Revision Rhinoplasty is a secondary surgery: the surgeon repairs a failed or unsatisfactory rhinoplasty. People undergo rhinoplasty for many reasons. Most commonly, people want to alter the appearance of their nose. Sometimes the surgery can fail, and people end up even more unsatisfied with their appearance. Even worse, with breathing problems.

Revision rhinoplasty aims to repair and improve the appearance of the nose. However, secondary rhinoplasty is a complex surgery. It requires advanced understanding of the anatomy and function of the nose.

Why Do People Get Revision Rhinoplasty?

There are several reasons why secondary rhinoplasty is necessary. For instance, it can make an over-operated nose look more natural, or can further refine an under-operated nose. Also, it can significantly improve a patient’s ability to breathe, which previous surgeries may have damaged.

What are Some Considerations?

Specialists agree that secondary rhinoplasty is most successful when there is a specific area to target. Therefore, if you want to learn more about revision rhinoplasty, make sure you know exactly what to fix. Consequently, the clearer you are, the easier it will be for your surgeon to perfect the appearance of your nose.   However, the difficulty of the surgery can increase depending on the number of previous surgeries, which may limit the amount of tissue the surgeon has to work with. Additionally, there may be scar tissue from previous surgeries that can limit possibilities.   It is important to consider the difficulties associated with revision rhinoplasty, and adjust your expectations based on them. It is best to choose a surgeon who has experience and studies in this procedure, and to whom you can clearly communicate your expectations and goals.

What Does the Process Involve?

Revision rhinoplasty is a similar process as primary rhinoplasty, with the added difficulty of the procedure. For that reason, during consultation, your needs, concerns, and goals are essential for your doctor. Using computer-imaging software, your surgeon will do their best to prepare you for the procedure, and to meet your goals honestly and realistically.   It is an outpatient procedure. However, the recovery time is approximately two weeks. The patient should feel very little pain or nausea. A nasal cast is required for the first week, and swelling and bruising is normal.   Having a failed rhinoplasty can have devastating mental, emotional, and physical consequences. But, it can be much better: Revision Rhinoplasty can help you get the nose you want, and the confidence you deserve.   Dr. Solomon is an expert in both primary rhinoplasty as well as revision rhinoplasty. Book a consultation today