Is Revision Rhinoplasty Free?

I had a rhinoplasty almost 6 months ago and although my surgeon was brilliant, I still find myself slightly unhappy with the result. It isn't symetrical and has very noticable (to me anyway) bumps on one side. My surgeon has said there is nothing he can do until it gets to a year. I think would be willing to discuss a revision operation but am slightly concerned I will have to pay more money for this. Is it usually the case that patients are charged for revisions? I really need reassurance.

Doctor Answers 3

Revision rhinoplasty fees

whether a fee is charged or how much depends on your surgeon and his/her policy - surgeons who own their own surgery centers have more flexibility in this regard

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Free rhinoplasty revisions

I agree with your surgeon that it takes an entire year before all the swelling is resolved and the healing is complete with a rhinoplasty procedure.  It is not uncommon for revision surgery to be performed at a reduced rate or even for free.  Every surgeon is different in this regard.  Sometimes surgeons will operate for free but will pass on the costs of doing the procedure (anesthesia and facility charges) onto their patients. You should have an honest discussion about this with your surgeon to find out what his policy is.  Good luck.

Adam D. Stein, MD
Raleigh-Durham Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Cost for Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery

I would definitely follow your Surgeon's advice and wait at least one year before considering a revision; healing for Rhinoplasty takes a full year.  Generally, a revision done by the same Surgeon will be at a reduced rate, depending on the nature of the problem or complaint.  At the same time, a patient is often charged a facility and anesthesia fee for the revision procedure.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

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