Can rhinoplasty go wrong?

Can rhinoplasty go wrong?

One of your most distinguishing face features is your nose. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, you may seek assistance in modifying it. Cosmetic surgery is used to accomplish this. However, the modifications that are done may not be what you expected. You may be dissatisfied with the result, something may have gone wrong, or you may have chosen the wrong surgeon. If this is the case, you should get a second opinion from a cosmetic surgeon who can assist you in resolving the problem. To address the difficulties that arose after the first rhinoplasty procedure, revision rhinoplasty may be required. Contact the experts at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery if you want to get the results you want. When you pick the appropriate surgeon for the task, you will never have to worry about the quality of the work.

WHAT IS A REVISION RHINOPLASTY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

When you look in the mirror after a nose job, your nose might not appear as you expected. But don’t rush into a rhinoplasty correction. It’s vital to remember that when the nose has healed entirely, patients should wait up to a year to observe if it settles and changes. Once it has totally healed, you may be satisfied with the shape. However, with a revision rhinoplasty, some issues will need to be corrected.

ISSUES WITH BRIDGES

When the bridge of the nose is scooped out too far, it might give the illusion of a sloping nose. When the surgeon uses a chisel on the bridge of the nose, this frequently goes wrong. There is next to no room for error because it is pulled out and shaved down in one full swooping action.

ISSUES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NOSE

When too much cartilage on the top of the nose is destroyed, it can cause the nose to break down and flatten. This might cause the patient’s nostrils to collapse, causing respiratory problems as well as aesthetic issues. To achieve a natural appearance, it is highly suggested that the lost cartilage in this area be replaced.

INTERNAL PROBLEMS

A bad rhinoplasty may also harm the inside regions of the nose. These problems are less common than the ones mentioned above, although they can nevertheless occur after a rhinoplasty. These issues can sometimes result in irreversible damage to the interior of the nose.

ISSUES WITH BREATHING

Nasal congestion is usual in the early phases of recovery, but it can become a concern if a patient has nasal congestion for an extended period of time. It needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

ISSUES WITH NERVE DAMAGE

This affects not only how the nose feels on the face, but also how it reacts to the smells it encounters. Even if something touches it, it will remain numb. These problems normally go away within a few weeks to months after surgery, but if they persist or the lips become numb, it’s time to seek medical help.


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