Why I decided on revision rhinoplasty
(The following is a dramatization.)
I didn’t think I was going to need revision rhinoplasty. I thought I was going to look perfect. I did everything I was supposed to. I stopped smoking and drinking for two weeks before the surgery and a few weeks afterward — in fact, I decided to use it as an opportunity to stop smoking entirely. I learned to use contact lenses before the surgery, and decided I looked better with them. I work from home, so I was able to spend several weeks at home, staying away from anybody who might have a cold or the flu. I didn’t let anything touch my nose until it had healed.
Then the bandages came off, and I thought my nose looked promising… until the swelling went down. I’d never thought much about the fact that my face is on the broad side. My new nose didn’t look bad. It just looked wrong, like a good nose for someone else’s face. It was too narrow, too pointed and too obviously the result of a nose job. My friends would make those noises people make when they don’t want to say anything bad but can’t think of anything good. But it was the looks I was getting on the street from strangers that convinced me I needed revision rhinoplasty.
By this time, about six months had gone by. I’d read that revision rhinoplasty should wait until at least a year after the original surgery. That at least gave me some time to find a revision rhinoplasty surgeon I could trust — someone who could give me a nose that really suited my face.
Finding the right rhinoplasty surgeon
Luckily, I was able to find a surgeon in the Charlotte, NC area who specialized in revision rhinoplasty. He was good enough that people trusted him to improve what other surgeons had already done their best on.
Eight months and another round of surgery and recovery later, my new nose looks… good. It isn’t dazzling, but it fits. Come to think of it, that’s all I really wanted from revision rhinoplasty — a nose that complements the rest of my face instead of distracting from it.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgeon. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has devoted himself entirely to facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you need rhinoplasty, especially revision rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the fee.