Frequently Asked Questions
Does revision rhinoplasty allow re-sculpting the nose?
The nose cannot be restructured during the revision surgery. Therefore, it is critical to undergo rhinoplasty in the hands of an experienced surgeon. The revision surgery allows making corrections solely.
I’ve undergone rhinoplasty before but I am not satisfied with the result. Can I undergo repeat surgery?
Yes, you can undergo a repeat operation; revision rhinoplasty is mostly performed due to this complaint.
My nose became too small after the first rhinoplasty, can it be augmented?
Of course, it can be augmented by transferring cartilage grafts.
What is the ideal age to undergo revision rhinoplasty?
There is no ideal age, you can undergo the surgery at any age as long as you are older than 18 years old.
When does the nose gets the final shape?
The targeted shape will be final in 6-12 months.
Can revision rhinoplasty be performed to eliminate breathing problems?
Of course, yes. The inner nasal structures can be corrected while maintaining the shape of the nose.
Does the nose shape change over the years?
No, the surgery provides a permanent appearance.
Will there be any marks left due to excision of cartilage tissue?
Cartilage grafts can be harvested from the nose, ear, and ribs to be used in the revision rhinoplasty. There may be a some scar marks left but they will not be remarkable. Over time, they fade away.
Are allergic reactions likely after the surgery?
Allergic reactions are unlikely when synthetic material is not used.
Does any bruising develop on the lips?
Only mild bruising may occur on the upper lip.
When can one wear contact lenses?
You can start wearing your contact lenses after 3 days.
Does the architecture of the skin affect the success of the surgery?
No, it can only change the speed of recovery.
How many days of resting is required?
An inpatient stay of 1 or 2 days is usually sufficient.
When can I return to work?
Depending on the type of intervention, you can get back to work after 1 week at most.
How many days should pass before starting to wear makeup?
Makeup is allowed after about 10 days.
What are the other types of operations that can be performed in combination with revision rhinoplasty in the same session?
Revision rhinoplasty can be performed in combination with face lift surgery in the same session.
When can the patient engage in workouts or sports activities?
It will take about 3 weeks to start sports activities.
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