Revision Rhinoplasty In Toronto – Is It Considered A Minor Touch Up?

Rhinoplasty Surgery Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures

The removal of a nasal splint following rhinoplasty is an exciting moment for most patients. However, some may be uncertain or dissatisfied with the outcome, even after the swelling and bruising has subsided over time. At our clinic, Dr. Philip Solomon offers patients the option of a Toronto revision rhinoplasty procedure if their initial rhinoplasty with another surgeon fails to meet their aesthetic goals.

Sometimes referred to as a secondary rhinoplasty, a revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that is used to correct the results from a primary surgery. A revision rhinoplasty may include severe corrections needed to improve the natural aesthetics of the nose or to restore proper nasal function. Revision rhinoplasty can be performed by Dr. Solomon to fix a nose that looks unnatural or unfitting with the remaining facial features, thus restoring facial balance and harmony.

Unlike a minor touch-up procedure, a revision rhinoplasty is a more complicated surgical procedure as it requires the reconstruction of nasal structure and function that has been previously altered. A successful revision rhinoplasty needs a plastic surgeon with expertise in manipulating scar tissue and has a strong sense of aesthetics for restructuring the nose.
Revision Rhinoplasty In Toronto – Is It Considered A Minor Touch Up

Therefore, it is of high importance to seek the medical skills of a Toronto facial plastic surgeon with many years of specialized experience. Trusting a surgeon that lacks the expertise in revision rhinoplasty can potentially lead to more damage.

Reasons For A Toronto Revision Rhinoplasty

Aesthetic Concerns – the general goal of a rhinoplasty procedure for most patients is to improve the appearance of the nose, which ultimately enhances the aesthetics of the face and other facial features. When performed well, the results can leave patients feeling confident. On the contrary, when the final outcome is disappointing, patients could feel even more self-conscious. In such cases, a revision rhinoplasty with a highly qualified, meticulous, and skilled surgeon such as Dr. Philip Solomon is recommended to achieve the best possible outcome.

Functionality Concerns – although the primary rhinoplasty procedure has achieved the aesthetic goals intended, it can cause functionality issues of the nose such as difficulty breathing and sleeping due to excessive cartilage, a broken septum, septum perforation or even collapsed nasal structures. Thus, some patients seek a revision rhinoplasty to correct these issues and improve the quality of life.

Common Problems That Are Solved By A Revision Rhinoplasty

  • Obstruction of the nasal airway
  • Collapse of cartilage or nasal bones
  • Unnatural-looking results of the nose, in relationship to other features of the face
  • Collapse of the internal and external nasal valve
  • Asymmetry
  • Incorrect adjustments to the dorsal height
  • Incomplete shaping
  • Excessive or insufficient projection of the nasal tip
  • Pinched nasal tip
  • Thickened internal and external scar tissue

For those who are interested in a revision rhinoplasty in Toronto with Dr. Philip Solomon, there are a number of factors to consider. Therefore, a consultation is necessary in order to discuss the patient’s concerns and for Dr. Solomon to determine the extent of corrections needed.

The nature of the revision rhinoplasty surgery is led by the thickness of the skin, the degree of alterations and the amount of restructuring required. With a high level of expertise and experience for understanding the anatomical causes of the dissatisfactory results, Dr. Solomon is committed to helping his patients achieve significant improvements from their revision rhinoplasty.


In order to best assist you, we require all cosmetic patients to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation. There is a fee of $250 with imaging plus HST for all consultations. Your consultation fee will be credited towards your procedure and/or treatment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the attached form or call our office at 905-764-7799. We look forward to hearing from you.