Revision Nose Job in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Glendale, and Paradise Valley AZ


Although cosmetic nose reshaping is one of the most common plastic surgeries today, it happens that patients are not always happy with the results of their treatment. This may be due to a surgeon who is not experienced enough, use of outdated surgical techniques, or lack of proper communication and coordination between the surgeon and the patient.

Complications may also arise during the recovery process that require the patient to have another go at the procedure. An estimated 10-15% of individuals who receive a cosmetic rhinoplasty will request a revision procedure at one point or the other. Our plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery are some of the most experienced nose surgeons in Arizona. Drs. Torabi take each patient case as unique and go above and beyond to achieve the desired results.


You may need to undergo a secondary nose job if your nose exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:



Many individuals pursuing a secondary nose job may have lost trust regarding this treatment. They struggle to understand how a secondary rhinoplasty could achieve the outcome that they had hoped to get with the first surgeon. Because our Arizona rhinoplasty surgeons are highly trained in challenging cosmetic procedures, they work diligently to provide the most pleasing results. Drs. Torabi combine both patience with attention to detail while helping each patient realize their desired outcome.

Typically, revision nose jobs are needed because too much cartilage was extracted during the initial procedure. This may have caused the nose to look overly-operated on, with outcomes such as pinched nostrils, narrow frontal views, or even difficulty breathing. Our surgeons will collect information regarding your original surgery, analyze the current appearance of your nose, and devise a plan to attain the improvements that the patient needs. A secondary nose reshaping procedure requires precision and a high level of skill because this is a complex surgery where the surgeons will likely need to extract cartilage grafts from your ear, rib, or septum.


How painful is revision rhinoplasty?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort after a revision nose reshaping procedure. Still, your surgeon will prescribe pain medications as a precautionary measure. It’s not uncommon to experience sinus pressure or nasal congestion during recovery. Where this happens, it can be alleviated using non-narcotic medications.

Who is the right candidate for a revision nose job?

You may be a good candidate for this procedure if your nose is fully healed after the original procedure, are dissatisfied with the results of the first surgery, and have realistic expectations. During your initial consultation at the Elite Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, our surgeon will conduct an evaluation and come up with the right revision plan for you.

How complicated is revision rhinoplasty?

Depending on the patient and the issues that need to be addressed, revision rhinoplasty may entail a simple shave or a very complex reconstruction procedure. Since it’s important to address all the aspects and achieve a natural-looking, functional, and more attractive nose – patients should only work with a highly experienced nose revision surgeon.

How long does it take to perform the surgery?

Most revision rhinoplasty cases in Arizona take about 2-3 hours to complete. However, some cases may be very complicated and require additional time to complete.

How is recovery after revision rhinoplasty?

While patients are able to get back to work after about a week following revision rhinoplasty, it takes up to 18 months for a complete recovery. In situations where Drs. Torabi harvested cartilage from other parts of the patient’s body, there’s likely to be discomfort as these areas heal. Some swelling is likely but your surgeon will provide instructions on how to address this.

Will insurance cover a revision nose job?

When nose reshaping surgery is performed in order to enhance nasal breathing, then insurance may cover part or all the costs of the procedure. Our office at Elite Plastic Surgery can contact your insurer in advance to determine what your responsibilities are.

After Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery in Arizona

Following a revision rhinoplasty, patients should expect a degree of swelling and bruising. Your nose surgeon will provide specific aftercare instructions that you should strictly adhere to throughout the recovery duration. During the surgery, a heat-sensitive splint will be applied in order to support the delicate nasal structures. You’ll be required to rest for 2-3 days after the procedure, and keep the splint in place for at least 5 days. Most individuals are able to return to work a week following revision rhinoplasty surgery. Your rhinoplasty cosmetic surgeon will let you know when it is okay to resume daily showering as well as return to your normal lifestyle and exercise routine. Although results tend to be evident immediately after the procedure, your nasal shape and profile may continue to refine over the next 12-18 months.


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