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Revision Rhinoplasty

Nose Revision Surgery Information

Nose Revision
Surgery Information

  • Surgery duration
    Surgery duration

    1 hr 30 mins

  • Stitch Removal
    Stitch Removal

    1 week after

  • Hospitalization


  • Recovery Period
    Recovery Period

    Return to daily activities
    after stitch removal

  • Clinic Visit
    Clinic Visit

    2~3 times

  • Anesthesia

    General/Sedative Anesthesia

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty aims to revise and improve the defects created
from the previous surgery.
Revision surgery is much more complicated and difficult than the initial one.

Therefore,it requires extremely meticulous expertise from the surgeon.

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Revision Rhinoplasty
Surgical Method

    • Improper placement of the implant
    • Improper placement of the implant

    METHOD 01

    Improper placement
    of the implant

    • Improper placement of the implant causing nasal bridge deviation
    • Incorrect implant size

    REVISION METHOD Pre-existing implant is removed and re-shaped to suit the patient’s nasal slope.
    The insertion area is re-adjusted as well so that the new implant
    could be properly fixated.

    • Movement of the implant
    • Movement of the implant

    METHOD 02

    Movement of the implant

    • The implant is not properly fixated in between the bone and the periosteum
    • Damaged periosteum from the previous surgery, resulting to poor implant

    REVISION METHOD Implant is relocated and fixated on the proper area (below the periosteum)
    in order to prevent further movements.

    • Nasal tip deformation due to implant
    • Nasal tip deformation due to implant

    METHOD 03

    Nasal tip deformation due
    to implant

    • Excessively elevated nasal bridge
    • Nasal tip raised with silicone implant only
    • Stretched / Over-pressured skin

    REVISION METHOD Initial implant located on the nasal tip is removed, and the tip is re-shaped and
    raised by using autologous tissues such as cartilage, dermis etc.

    • Contracture
    • Contracture

    METHOD 04


    • Skin tissues wrapping the silicone implant contracts, gets hard and stiff
    • Inflammations / Infection left untreated

    REVISION METHOD Contracture can be improved through the use of septal cartilage or donor rib
    cartilage. The scar tissues must be alleviated before reshaping the tip cartilage
    into its original shape and size.The shape of the nose tip is raised again with septal or donor rib cartilage.

    • Excessively elevated nasal bridge
    • Excessively elevated nasal bridge

    METHOD 05

    Excessively elevated
    nasal bridge

    • Augmentation done with excessively thick implant, without
      considering the overall balance of other facial features.

    REVISION METHOD Initial implant is removed and exchanged into a customized implant that suits the patients. In the case where the patient has sufficient bridge, implant augmentation may not be necessary. Simple procedure which gathers the nasal bridge can give off a natural look.

    • Implant projection due to narrow nasal bridge / thin skin
    • Implant projection due to narrow nasal bridge / thin skin

    METHOD 06

    Implant projection due to
    narrow nasal bridge /
    thin skin

    • Narrow silicone implant used
    • Visible silicone implant due to thin skin

    REVISION METHOD In the case of narrow implant, initial implant is removed and exchanged into a customized
    implant that suits the patient. The ideal width of the implant is 10mm for women, and
    13mm for men. In the case of implant projection due to thin skin, silicone is wrapped with
    autologous dermis/fascia before being augmented again.

    • Under-projected nasal tip
    • Under-projected nasal tip

    METHOD 07

    Under-projected nasal tip

    • Initial surgery done without considering the strength and the supportive
      structure of the nasal tip, causing tip cartilage to droop over time.

    REVISION METHOD The nasal tip is supported and strengthened with septal cartilage.

What is the best time
for revision rhinoplasty?

  • At least 6 months should’ve passed from the previous surgery.
  • One should wait until the skin tissues have properly recovered.
    As hasty decisions can lead to more problems, revision rhinoplasty must be
    performed by a well-experience specialist.
  • At least
    6 months

  • After the
    recovery of
    the skin tissue