Revision Rhinoplasty

Hi there, When I was 20 I had a rhinoplasty (6 years ago) since then my nose has been wonky in photos and I can't breathe as well as before. I won't name the surgeon however I have no had a consult with dr tuan Pham and he has told me I've now got a deviated septum, collapsed cartilage, a bulbous tip and dropping on one side. Lose of the cosmetic stuff I knew but was unsure what was happening inside there. I feel quite confident with him, he seems to know what he's talking about and I've seen a nose he has done in person. Just chasing any opinions from anyone who has seen his work, knows his skills etc. as I said I am quite confident but I know I do not want to go through this a third time and I'm scared so any opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance :)

RoxyWA July 18th, 2016 WA

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Roxywa.
    Thank you for your post. 
    Revision rhinoplasty in general can be complex and is associated with a higher complication profile. Understandably, most patients undergoing secondary nose procedures will be quite anxious. The key to achieving a successful outcome starts with establishing a good rapport with your surgeon. In addition to having the right qualifications, the surgeon should have ample experience in revision rhinoplasty. They need to outline where the problem is, what the desired outcomes are, and the technical steps necessary to achieve them. I am unable to attest to any particular surgeon's ability; however, the clinic may be able to put you in touch with past patients who may share their experience with you. 
    All the very best.
    Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery