Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
If you are unhappy with the outcome of a primary rhinoplasty, then you should visit us for a consultation. Chances are very good that a revision surgery could help you.
Is a surgeon’s experience important during a revision rhinoplasty?
Since a revision case is more difficult due to anatomic changes and scarring, the surgeon’s experience is extremely important. You should choose a surgeon who has done many revision rhinoplasties. Both Dr. Donath specializes in revision nasal procedures, and will use that experience to ensure you have the best possible result.
If my first surgery did not make me happy, was it the doctor’s fault?
Not necessarily. Rhinoplasties are very difficult, even in primary cases, and therefore require excellent analysis and planning. It is unlikely that your first surgeon simply made a mistake, or failed to plan your surgery. All rhinoplasty surgeons are aware of the changes that occur with time to a nose, and do their best to predict your expected outcome.
Will I have to pay for my revision rhinoplasty?
If your first rhinoplasty was done by Dr. Donath within one year of your revision, our usual policy is to charge only operating room fees and anesthesia fees for a revision case. If your first surgery was performed by another surgeon, then you will be charged our customary fees.
How long does the procedure take?
Revision rhinoplasties usually take longer than primary cases – about three to four hours.
How much pain will I have after revision surgery?
The pain caused by a revision surgery is quite mild, and usually no worse than that caused by your first procedure.
What are the risks of revision surgery?
The risks are the same as those of primary rhinoplasties.
Do patients ever need another rhinoplasty after a revision?
Although very rare, this is possible. Hopefully all of your concerns will be corrected by the first revision, but there is a slight chance that a touch-up procedure may be needed in the future.
How long after the first surgery can a revision be done?
Usually, a nose has to heal thoroughly before another surgery can be done. So, you will often need to wait six to nine months after a primary rhinoplasty to undergo a revision. This is very important though – during the waiting period, your nose will gradually and continually change, and you will likely find that a revision is not needed if you were unhappy at first.