Dr. Afrooz has years of experience correcting the work of other surgeons and can deliver revision rhinoplasty results that satisfy your original goals and restore your peace of mind.

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What is revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a correctional surgery done after a previous rhinoplasty to rectify its mistakes or errors, whether cosmetic (results that aren’t appealing to the patient) or functional (results that in some way inhibit normal breathing).

Revision rhinoplasty tends to be more complicated than primary rhinoplasty and requires the combination of both extensive anatomical knowledge and hands-on skills to make the surgery a success. Revision rhinoplasty is considered by some to be the most challenging of plastic surgery procedures.

Fellowship-trained and board-certified, Dr. Paul Afrooz brings a passion and perfection to each of his surgeries. In addition to prolifically authoring peer-reviewed literature, he is frequently invited to lecture and educate on cosmetic surgery internationally. Dr. Afrooz honed his skill and artistry at among the most prestigious cosmetic surgery training programs in the world and has years of experience and thousands of satisfied patients to his credit. He has yet to see a revision rhinoplasty patient he was unable to treat to total satisfaction. 

Rhinoplasty is performed to address:

  • Sinus and breathing issues
  • Birth defects and deformities
  • Collapse of nasal structures
  • Sleep problems
  • Deviated septum
  • Poor cosmetic results
  • Over-removal of cartilage and bone
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What can I expect from the procedure?

Revision rhinoplasty is very much a patient-tailored procedure. Problems and concerns can be either functional or aesthetic or a combination of both and can present in different ways or in different parts of the nose. Thus Dr. Afrooz, one of Miami's top facial plastic surgeons tailors the procedure depending on the area and condition requiring correction.

Revision rhinoplasty may be done under general anesthesia in cases of extensive procedures. In most cases, the procedure takes a bit longer than the initial rhinoplasty, up to 4 hours, compared to 2. During the procedure, Dr. Afrooz restores the full aesthetic structure and physical functionality of the nose.

What are the different types of revision rhinoplasty?

CLOSED RHINOPLASTY – Dr. Afrooz uses incisions inside the nose to limit the trauma experienced. Moreover, this technique has the advantage of eliminating visible scars after the procedure and tends to be safer when the patient has scarring left from previous surgery. Patients requiring mild correction can undergo closed rhinoplasty as it comes with minor limitations to accessing the entire nasal structure.

OPEN RHINOPLASTY – This approach entails greater reconstruction to various structures of the nose. Though the procedure may be technical, the surgeon gets a clear visual, better access, and understanding of the region that needs correction.

What are the benefits of revision rhinoplasty?

  • Corrects structural imbalances
  • Improves breathing and sleep
  • Refines the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils
  • Creates symmetry and balance
  • Boosts self-image
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting changes

Am I a candidate for revision rhinoplasty?

If, for either cosmetic or physical reasons, you find yourself dissatisfied with a previous rhinoplasty, you are likely a candidate for revision rhinoplasty. Patients typically consider revision rhinoplasty for these reasons:

  • The initial rhinoplasty surgery failed to provide the intended results
  • The procedure overcorrected the problem and led to the development of other cosmetic concerns
  • After the procedure, the healing process altered the outcome of the surgery
  • The surgery negatively impacted the use or function of the nose

Good candidates for surgery are:

  • Non-smokers
  • Mentally and physically healthy
  • Free from any significant medical concerns
  • Realistic and positive in their expectations
  • Willing to follow the doctor’s instructions
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What will my recovery entail?

You need to take a break of at least two weeks before resuming your normal activities and work. You’ll have a nasal splint or cast around your nose for the first week after the surgery, which might be taken off during your first postoperative visit. You can gently ease into your work and normal schedule during the second week, though you must avoid strenuous exercises and work. And most patients can resume full activities and exercise after 2 weeks.

What can I do to support my recovery?

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, supplements, and other such medications for at least two weeks. Your surgeon will help you determine which medications you can or can’t take.
  • Don’t smoke for at least four weeks after the surgery.
  • Have a relative or friend help around the house for at least 48 hours after your procedure.
  • Wear comfortable clothes with buttons that you can remove without pulling the shirt over your head.
  • Rest up, and don’t overexert yourself.
  • Inform your surgeon if you have any concerns.

What is the cost of revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty, primarily for cosmetic enhancement, is not covered by insurance. Our services for revision rhinoplasty start at $20,000 or more. For ease of payment, we accept major credit cards and provide financing through CareCredit. Dr. Paul N. Afrooz ensures your investment is justified with exceptional results. Our commitment to getting your revision rhinoplasty right the first time is our top priority.

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Why choose Dr. Afrooz?

Afrooz is a state-of-the-art surgical center led by Dr. Paul N. Afrooz, a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a keen understanding of facial anatomy. He has a perfect track record and a flawless reputation for providing optimal results that adhere to the patient’s unique cosmetic goals and expectations.

Dr. Afrooz treats each patient as an individual, curating a treatment plan that addresses their specific goals and concerns to ensure you look flawless while retaining the unique markers of your identity. If you want to revise the results of a previous rhinoplasty, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Afrooz to discuss your cosmetic expectations. Dr. Afrooz obtained his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. He then pursued a challenging seven-year residency in plastic surgery at the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by an elite, sought-after fellowship at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

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Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ

How long after rhinoplasty can I get a revision?

When is a revision rhinoplasty necessary?

Why is revision rhinoplasty a more challenging procedure?

Why is a revision rhinoplasty more expensive than a primary rhinoplasty?

Can I get insurance coverage for my revision rhinoplasty?

How long after rhinoplasty can I get a revision?

Because it’s difficult to fully assess one’s rhinoplasty results until a full year has elapsed, Dr. Afrooz advises patients to wait this period of time before embarking on a revision surgery. It also takes about 12 months for the swelling to fully resolve from a primary rhinoplasty.

When is a revision rhinoplasty necessary?

Revision rhinoplasty might be necessary if you don’t like the appearance of the primary rhinoplasty’s results or if you have breathing difficulties after your procedure. The plastic surgeon can reverse the results of the primary rhinoplasty or fix the cosmetic and functional concerns to provide the results you should have had the first time around. Most patients opt for revision rhinoplasty to address a combination of cosmetic and functional concerns.

Why is revision rhinoplasty a more challenging procedure?

Revision rhinoplasty is a more challenging procedure than primary rhinoplasty for several reasons. However, the most common reason for the complexity is that the primary surgery may have removed excessive cartilage, bone, or nasal lining, and scar tissue may have formed. Consequently, the revision rhinoplasty surgeon has relatively less cartilage to work with. The lack of sufficient cartilage may require donor material from other parts of the body, such as the ears or the ribs.

Why is a revision rhinoplasty more expensive than a primary rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasties are often more expensive than primary rhinoplasty because they necessitate more work than the primary procedure, especially if you need a cartilage or tissue graft from another part of your body. Primary rhinoplasties usually conclude within 3 hours under general anesthesia, but revision rhinoplasties may last for up to 6 hours.

Can I get insurance coverage for my revision rhinoplasty?

You might be eligible for insurance coverage if you need revision rhinoplasty to address functional problems but not for cosmetic concerns. Discuss your insurance coverage options with the staff at our surgical center.

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