Your First Nose Job Didn’t Go as Planned. So What Next?


You spend hours debating about it. You spend even more hours researching the perfect surgeon. You finally undergo a rhinoplasty procedure, only to be disappointed with the results. Your nose is the focal point of your face, and you can’t hide poor results. Maybe your results need to be tweaked to give you the perfect nose, or maybe your original nose issues were never properly corrected. It can be easy to feel discouraged and upset after such an ordeal. Because you may not know what your next step should be, we are here to help you make the best decision and  plan your revision rhinoplasty.

What Should You Do Now?

Revision rhinoplasty can give you a second chance to improve your nasal contours and help you achieve the results you desire. Revision rhinoplasty, sometimes called secondary rhinoplasty, is a surgery that reinforces weakened nasal structures and corrects further aesthetics. There can be many reasons for a second nose surgery, but most often, the procedure is performed to help address an issue that was either not impacted by the first treatment or an issue that has since developed as a result of the surgery.

Taking the time to do some simple research can help you determine for yourself if you would benefit from another nose job.  Rhinoplasty Society can provide you with insight on the procedure process. Getting  information from physicians can also be helpful in making your decision.

Revision Rhinoplasty is a Complex Procedure

Rhinoplasty is a very detailed facial plastic surgery to begin with. But, understanding the ins and outs of the procedure can help put your mind at ease. The nose is delicate and easily damaged, so this procedure must be performed with tender care and fine attention to detail.

What’s the Best Approach for Revisions?

The closed approach works well for minor revisions and does not involve any incisions being made on the outside of the nose. This method relies mostly on the skill of the surgeon to play to his or her strengths regarding nasal adjustments. For major conceptual nose job repairs, an open approach is often used. An incision is made in the columella, or the area between the nostrils at the tip of the nose, in order to address the complexities of the inner anatomy of the nose.

Certain revision rhinoplasty cases may require the use of cartilage grafts. A rhinoplasty often involves repositioning or trimming nasal cartilage. If more cartilage is required to support the nose or repair the columella separating the nostrils, a cartilage graft from the septum, ear or ribs may be recommended. This gently removes a small amount of cartilage to restore anatomical components.

Finding a Surgeon to Fix Your Nose Job

After understanding the complexity of the surgery, you will understand the need for an experienced and certified plastic surgeon to perform it. You certainly don’t want to be disappointed with your results yet again, so taking the time to find a professional who pays very close attention to detail is of the utmost importance.

How to Make the Most of Your Consultation

Once you have decided on a surgeon, you’ll want to have an in-depth consultation. You’ll want a surgeon who is detail-oriented in his or her treatment plan. Also make sure that he or she completes a thorough examination of the inside and outside of your nose. Here are some additional tips for making the most of your consultation:

  • Provide your surgeon with before and after pictures of your previous rhinoplasty to help clarify your concerns.
  • Ask your physician about his or her rate of rhinoplasty revision.
  • Discuss your expectations with your surgeon and get their honest opinion on the likely outcome of your surgery.
  • Keep a running list of questions as you think of them and bring the list to your consultation to ensure that your needs are addressed.

Allow a Master Facial Plastic Surgeon to Correct Your Nose Issues

Don’t settle for a bad nose job. An experienced facial reconstructive surgeon can repair your nasal issues thoroughly and help you achieve the look you’ve been striving for. Make sure the surgeon is an expert in the complex art of revision rhinoplasty. Dr. William J. Binder is considered one of the top revision rhinoplasty experts. His technical skill and wonderful communication can help turn your nose job nightmare into a thing of beauty.

Schedule a consultation today. With our advanced techniques and dedicated staff we can help you achieve the nose you deserve.