A rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, is popular with patients who want to reconstruct and change the appearance of their nose. Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure by which rhinoplasty patients can get their nose reshaped again. More than 20% of patients who have gone through rhinoplasty surgery go back to a plastic surgeon for revision rhinoplasty.

Many rhinoplasty patients look to give their nose a basic touch up after healing from the initial surgery. The revision surgery is mostly needed on the bridge or the tip of the nose. Other touch-ups might include operating on small bumps or dents in the nose, which can accidentally happen through an impact on the nose during the healing process. These bumps can be treated by scraping down the cartilage or repositioning the tissue on the nose. A non-surgical revision rhinoplasty can also be undertaken, and in this procedure, the doctor will use derm filler to add more volume to the nose.

Some common reasons why patients look for a revision rhinoplasty surgery are –

  • Overturned or inclined nasal tip.
  • Overly turned or sharpened nasal tip.
  • A nasal bridge that might look a little rounded.
  • Minor dents and bumps around the bridge of the nose.

Repairing the Nose

There are certain circumstances where a rhinoplasty patient needs to completely re-do their nose surgery from scratch. Damage can be caused to a patient after rhinoplasty surgery due to various causes, like injury, trauma, or even a botched initial rhinoplasty operation. Under these circumstances, patients will need an open rhinoplasty surgery to repair their nose.