Revision Rhinoplasty FAQs


After Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery


Will I be able to drive myself home after my revision rhinoplasty procedure?

You will need to have a family member or friend drive you home.

Will I need someone to stay with me after my revision rhinoplasty procedure and help me out?

It's often a good idea to have a family member or friend accompany you to surgery and to your home or your place of recovery for the evening.

What sort of recovery can I expect after revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is usually a less painful procedure than primary rhinoplasty and often involves less bruising as well. Most of the bruising that patients experience will have faded by about the tenth day. Swelling is also common and this can takes months to fully fade. The splint and stitches will be removed within about six to seven days. Patients are typically able to return to work within about a week, though strenuous activities will need to be postponed for about two to three weeks. Patients should also avoid bumping or jarring the nose or getting a sunburn for eight weeks.

When will I be able to go back to work after my revision rhinoplasty procedure?

Patients are typically able to return to work within about a week after their revision rhinoplasty procedure.

When can I exercise after my revision rhinoplasty procedure?

Exercise and more strenuous activities can usually be resumed within about two to three weeks, though any activities which may bump or jar the nose or risk sunburn to the nose should be avoided for eight weeks.

When are the stitches removed after revision rhinoplasty?

The stitches are usually removed within about six to seven days after revision
rhinoplasty, and only if an open rhinoplasty was performed. For closed rhinoplasty, all the stitches are in the nose and are dissolvable.

What are the risks or complications that can occur with revision rhinoplasty?

Some of the potential complications associated with revision rhinoplasty may include adverse anesthesia reactions, excessive scarring, prolonged swelling, pulling of the nose to one side, small burst blood vessels, and the need for additional surgery.

Is revision rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

Procedures which are performed to repair functions of the nose, such as breathing, may be covered to some degree. However, procedures which are solely cosmetic are typically not covered by insurance.  However, most plastic surgery procedures are eligible for financing.

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