Is it too soon for a revision rhinoplasty?

Every morning I still feel a little bit of discomfort in my nose and I had my primary rhinoplasty in August 2015. I feel like this discomfort is never going to go away.. Is it possible to still get a revision?

Doctor Answers 4

Revision Rhinoplasty Time

Generally, I recommend patients to wait at least 1 year after their first rhinoplasty before they seek a revision procedure. For some rhinoplasty procedures, it can take up to a year for all swelling to reduce and for your “new nose” to appear. However in your case, the discomfort you are experience sounds concerning. If a rhinoplasty is performed correctly, any discomfort or pain should be completely gone within the first few months. I recommend returning to your facial plastic surgeon for a consultation.


New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty candidate at one year

Since it has been one year from the primary rhinoplasty, it is possible to undergo a revision. A revision rhinoplasty is not performed for discomfort, it is performed to make cosmetic changes in the nose.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Timing for revision rhinoplasty

Hello.  Every case is different, but generally we don't recommend revision rhinoplasty until at least a year goes by.  This is to allow the nose to heal completely in order to best determine cause of problem.  Since it is almost a year now, I think it's very reasonable to discuss revision surgery with your surgeon.  Take care.

Kenneth Yu, MD
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after rhinoplasty

Waiting one year is usually enough time to wait for revision rhinoplasty. I would definitely recommend getting  an exam of your nose to better determine the source of your pain  
Good luck!!

Jon Kurkjian, MD
Fort Worth Plastic Surgeon
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