The majority of patients are happy with the results of rhinoplasty surgery, but occasionally we see patients who are unhappy. This can occur for a variety of reasons and may require secondary rhinoplasty for correction.
In some cases, it’s not possible to accomplish the patient’s aesthetic goals on living tissue without damaging nasal blood supply. In other cases, it may be secondary to poor communication and finally in some cases it may be secondary to unrealistic patient expectations. For these reasons revision rhinoplasty may be necessary in up to five to ten percent of patients who undergo rhinoplasty.
When revision rhinoplasty is undertaken, the best results occur when twelve to eighteen months has been allowed to pass. This allows scar tissue to soften. Furthermore the nose has reached a stable position and the surgeons won’t be trying to hit a moving target.
It’s extremely important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience performing revision rhinoplasty. This surgeon should be able to help you formulate an appropriate treatment plan.