Revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that should only be performed by a fully trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will explain all aspects of the procedure to help the patient make an informed decision.
Many surgeons also prefer to show rhinoplasty revision surgery before and after photographs at the first appointment. Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing revision rhinoplasty to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding locations.
What are Revision Rhinoplasty Before and After Images?
Before and after images in case of rhinoplasty revision surgery refer to a pair or group of pictures pertaining to an earlier patient who has undergone a very similar surgery with successful results. The pictures include images taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the post-operative bruising and swelling has resolved and full effects of the procedure are visible.
The cosmetic surgeon will take care to ensure that these images are acquired from the patient with their clear consent and presented before new patients in an appropriate manner. The surgeon’s sole purpose in this case is to use these pictures as a visual aid to educate new patients about different aspects of revision rhinoplasty.
Digital technology has changed the landscape of human kind. Industry after industry is exploiting the used of this technology and in some cases it has revolutionized the way people think, what they do, how they invest, and so on. The medical community and the plastic surgery field has been inundated with this incredible technology. Now patients can make salient decisions without even having a meeting. When they do meet the surgeon, the meeting is quicker and they are able to make better decisions because they know exactly what to expect. This mitigates the anxiety on both sides of the aisle, certainly the patient’s.
A patient of revision rhinoplasty will usually be much more concerned and anxious about the procedure because they have already been dissatisfied with the primary surgery. The apprehensions can be about whether it is worth it to undergo a revision procedure, how significantly it may improve the appearance of the nose, and whether it will meet all the aesthetic goals of the patient.
Some patients may require only a minor revision procedure that can be performed as a closed surgery without external incisions. Some other patients, on the other hand, may need to undergo a major revision procedure involving reshaping of the nasal bone, resizing the nostrils or correcting functional obstructions to clear breathing issues.
In each case, the patient can make better decisions when they have access to revision rhinoplasty before and after photos. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for rhinoplasty revision surgery and other procedures.
Keeping Reasonable Expectations
In any plastic surgery procedure, including revision procedures, it is important to ensure that the patient clearly understands what the procedure can or cannot do for them and forms reasonable expectations. Patients who go ahead with the surgery after gaining a realistic perspective will typically achieve higher satisfaction levels in the end.
Surgeons prefer such candidates who are willing to view the procedure objectively. Many surgeons encourage their patients to review rhinoplasty revision surgery before and after photos thoroughly before making a final decision. This works to the benefit of everyone involved and minimizes the risk of any disappointment or misunderstanding later on.
The surgeon may choose to provide revision rhinoplasty before and after photos on their practice website. New patients can conveniently access the photos online and then engage in a more meaningful consultation during their personal visit to the surgeon’s office.