Are you not happy with the results of your first nose surgery? Does your new nose throw your face out of balance? Did the surgeon of your first surgery go too far — or maybe not far enough? Or maybe you just want to refine the tip of your nose or are having some breathing problems since your primary nose job.
For many of Dr. Motykie’s patients the second surgery had to do with a specific cosmetic issue such as a awkward looking tip or a functional issue that makes it difficult to breath. The problems may not be the fault of the first or possibly second surgeon. Not every aspect of healing is under the surgeon’s control, and some anatomical variations can pose particular surgical problems.
Deciding on revisionary nose surgery is a decision not to be taken lightly and should be discussed in length with Dr Motykie. The revision procedure can be much more complicated than the first rhinoplasty and requires a surgeon like Dr. Motykie with a sophisticated understanding of nasal structure and extensive surgical training. It can take even longer to perform then the first rhinoplasty and may cost significantly more.
During your consultation with Dr. Motykie you should discuss your goals and desires. It is then you should discuss with him why you were dissatisfied with your primary rhinoplasty. Be as specific as you can. If your needs and goals are reasonable Dr. Motykie will then walk you through your surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Motykie will examine your skin, cartilage strength and bone structure, as well as assess the amount of cartilage that is available, because grafting is almost always required. Grafts can create a better shape and support the airway — two reasons for secondary rhinoplasty surgery.