CAN I GET MY OLD NOSE BACK IF I’M NOT HAPPY WITH MY RHINOPLASTY?

This is a fascinating question that we often hear from the revision patient.  The answer is complex because it requires fully understanding all the elements that go into the result in RHINOPLASTY. An understanding of the remaining structure of the bone and cartilage, as well as the overlying skin, and the mucosal lining that remains after the RHINOPLASTY is essential.

So, the best answer is probably not. We will probably not be able to restore the original nose. However, after a very thorough evaluation and discussion with the patient and a good anatomic analysis, we may be able to achieve a very satisfactory revision rhinoplasty result.

RHINOPLASTY

In our practice, we are very detailed in our preoperative consultation, including extensive measurements which we are careful to study in detail when forming an operative plan. Once we have arrived at a meeting of the minds between the surgeon and the patient we may then proceed with our proposed rhinoplasty revision which may require in some cases the use of extensive cartilage grafting. All our rhinoplasty surgery is performed using the internal or closed technique.

So, therefore, the answer is technically no but we hope that the revision in our hands is more desirable and satisfying for the patient.

THOMAS TREVISANI, MD
BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
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