The most recent episode of Botched, the E! Channel’s latest offering of plastic surgery tales in the “Golden Ghetto,” (Beverly Hills) introduced Paul, a late 20 or 30-something married guy who had suffered, not one, but two botched nose jobs.
The most recent left his nose twisted to the left; moreover, he had a noticeable hump on his nose. So he was in for a revision nose job.
(See some before and after revision nose job pictures.)
Among plastic surgeons, a common saying is: “A nose twisted on the outside is almost always twisted inside, too.”
Besides looking a tad strange, it means that Paul’s breathing is also affected. Additionally, he suffered chronic migraine headaches that left him tired and unable to play with his children as much as he would like. Functional surgery straightens out the breathing channels
(Read more about functional surgery.)
But aren’t two botched nose jobs unusual?
Actually, one of the major professional societies for facial plastic and cosmetic surgeons estimates that 20 to 25 percent of all nose jobs are botched. Rhinoplasty is immensely difficult and not a job for beginning surgeons.
(Read more about the high rate of botched nose jobs.)
So many botched nose jobs creates a huge need for revision (medicalese for a surgical re-do) nose jobs, which are harder yet. And even some of the revisions are revised. Top Beverly Hills nasal surgeons often see patients with anywhere from three to seven previous failed nose jobs.
(Learn more about revision rhinoplasty.)
Sure enough, when the plastic surgeon duo stars of Botched peered into Paul’s nose, they found his septum leaning far into a breathing channel.
On the first picture panel Paul shows his crooked nose. The second before and after profile panel shows the hump removal. (E! Channel Photos)
Paul thought the surgery was going a little far because the surgeons needed some rib-donated cartilage to straighten Paul’s nose. It’s commonly done in rhinoplasty surgery, but Paul’s wife was a bit alarmed.
Said one of the Beverly Hills plastic surgeons: “Paul is a handsome guy, but his nose is basically on the left side of his face!”
True enough to the half hour T.V. segment, Paul’s cosmetic and functional nose surgery features were all resolved in thirty minutes.
In real life, a patient like that can go out in public again in, say, five days after a nose job while your revised nose should be pretty presentable within eight days including bruise remediation, if any. Still more healing goes on for a year.