When people choose to have a secondary rhinoplasty procedure, it is to correct a prior procedure. Sometimes, patients get rhinoplasty and find that they are unsatisfied with the results of their nose surgery. In order to get better results, they may choose to revise the surgery and seek secondary rhinoplasty.
According to one source, between 5% to 20% of people that get rhinoplasty report that they are not happy with the results of their surgeries. So, they may choose to get a second procedure to further correct a nose deformity or to alleviate functional problems. For example, a person with restrictive nasal passages may still have problems breathing, which is a functional issue.
Keep in mind, secondary rhinoplasty can be challenging, so patients will want to seek the services of an experienced Westlake Village plastic surgeon when considering this type of plastic surgery. To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can correct deformities and/or functional problems, contact the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today.