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Reasons for Revision Rhinoplasty

Posted May 26, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Reasons for Revision RhinoplastyRhinoplasty can make a major impact on your overall appearance. Many patients are actually surprised by how a little change to the bridge of the nose can drastically enhance their looks overall. That's why the rhinoplasty is such an effective surgery: a seemingly subtle change can lead to a major difference.

That said, there are some instances in which a second rhinoplasty may be required. This is known as a revision rhinoplasty. The team at our practice would like to look into the basics of revision rhinoplasty right now. These matters that we'll go into briefly for the time being can be discussed in much greater detail when you stop by for a consultation with our Long Island plastic surgeon.

About Revision Rhinoplasty

A revision rhinoplasty refers to a secondary rhinoplasty procedure. It can be performed for aesthetic reasons or for health reasons as needed. During a visit with a cosmetic plastic surgeon serving New York, you'll be able to find out if a revision cosmetic surgery is ideal for you and how it can be performed based on your situation.

How common is revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is not too common, though it's always a possibility. In fact, revision surgeries can be performed for other cosmetic treatments. One reason why we do not perform that many in our practice is because of the stringent pre-operative and post-operative instructions that we give to our patients. These instructions limit side effects and reduce chances of adverse complications.

Below are some reasons that revision rhinoplasty may be performed.

Revision Rhinoplasty for Surgical Complications

The most common reason for revision rhinoplasty is related to surgical complications. The nose is very tender/sensitive when healing after surgery. Forceful contact with the nose or even holding in a sneeze can do major damage to the cartilage, requiring revision of the initial surgery.

Revision Rehinoplasty to Improve Aesthetic Results

Sometimes after undergoing a Long Island rhinoplasty, patients are not completely satisfied with the results. In such cases, a secondary rhinoplasty surgery can be performed to achieve the patient's aesthetic goals.

Revision Rhinoplasty for Surgical Mistakes

One unfortunate reason that revision rhinoplasty is performed is due to surgical error. These mishaps occur at disreputable practices where the surgeon is careless or negligent. We always strive to achieve the best results, and have sometimes had to correct the mistakes of other surgeons who did not achieve good results.

What to Expect During a Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure

As with any other secondary surgeries, we will always strive to minimize scarring. When possible, we will use the same incision sites for the original rhinoplasty when performing the secondary surgery. During your facial plastic surgery consultation, we will go over the full treatment plan so that you know what to expect.

Schedule a Consultation for Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Revision rhinoplasty really can be a big help to you or a loved one. If you would like to learn more about your many different options for facial enhancement and aesthetics, we encourage you to contact our plastic surgery centers in Manhattan, Woodbury, and Southampton today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and engaging in a dialogue about all of your options.

Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery
Manhattan Office
461 Park Ave S
Manhattan, NY 10016
(212) 319-4999







Woodbury Office
160 Crossways Park Dr
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 364-4200







Southampton Office
365 County Rd 39A  Ste 7
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-4999







Boca Raton Office
1599 NW 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33486
(561) 208-1080