One of the most complicated and difficult procedures a plastic surgeon can perform is the revision rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasties, or nose jobs, have become so popular and matter-of-fact that prospective patients often end up choosing the plastic surgeon offering the best price, skimming over the required research into the details of the procedure and doctor themselves. Primary nose jobs are no small thing and more often than not, a revision is required or desired, be it for physical or aesthetic reasons.This is where things get tricky as the more a nose is worked on the more difficult it becomes to operate on.
Revisions are a highly specialized surgery and fewer doctors are performing them because of unpredictable results. This degree of difficulty is also what inevitable will make it more expensive than a primary. It is so difficult that many plastic surgeons no longer offer them as a part of their practice. This means that finding a highly trained board certified plastic surgeon who performs revision rhinoplasties on a daily basis is crucial. The combination of specialization, difficulty of the procedure itself and the high demand for a skilled surgeon, means they can be pricey.Most important is that you thoroughly research several doctors and consult with them all. It is up to you to ask how many primary rhinoplasties they do, how many revisions and what the bulk of the practices. Above all, make sure they are a board certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in the ear, nose and throat. This means extensive experience with nasal anatomy, breathing functions and structures.
You want to feel comfortable enough to ask them anything and to feel unapologetic about it. It may even take several consultations with the same doctor until you feel comfortable enough to settle on a game plan. A doctor who takes his time is honest and totally frank about expectation management is a good sign.
Are you considering a revision rhinoplasty? Book a consultation with Dr. Honrado to discuss all your primary and revision rhinoplasty needs. 310-286-0443