You can have a revision rhinoplasty twice, three times, four, or even five times, but the complexity of the surgery increases as well as the amount of scar tissue with each additional revision.
The surgeon needs to evaluate the scar tissue, skin thickness and internal structure of the nose before a revision rhinoplasty to determine whether or not they can produce the result that that individual wants.
What’s a minor revision rhinoplasty?
A minor revision rhinoplasty is when there are some small residual issues that remain after an initial nose job or revision rhinoplasty. A small bump, a little concavity, or some clumping of the alar are all minor things that can be tweaked.
In comparison, a major revision rhinoplasty is when the nose has been over resected, meaning too much bone or cartilage has been taken out. In order to create a good nasal contour, the structure has to be replaced with rib or ear cartilage.
If you have questions about your results after a rhinoplasty, call me, email me, or schedule a consultation. I help people like you every day.
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About Dr. Jonathan Sykes
Dr. Jonathan Sykes is a world-famous expert plastic surgeon who performs all cosmetic and functional plastic surgery procedures on the face and neck. He is a past president of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and served on their Board of Directors for over 10 years. He is also a Professor Emeritus in Facial Plastic Surgery from UC Davis Medical Center, and the former Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at that institution.
He is known as the expert’s expert, and is often called to consult and advise other plastic surgeons in both Northern California and Beverly Hills. He has a special interest in eyelid and browlift surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery including facelifts, and rhinoplasty. He also has a particular interest in facial feminization surgery. Have questions? Email Dr.Sykes at [email protected].