Fixing a bad rhinoplasty
If you are wondering how to fix a bad rhinoplasty, consider a consultation with Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. The telltale signs of a bad rhinoplasty have certain common features, and it is not just about the appearance of the nose. Even a nose that appears structurally symmetric and aesthetically pleasing can be a poor result if it is out of proportion with the other facial features.
Signs and symptoms of a bad rhinoplasty
The obvious clues to a poor result are asymmetry; malposition, disproportion, and decreased function. Consider the following examples:
• Collapse of the side walls and/or nostrils, producing a “pinched look”
• Asymmetry between the two sides
• The bridge can be too low or too high
• The tip can be overly rotated, or not rotated enough.
• There can be too much nostril showing after cartilage resection, resulting in an upward migration of the nostril rims
• Irregularities or distortions in the nasal tip can occur
• There can be deflections or angulations of the tip or the entire nose
• Nostril asymmetries, with one nostril appearing higher or wider than its companion
Just as disturbing, there can be a worsening of breathing. One of the key concerns about making a nose smaller, is taking the necessary measures to assure that the airflow is not compromised. The surgeon must correct any septal deviations and maintain adequate openings through the nostrils and the areas above, called the internal valves. Most of these deformities can be corrected with subsequent revision rhinoplasty.
Candidates for revision rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty can be performed on almost any patients who have previously undergone a rhinoplasty procedure, and who are unhappy with their results. Dr. Freeman recommends that revision rhinoplasty patients wait for at least 1 year following their original procedure, before pursuing revisionary surgery. The waiting period should be sufficient time to allow tough scar tissue to dissipate. This should allow for a smoother surgery, and a greater chance of a favorable outcome.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask how to fix a bad rhinoplasty.