Revision Rhinoplasty (Secondary or Corrective Nose Surgery) - Snellville, GA

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As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in America, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) has created wonderful results for many patients. However, in some cases, patients may have concerns, either minor or major, after they see their nose surgery results. In these cases, patients should seek a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to perform a revision rhinoplasty, like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Earl Stephenson in Atlanta. At Signature Plastic Surgery in Snellville, Georgia, Dr. Stephenson performs consultations to help patients understand their revision or secondary rhinoplasty options. Minor concerns can be addressed with subtle shaping while major cosmetic or functional problems may require cartilage or bone grafts to strengthen the structure of the nose.

Best Candidate

The best candidates for revision rhinoplasty have already had at least one nose reshaping surgery and are unhappy with the appearance or function of their nose. Since you may have already had a bad surgical experience, it is important to choose a surgeon with the best credentials, experience, and results in corrective nose surgery, as well as someone you can trust. Dr. Stephenson will spend as much time as needed with you to help you determine if he is the best surgeon for your revision rhinoplasty, so you can feel confident about your choice. Common conditions treated with revision rhinoplasty include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Breathing trouble
  • Incomplete nose shaping
  • Minor adjustment after nose surgery
  • Overdone nose surgery
  • Structural collapse of cartilage or bone
  • Unsatisfactory results

What to Expect

The complexity of your revision rhinoplasty will determine the amount of time you need in surgery, but most patients spend 3 – 5 hours in corrective nose surgery. Revision rhinoplasty can be performed with a closed or open approach, depending on the amount of changes that are needed. A closed approach is usually used for minor cosmetic changes, while the open approach is better for changes to the structure of the nose. If more cartilage is needed, the plastic surgeon can harvest cartilage from the ears or ribs to provide support. Once the surgeon completes the corrections, splints or nasal packing will be used to hold the results in place during the recovery period.

Revision Rhino Recovery

Revision rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, so the patient will be able to return home after their surgery to recover in the comfort of their home. The surgeon will schedule a follow-up appointment one week after your surgery to check your results and healing, plus remove your nasal splints. Most patients will want to take about 2 – 3 weeks for recovery for optimal healing. The plastic surgeon will talk to you about your recovery, including what to expect, what to watch for, and ways to make your healing faster and more comfortable. 

Expected Cost

Revision rhinoplasty is priced based on the complexity of the case and if grafts are needed, but most patients spend $10,000 - $15,000 on corrective nose surgery. It is more expensive than the original nose surgery because re-building and structuring the nose is more difficult and requires very skilled hands, like those of facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephenson.

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Average Cost  
$10,000 - $15,000
Recovery Time  
2 - 4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3 - 5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
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Getting It Right

If you are not satisfied with the results of your first nose surgery, whether it was cosmetic or functional, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephenson to learn about your revision rhinoplasty options. As an experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephenson can help patients get the results they are looking for.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.