Revision Rhinoplasty Candidacy

Rhinoplasty can be a life-changing procedure, but it can also result in unfavorable outcomes. Some rhinoplasty patients are unsatisfied with their refined appearance, while others suffer from breathing difficulties. A surgeon who is experienced in revision rhinoplasty can generally correct these effects. Dr. Fredric Newman can evaluate your revision rhinoplasty candidacy during a consultation at our Darien, CT, practice. He will conduct a thorough examination and listen carefully to your concerns and goals to determine if the surgery is right for you. 

What Can a Revisional Procedure Address?

Patients who are looking to correct the results of their rhinoplasty may be concerned with:

  • Too slight or subtle of a refinement
  • Effects that look unnatural, such as a small tip of the nose that stands out against otherwise broad features
  • Trouble breathing through one or both nostrils
  • Results that fail to complement a patient’s unique ethnic background
  • Aesthetic results that have become distorted over time, such as the collapse of the bridge
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after revision rhinoplasty
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This 30-year-old patient complained of nasal airway obstruction and unhappiness with the size and shape of her nose following a 2011 rhinoplasty. Dr. Newman helped her become able to breathe properly, and to achieve her desired aesthetic results.
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Often, the need for revision surgery arises from poor communication between the patient and doctor. The doctor might impose his or her own idea of what constitutes balance, or try to achieve results that the patient wants, but do not look completely natural. Choosing the right surgeon is a crucial step when seeking a revisional surgery.

Evaluating Your Candidacy

In addition to wishing to correct the results of rhinoplasty surgery, patients will need to be in good general health and not smoke. Conditions such as poorly controlled diabetes that could raise the risks associated with surgery will need to be addressed before you are eligible for revisional rhinoplasty. You should be committed to attending several follow-up visits at our practice and also have realistic expectations for the results you can achieve.

Developing Expectations

Dr. Newman spends an extensive amount of time in the consultation process. He will be completely honest with you about what he can do, as well as what he cannot do. Revisional procedures carry an increased risk of complications. Although there is a significant probability that Dr. Newman can improve your results, you could simply "break even," and there is a very rare chance the surgery will result in a worse outcome. Until Dr. Newman gains access to the nasal structures, it may be difficult to tell how much scar tissue has formed, which can affect your results.

Nose reshaping surgery requires a high degree of skill, and revision rhinoplasty is even more complex. Dr. Fredric Newman has decades of experience in this area, leading many patients to seek his help.

It is important to discuss your options in the event that the procedure fails to adequately address your concerns. In very complex (and extremely rare) cases, Dr. Newman may recommend an additional operation.

Choosing a Surgeon

Nose reshaping surgery requires a high degree of skill, and revision rhinoplasty is an even more complex procedure. As a result, many facial cosmetic surgeons do not enjoy the procedure, and are fairly inexperienced at it. Every type of surgery carries a degree of risk, but if your surgeon enjoys performing the procedure, you can expect better results. Dr. Fredric Newman has decades of experience in nose reshaping surgery, leading many patients to seek his help in revising rhinoplasty results. He is passionate about restoring his patients' quality of life with his personalized care. 

Ashley explains why she chose Dr. Newman for her rhinoplasty procedure.

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If you are considering a revisional rhinoplasty procedure, we understand you may be hesitant and have several concerns. During a consultation, Dr. Newman will take all the time necessary to answer your questions and determine whether revision rhinoplasty is right for you. Contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation

Dr. Fredric Newman

Dr. Fredric Newman MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office (203) 656-9999

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Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me. - Kim, Actual Patient

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