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In the experienced hands of a rhinoplasty specialist your chances of requiring a revision rhinoplasty procedure for a bulbous, rounded nasal tip are quite low. There are a variety of factors that go into the equation, which can all influence whether or not a secondary rhinoplasty surgery is needed. For example, if you have fairly thick skin, this can be a limiting factor in terms of how much definition you ultimately see in the tip region. If this type of skin does not shrink wrap down to...
If you choose your surgeon carefully the chance of needing a revision should be very small, perhaps 2%. An experienced surgeon and good communication are the key to success. Best of luck, peterejohnsonmd
Most sources quote an approximate 5% of rhinoplasties require revision. This number does vary from surgeon to surgeon and with the severity of the nasal deformity. See a board certified surgeon who does rhinoplasty often to improve your odds. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
Hi, It all depends how bulbous your tip was and what was done at the first surgery. In my opinion, open rhinoplasty with tip defatting and cartilage grafting is necessary to achieve good results. My website below has info on treating bulbous tips. Best, Dr.S.
Revision rhinoplasty chances after primary rhinoplasty should be quite minor and only 1-2%. If you choose carefully and have an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon your chances of needing something after should be very small.