Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, ranks highly among the UK’s favourite cosmetic treatments. However, it’s not without its risks and complications. While most procedures are completed safely, there are some risks to be aware of.

A revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than a primary rhinoplasty. So, what can you expect from a revision surgery? Discover everything you need to know in today’s blog post.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty, also referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is a procedure carried out after an initial rhinoplasty to address and rectify any issues or dissatisfaction stemming from the original operation.

This could be due to aesthetic concerns, such as the shape or size of the nose not aligning with how you wanted the nose to look. Alternatively, it could be that you are experiencing functional issues, like breathing difficulties.

As it deals with previously altered structures, it’s typically more complex than a primary rhinoplasty. In some cases additional cartilage graft material may need to be taken from the ear or rib if insufficient cartilage material remains in the nose to obtain an optimal result.

For this reason, it does need to be carried out by a fully trained and experienced surgeon.

How Long Does Rhinoplasty Revision Take?

The duration of a revision rhinoplasty procedure can vary based on the specific corrections needed. Generally, revision surgeries tend to take longer than primary rhinoplasties because of the intricacies involved in correcting or adjusting previous work. On average, a revision rhinoplasty can take anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. You can get a better idea of how long the procedure will take at your initial consultation.

Are There Any Risks?

Like any surgical procedure, revision rhinoplasty comes with its own set of risks. Some of the most common risks include bleeding, swelling, increased scar tissue formation, and residual aesthetic issues. As the nose has already undergone surgery, the surgery is more complex and there may be an increased risk of complications. Also, as this is a corrective procedure, there’s the emotional risk of not achieving the fully desired results. That’s why it’s crucial to have realistic expectations and to choose a surgeon who has extensive experience and specialisation in revision rhinoplasty.

A thorough consultation will help you understand potential outcomes and manage your expectations accordingly. Book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today to discover more about the procedure and what to expect.