Medical research agencies and medical experts in the USA, and many parts of the UK, report that the demand for rhinoplasty has grown manifold over the last few years. For patients under 35, rhinoplasty is the most popular surgical procedure. A person, who wishes to undergo the procedure these days, does prior research in the quest for a facial plastic surgeon and has an idea of what he wants from surgery. Today, patients demand better outcomes from their facial plastic surgeons. This also means that many patients remain dissatisfied with the results of the surgery, and opt for rhinoplasty revision.
Patients who are candidates for revision rhinoplasty often have a functional breathing problem after their initial rhinoplasty. Sometimes, the patient may also feel that his nose is too thick or too small. The best surgeon to handle these issues is one who is double board certified in Otolaryngology (ENT) and Facial Plastic Surgery. Typically, surgeons that have the most expertise when performing a rhinoplasty are those who work on the face only and do not do body plastic surgery. This leads to a refinement in technique and more experience with rhinoplasty elements critical to achieve the patient’s desired outcome. Such surgeons also have a better understanding of patients from different parts of the world, and the challenges that different kinds of noses pose for surgery. Moreover, the original rhinoplasty modifies nose structure and can result in scar tissue, making revisions more complicated – and hence you need a very skilled surgeon for a successful second attempt.