Revision Rhinoplasty

※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals.
  • Operation time
    90 minutes
  • Method of anesthesia
    Partial anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stay
  • Suture removal
    about 5~7 days
  • Visiting for treatment
    1~2 times
  • Recovery time
    about 1 week

Revision Rhinoplasty

이미지 이미지
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure, in which a patient undergoes surgery due to unsatisfactory aesthetic or functional result from a previous rhinoplasty.Insertion of a prosthesis largely in the nose often causes inflammation or leads to an acutely mobile prosthesis.
Undesirable postoperative appearance may make one to think about revision surgery. Revision surgery is more challenging than the initial surgery.Hence, it is crucial to select a hospital or a surgeon with much experience in rhinoplasty. Revision surgery largely involves open rhinoplasty, in which the central aspect of the nose is incised. A better result is obtained by performing such surgery under a good field of surgical view, and the usual operation time is about one hour. The postoperative recovery time is similar to that of the initial surgery, but postsurgical edema (swelling) may be less.

Feasible time for Revision Rhinoplasty


Revision rhinoplasty is recommended after the tissues of the skin have become soft.


A patient may undergo revision surgery generally
six months after his/her initial surgery. However,
it is safer to wait one year or longer for revision surgery.


Revision surgery may be performed for cases
with first rhinoplasty of simple raising of the nasal dorsum.


A patient may undergo revision surgery only after inflamamtion has subsided completely.

Owing to relatively larger tissue damage from revision surgery, as opposed to that of the first one,
be prudent as immoderate or excessive correction may lead to another surgery. A patient should
undertake such procedure by considering a natural appearance fitting to oneself as well as safety.

Those who need Revision Rhinoplasty


Crooked nose


Nose lifted in contracture


Low nasal tip


nose too high


narrow nose width


Those who are not satisfied with their nose due to aesthetic reason


Change in nostril shape


Skin redness or prosthesis shown


In the case of the prosthesis moving