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Toronto Office
Dr. Richard Rival
501-1881 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4S 3C4
Phone: (866) 229-3223
Outside Ontario: (905) 830-6711
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Newmarket Office
Dr. Richard Rival
712 Davis Drive, Suite 101A
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C3
Phone: (905) 830-6711
Outside Ontario: (905) 830-6711
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Top 5 Signs You Could Need a Revision Rhinoplasty

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Ideally, you’ll never need to get a revision rhinoplasty. However, not every rhinoplasty clinic takes this level of care. However, not every surgeon performs rhinoplasties with care and precision, resulting in less-than-stellar or even botched results. It goes without saying that these outcomes can take a major toll on your confidence and bank account.

This is why, at Rival, one of our specialities is the difficult revision rhinoplasty – helping our clients finally get the nose that they always dreamed of and deserve. Of course, just like with deciding to get a rhinoplasty in the first place, the decision to get a revision rhinoplasty in Toronto is never an easy one. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the top indicators that you might want to consider a revision rhinoplasty.

#1 There is a notable post-operative deformity

Out of all the reasons to get a revision rhinoplasty, this is the most obvious, and the most pressing. This means that there was some sort of serious failure on the part of the surgeon, and the rhinoplasty is essentially collapsing. The best known sign of rhinoplasty deformity is the infamous “pollybeak”, where swelling pushes the tip of the nose downwards, resulting in a “beak-like” appearance.

Sometimes, the deformations can be a bit more subtle, such as a deviated septum. Regardless of the type, if your rhinoplasty has resulted in you suffering from an embarrassing new complication, you have every right to look into getting it resolved.

#2 You have difficulty breathing

Sometimes, the effects of a botched rhinoplasty won’t be immediately apparent on the outside of your nose. Some difficulty breathing after a rhinoplasty is a normal part of the recovery. However, if you have chronic breathing difficulties even as your nose seems to recover, you should consult your doctor over the potential cause.

#3 Continual scarring

Just like with breathing difficulties, some scarring after a rhinoplasty procedure is normal. However, if the scarring remains for months after the procedure, it’s likely that something has gone wrong. If visible scarring is causing you embarrassment and isn’t going away, it might be time to return to another practitioner.

#4 You don’t feel your issues were properly resolved

It would be strange to get a rhinoplasty on a whim. If you went in for a rhinoplasty procedure previously, you likely had at least one major issue with your facial silhouette that you wanted resolved. This could have been reducing a bump, the size of a nasal tip, or the size of the nose itself. If you still feel that the issue remains, there’s no harm in getting a second opinion to see if more could be done.

#5 You regret your choice

This reason is often the hardest one for people to come around to. But sometimes the rhinoplasty you thought you wanted… turned out not to be really the one that you wanted. And you know what? That’s okay. Often, dissatisfaction over time and money spent on a failed rhinoplasty prevents patients from looking for another.

But a revision rhinoplasty can give you the results that you were looking for. If you didn’t get your desired results – that’s on the original rhinoplasty practitioner, not on you. At Rival, we pride ourselves on using our expertise to make sure that every rhinoplasty is a success.

If you are looking for a revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us to book a consultation, or if you have further questions. From revision rhinoplasty recovery tips, to preparation for the operation itself, we’re always happy to help.

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