Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon to Perform Revision Rhinoplasty
Are you unhappy with the results of your rhinoplasty? You’re not alone. The end result of a rhinoplasty can be unpredictable if performed by a surgeon who is not a rhinoplasty specialist. Because rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures, an unqualified plastic surgeon may create inconsistent rhinoplasty results. The nose’s structure is made up of a number of components and primarily includes the overlying skin, cartilage, and bone. When these constituents are not handled correctly during surgery, additional scarring and deformities can result. It is not unusual for patients to undergo secondary or revision rhinoplasty when they have had a poorly performed rhinoplasty by a non-specialist. When preparing for a rhinoplasty, the most important decision a patient can make is to choose the right plastic surgeon to perform the surgery. The goal is for each patient to enjoy their new nose without concern for any additional procedures. Consider the following tips when contemplating revision rhinoplasty.
Tip #1: The first suggestion is that patients choose a facial plastic surgeon for the revision rhinoplasty.
There are a number of general plastic surgeons that operate on both the face and body, but when looking to alter the anatomy of the nose, especially a second time, a specialist of this region is the best choice. Facial plastic surgeons often undergo more extensive training in nasal surgery. Andres Bustillo, MD FACS trained in otolaryngology, or head and neck surgery, during his five-year residency. He also completed a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship in New York University. His practice focuses only on plastic surgery of the face.
Tip #2: Secondly, prospective patients should find out how current or former patients feel about their experience with the doctor.
Patients offer a unique perspective of their experience during doctor-patient interactions. On the Real Self website, Dr. Bustillo was awarded 5 out of a total of 5 stars by 28 patient reviewers. Often, patients will also provide doctors with testimonials of their experience that the doctor has available in-office for others to view. Dr. Bustillo’s office will place you in contact with several of his patients, so that the prospective patient can discuss with his past patients.
Tip #3: Educate yourself on the doctor’s work by viewing real before-and-after photographs of patients.
All plastic surgeons should provide patients with photographs of their work. These documents exist as evidence of the type of results the doctor has been able to achieve in the past, and serve as a great indicator of skill level. Dr. Bustillo’s results can be viewed by clicking on the individual procedures on his Photo Gallery page.
If you are interested in revision rhinoplasty or one of the other facial plastic surgeries the doctor specializes in, including rhinoplasty, deep plane facelift, minimal incision necklift, and blepharoplasty, contact his Coral Gables, Florida office today at (305) 663-3380. You can also email through Dr. Bustillo’s Patient Contact form.