The Revision Rhinoplasty 2017-05-05T15:44:51+00:00

The Revision


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Why have a Revision Rhinoplasty?

To significantly repair and improve the appearance of an over- or under-operated nose and re-establish a natural, harmonizing, well-proportioned look to it and the face as a whole.

To improve nasal function, especially breathing, as required.

Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery

Rhinoplasty is one of the most intricate and nuanced cosmetic procedures performed today. The aesthetic outcome of a rhinoplasty can sometimes fall short of your expectations. Inadequate patient selection, incorrect or poorly executed surgical maneuvers and poor healing in the postoperative period may lead to asymmetry, under correction or over reduction, leaving you dissatisfied with your initial results.

The goals of a revision rhinoplasty are similar to those for primary rhinoplasty – achieving a result that is natural and harmonious with the rest of the face, while matching patient expectations. Revision rhinoplasty can be an extremely demanding procedure. Dr. Economou is a surgeon who has anchored his cosmetic practice in excellence of performance in aesthetic & reconstructive surgery of the nose.

Rhinoplasty Revision Specialist

Dr. Economou acknowledges the discontent and frustration of revision rhinoplasty patients and works to help the patient overcome them. This process begins with the consultation that includes a thorough discussion of the past experiences, a careful evaluation of the external and internal nasal anatomy and computer imaging to help demonstrate the likely outcome of your revision rhinoplasty.

It may take years before a patient seeks consultation for revision rhinoplasty. This can be the result of the significant psychological and financial impact of the initial rhinoplasty operation, leaving patients unwilling to consider a revision procedure. Dr. Economou is acutely aware of these important, sensitive considerations. He will work diligently to ease your concerns and gain your confidence before recommending surgery. Contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation for yourself, a friend or a member of your family.

Revision surgery is different from primary rhinoplasty and requires unique expertise to understand the underlying anatomic causes and complications of the various problems in an over- or under-operated nose.

Targeted approaches are successful if the problem is focused and limited. More comprehensive reconstruction is needed for severe problems.

To maximize the benefits of this corrective cosmetic procedure it is important to find a surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty and with whom a patient can clearly communicate their goals for improvement. It is important patients truly understand the limitations of revision surgery and have realistic expectations.

This procedure can restore a more natural look to a nose that has been over-operated and appears too small, short, long, narrow, wide or twisted.

It can further refine a nose that did not have a full correction with the previous procedure.

Impaired nasal breathing caused by previous surgeries can be substantially improved.

In the hands of the right specialist, revision rhinoplasty gives patients a renewed sense of self-confidence and the real hope of having a natural looking nose that enhances their facial features.

Sometimes a nose may be virtually beyond repair, but this is rare. The biggest obstacle facing a revision rhinoplasty specialist is trying to fix a nose that may have undergone several revisions or in which there is limited tissue to work with.

The amount of scarring or degree of skin contracture may limit the degree of improvement possible.

As disappointing as it may be, in some cases it may be best to avoid surgery, as the risks of further revision may outweigh the benefits.

For a patient who knows there’s something wrong with their nose, but just isn’t sure what they want, revision rhinoplasty can be a frustrating process. That is why it is essential to work with a specialist who can help patients sort through their confusion and fear and find a solution.

  • The number of revision surgeries a patient has previously undergone.
  • The presence of scar tissue from prior surgeries, which may cause complications.
  • Patient expectations.


Nasal reshaping surgery is a routine procedure. The patient sometimes with a post-operative facial pressure (NO pain) and nasal congestion during the first post-operative week. The recovery period for revision rhinoplasty is approximately 2 weeks. Patients should wear a small nasal splint for 10-14 days and thin sheets of silicon one in each side of the septum (very important support for the septum), which will be removed simultaneously with the external splint removal. Dr Economou uses NO tamponades (nasal packing) in the nose after the surgical procedure. As a result the patients have far more pleasant post-operative period, being able to breathe through the nose directly after surgery. The stitches of the columella (if any) will be removed 7 days after surgery. Right after the operation there is usually some swelling and minimal bruising depending on the technique. This is dramatically reduced by the end of the first week of recovery.

External nasal splint removal occurs usually 10-14 days after surgery. Adults can resume normal activities 3 weeks after surgery.