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When Should I Seek Revision Rhinoplasty?

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When Should I Seek Revision Rhinoplasty?Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary surgery that is performed when a patient has unsatisfactory results from their primary rhinoplasty. Before a patient can seek revision rhinoplasty, they must completely heal from the first procedure, which can take anywhere from six months to a full year. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides revision rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.

Why Seek Revision Rhinoplasty?

There are a number of reasons an individual may need revisionary surgery, with the most common being dissatisfaction with the aesthetic results. Another major reason for revision rhinoplasty is if functional issues, such as difficulty breathing through the nose, were not addressed in the first surgery or arose following surgery.

When is a good time to begin seeking revision rhinoplasty?

If you begin experiencing functional issues with your nose, such as breathing difficulties, be sure to notify your surgeon right away. During your follow up appointments, discuss any concerns or dissatisfaction with your results so your surgeon can help assess whether it is a permanent result or something that will pass during your healing phase. It is important to note that swelling of the nose following rhinoplasty may take anywhere from six months to a year to entirely subside, which can make your final results difficult to see. Depending on the extent of your surgery, swelling in different parts of the nose may heal faster – such as swelling in the bridge subsiding before the nasal tip. Once swelling is completely resolved, you should begin considering revision rhinoplasty if you are still unhappy with your results.

Board Certification Matters

Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon makes a difference. The American Board of Plastic Surgery only awards certification to surgeons that have demonstrated the highest level of expertise and completed comprehensive training. When considering surgeons during your research, also know that plastic surgeons undergo more training than cosmetic surgeons. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides revision rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.

Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, CA and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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