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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

“Waiting is wise,” is what Dr. Clevens suggests if you have experienced a failed Rhinoplasty in Melbourne, Florida. He believes that it is best not to re-operate for one year after the initial Rhinoplasty. Even if you are unhappy with your results, it’s best to give it some time because your tissues are still inflamed and they are less likely to heal properly.

The reason to wait is because re-operating on acutely inflamed tissue is far less precise and much less predictable.  For the best results, most patients are advised to postpone revision surgery at least until the acute swelling and inflammation have resolved, which varies considerably from patient to patient.

However, each case is different and the decision to re-operate should be made jointly between the patient and surgeon after careful consideration of the risk factors and prospects for improvement. Dr. Clevens has discouraged many patients from a hasty and impulsive attempt at a quick revision, only to eventually confirm that further surgery was unnecessary and the issue that the patient was concerned with had resolved on its own.

The saying “good things come to those who wait” is a cliché for a reason. It’s best not to do any further operating until you have fully healed and your surgeon believes it is safe to re-operate. If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery, call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.

Dr. Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD

Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon

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