The quest for an ideal nose

“The ‘ideal’ nose is a nose that is in harmony with the other favorable features of your face.”

Explains Dr. Daniel G. Becker, M.D., F.A.C.S. Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology : Head and Neck Surgery, of the University of Pennsylvania, and Medical Director of the Becker Nose and Sinus Center.
Some, however, may feel that they have a less than ideal nose, in which case they could decide to have the surgical procedure known as rhinoplasty (a.k.a., in the vernacular, “a nose job”). The possibilities of which are outlined on Dr. Becker’s ‘Educational Guide to the Possibilities of Rhinoplasty’ website.
Unfortunately though, there is a chance* [see note 1 below] that a patient may not be 100% satisfied with the results of the operation. For, example, as Dr. Becker explains, some non-ideal rhinoplasties might give your new nose a “smooshed,” flat appearance. In which case, you could be a candidate for ‘Revision Rhinoplasty’.
Dr. Becker addresses this issue on another of his websites revisionrhinoplasty.compointing out that :

“If you have had a rhinoplasty and do not like the way your nose looks, and if you are in good health, then you are eligible for a revision rhinoplasty consultation.”

If the revision rhinoplasty does go ahead, however, then another question can arise – ‘What happens if the primary rhinoplasty and the revision rhinoplasty still don’t produce the desired result?’ And Dr. Becker’s site tackles this issue as well :

Question: I have already had a regular rhinoplasty and a revision rhinoplasty. I am still not happy. Can I be a candidate for a second revision rhinoplasty?
Answer: Yes you can.”

Even so, in some cases, the primary rhinoplasty, the revision rhinoplasty and the second revision rhinoplasty still might not produce the desired results. Are there options for a third revision rhinoplasty to correct the second revision rhinoplasty? Again Dr. Becker has the answer : “It is always better to have fewer surgeries.” but in the hands of a skilled surgeon, improvements can still be made – even, in his experience, after one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and  nine revisions.

*[note 1] The literature reports complication rates in the range of 8 to 15%






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