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Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery that aims to alter the shape and size of the nose. While the procedure is generally successful, there are instances where the patient may not be satisfied with the results, or there may be complications that require additional surgery. This is where revision rhinoplasty in NYC comes into play.

The Complexities Of A Revision Surgery

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex and delicate procedure that requires a highly skilled plastic surgeon. Revision rhinoplasty can be more challenging than a primary nose job because the surgeon must work with scar tissue and altered anatomy. The procedure is more complicated, and the risks may be higher. That’s why you must choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in revision rhinoplasty to ensure optimal results.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to correct or improve the results of a previous nose job. Revision rhinoplasty can be performed for various reasons, such as correcting functional problems with the nose, correcting unwanted aesthetic outcomes of the primary surgery, or addressing complications arising from a botched nose job. Revision rhinoplasty is more complex than primary surgery, so it must be handled by experts.

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The Goals of Revision Rhinoplasty:

  • Improving the appearance and function of the nose
  • Straightening a crooked nose
  • Reducing the size of the nose
  • Removing a bump or hump on the bridge of the nose
  • Narrowing the nostrils
  • Improving the shape of the tip of the nose
  • Improving breathing

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Reasons For A Revision Rhinoplasty:

  • Unsatisfactory results from a previous nose job
  • You are unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of your nose
  • Complications from a previous nose job
  • Unattractive and visible scarring
  • Breathing problems from a botched nose job
  • Changes in the nose over time
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How Long Should I Wait?

It is generally recommended to wait at least one year after a primary nose job before considering a revision rhinoplasty. This allows sufficient time for the swelling to subside and for the nose to heal fully. You must wait until the desired results of the primary nose job have been fully realized before considering a revision. Even though the swelling and bruising may subside after a few months, it can take up to a year for the final results to become evident.

Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique

Dr. Lalezar utilizes a personalized approach to revision rhinoplasty in NYC. He makes incisions in the same location as the original nose job, if possible, and carefully removes scar tissue. He makes any necessary modifications to the underlying structures to achieve the desired changes. Sometimes, he may need cartilage grafts from the ears or ribs to rebuild a pinched tip. Finally, he closes the incisions and applies a splint to support the newly shaped nose.

Your Recovery Journey

After your revision rhinoplasty, you must follow Dr. Lalezar’s aftercare instructions precisely. You can expect mild swelling, tenderness, bruising, and discomfort for a few days, which can be managed with pain medications. You should take at least one week off work, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks. You must keep your head elevated and avoid blowing or scratching your nose. The results of your surgery will gradually become evident once the swelling subsides completely after a few months.


How much does revision rhinoplasty cost?

Revision rhinoplasty prices range greatly and depend on the intricacy of the treatment, the experience of the medical experts, and the patient’s location.

Are revision rhinoplasties successful?

Revision rhinoplasties may be highly successful and effective in fixing mistakes or enhancing the nose’s look or functionality, although results can vary depending on the patient’s unique situation.

Does insurance pay for revision rhinoplasty?

Case-by-case analysis is used to assess if revision rhinoplasty is covered by insurance. In general, if it is determined to be medically essential for functioning or respiratory concerns, it could be covered by your insurance.

How painful is revision rhinoplasty?

As any surgical treatment, revision rhinoplasty may cause some pain and discomfort throughout the healing process. Usually, pain management techniques are offered to lessen discomfort during your recovery.

How risky is a second nose job?

Like any surgical treatment, a second nose job has risks. The particular dangers, however, vary depending on the patient’s condition, the intricacy of the procedure, and the surgeon’s level of experience.

How long is too long for a revision nose job?

The best time for a revision nose procedure, or secondary rhinoplasty, depends on the patient’s recovery phase and their concerns. Before contemplating a rhinoplasty revision, we recommend waiting at least a year.

How long is the downtime for revision rhinoplasty?

The recovery period after revision rhinoplasty might vary, but in general, patients should plan on several weeks of bruising, edema, and limited activity.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgeries of the face and nose. He offers highly personalized surgical treatments that address your unique anatomical concerns and goals. Furthermore, he ensures you feel safe and supported through every stage of your rhinoplasty surgery, from the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for revision rhinoplasty in NYC.

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