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When Is Revision Rhinoplasty Necessary?

At STC Plastic Surgery, we believe in doing things right the first time. In plastic surgery, there is no room for mistakes and choosing a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is essential to achieving your best results. Unfortunately, there are times when things don’t go as expected the first time around and results from a procedure may require some correction. Revision rhinoplasty is a corrective procedure used to refine and improve results from a prior rhinoplasty.

How do you know when revision surgery is needed? Ask yourself two simple questions. Am I happy with my rhinoplasty results? Can I breathe easily and clearly? If either answer is no, give STC Plastic Surgery a call at 800-303-9541 to schedule a revision rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Brian Machida. We offer revision rhinoplasty surgery in Inland Empire, CA and can help you achieve your desired results.

Reasons Patients Seek Revision Rhinoplasty

There are two primary reasons why patients seek revision rhinoplasty, dissatisfaction with nose’s appearance or breathing difficulties. Many patients with a problematic rhinoplasty have both cosmetic and functional complaints.

Common aesthetic complaints include over or under correction or excessive scarring. Functional problems may include deviated septum, nasal obstruction, and structural collapse. If your rhinoplasty was recent, give things time. Many issues resolve with time as swelling goes down and tissues heal. We typically don’t consider revision surgery until 1 year after the original rhinoplasty.

Why Choose Second to Creation Your Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated facial plastic surgery procedures we offer. Scar tissue, thin skin, deformities, and structural damage from a prior surgery can make it more difficult to shape and sculpt the nose. Revision rhinoplasty often requires advanced techniques like cartilage grafting and careful attention to detail.  There is also an emotional component that makes revision surgery difficult for the patient. Frustration, anger, and fear are common emotions in patients preparing for revision surgery. They want a beautiful, functional nose, not another surgery and recovery.

Dr. Machida is well qualified to address these and other difficulties associated with revision rhinoplasty. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has more than 30 decades experience performing all types of facial plastic surgery. Additionally, Dr. Machida holds board certification in Otolaryngology, a medical specialty that focuses on procedures of the ears, nose, and throat. His facial plastic surgery experience combined with a deep understanding of nasal problems and anatomy make him uniquely qualified to perform revision rhinoplasty in the Inland Empire.

Dr. Machida’s patient focused attitude helps alleviate the burden and frustration of a second surgery. He can confidently explain problems, outline solutions to these problems, and help patients to finally achieve their desired results. We regularly meet with patients that received their rhinoplasty elsewhere and have sought out Dr. Machida to correct the problems from a previous surgery.

Contact STC Plastic Surgery and schedule your revision rhinoplasty consultation with us. We also offer first-time rhinoplasty procedures for patients that want to work with a skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, reducing the likelihood of future revision surgeries.