What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV can revise rhinoplasty results for patients who are unsatisfied with their previous surgery. The most common reasons to seek revision rhinoplasty include continued or increased breathing problems, dislodged implants or grafts, or nasal asymmetry. Revision rhinoplasty is widely recognized as one of the most complex procedures performed by a plastic surgeon. For this reason, each patient at VIP Plastic Surgery should carefully consider the risks involved and choose a skilled nose surgeon, like Dr. Khorsandi, to achieve their desired results.
Revision Rhinoplasty Reviews
"Met with Dr. Khorsandi to discuss a revision rhino/septoplasty with turbinate reduction. That he would consider even meeting to discuss a revision rhinoplasty was encouraging. During the consult, the 3D images of what my nose could look like were exciting, and Dr. Khorsandi’s bedside manners were second to none. On Christmas Eve I had my surgery, and Dr. Khorsandi came in to the office on Christmas Day for my 24 hour post-op. I literally kept asking his staff "are you SURE I have an appointment on Christmas Day???" His work ethic and commitment to his patients is refreshing- no big ego, just a doc that loves what he does. I’m now 3 weeks post-op, and beyond thrilled with the results. My nose looks incredible, I don’t look like I’ve had a "nose job", it’s completely perfect for my face. Could.not.be.happier!!!"- R.B. / Yelp / Jan 15, 2020
"Met with Dr. Khorsandi to discuss a revision rhino/septoplasty with turbinate reduction. That he would consider even meeting to discuss a revision rhinoplasty was encouraging. During the consult, the 3D images of what my nose could look like were exciting, and Dr. Khorsandi's bedside manners were second to none. On Christmas Eve I had my surgery, and Dr. Khorsandi came in to the office on Christmas Day for my 24 hour post-op. I literally kept asking his staff "are you SURE I have an appointment on Christmas Day???" His work ethic and commitment to his patients is refreshing- no big ego, just a doc that loves what he does. I'm now 3 weeks post-op, and beyond thrilled with the results. My nose looks incredible, I don't look like I've had a "nose job", it's completely perfect for my face. Could.not.be.happier!!!"- R.B. / Yelp / Jan 15, 2020
"I saw Dr. Khorsandi on Nov.6, 2020 he did an amazing job I had a dip in my nose bridge and he corrected it for me I'm very happy with my results. He was super nice and took me back in a reasonable amount of time. I'll be going back to him for all my cosmetic procedures"- F. / RealSelf / Nov 13, 2020
"Had a great consult with Dr. Khorsandi. I need a rhinoplasty revision, (he was not my primary,) and he addressed all of my concerns himself before I said anything. He measured all of my facial dimensions and really took the time to provide me with a realistic morph and what he can do for me. He was genuinely interested in resolving this for me."- D.P. / Google / Mar 29, 2021
"Best Decision of my Life - I had a rhinoplasty and liposuction on my chin/neck area by Doctor Khorsandi exactly one year ago in July of 2020. I have hated my nose and side profile my ENTIRE life. I would never take pictures of myself looking to the side because I was so embarrassed of it. I finally decided that I needed to do something about it so I came to real self to look at doctors and read reviews. When I came across Doctor Khorsandi I was so impressed with the reviews and before and after photos I booked a consultation. The whole process was so easy and everyone was so nice! Doctor Khorsandi created an image of my nose and how it would turn out and I loved it but the day before my surgery there was something I wanted to change. I was hesitant to call and ask if this was something that I could do because I did not want them to be annoyed that I waited until the last minute, but I did and they were SO understanding. They got me right in and Doctor Khorsandi tweaked the image perfectly and with no complaints that I had been annoying and wanted a change lol. I truly can’t fully express in this review how happy I am with how everything turned out. I get so many compliments on my nose…literally just last night at the bar I was approached by a guy who said “I know this is a really random thing to compliment but you have a beautiful nose” and that was not the first time someone randomly approached me and said that since having my surgery. It’s the best feeling ever!!! Thanks so much to Dr Khorsandi! If you are thinking about getting this done, do not wait any longer!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 15, 2021
The vast majority of revision rhinoplasty cases are performed using the open rhinoplasty approach. This method places the incision along the base of the nose. During the procedure, Dr. Khorsandi will correct any airway obstructions and reshape the sections of the nose along the nasal bridge, tip, and nostrils. If cartilage implants are required, they may be harvested from the patient’s septum, ear, or rib. At the end of the operation, several stitches or sutures will be necessary to close the incision. A protective splint will be placed over the bridge of the nose and internal support splints may be placed as well. Some patients will benefit from the closed rhinoplasty technique. This is for milder cases. In the closed method, all incisions are internal. Dr. Khorsandi will decide which method is right based on the patient’s unique case.
Revision rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient surgery center. Immediately following surgery, it is important for patients to sleep with their heads elevated and keep the splint and all parts of the nose dry when showering or bathing. Prescribed medication should keep any pain under control, and bags of frozen peas can help reduce swelling. Patients will have several post-operative visits with Dr. Khorsandi. He will remove the splint and stitches and examine the nose for proper healing. Most patients are able to return to work or school within a week of surgery. Swelling around the nose may not disappear for 6 to 12 months.
Patients can expect to pay at the minimum $14,000 for revision rhinoplasty, depending on the complexity of the correction. Complicated revisions may include the costs for augmentation or reduction, bone or cartilage grafting and other supplementary procedures. Virtual consultations are $100 and in-person consults $300 the consult fee goes towards the procedure they are non-refundable.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $17,800 - $25,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Revision Rhinoplasty FAQs
Can the Results Be Worse?
Rhinoplasty surgery is a complex procedure, which means revisions procedures are even more complicated. There is a chance revision rhinoplasty can cause worse results. It’s critical for patients to find a highly skilled surgeon, such as Dr. Khorsandi, to understand the initial surgery and be able to manipulate the internal structure of the nose and rest the misplaced elements.
If patients require bone or cartilage grafting, the surgeon will take from other parts of the body, such as the septum, ear or ribs. However, most revision rhinoplasty cases do not require bone and tissue grafting.
Revision rhinoplasty has become a common cosmetic procedure, accounting for an average of 10% of all rhinoplasty procedures. Most patients desire minor touch ups to improve results. Major reconstruction procedures are less common.
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