As a NJ revision rhinoplasty patient, or a person thinking of becoming one, chances are you know the basic answer to this: because you never want to go through this process or surgery again! And because you want your result to be as nice and functional as possible.
Experts in any field are sought out for that reason, right? You may still be wondering if finding a true specialist to repair your nose is worth the time, effort and cost. You may be frustrated and tired of searching for an expert rhinoplasty surgeon — but remember you will have this nose for the rest of your life, so time spent up front will end up being worth it.
Investing in Revision Rhinoplasty – Is a Top NJ Surgeon Worth It?
As to the cost of revision rhinoplasty in NJ, remember to consider all the costs, not just the price. You may spend more money on your secondary rhinoplasty, but you can in turn save yourself the disappointment of having a bad outcome the second time around.
When your bad nose job is corrected, you can spend the rest of your life free of the distraction, emotional pain and breathing problems you have now. You will be able to concentrate on other things, rather than being preoccupied or even negatively impacted by nasal problems.
How to Decide if Revision Rhinoplasty is For You – See an Expert Surgeon
If the issues with your nose job are minor— you might want to avoid the time and trouble of revision. However, if you are reading this, you likely feel your nasal problem is more than minor. In any case, determining the exact cost will help you weigh your options. You don’t have to spend money to learn these details, because some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in NJ will see you for a consultation at no charge.
One reason that I do a free consultation with prospective rhinoplasty patients is because it may happen that the patient is not a candidate for the procedure. This can happen for health reasons, age or any number of reasons. So I choose not to worry about costs or fees until we have decided, mutually, to work together. There should be no barriers to evaluating and chatting about rhinoplasty problems.
I enjoy the consultation, meeting with patients, strategizing how best to repair their nose, and helping patients with in-depth information based on my years of experience with complex revision rhinoplasty cases. I don’t require a fee for that in my Bergen County practice.
Advantages of a Top Surgeon
A true revision rhinoplasty specialist helps you:
Get Results You Want – An Expert is a Good Communicator and Listener
This is one of the main roles that an expert surgeon fills in your revisional nose job plan. A top surgeon should be an excellent communicator and listener. Understanding what the patient wants and needs is the key to a successful surgery.
Not understanding one another is a significant reason that primary rhinoplasty can disappoint. Many of the revision rhinoplasties that I perform in my NJ practice came about because the first surgeon didn’t really understand what the patient wanted—or didn’t have a sound plan based on precise anatomical considerations.
Don’t go with a supposed expert who is dismissive of your wants and your point of view. Similarly, don’t go with a surgeon who cannot clearly explain the strategy to fix your nose and execute the plan you discuss. Yes, you need a surgeon who is technically excellent, but you need excellence plus communication.
Enjoy Patient Focus – Choose an Expert Who Shows Dedication
You deserve patient-focused treatment. Some surgeons are concerned with feeding their ego more than helping the patient. You can usually tell when this is the case.
If you get the sense that you are not being listened to or are being quickly dismissed, choose another expert rhinoplasty surgeon. It is worth your time to find the right one for you. Choose an expert who is dedicated to helping patients and making the operation about you not them.
Get an Honest Assessment
Expert rhinoplasty specialists will be honest with you about what is and is not achievable through revision rhinoplasty. A specialist will want you to be happy and achieve your goals patients so they should have no agenda or promise what is not possible.
Top plastic surgeons should have excellent track records and communication skills, which means they make sure patients clearly understand if what they desire is unrealistic. Knowing what to expect is key to a successful rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty outcome.
Manage Risks – A True Expert Knows How to Handle Complications with Excellent Surgical Judgment
Another advantage of going with a true rhinoplasty expert is that you lower your risk of complications. There is no way to completely eliminate risk in any surgery. So any surgeon who does not clearly explain risks (or glosses over them) in your meeting, is a bad choice.
The thing about an expert revision rhinoplasty surgeon is they know what to do, if or when something unexpected or unfortunate happens. A true expert surgeon minimizes your risk because, through years of experience and excellent surgical technique, the expert knows the best way to handle complex surgeries and meeting the demands of changing situations.
An expert has developed good surgical judgment and had experience in a variety of situations and complications.
Get the Best Medical Team
A top surgeon attracts a top team, including anesthesiologists and nurses. The best and brightest medical professionals will want to work with him or her. That means you will get the best care team. Expert surgeons have their pick of the cream of the crop for their medical team—so you get the best care all around.
Reduce Pre-Surgery Worry – Gain Trust and Confidence
Look for all the important qualities discussed here and you will enjoy a feeling of confidence and peace of mind going into your surgery. Trust and confidence can reduce your stress and are important for a good outcome and quick recovery.
One of the defining characteristics of an expert plastic surgeon, especially in rhinoplasty, is that they should be capable of producing consistently excellent results over a wide range and depth of rhinoplasty problems. This is not easy because there are many variables that your surgeon must manage in revision rhinoplasty.
That’s why many surgeons don’t attempt revisions, but instead may refer you to a true rhinoplasty specialist, make excuses or backpedal from the problem . I find revision rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgeries to be the most rewarding in my practice.
Seeing a patient happy with their surgical outcome, especially in complex cases, always makes me glad I chose to focus on rhinoplasty in my NJ practice.
What is a Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist?
A revision rhinoplasty expert needs all of the following, so be sure to ask and/or research.
A dedicated, expert plastic surgeon will not hesitate to answer these questions:
- Are you board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery?
- Do you have hospital privileges and affiliation at a top hospital?
- Do you perform reconstructive procedures?
- How many years experience do you have in revision rhinoplasty?
- How may procedures have you done in the past year? Over your career?
- What is your rate of complications?
- What details can you tell me about your surgical plan for me specifically?
- Will I need a graft to reshape or strengthen the structure of my nose? (This is often needed in revision rhinoplasty.)
- Will I have an incision and where will it be? (An open procedure is often needed in revision rhinoplasty with an incision in the columella, the strip of skin and cartilage running from the tip of the nose to the upper lip.)
- What type of anesthesia will be needed?
- What are your anesthesiologist’s qualifications?
- What are the risks of revision rhinoplasty surgery? and anesthesia?
- Is follow-up care is included in the total cost of surgery?
- How much time do I need to take off from work or school?
When you are ready to take the next step in your revision rhinoplasty journey, find out more by contacting the offices of Cohen/Winters Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Bergen County, NJ.