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.