Question: I feel like maybe my expectations from my first nose job were unrealistic. I’m getting a revision nose job and I want to know what I should realistically expect from surgery.
Answer: Patient dissatisfaction following cosmetic surgery, including rhinoplasty, can be due to unrealistic expectations, surgeon inexperience, miscommunication, or any combination there above. One key to a satisfactory outcome is an understanding between the patient and the surgeon regarding expectations from surgery. This includes the patient’s goals and what the surgeon is able to deliver. What a patient can realistically expect following rhinoplasty will depend on what is the actual deformity and can only be determined after consultation with the plastic surgeon. In the case of revision rhinoplasty, it is important to discuss goals and expectations with an experienced rhinoplasty surgery, as this procedure is particularly complex.