Revision Rhinoplasty, also known as Secondary Rhinoplasty, refers to a subsequent surgical procedure performed on the nose following an initial surgery. Its main purpose is to rectify any aesthetic discrepancies or functional concerns that may have occurred or were not properly handled during the first operation. The ultimate objective of this kind of procedure is to fine-tune the surgical results to more closely align with the patient’s medical needs and aesthetic desires, ensuring improvements in both the look and functionality of the nose.
It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.
If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a or may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.
The first step towards a revision rhinoplasty is a thorough consultation with our highly skilled surgeon, Dr Zacharia. During this meeting, your concerns, medical history, and nasal structure will be assessed. He will examine your nose externally and internally, possibly utilizing imaging technology to understand the structural complexities. This consultation offers an excellent opportunity for you to discuss any worries or ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
It is a requirement under the law, that a patient seeking cosmetic surgery must have at least two pre-operative consultations. The patient’s first consultation must be with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery or another registered health practitioner who works with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery (not a patient advisor or an agent). At least one of the two consultations must be in person with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. Other consultations can be in person or by video.When consent can be given
A patient must not be requested to sign consent forms at their first consultation and cannot consent to cosmetic surgery until they have had an in-person consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. The decision to have the surgery (provision of informed consent) must be made at a consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the procedure (in person or by video).Cooling-off Period
There must be a cooling-off period of at least seven days after the patient has had two consultations and given informed consent (signed consent forms), before the surgery can be booked or a deposit paid.
Once the surgical goals have been agreed upon, you will receive specific preoperative instructions to prepare for your revision rhinoplasty. These guidelines may include dietary recommendations, advice on smoking and alcohol consumption, managing certain medications or supplements, and cleaning your nostrils.
Revision rhinoplasty is often more complex and may take longer than primary rhinoplasty, typically ranging from two to four hours. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making incisions either inside the nostrils or across the columella, depending on the technique best suited to achieve your goals. The surgeon then works to correct the issues from the previous surgery, which may involve reshaping the nasal structure, enhancing nasal function, or both.
Post-surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery room for a short period. Most patients are allowed to go home the same day, although sometimes an overnight hospital stay may be required. Splints and/or packing may be placed inside your nose and a cast or bandages on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.
Swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose are normal after revision rhinoplasty and will start to improve after a few days. Most patients feel ready to return to their daily activities within a week or two.
Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery. The final outcome of your revision rhinoplasty may not be apparent for 18 to 24 months, as it takes time for the nose to fully heal and settle into its new shape.
While we aim to provide accurate information about the different surgical procedures available, it’s important to understand that the content provided here serves as a general guide only. The specifics of each surgery, including the procedure detailed above, can and will vary significantly from person to person, depending on their unique circumstances and physical characteristics.
Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a serious decision that requires ample thought, careful consideration, and meticulous planning. It should never be taken lightly or treated trivially, as it can have profound impacts on one’s lifestyle and wellbeing.
Recovery from cosmetic surgery, too, requires time, support, and proper aftercare. We strive to present realistic and transparent information about the recovery process, but individual experiences may vary. It is typical for recovery to involve certain services or requirements, such as the use of compression garments or receiving therapeutic massages. It also often necessitates significant lifestyle changes, which may include a period of absence from employment and temporary restrictions on certain activities.
In light of these considerations, we strongly encourage potential patients to engage in comprehensive discussions with their GP and our surgeons. The goal is to fully understand the implications, requirements, and likely outcomes of any chosen procedure, and to make informed decisions about their health and aesthetics.
For more information on preparing for cosmetic surgery visit health.gov.au/cosmeticsurgery
Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.
Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.