Rhinoplasty in general leaves the nasal region, the nose swollen for up to a year. So I recommend patients give their tissues that long, 9 to 12 months, a significant amount of time for all the swelling to go away.

At that point we really have an idea of how the contouring changes that have been performed are going to look, and we can plan for revision procedures.

Each time you do a rhinoplasty you're laying down more scar tissue, and we have to fight through that scar tissue. It becomes more and more firm and I would say, we need to do the procedure to get you happy, but we really have to keep that in mind.

Each individual patient is unique and it depends on how their tissues have reacted to the previous surgeries.

In general, I really like to get things completed at their first revisionary surgery. So two surgeries is ideal.

How Soon After Rhinoplasty Should Patients Consider a Revision?

Dr. David Shifrin coaches patients on the fact that swelling could last up to a year after surgery and provides an opinion on how many revision surgeries he prefers to perform on a single patient.