A significant part of aesthetic surgeries consists of previously performed surgeries. This ratio is too high to be underestimated. The biggest complaint of the patients is the fast that they usually experienced a result that was not planned before. This, of course, inevitably stresses the patient and his/her immediate surroundings. The patient’s psychology is severely impaired. Before planning the operation, the patients should be calmed down first and earliest possible day for the procedure should be discussed accordingly.
For sure, as any patient who has undergone many plastic surgeries may know, the earliest possible time for revision surgery is the 6th month. But beforehand, additional measures can be taken to help patients relax. For example, if a collapse is observed on one side after rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery) in the early days, the patient’s complaint can be resolved without the need for revision with late-absorbed fillings on that side, and sometimes even with permanent fillings if 3-4 months has passed already. Generally, it is easy for the patients having operations on areas of the body that can be covered with clothing, such as breast, tummy tuck, and liposuction. However, since the psychological aspect is also important, the patient may be recommended to seek psychiatric help if necessary, during the waiting period for the second operation.
The most important fact that patients should know is that no physician wants to perform bad operations. There is no doubt that the approach of the physician who performed the first surgery to the patient is very important in case of need for revision. However, in some cases, it is observed that patients tend to complaint about minor problems too much. In these cases, it is very common for patients not to re-select the physician who performed the first procedure. Naturally, the second physician cannot have as much control over it as the first physician who performed the procedure, but this problem can be overcome by any Plastic Surgeon with a multivariate planning before the second procedure.
Many Plastic Surgeons want to operate on patients who have not had surgery before, but this is not always the case. It is also important to prefer surgeons who have a lot of experience in revision surgeries.
It should be noted however that the recovery period will be longer after the second surgery; that a single revision may sometimes be insufficient, and that the procedure may not be as successful as the one performed on a patient for the first time.