, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Kevin Sadati - Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Orange County



Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty

With about 244,000 rhinoplasty procedures performed during 2011, the nose job is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery options of all time. That said, Dr. Kevin Sadati feels it is important that patients who are considering this surgery understand the risk of and reason for the revision rhinoplasty procedure. Orange County patients will find that there are several reasons they may require a revision rhinoplasty, but the risk of revision diminishes greatly when they work with an expert plastic surgeon. People in Newport Beach have come to know and trust Dr. Sadati, not only because he provides patients with natural-looking results but also because his personal revision rate is extremely low.

Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty

The main reason a revision might be necessary is because a new aesthetic issue with the noise appears after the initial rhinoplasty operation. According to a report published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, about 41 percent of revision rhinoplasty patients cited this as their reason for having had the revision procedure done. Some patients who work with inexperienced surgeons will find that they develop a bump on their nose afterwards, or they may feel that their nose now looks crooked whereas it previously looked straight.

Some patients feel that the operation did not address the original issues in the first place and, therefore, want to have the surgery performed again in order to get the results they originally wanted. This was the reasoning provided by about 31 percent of revision rhinoplasty patients who were polled by the medical journal. This is often the result of working with a surgeon who doesn’t take the time to get to know each patient on an individual basis.

A limited number of patients will need a revision procedure because they have developed difficulty breathing or have trouble sleeping after recovering from the operation. The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal note that only 1 percent of patients found that they developed additional breathing problems after their operation. Patients who work with a board certified plastic surgeons will typically avoid structural issues after their operation as these surgeons have the skills, education and expertise necessary to complete a successful rhinoplasty procedure.

Any patient who is considering cosmetic surgery needs to have realistic goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Sadati uses technologically-advanced computer imaging software to help patients visualize their new nose before they even book a spot in the operating room. This helps patients understand what Dr. Sadati can achieve during the surgery, and it helps to avoid confusion and disappointment after the fact. Along with his staff, Dr. Sadati has developed an intensive consultation process that allows patients to educate themselves and prepare both mentally and physically for their operation. This consultation process combines Dr. Sadati’s skills and precision to ensure that most patients will be able to avoid a revision procedure. To find out more information about the revision rhinoplasty surgery and to set up a free cosmetic consultation, contact Dr. Sadati’s office today.