What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most technically demanding cosmetic operations. The vast majority of patients are very happy with the result from their first surgery and have excellent, long-lasting results. There are a small proportion of patients that undergo rhinoplasty who may require revision surgery or further surgery to improve the shape of the nose or the way it works. If you are considering further surgery to your nose it is very important you take several factors into account. Mr Lakhani will provide you with a careful, honest opinion with regards to what can be achieved via revision rhinoplasty.
Revision rhinoplasty/nose job at Rhinoplasty LDN
At Rhinoplasty LDN we would like you to carefully consider what you are unhappy with about your nose prior to your appointment.
It is very useful to draw up a list of concerns about your nose and an idea of what your ideal result would be.
It is imperative to have realistic and achievable goals for revision rhinoplasty. This is where your initial preparation is very important. Mr Lakhani will be able to give an honest guide as to which results are achievable.
When to worry about the result from your first operation
It is important to consider how recently you have had the nose reshaping surgery or nose job. After surgery, there will be a significant amount of swelling as the tissues that have been operated on within the nose settle. Over the first 6-8 weeks, you will see some reduction in swelling, but this can take time and is very gradual. The final result can be expected around 12-18 months after surgery.
Swelling can persist up to 12-18 months after surgery, particularly in the nasal tip region for certain skin types. People with very thin skin may have swelling which can take longer to settle and reveal the final result.
It is very important to have selected a well-trained and suitably qualified rhinoplasty surgeon in the first instance, and they will provide you with this information from the outset. One of the most concerning things for patients is when they are not informed of the possibility of requiring revision surgery as an outcome after the surgery. Possible outcomes and potential recovery times should be discussed thoroughly before any rhinoplasty operation to ensure a smoother recovery after surgery.
It is important to report any concerns to your rhinoplasty surgeon to ensure that the healing process is proceeding as expected after surgery.
How long does it take a nose job to heal?
It often can take one year for the final results to be visible following rhinoplasty. This can be slightly longer for revision rhinoplasty depending on the extent of surgery and other individual factors. Mr Lakhani would be happy to discuss these with you in more detail.