Revision Rhinoplasty

Overview: Revision Rhinoplasty

If you are not happy with the way your old doctor handled your primary rhinoplasty then it’s time to consult with us for your revision rhinoplasty, or nose job revision. We understand there is not one nose for every face, so it is our job to make sure you are happy with the results and can breath normally.


No matter how much has been taken from your nose, we always make room for improvement. We can get your nose back to looking as normal as possible, and take away the nose that looks “over operated”. Whether you feel your nose is too big, or too small due to your nose job, it is highly unlikely that any nose is beyond repair, so if you’ve had several revision rhinoplasty procedures and you’re still not satisfied with your nose job revision don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nose Job Revision Procedure

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Prior to the revision rhinoplasty procedure, photographs are taken in order to study the nose and face to develop a plan for the surgery. In this way the object is not only to improve the shape of the nose but also the appearance of the entire face. It is our goal for other people to not even notice the changes in your nose. By reducing the attention drawn to the nose we hope to accentuate your other features during revision rhinoplasty.

Several facts should be understood about revision rhinoplasty

  1. When the dressings are first removed, the nose appears turned up too much due to the effects of the bandage and the swelling of the tissues. Therefore the patient who expects to see a perfectly shaped nose as soon as the dressings are removed will suffer keen disappointment. It is over the ensuing weeks and months that the final results is achieved, usually by 12 months.
  2. It is important that the patient’s motives for surgical aid are realistic. Plastic surgery is not a panacea or cure-all for all the problems one might have. This requires a mature and educated patient.
  3. In like manner, the tissues within the nose are somewhat swollen after surgery; therefore, progressively decreasing amounts of nasal blockage should be expected for a time following the average uncomplicated rhinoplasty.
  4. In about 99% of the cases the operation is absolutely painless. Most people require pain medication only once or twice.
  5. The thicker the skin, the longer it takes for the nose to return to its final shape.
  6. Noses that have been severely injured (as from boxing, football, or an automobile accident) or those that are markedly crooked or have been operated on before are technically difficult to correct. Our surgeons try to make the necessary correction in one operation and succeed in the vast majority of cases, but sometimes a short additional procedure is necessary.

If you’re interested in learning more about your unique case, contact one of our double-board certified surgeons today – Dearborn or Rochester.