Someone looking for revisional rhino - How long would you make them wait after the primary surgery?
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Swelling after rhinoplasty
How long for revision rhinoplasty?
When to do revision rhinoplasty
There are occasions when you can revise earlier.
If you feel your functional, breathing, and cosmetic results are mostly satisfactory, I would recommend waiting.
You may consider temporary filler into the area. Return back to your surgeon to discuss these issues.
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How long before revision rhinoplasty?
Six months minimum for revision rhinoplasty.
Good question. Six months is generally the minimum. It depends on what was done the first time.
Were you planning on having the original surgeon do the revision, or are you seeking second opinion from others and may have it done elsewhere? Usual surgeon knows your nose best and knows how it is healing and when he could reasonably perform the revision rhinoplasty. Generally, it is better to wait longer than have it done too soon. There is an old saying from one of the great plastic surgeons, “Never do today what you can honorably put off for tomorrow.”
Is it possible that you could be helped by nonsurgical revision rhinoplasty? Temporary or permanent? You should look into that. Many patients are not aware that there are some excellent techniques available to save you from having another operation. It saves you time and money. So check that out.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
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