Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery in Tijuana: 5 Things to Know

Due to the complex nature of a rhinoplasty procedure, some of the final results do not always meet expectations. As a result, some patients, who are not pleased with their nose job results, seek out Rhinoplasty revision surgery in Tijuana to correct problems that resulted from their original rhinoplasty surgery. 

However, while a rhinoplasty revision can be performed for both functional and cosmetic purposes, the revision rhinoplasty surgery can sometimes be more complex and risky than the original surgery. So, if you are considering revision rhinoplasty in Tijuana, there are five things you should know before you book your surgery. [See some nose job before and after images here]



Don’t focus on the “Bad”

Rhinoplasty, most often called a “nose job” or “nose reshaping,” is a surgical process that enhances the proportions of the nose and can also help correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nasal passage, such as a deviated septum

A “bad” rhinoplasty surgery might not necessarily be at the fault of the plastic surgeon but a deviation from the expectations of the patient. If you are looking to get a revision surgery done, don’t focus on the bad results  – but focus on fixing the problems and your expectations. Working with the right plastic surgeon who knows exactly what you need for your fix can help stop any potential “bad” rhinoplasty jobs. 

Understand Your “Why”

Revision surgeries are more common than primary surgeries because people change their minds on what they want to be done or have unrealistic expectations of the surgeon about how much he/she can do aesthetically with revision surgeries. 

The revision rhinoplasty revision will not be an easy fix, but it can help you get your nose back to what it was before the original surgery. Understanding your “why” before you seek out a surgeon will help you choose the best one for the fix. Knowing exactly what you want, be it fixing breathing problems, or adjusting how the nose looks is the first step in determining how to proceed with the second surgery. 

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Do Your Research

Rhinoplasties are among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, but it’s essential to find the right revision plastic surgeon. When seeking out a plastic surgeon for revision surgery, do your research and make sure that your doctor can provide the following:

  • Board certification
  • Years of experience in revision rhinoplasty
  • List of former patients you can contact for references
  • A well-rounded aftercare procedure

By doing the research ahead of time, you can feel more confident in your decision to have revision and feel comfortable with your doctor of choice.

Wait at Least a Year

While you may not want to contact a surgeon immediately after a surgery you don’t love – you must wait for your nose to be fully healed. The average rhinoplasty takes a full year to heal, and if you go under the knife too soon, another surgery may not address all the problems. Also, after the end of 12 months of recovery, the swelling may have retreated, or you may have grown to like its new shape and maybe you changed your mind. 

Get Your Finances in Order

Chances are you have already spent a lot of money on your first nose job, and your second one is no different. Unfortunately, the difficulty and expertise required to correct a previous nose surgery make revision rhinoplasty procedures more expensive than the initial nose job. While the cost for a rhinoplasty revision surgery in Tijuana will be a lot less than the same surgery in the United States – it will still be a second plastic surgery that is coming from your finances. So before you book your surgery, be honest with yourself about the cost and determine if you are financially ready to pay for second plastic surgery.

Trust the Professionals at VIDA Wellness & Beauty

While revision rhinoplasty is an option, it is always best to have your rhinoplasty done the first time correctly. To achieve this, meet with an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon for your initial consultation, have direct and pointed conversations with them, ask to see references and referrals, and feel comfortable with your choice.

At VIDA Wellness and Beauty, we encourage our patients to speak with our plastic surgery team and weigh all the benefits of every surgery we perform. Knowing about the pros and cons of any procedure will help both patient and surgeon feel comfortable about the next steps and move forward with the best surgery for everyone involved. For more information about the services we provide, contact VIDA Wellness & Beauty today

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Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing at VIDA clinic Tijuana. Dr. Fuentes served as Chief of Residents in Plastic Surgery in Guadalajara. His postgraduate fellowship training was also completed at the University of California at Irvine and at Texas University. Specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty, Botox & Facial Fillers, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Facial Enhancement and more. He is a member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (A.M.C.P.E.R.), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (A.S.A.P.S.), San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society, Tijuana Medical Association, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (I.S.A.P.S.) and The Rhinoplasty Society.