Individuals who are considering nose surgery can pursue a primary rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty. However, not all nose jobs are created equal. To determine which nose surgery option is the best choice, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between primary and revision rhinoplasty procedures. That way, an individual can make an informed decision about whether to undergo a primary or revision rhinoplasty treatment.
What Is a Primary Rhinoplasty?
A primary rhinoplasty is used to enhance the facial appearance. People sometimes undergo rhinoplasty surgery to correct nasal asymmetry and ensure that the nose appears in perfect harmony relative to the cheeks, chin and other facial features. Or, individuals can receive a primary rhinoplasty surgery to treat malformations of the nose. Some people also choose primary rhinoplasty surgery to improve breathing through the nose.
The ideal candidate for a primary rhinoplasty varies. Oftentimes, an individual qualifies for rhinoplasty surgery if he or she has a droopy, crooked or long nose, wide or flaring nostrils or other nose issues that impact the facial appearance. If an individual has experienced nose trauma, he or she could qualify for a rhinoplasty, too.
Different types of rhinoplasty surgery are available, including teen rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty options. To determine which type of rhinoplasty surgery — if any — that an individual can receive, a consultation with a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon is critical. This consultation allows a surgeon to analyze a patient’s facial appearance and review his or her medical history. It also enables a surgeon to explore ways to help a patient achieve a nose that results in a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
Many facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons are available to perform rhinoplasty procedures. Yet it is essential to work with a surgeon who possesses comprehensive facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery expertise. By doing so, an individual can receive extensive support throughout rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles is a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with in-depth nose surgery expertise. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a patient can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery and the procedure can be performed safely, he recommends a nose job.
Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh understands that each nose surgery patient requires personalized care, and he crafts a custom rhinoplasty treatment plan for each patient accordingly. With this plan in place, Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient can work together to achieve the best-possible nose surgery results.
What Is a Revision Rhinoplasty?
A revision rhinoplasty is used to address unwanted results following a primary rhinoplasty. Also, revision nose surgery is sometimes used to repair functional or aesthetic problems of the nose after a primary rhinoplasty procedure.
Revision rhinoplasty is more complex than a primary nose job, and it generally requires more time to complete than a primary rhinoplasty. Plus, a revision nose surgery must be performed by a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expert who tailors a treatment plan to his or her patient’s facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon, and he is Harvard-trained and dual board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery. His unique expertise allows him to customize each revision rhinoplasty treatment to his patient.
Before revision rhinoplasty surgery is performed, Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates the structures in a patient’s face and head. If a patient qualifies for a revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh then creates a custom revision nose surgery treatment plan for him or her. Dr. Azizzadeh next executes this plan, ensuring his patient can undergo a revision nose job to simultaneously improve the facial appearance and maintain the integrity of the nasal function.
Which Nose Surgery Option Is Better: Primary or Revision Rhinoplasty?
For people who are considering a primary or revision rhinoplasty surgery, meeting with facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh is key. Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates a nose surgery candidate and offers a personalized treatment recommendation. He even helps a patient weigh the pros and cons of different types of rhinoplasty surgery and determine which option can help this individual accomplish his or her nose job treatment goals.
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to meet with an individual to explore rhinoplasty surgery options. To schedule a free rhinoplasty surgery consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact the CENTER online or call us today at 310-657-2203.