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You have been in perplexity choosing your plastic surgery procedure, and you have spend plenty of time choosing the surgeon that promises to deliver the results you are hoping for. But what if the results was not what you had expected ?There may be an immediate need for revision surgery, but do you know what is associated in this subsequent procedure? Revision surgery is often more difficult than the initial operation, requiring special talent and preparation and practice to get those outcomes correct.

What is Secondary Surgery?

Secondary surgery is a treatment performed to fix or improve the outputs of an earlier procedure. There are several factors why there may be a need for revision surgery. In some cases, it may make sense to go to the same surgeon who did the original surgery, since some revision treatments with discounted charges would be provided by most surgeons. Some times, for your revision procedure, you might be more relaxed finding a new surgeon. Generally, revision surgery is not done directly after an initial operation. In fact, many surgeries should not take place for at least a year or even further. First of all, the reason behind the delay is to provide the body with enough time to thoroughly recover before performing another operation. Moreover, often cosmetic procedures require a considerable period of time, before the final outcomes of the surgery can be seen. In other words, until you look better, you might look worse, but eventually, the outcomes will meet your hopes after all.

Reasons for Secondary Surgery

Once the correct amount of time has elapsed, revision surgery may be considered. Common reasons for revision surgery might include: Disappointing results from the first surgery, likely due to an under qualified surgeon or the inability to listen to and consider the esthetic goals of the patient.
Choosing to adjust the size of implants or their forms (Normally, after breast enlargement).
Bad healing of wounds that left less than good outcomes.
Other kinds of post-operative complications that impact the ultimate outcome of the operation.
Changes to your cosmetic targets. Functioning impairs cosmetic surgery (usually after rhinoplasty).

Common Types of Secondary Surgery

There are a number of plastic surgery procedures that might prompt a patient to explore their options with revision surgery at a later time:

Breast augmentation – often due to asymmetry, unsatisfactory appearance or changes to implant size.

Breast reduction – insufficient reduction, procedure did not produce aesthetic results patient wanted.

Tummy tuck – insufficient reduction of midsection, poor wound healing, weight gain.

Rhinoplasty – may be requested to create better symmetry, correct improper surgical techniques or restore breathing function.

Facelift – due to continued jowling, unnatural appearance or changes to appearance after surgery.

Facial implants – requested to remove the implants completely or change the size of shape of the current implants.

Scar Revision Surgery

Another common order is an operation to correct a scar that healed badly. This can add to unsightly deformities and can make the patient much more mindful of their appearance than they were before the first operation. Scar revision surgery may be a complicated operation that includes changing the color of the scar or camouflaging it so that it is less visible. Most scars cannot be fully erased. Based on the form, location and scale of the scar, treatments for scar revision differ considerably. Non-surgical beauty therapies or minimally invasive surgeries can be able to minimize the presence of a scar in some cases. In other situations, to achieve the best possible outcomes, more elaborate surgical methods and wound-closing techniques can be required.

Complexities of Revision Surgery

Revision surgery is much more difficult than the first operation.One reason is because it is likely scar tissue has formed in the area, which is harder to deal with than the normal skin and tissue. Another issue widely identified in rhinoplasty is that there is not enough tissue or cartilage available to deal with, requiring some kind of graft to get the required material to perform the correction. In order to address the issue, patients who have not achieved desirable outcomes from an initial operation may be reluctant to seek subsequent surgery. From their trauma, they can be mentally scarred as well as physically scarred. It needs a very unique friendship to build up the trust of the patient with another surgeon so that they are able to undergo a subsequent operation.

Choosing a Surgeon for Your Revision Surgery

It is essential to pick your revision surgeon with great caution if you have determined that revision surgery is essential to fulfill your aesthetic goals. Search for a surgeon who is specialized in revision procedures, as these are mostly done in a different manner from the initial cosmetic surgery. Ask about the level of expertise and preparation of the surgeon in the specific treatment that you choose. Request images of prior patients “before” and “after” so that you can get a better understanding of the job this unique surgeon performs. It would also give you a more accurate understanding of what you should expect from your own procedure’s result. Look for a specialist who is able to listen to all the problems and chat about the results you want to see. Ask about the different procedures that will be used by the surgeon and what you can foresee before and after the operation. Find out how long the second operation might be in the healing process, so you give your outcomes enough time to improve. Plastic reconstruction surgery is never a first option for patients, but if you are not happy with your first surgery, it may be a great option. In this case, Dr. Yakup Avsar understand the issues that patients are facing and will work with you to help you reach the outcomes you have been waiting for. To understand more about what you could expect from surgery for revision contact us.