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Quick Facts About Revision Rhinoplasty Procedures

  • Sedation: General anaesthesia
  • Inpatient/Outpatient: Inpatient
  • Potential Benefits: Revision of unsatisfactory aesthetic and/or functional results from a past rhinoplasty
  • Procedure Length: Approximately 2.5 – 3.5 hours
  • Cost: From £13,500

Revision (or “secondary”) rhinoplasty is one of the most complex facial aesthetic procedures performed worldwide. Reserved for patients who have already had a rhinoplasty but are dissatisfied with the outcome, revision rhinoplasty is often considered more a reconstructive procedure than a purely aesthetic operation.

If you are interested in correcting unsatisfactory rhinoplasty results, we advise you to place your care in the hands of a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, such as Mr William Townley. Mr Townley has extensive experience in reconstructive and aesthetic facial procedures, and has enhanced and reversed the work of less qualified physicians on countless occasions throughout his career.

What Are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?

Although requests for secondary rhinoplasty are fairly uncommon (especially when the initial procedure was performed by a reputable surgeon),* patients may desire a revision for a number of reasons, such as:

Regardless of your reason (or reasons) for pursuing revision rhinoplasty, Mr Townley would be glad to discuss your priorities during an initial consultation.

*Please note that patients with a primarily functional issue should consider seeking the opinion of an ENT surgeon to rule out other causes (e.g. sinus disease).

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What Does the Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure Entail?

The scarring and distortion of the anatomy from the previous operation can add a significant layer of complexity to a revision rhinoplasty procedure. Meanwhile, the skin is often less compliant after the initial nose surgery, and the septum may be considerably weaker. These phenomena can lead to a less straightforward recovery and outcome; however, Mr Townley has the advanced training and meticulous skill to perform this surgery.

The specifics of your revision rhinoplasty will depend on the extent of your previous surgery, as well as your unique situation and desired outcomes. Depending on the location of the original incisions, Mr Townley may make the corrective incisions using the “open” or “closed” technique. He will then remove excess scar tissue, address deviations, and refine the tip and/or bridge of the nose as needed. Additionally, a rib graft is often required to shape the nose and support a weakened septum. Mr Townley may suggest you incorporate other procedures, such as facelift surgery, into your treatment plan for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

What Can I Expect From Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Revision rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia; an overnight stay may be required in some cases. As a highly nuanced procedure, revision rhinoplasty typically takes between two and a half to three and a half hours to complete.

Following a revision rhinoplasty, most patients need about two weeks of social dowtime. Patients can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these should diminish within a few weeks. Moreover, most patients will need to wear a splint for at least a week to support the nose’s altered structure.

How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?

At our practice, pricing for revision rhinoplasty starts at £13,500. It is important to note that this is an extremely customisable treatment, and the cost will be contingent upon factors such as:

After you speak with our compassionate surgeon and craft your personalised treatment plan, we will provide you with a precise cost estimate. We always welcome inquiries about the financial aspect of your care experience.

Do you have questions about revision rhinoplasty? Contact our office to learn more.

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