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How to Avoid Revision Nose Surgery: Find a Nose Expert

Rhinoplasty is a popular surgery that can improve NOT only the look of your nose but the entire appearance of your face. However, Revisional Rhinoplasty is not uncommon. Avoid revision nose surgery and find out why Rhinoplasty Surgeons don’t ALWAYS get nose reshaping surgery right the first time.

Nose reshaping is a very complex procedure, in fact, there are about 25 different sub-procedures that can be combined to make up a nose operation. This includes Grafts, Alarplasty, Septoplasty as well as a whole lot more. This is why nose surgery revision rates can be up to 20-25% for some nose surgeons.

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An “out of proportion’ nose can impact your self-esteem and throw off the balance of your face. Rhinoplasty alters the bones and cartilages that make up the nose, the lining of the nasal passageways and even the skin covering. This surgery changes the profile, length and/or width of the nose. It can also change the shape of your nose tip.

Furthermore, surgeons perform the operation closed (with all incisions inside the nostrils) which is popular for Rhinoplasty Surgery. Whereas, open Rhinoplasty (with a small incision underneath the nose) is popular for revisional surgery.

Types of Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) Procedures Include:

  • Reduction rhinoplasty makes the nose smaller
  • Whereas Augmentation rhinoplasty makes the nose bigger
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty addresses specific cultural features. For example Asian Rhinoplasty or a ‘Roman Nose’
  • Post-traumatic rhinoplasty, in other words, surgery after either an injury or accident
  • Revisional rhinoplasty which as the name suggests corrects a prior nose surgery

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To increase your chance of getting the rhinoplasty results you want the first time, select a Surgeon with experience performing the type of Rhinoplasty sub-procedure(s) that you want. Generally, ENT Surgeons are good at functional nose and throat surgery. Whereas Specialist Plastic Surgeons excel at aesthetic nose surgery or the overall appearance of the nose and face. Please avoid choosing an underqualified “Cosmetic Doctor” 

Dr Richard Sackelariou is a Top Revision Rhinoplasty expert in Melbourne & Sydney.

Choose highly skilled Surgeons for Rhinoplasty or Revisional Rhinoplasty

Even the most skilled Plastic Surgeon can not predict with 100% certainty how a nose job will go. They also don’t know how you will heal, as an individual.

No rhinoplasty result is ever completely perfect, just as no two sides of the face are perfectly symmetrical. Although there are excellent results in comparison to what patients start with, there’s just no such thing as an absolutely perfect nose job.

However, our highly accomplished surgical team use their advanced technical skills, artistic touch and extensive experience including pre-surgery planning with 3D Imaging technology like Vectra 3D technology where required. This all helps you get your nose as close to ‘perfect’ for your facial balance as is possible by a Surgeon.

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Without a careful and meticulous Specialist Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience, a nose job will rarely go according to plan. That’s why choosing the most experienced Nose Reshaping Surgeon is so important, and why you’ll want to keep your expectations realistic.

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3 Reasons why Rhinoplasty Surgeons don’t always succeed with your first or primary Rhinoplasty

Reason 1: Some Noses Are Just Unpredictable and Challenging

A study published in the Pulsus Plastic Surgery Journal showed that there are some noses that could be classified as being “more difficult” or less difficult” in terms of predictability to how the nose will respond to rhinoplasty procedures.

If your nose is particularly challenging to reshape or correct, then it might be necessary for you to have a Revision Rhinoplasty to get a more obvious result.   In this scenario, the Surgeon ends up crafting more defined contours or modifying the nose in slight or more moderate ways, after you’ve healed from your FIRST surgery. You may also need to accept that there are certain limits to what can actually be achieved surgically. Realistic expectations that take into account what you’re starting with, are very important to satisfying nose surgery results.

Reason 2: Your Skin Thickness Impacts The End Result Of The Nose Surgery

The same study found that noses with very thick skin do not contract enough after certain types of nose reduction or reshaping surgery. This means that individuals with this type of skin, won’t necessarily be able to achieve a much smaller nose. During your consultation, your Specialist Surgeon will advise you as to whether the look you desire is possible from one nose surgery. Alternatively, they may tell you multiple nose surgery will be necessary to get you the results you’re after.

Reason 3: Patient Noses Heal Differently after Surgery

Patience is very important when it comes to seeing the end result of rhinoplasty surgery.

  • It typically takes a number of months for surgical swelling to go down.
  • Rapid Recovery protocols can help. However, you must be patient and follow post-op healing instructions. 
  • Be sure to have good support during the healing phase. Especially in the days or weeks immediately after your surgery.
  • You will not be able to see the final look of your nose during the healing time. Unfortunately, this can take months. You will question yourself about having the surgery until you can fully see the final results. This can seem like a very long time. 
  • After surgery, you may need to wait for several months to see if your surgeon was able to get it right the first time. If they did great! if not, you may need a second rhinoplasty procedure. 

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Always Select a Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist Surgeon for the first Nose surgery

It is extremely important to choose not only a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon but one that has extensive experience in Rhinoplasty procedures. This optimises your chance of getting the best possible results the FIRST time.

Whilst there’s still no guarantee as to how your face and nose will heal and respond to the surgery, you’ll at least know you’re in very capable, highly skilled hands with a specialist who is also sought after for their Revisional Rhinoplasty Surgery expertise.

Your surgeon should be fully trained, accredited and experienced, and it helps to know the difference between a so-called “Cosmetic Surgeon” and a Plastic Surgeon or other types of medical practitioners performing surgery. This will give you the best chance to avoid revision nose surgery.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

Dr Sackelariou is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures.

His signature surgeries include – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patients love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

What’s Next

Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou in Melbourne or Sydney. A caring discussion with a Plastic Surgeon about all your options can really help. The best thing is to start with a phone enquiry and consider having a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou. Try the Free Nose Simulation Tool.


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