Many people who are unhappy with the way their nose looks, or have functional issues following a primary surgery have cause to turn to revision rhinoplasty for corrective solutions. Often, they think of their original surgeon first, but this may not be the best choice.
For one, it is simply a human reaction; if you are unhappy with the way your nose looks after your first rhinoplasty, you will probably, and very naturally, have negative feelings about it, and these may be directed at the surgeon. Even if this happens subconsciously, there are likely to be trust issues and emotions regarding why the result wasn’t what you expected.
Why Choose a New Surgeon
Under these circumstances, it may be wise to look for a different surgeon. Even when there are no negative feelings targeted at the surgeon — for example if a secondary procedure is required to correct nasal function which is linked to, but not necessarily caused by the primary surgery — it may be better to choose a new surgeon, as long as the new surgeon specializes in revision rhinoplasties.
Finally, even if there are no feelings of ill will towards the surgeon, the patient may have an innate negativity towards the surgery itself and a feeling that it just won’t work. Here, again, it may take the experience of a true specialist in revision rhinoplasty surgery to put the patient’s mind at ease.
Given that Dr. Bustillo is one of a select number of surgeons who specialize in facial surgery, and also dedicates half of his entire practice to rhinoplasties, he has become a true expert when it comes to the nose. His reputation precedes him worldwide as a surgeon who achieves natural-looking results, a direct outcome of his conservative yet innovative approach to facial surgery.
Education plays an important part in Dr. Bustillo’s relationship with patients. He continues to enhance his teaching credentials by instructing new surgeons, contributing to various medical journals, and teaching his innovative techniques related to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
The Specialist Touch
As Dr. Bustillo points out on his website, key to the revision rhinoplasty is something he calls “the return to normalcy.” Failed rhinoplasties can leave an undesirable feature sitting in the center of one’s face.
Aesthetically, as well as functionally, the nose attracts attention and disturbs the natural symmetry of the face. Dr Bustillo’s main objective is to remodel the nose so that function is restored as far as possible, and that the nose itself is left looking more natural — not as if it’s been “done.”
Making the nose look natural requires a deep understanding of natural symmetries and norms. Thanks to the location of his practice in Miami, Florida, Dr. Bustillo has had the opportunity to prove his successful techniques when approaching all ethnic groups, including Hispanics, Middle Eastern men and women, and African Americans.
It is the dedication to educating both patients and peers, coupled with over 300 yearly nasal surgeries, which qualifies him as a specialist and as capable of correcting a spectrum of failed rhinoplasties, eventually creating the natural result the patient wanted all along.
Dr. Bustillo’s practice can be contacted at (305) 663-3380, or via the website. Rest assured that the friendly and professional team will do everything they can to put you at ease and take you through your revision rhinoplasty surgery from preparation to recovery.