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Revision - Would appreciate your thoughts

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Revision - Would appreciate your thoughts

Postby mbfs » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:23 am


I had a rhino @ 17 years ago and have never, ever liked my results. It really does look like a poor plastic surgery. I am now 42 years old and am debating going in for a revision (which I have always wanted to do!). My PS is very reputable and at Mass General. He says he won't have to break my nose for a revision, but does have some extensive work to do (reduct projection, reduce nostril show, nose is a bit crooked, etc.). Here are my questions:

1. At 42 years old, do you feel I am too old to do this? It seems that most patients are much younger (as I was when I had the original procedure)
2. I will only be able to take 1 week off from work. Is it likely that I will be able to return to work after just 1 week in recovery, w/out everyone knowing about my surgery?
3. Generally speaking (I know you can't answer this except for in broad generalities), are patients pleased w/ revision work or is it very hard to repair something that was poorly done in the first place.

Thank you so much for your assistance. It is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Revision - Would appreciate your thoughts

Postby DrNassif » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:16 am


Patients in their 70's would be considered "not too old" for surgery, so you are definitely ok. You will need 2 weeks to heal. And overall, the majority of patients are happy with the result as long as their doctor is a revision specialist. Thank you very much for the inquiry, I hope this helps answer your questions.

Best of Luck,

Dr. Nassif
Paul S. Nassif, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology
120 S. Spalding Dr., Ste 315
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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