Revision Rhinoplasty

Op. Dr. Harun Acıpayam

Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery Specialist

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision Rhinoplasty, also known as Secondary Rhinoplasty, refers to a surgical procedure performed to correct or refine the results from a previous rhinoplasty operation. Whether addressing functional issues like breathing difficulties or aesthetic concerns that were not achieved via the previous surgery, this procedure aims to restore both the form and function of the nose.

Who is the Right Candidate?

Candidates for Revision Rhinoplasty are individuals who have previously undergone a rhinoplasty procedure and are dissatisfied with the results, either functionally, aesthetically, or both. It’s imperative for patients to have realistic expectations and to understand that while significant improvements can be made, some limitations might arise due to the previous surgery.

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Preoperative Consultation

A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Harun Acıpayam allows patients to express their concerns and desired outcomes. Dr. Acıpayam will evaluate the current nasal structure, any scar tissue, and the alterations from the previous surgery. This assessment ensures a clear surgical plan tailored to achieve the best possible results.

The Procedure

Revision Rhinoplasty can be more complex than a primary rhinoplasty due to the presence of scar tissue and the changes made during the initial procedure. The surgery might involve grafting using cartilage from other parts of the body, reshaping the nasal structures, or addressing any functional concerns. Each revision surgery is uniquely tailored to address the individual’s specific needs.

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Postoperative Process

Following Revision Rhinoplasty, some swelling and bruising are expected. These usually begin to subside within a few weeks. A nasal splint may be used to support the new structure, typically removed after one week. Patients are encouraged to follow post-operative guidelines diligently to promote healing and achieve the best outcomes.

Risks and Complications

A Revision Rhinoplasty operation carries similar risks to a primary rhinoplasty operation, including infection, bleeding, and anesthesia-related complications. Additional complexities may arise from scar tissue or alterations made during the initial surgery. These risks are minimized and the chance of achieving a successful outcome is maximized when this operation is performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Acıpayam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reasons range from dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome of the first surgery to the emergence of functional issues like breathing difficulties.


It can be, due to the alterations and scar tissues from the initial surgery. However, in the hands of an experienced surgeon, the complexities can be effectively managed.


It’s generally recommended to wait at least one year after the initial surgery to allow complete healing and for the final results to settle.


It’s crucial to set realistic expectations. Communicate openly with Dr. Harun Acıpayam to ensure that your goals align and can be feasibly achieved.