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What is revision rhinoplasty?

Let’s answer the question of what revision rhinoplasty is. Revision rhinoplasty is an operation aimed at correcting the results of the primary surgery or the condition after the primary nasal plasty. It is necessary in cases where there are objective indications (uncontrolled postoperative scarring, defects of the primary plasty, violations of the anatomical integrity of the cartilage and bone skeleton of the nose) as well as the subjective wishes of the patient.

Revision nose job plasty can be performed not earlier than one year after the primary rhinoplasty because of the stages of scar formation and postoperative swelling that cause it.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Necessary?

According to statistics, about 45% of patients undergo a revision nose job, most of them because the result of the surgery is visually unsatisfactory. In such cases, it is necessary to perform preliminary nose modeling, which allows the patient to know before the surgery how the new nose will look and how it will combine with other facial features.

 If the first surgery is done incorrectly, there may be aesthetic or functional problems. Revision surgery can change the size and width of the nose, adjust the tip and wings, and correct asymmetry. After unsuccessful plastic surgery, you should change the nose’s appearance and restore the nasal septum. In this case, Dr. Kadir does a revision rhinoseptoplasty, which is considered one of the most challenging plastic surgeries.

Sometimes the volume and complexity of the work to restore or change the nose are so great that doing them all in one operation is impossible, and a series of treatments are scheduled. It is often necessary for post-traumatic rhinoplasty or congenital defects when you need not just plastic but reconstructive surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Here are the following reasons for a revision rhinoplasty:


  • A patient dissatisfactied with the nose’s size and shape after rhinoplasty, during which the expected effect was never achieved.
  • A patient is faced with impaired breathing function after the first treatment. Breathing is harrowing, and headaches occur; postoperative scars are too noticeable.
  • Hollows or gaps in the nose have been identified, impairing its aesthetic appearance.
  • A deviation of the nasal septum has occurred.
  • The nose became more asymmetrical after the operation.


It happens so that a patient unprepared for the possible consequences of a failed operation becomes depressed. And only those who understand that not everyone is lucky to get a beautiful nose for the first time gradually begin to prepare for the next operation. They expect it will complete the correction and eliminate all the identified defects.

How Risky Is a Revision Rhinoplasty?

However, the results of the new procedure are difficult to predict because revision rhinoplasty is more complicated and risky. A full recovery (at least 1 year) must occur before such a treatment can be performed.

Besides, the answer to the question, “what is the success rate of revision rhinoplasty” depends on the plastic surgeon’s skill. Dr. Kadir Kilimcioglu has over 25 years of experience in aesthetic and functional surgery to satisfy each patient and provide excellent results. 

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