What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

As with any profession, experience, training, and skills matter, especially for rhinoplasty surgery, as surgical techniques coupled with unfavorable healing can lead to unfavorable results. If you had a rhinoplasty and are dissatisfied with the result, discover world-class facial plastic surgery at That Face in Chicago.

  • Price range: $12,500- $15,000
  • Recovery time: 3-5 days
  • Discomfort level: Mild to moderate
  • Anesthesia options: General 

Nose Job Correction Surgery in Chicago

Revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct an unsatisfactory result from a primary rhinoplasty. The types of aesthetic problems that can be addressed include:

  • Nose is too big or too small
  • Uneven or asymmetrical outcome
  • Crooked nose
  • Collapsed nose bridge
  • Pinched nasal tip or broad nasal tip
  • Deviated septum
  • Breathing problems
  • Excessive scarring

When Is the Right Time for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Restoring Your Nose Structure and Function: It’s an Art.

Revision rhinoplasty can be a complex surgery, depending on the issue. If too much cartilage was removed, specialized surgical techniques may be required to harvest and graft cartilage that will provide the needed support or volume. In many cases, the problem affects breathing function, and the internal structure must be corrected to restore healthy airflow. In any case, it is necessary to ensure that your revision surgery is performed by a talented facial plastic surgeon.

At That Face, your revision surgery will be performed by Dr. Sulyman-Scott, who is a board-eligible facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist, or ear, nose, and throat doctor. She is a member of the “new generation” of facial plastic surgeons and has trained under some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world, mastering the most advanced techniques for revision rhinoplasty. Your correction surgery will be performed by a true professional in the field.

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What to do if your rhinoplasty surgery needs revision

To determine whether your primary surgery achieved the result you envisioned, you must be patient, as the swelling takes up to a year to completely resolve. Your nose must be completely healed before undergoing a second surgery. After a year, if your results do not meet your expectations, or you are experiencing issues with nasal breathing, meet with Dr. Sulyman-Scott so she can evaluate your nose and advise you about what needs to be done, and why.

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Your revision rhinoplasty – what to expect?

Every surgery is different. Your surgical plan will reflect the degree to which your nose structure was disrupted by the initial surgery, the impact it had on the inner structure of your nose, your skin quality, asymmetry, a failure to properly support the nose, and several other issues. The surgery typically requires several hours to complete. In some cases, cartilage grafting will be necessary. Other revisions may be less complex. Whatever is needed in your case, whether cosmetic, functional, or both, you can trust that Dr. Sulyman-Scott will perform the revision rhinoplasty with precision, meticulous care, and the most advanced facial surgery techniques.

Recovery time after a revision rhinoplasty

After your revision surgery is complete, you can return home to rest and heal. Arrange a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for a day or two. You can expect to need about one week off from work and to experience swelling and bruising in the early stages of healing. Your breathing function should improve within two weeks or when the swelling in your nose has resolved. You will be provided with detailed instructions on what to expect and what to do after surgery. Dr. Sulyman-Scott diligently follows her patients' recoveries and she will arrange to see you back in the clinic multiple times during your healing process.

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Why choose That Face in Chicago?

Dr. Sulyman-Scott is a compassionate, warm, and talented facial plastic surgeon, skilled in advanced reconstruction techniques. She is one of the few female African American plastic surgeons practicing in the USA and brings a set of rare skills to every revision surgery, with a woman’s eye for balance and beauty.


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