March 3, 2024

Revision Rhinoplasty: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Dr. Mehmet Durmuşoğlu as Rhinoplasty Clinic, we are here to answer all your questions about revision rhinoplasty.

Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary rhinoplasty procedure performed for people who are not satisfied with the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery or who cannot achieve the expected results. This procedure is performed to correct aesthetic and functional problems that could not be corrected in the first surgery.

Who is a candidate for revision rhinoplasty?

People who are candidates for revision rhinoplasty are generally those who were not satisfied with the results of previous rhinoplasty surgeries or did not achieve the expected results. Those who experience undesirable changes in nose shape, breathing problems, nasal deformities or other aesthetic problems may be candidates for this procedure.

Why is revision rhinoplasty necessary?

  • The patient may not be satisfied with the appearance of her nose after the first rhinoplasty surgery.
  • After the first surgery, functional problems such as difficulty breathing, smell problems or snoring may occur.
  • Revision rhinoplasty may be performed to correct visible scars from the initial surgery.

Who is revision rhinoplasty suitable for?

  • For those with realistic expectations,
  • For those whose health condition is suitable for surgery,
  • It is suitable for those who have been at least 6 months after their first rhinoplasty surgery.

How is revision rhinoplasty performed?

Revision rhinoplasty is usually performed to correct the errors of the previous surgery and eliminate undesirable consequences. This procedure can usually be performed from the previous surgery site or through alternative approaches. The surgeon tries to achieve the desired result by reshaping the nasal bones or cartilages.

Revision rhinoplasty can be performed using different techniques depending on the initial surgery. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your doctor will make a small incision in your nostrils or under your nose. He or she will then reshape the bone and cartilage tissue, depending on the technique used in the initial surgery.

How long does revision rhinoplasty surgery take?

The duration of revision rhinoplasty surgery varies depending on the complexity of the previous surgery and the necessity of revision. However, it can usually take several hours.

How long does revision rhinoplasty surgery take?

The recovery process after revision rhinoplasty may be slightly longer compared to the first surgery. Most patients can return to normal activities within a week to 10 days.

Some side effects after revision rhinoplasty include:

  • You may experience nosebleeds for a few days after surgery.
  • You may feel slight pain or discomfort. Your doctor will prescribe you pain medication.
  • After surgery, your nose may be dry for a few days. You can moisten your nose using salt water spray.
  • A crust may form on your nose after surgery. Do not tear off these crusts, they will fall off on their own.
  • You may experience swelling in your nose and around your eyes after surgery. This swelling usually subsides within a week to 10 days.

What should be taken into consideration after revision rhinoplasty?

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Avoid blowing your nose.
  • Gently clean your nose with a soft cloth.
  • Use the medications prescribed by your doctor regularly.
  • Do not smoke and stay away from smoky environments for a few weeks.

Is revision rhinoplasty a permanent solution?

Yes, revision rhinoplasty is a permanent solution. However, some patients may experience some problems even after revision surgery.

What are the risks of revision rhinoplasty?

As with every surgical procedure, revision rhinoplasty surgery has risks. These may include infection, bleeding, anesthesia-related complications, and problems that may occur during the healing process. However, when performed by an experienced surgeon, the risks can be minimized.

  • There may be bleeding after surgery.
  • A hole in the septum that divides the nose into two.
  • There is a risk of infection with any surgical procedure.
  • If you are having surgery under general anesthesia, you may experience anesthesia-related complications.

What is the recovery process like after revision rhinoplasty surgery?

The recovery process after revision rhinoplasty surgery can often be longer than after primary rhinoplasty surgery. Swelling, bruising and discomfort may last for several weeks. However, to speed up the healing process, the doctor’s recommendations should be followed.

What is the success rate of revision rhinoplasty surgery?

The success rate of revision rhinoplasty surgery varies depending on the failure of the previous surgery and the complexity of the revision. However, the chance of success increases when it is performed by an experienced surgeon and there is good communication between the patient and the surgeon.

As a result, revision rhinoplasty is an important option for people who are not satisfied with the results of previous rhinoplasty surgeries or who did not achieve the expected results. However, this procedure may also have risks and side effects. Therefore, it is important to get detailed information from your doctor before surgery.