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are there surgeons who specialize in revision rhinoplasty? i've heard that revision rhinoplasty is a lot harder than an original rhinoplasty. i'm worried about not getting a good result for a second time because of this. are there surgeons who specialize

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
There : There aren't any rhinoplasty surgeons that specialize in only doing revisions (as far as i know). Some plastic surgeons specialize their practice quite a bit and focus on the nose and rhinoplasty, though. You're right to want to find someone who does have experience in doing revision rhinoplasty as it is more challening. To pick the right surgeon review their before and after photos and meet with a few to find the person you feel the most comfortable with and who has "after" results you like.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
I : I would concur with dr. Lamperti's comments. As a general it is helpful to ask a rhinoplastic surgeon how many primary and how many revisional or secondary rhinoplasties he performs as a percent and what his personal revision rate on his own rhinoplasties are. A tendency with experienced rhinoplasty surgeons is their ratio of primary to revisional (not there own) goes down as they are willing to take on more complex cases and become recognized by their peers for their work.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Benjamin Cilento
22 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Hi, : Hi, this is a great question. As far as i know there aren't any surgeons that only do revision rhinoplasties... However, in any community there is usually one or two surgeons who have a reputation as being the "go to" person for revisions due to the challenging nature of the surgery and the experience necessary to tackle the tougher cases. In general, be sure that you like your surgeons outcomes and after pics... Sometimes what you think looks good is not what the surgeon sees as aesthetically pleasing... Also, have a frank discussion about his experience in this type of difficult surgery... Ask what percentage of his surgeries are in fact revisions... Also, making sure they are board certified is a must (aafprs).
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Experienced rhinoplasty surgeons typically end up seeing many revision rhinoplasty patients. You probably want a surgeon who does over a hundred rhinoplasty surgeries a year. Ask them what percent are revision cases.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
yes: There are surgeons that specialize in revision rhinoplasty. I perform a fair number of these surgeries in my practice. www.vipplasticsurgery.com.
Answered on Sep 30, 2013

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This : This is a good question. It is important to look for a well reputed surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty (revision). It is ... Read More
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The : The open rhinoplasty incision is placed across the columella (the bridge of skin that separates the nostrils). It normally heals very well and is rare ... Read More
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There : There isn't an absolute age limit to have rhinoplasty (or revision rhinoplasty). As long as you're healthy you could certainly look into having your n ... Read More
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Primary : Primary rhinoplasty (the first nose surgery) has a revision rate of 3-5%. Of course there are multiple factors to consider in these numbers, but that ... Read More

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