What is a revision rhinoplasty and how is it different from a regular rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose shaping procedure done after one has already been done before.  A revision rhinoplasty is just a procedure that is done to improve on the rhinoplasty that was done originally. This occurs at a certain rate with all surgeons.  Many surgeons use this as a gauge to determine how facile they are with rhinoplasties.  The lower rate of revision the better. No surgeon has a 0% rate of revision.  If any surgeon tells you that, he is most definitely not telling the whole truth.  Even the very best rhinoplasty surgeons I know, or at least are the deemed the best by their peers, have a revision rate that doesn’t get much lower than 10%.  Rhinoplasty is a very hard procedure and revisions are a necessary part of the process but vital in ensuring the very best result in the end.

I hope that helps.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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