NYT, By Catherine Saint Louis
A 2004 rhinoplasty left this patient’s nose bulbous, and affected her breathing Dr. Mark B. Constantian rebuilt her nose earlier this year, and her breathing improved.
NO face-lift stops time, so as aging continues, even a satisfied patient may choose to have another one a decade later. But what if your face-lift never pleased you, not because of complications or monstrous scars, but because of aesthetics pure and simple?
Perhaps your first surgeon’s technique resulted not only in a tighter jaw line, but also a flat wind-swept cheek and a stretched mouth. Or your nose no longer has an unsightly bump, but now, postsurgery, is asymmetrical.
These days, there’s such a critical mass of plastic surgery patients dissatisfied with their results that many doctors market secondary surgeries, or re-dos. It’s not hard to find surgeons’ Web sites that describe in detail how an asymmetrical nose job or an unsatisfactory face-lift can be righted.