Am I a Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

RhinoplastyFrom displeasure with the aesthetic outcome of surgery to functional issues that remain unresolved, there are many reasons why individuals who have previously received an unsatisfactory nose job may desire to have a corrective procedure performed. You may be a good candidate for revision (secondary) rhinoplasty if:

  • You are unhappy with the size, shape, and/or overall appearance of your nose following an original rhinoplasty
  • You have nasal breathing issues that were not properly fixed during a primary rhinoplasty
  • You are experiencing complications or breathing difficulties that were caused by a previous rhinoplasty

In addition to these concerns, you should also be several months removed from your initial rhinoplasty in order to give any swelling time to completely subside. For the majority of women and men, my recommendation is to wait at least six to twelve months before considering secondary rhinoplasty, as all swelling will need to fully resolve before you truly know whether or not your results meet your expectations.

If you think you may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty, I strongly encourage you to consult with a Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in both primary and secondary rhinoplasty cases. After performing a thorough assessment of your unique needs and goals, your facial plastic surgeon should be able to formulate a customized treatment plan designed to address your concerns and meet your aesthetic/functional desires with exceptional results.

Scott Shadfar, MD

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