When the first rhinoplasty doesn’t turn out the way you wanted, revision rhinoplasty is often needed to fix the results. This is where a gifted, experienced facial plastic surgeon can make all the difference.
Recovery and results
Recovery from revision rhinoplasty typically lasts between 1 and 2 weeks, and you may need to wear a splint for a week or so. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, and a feeling of congestion. It’s important to keep your head elevated above your heart as much as possible, including during sleep. Strenuous activities (including bending and lifting) should be avoided during recovery. While early results will be noticeable as soon as the splint is removed, it may take months for the swelling to completely subside. Final results will be visible anywhere from 12 to 18 months after surgery.