A sudden need for revision rhinoplasty
(The following is a dramatization.)
Of the more than two hundred thousand rhinoplasty operations performed in the United States every year, only one in thirty ends up needing revision rhinoplasty. Unfortunately, Megan had one of those.
The operation itself was a fairly straightforward straightening of a deviated septum. It was the sort of operation that even an inexperienced surgeon could have done, and it went smoothly. Megan didn’t smoke to begin with, and she did everything she was supposed to do as far as avoiding alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamin E went. She even got a list of supplements to avoid. She stayed out of the sun, avoided heavy exercise and put away all her pullover sweaters.
Unfortunately, while she was recovering, her sister came to visit, and brought her niece and nephew… both of whom were coming down with colds. After an evening in their presence Megan was sick herself. The first time she sneezed, she started bleeding from the nose and had to go to the emergency room… and unfortunately that wasn’t the last time she sneezed. By the time she was well, her nasal tissues had suffered heavy damage and looked worse than before she’d had the operation. And worse, her surgeon told her she’d have to wait until a year after the original operation to get another one.
Finding the right revision rhinoplasty surgeon
Her surgeon told her that rebuilding her nose, even after a year, would be beyond his skill. He suggested she look for a more experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte, NC who performed a lot of revision rhinoplasty. He explained that a surgeon who does revision rhinoplasty has to be better than average in order to improve on the work of a previous surgeon, especially since he or she is operating on nasal tissues which are probably still fragile.
The good news was that since she wouldn’t be able to undergo the surgery for a year, Megan would be able to schedule the surgery well in advance. This time, she made sure to keep her contact with family and friends online until her nose was fully healed.
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.