Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon Advises on When to Consider Revision Rhinoplasty

Scott Shadfar, MD discusses when to pursue revision rhinoplasty.

Scott Shadfar, MD of the Aesthetic Institute of Oklahoma discusses potential postoperative rhinoplasty complications that may warrant a secondary rhinoplasty procedure.

Edmond, OK — Rhinoplasty, also known as nasal surgery and/or a “nose job,” is considered by many to be one of the most intricate and challenging surgical operations performed today, states Dr. Scott Shadfar, a Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City. This complexity can lead to a number of complications regarding the appearance and function of the nose when the procedure is conducted by a medical professional who is inexperienced and/or unqualified.

In the event a postoperative concern should arise, Dr. Shadfar explains that individuals do have a potential solution: revision rhinoplasty. Also referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, he says this corrective procedure can be performed by an expertly skilled facial plastic surgeon to address issues that resulted from a previous rhinoplasty. According to a recent blog post on his website, individuals who may want to consider revision rhinoplasty are those who:

  • Are dissatisfied with the shape, size, and/or overall aesthetic of their nose after primary rhinoplasty surgery
  • Have nasal breathing problems that were not properly resolved during the original rhinoplasty procedure
  • Are experiencing breathing issues and/or other complications stemming from a previous nasal surgery

For men and women who feel they meet these criteria, Dr. Shadfar suggests waiting at least six months to one year before pursuing secondary rhinoplasty. This should be an ample period for postoperative swelling to fully subside, after which time he says patients will have complete affirmation as to whether or not their expectations were met by their original procedure.

Ultimately, Dr. Shadfar stresses that for anyone interested in revision rhinoplasty, the most important decision they can make is selecting the right surgeon. He recommends doing extensive background research into the credentials and training of the physician, asking questions, and making sure the doctor of choice has performed a wide range of secondary cases with excellent results.

About Scott Shadfar, MD

Dr. Shadfar was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and graduated at the top of his class from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Subsequently, he completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of North Carolina as well as an esteemed fellowship program under Dr. Stephen Perkins, an internationally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Shadfar is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he is committed to furthering his skill and expertise through various research efforts within his field.

To learn more, visit DrShadfar.com, facebook.com/AestheticInstituteOklahoma, and @DrShadfar on Instagram. Dr. Shadfar is available for interview upon request.


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