Revision Nose Surgery

Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical nose procedure to correct physical/structural problems during a previous surgery or surgery.

Revision Nose Surgery

Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical nose procedure to correct physical/structural problems during a previous surgery or surgery. Reasons such as breathing problems after a patient's previous rhinoplasty, deterioration of the nasal structure, or inability to achieve the desired esthetic appearance are all reasons for the need for revision rhinoplasty. All second or further surgical procedures performed after a rhinoplasty fall under the scope of revision treatments.

Revision rhinoplasty surgeries are much more difficult and complex than primary rhinoplasty. After the initial surgery or surgeries, the quality of the skin may deteriorate, or the cartilage used to reshape the nose may not be adequate. In this case, rib cartilage can be used.

Op. Dr. Ahmet Dilber analyzes the condition of patients who apply for revision rhinoplasty, determines the most accurate technique for the procedure, and achieves maximum recovery of the problematic nose through the surgery.

In whom can revision rhinoplasty be performed?

Revision surgery of the nose can be performed on all patients whose nasal tissue is thought to be able to heal. Patients applying for revision should detail their post-operative vision, visual or functional complaints and discomfort related to the nose, and pre-operative vision to our team. This data are reviewed by Dr. Ahmet Dilber, and the patient is informed about the process.

Day 1: Nose surgery is one of the most comfortable surgeries in terms of pain. The patient may experience very mild pain on the first day. Once the effects of the anaesthesia wear off after surgery, the patient can breathe through the nose (thanks to the perforated silicone pads we use). On the first day, ice is applied to the patient's face, and it is recommended to keep the head elevated. During the first three days, swelling and bruising may occur around the eyes and cheeks. After the third day, these swellings begin to decrease, and by the end of the first week, facial swellings have decreased by 80%.

Day 7: On the 7th post-operative day, the nose patch and tampon are removed by Dr Ahmet Dilber, and this is the moment when you see your new nose in the mirror for the first time after the surgery. During the first week, some of the swelling on the nose and face will persist. Only thin bands will be placed around the nose to control the swelling. At the end of the second week, these bands will be removed.

1 Month: Most of the oedema of your nose regresses at the end of the first month. If the patient lives abroad or outside the province, he/she meets with Dr Ahmet Dilber in the clinic based on photos; if he/she lives in Istanbul, a routine check-up is performed after the surgery. If the checks reveal that additional massage or medication is needed, Dr Ahmet Dilber can advise you. The routine checks will continue in the 3rd and 6th months.

1 Year: Although the final shape of the nose and its complete recovery varies from person to person, the nose usually takes its final shape after one year. After one year, Dr Ahmet Dilber will reevaluate your nose.