Revision Rhinoplasty

If you have undergone a previous rhinoplasty procedure and are not happy with the results, revision rhinoplasty procedure may be a great way to correct your cosmetic or functional problems. Dr. Thomas Walker is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty procedures of all kinds and who has ample experience performing extremely complex cases. He will work with you to achieve your goals with natural-looking and long-lasting results.  

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are unhappy with the result of an initial rhinoplasty procedure, contact our Atlanta office today to schedule your revision rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Walker. During this appointment, you can discuss your concerns regarding your initial results, and your cosmetic goals for your revision rhinoplasty.

Frequently Asked Questions About Revision Rhinoplasty

How many times can you have a revision rhinoplasty?

There is no set rule in terms of how many revision rhinoplasties can safely be performed; this will vary from patient to patient. Each rhinoplasty, though, will present additional challenges due to scar tissue formation and possibly compromised blood supply to the nose, so it is important to choose a qualified facial plastic surgeon who understands the unique concerns of a revision rhinoplasty.

Does revision rhinoplasty take longer to heal?

Revision rhinoplasty recovery is overall similar to a primary rhinoplasty but may take slightly longer depending on extent of surgery and type of graft utilized. However, some revision rhinoplasties which only require small adjustments will have a shorter recovery period than your initial surgery.

Is revision rhinoplasty more painful?

No. The post-OP discomfort is generally the same in revision surgery and is dictated by extent of surgery rather than whether or not a previous surgery was done.

Is revision rhinoplasty more expensive?

A revision rhinoplasty tends to be more expensive than an initial rhinoplasty because it is a much more complex surgery requiring more expertise and generally takes longer than a primary surgery given the distorted anatomy and scar tissue. During your consultation, a member of Dr. Walker’s team will provide you with a cost estimate.

How much is a revision rhinoplasty?

A revision rhinoplasty typically costs, on average, $10,000-15,000, although this greatly depends on many factors including geographic location, surgeon expertise, etc.

How common are revision nose jobs?

The nationwide revision rhinoplasty rate is anywhere from 10-15% in the U.S. It is important that you find an experienced surgeon who you trust and whose work you like based on her or his portfolio rather than computer imaging during your consultation.

What causes a patient to seek a revision rhinoplasty?

There are several factors that can contribute to a require a revision nose job. In many cases, the previous plastic surgeon may have removed too much cartilage, causing the nostrils to collapse. In other cases, patients may choose a revision rhinoplasty because they are simply unsatisfied with the results of their first surgery, either aesthetically or functionally, possibly both.

Is it safe to have a second rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is safe for most patients. During your consultation, Dr. Walker will examine your nose to determine whether a revision rhinoplasty is safe and suitable for you.

Is a revision rhinoplasty free?

A revision rhinoplasty is not free especially if a different surgeon performed the initial surgery. However, many surgeons waive the surgeon fee for minor nasal revisions during the first year of having performed the initial surgery. This typically excludes the facility and anesthesia fees that the patient is still responsible for.

Can I get a third nose job?

A third rhinoplasty is possible but has increased risks and complexity compared to a first or second procedure. This is because more scar tissue will be present along with compromised blood supply leading to an increased risk of infection and tissue necrosis.

Who is the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon?

The best revision rhinoplasty surgeon is an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty including ear and rib cartilage grafting. Dr. Thomas Walker is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and specializes in complicated and reconstructive procedures such as revision rhinoplasty in Atlanta, Georgia.