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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.
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.
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