- Have fully matured. Many concerns with the size or shape of a nose arise during the teen years when our bodies are still developing and insecurities are strong. It is best to wait to undergo a rhinoplasty until your nose has fully developed because some concerns may subside naturally as your nose matures.
- Are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your nose. Common concerns include bumps on the nasal bridge, a downward hook at the tip of the nose, or a general sense that the nose is too large or prominent.
- Need to correct a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty can have a medical purpose, helping patients who struggle to breathe through their nose due to a deviated septum.
Revision rhinoplasty, also called secondary rhinoplasty, is performed to correct the appearance of your nose if you were unsatisfied with the outcome of prior nose surgery. The procedure is typically more difficult than original rhinoplasty and requires skill and experience.
Revision rhinoplasty can:
- Give you a more natural-looking nose if the original work was overdone
- Further, improve the look of your nose if the first surgery did not go far enough
- Correct deformities from poor technique or unexpected healing
- Improve airflow and correct problems such as snoring, sinus issues, and seasonal allergies
You may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you have had nose surgery and are unsatisfied with the results. Remember that it can take a year or longer to see the final results of your original rhinoplasty. If your surgery was less than a year ago and you are not pleased with the results, you may not need to consider a second surgery.