Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman discuss their practice and how it can help you decide on next steps.
As Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Somenek and Dr. Troy Pittman are DC’s top specialists in revision plastic surgery. Not only do they have a range of patients who’ve been thrilled with the results of their work, they also understand the hurdles—emotionally and physically—that clients must cross before making the decision to seek help for revision or corrective surgery. We recently sat down with these remarkable specialists to discuss how they help their patients look and feel better.
Dr. Somenek, you’re one of the few facial plastic surgeons in the area with a dedicated fellowship training in rhinoplasty (nose job). What should patients know about this surgery? Dr. Somenek: The most common reasons that patients seek a revision are breathing problems or dissatisfaction with the cosmetic appearance of their nose after previous rhinoplasty. It’s important to choose a surgeon that has experience with these complex cases. Undergoing revision surgery can often be emotionally charged for the patient. In addition to having an additional operation, there is additional cost associated with the surgery.
Dr. Pittman, you’re nationally known for your expertise in revision surgery of the breast. What should patients know about this surgery? Dr. Pittman: Women often seek secondary breast surgery to correct issues with their breast implants or need to have their actual breast tissue lifted after previous augmentation, breastfeeding, weight loss or just normal aging. Revision surgery is definitely not “cookie-cutter.” Each patient presents with a unique set of issues that need to be addressed. I spend a great deal of time listening to the patient’s goals and making sure that appropriate expectations are set. I then devise a tailor-made plan.
Why is it important to see an expert when considering revision plastic surgery for breasts? Dr. Pittman: Solving complex issues is what we do. The stakes are higher when a patient has “redo” surgery. In most cases, the soft tissues are thinner and the blood supply has been compromised. Revisions in the wrong hands can have disastrous consequences.
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