Secondary Rhinoplasty

Secondary Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is usually carried out after a primary rhinoplasty operation. After the first operation, you may need a second operation due to various reasons such as not liking the shape of your nose, having an accident, deformities in your nose or damage to your nose, or nasal congestion.

Why Should You Prefer Secondary Rhinoplasty?
  • After having a rhinoplasty surgery in your life, it is possible that you will not be satisfied with the visual or functional results of that surgery. Thanks to the second rhinoplasty, it is possible to achieve the desired nose image or functions.
  • It is possible to have problems such as the severe collapse of the cartilage or nasal bones, nasal valve collapse, deterioration in nasal symmetry, excessively narrowed nasal tip, an insufficient or severe reduction in the bridge of the nose, and significant scars. The second rhinoplasty surgery provides solutions to these problems.
  • Sometimes, although your expectation from rhinoplasty surgery is a natural appearance, this result may not be achieved, and an artificial appearance may appear. It is possible to correct this appearance with a second surgery.
  • Even if your nasal ways are opened after the first surgery, it is possible to have a blockage in the nasal ways again in the future. Surgery will also help you in this sense.

Operation Details


The nature of a secondary rhinoplasty operation may vary according to the reasons leading to its necessity. Therefore, it may be carried out as an open or closed surgery.

Closed rhinoplasty is the most common rhinoplasty method. The incisions are hidden inside the nose without external scars. When the surgeon lifts the soft tissue gently upward, the bone and cartilage become accessible to perform the necessary changes.

The technical methods are similar once the inside structure is visualized for open or closed rhinoplasty. There are several advantages to having a closed rhinoplasty since it is a less-invasive method. These advantages are: reduced nasal tissue irritation, reduced probability of nasal support reduction, less possibility of postoperative edema, lessened detectable scarring, less time spent in the operating room, faster postoperative recovery.


Open rhinoplasty is for patients who need extensive work done to the nose. Your surgeon will make incisions in the skin between your nostrils underneath your nose. This area is called the columella. Then, the skin is lifted to reveal the inside of the nasal cavity. It gives your rhinoplasty surgeon access to perform the necessary reshaping.

Where extensive grafting or when revision surgery is needed, you may require open rhinoplasty. If you have issues as collapsed valves, genetic structural, or acquired deformities in the nose, open rhinoplasty would be a better option for you.


Operation Details
Is Secondary Rhinoplasty Common?

Contrary to popular belief, rhinoplasty revisions are more common. Some cases may need a secondary rhinoplasty because of the sheer nature of the defect or cosmetic needs. Sometimes a secondary rhinoplasty is a planned part of the procedure itself.

Sometimes rhinoplasty revisions can be necessary for other reasons like a miscommunication between the expert and the patient or mismanagement of expectations.

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When Does Nose Get Better After Secondary Rhinoplasty?

It may take up to 12 months for the edema to disappear, the swelling to go down, and the nose to get its final shape.

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What Is the Age Limit for Secondary Rhinoplasty?

In rhinoplasty surgeries, it is checked whether the nose carries the development of cartilage and bone tissue. Although it varies from individual to individual, it can take up to the ages of 20-25.

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Why Consider Having Secondary Rhinoplasty in Turkey?

Being one of the top destinations for medical tourism, Turkey has a booming, cost-effective, and high-end health and medical services industry. Completed with internationally accredited surgeons and experts with celebrity level reputations, a reliable infrastructure, and very affordable prices of Turkey’s health and medical services industry quickly offers very high-end services, high standards with very cost-competitive prices.

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Is a Secondary Rhinoplasty Surgery Safe?

Secondary Rhinoplasty is usually less invasive compared to the initial surgery. Therefore, it is considered relatively safer. But the expertise and professional experience of the surgeon gains much more importance in secondary surgery.

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What Does Revision Rhinoplasty or Secondary Rhinoplasty Mean?

Most commonly, secondary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty means the nose modification after a previously performed nose surgery.

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When Nose Revision Can Be Done?

It is recommended to wait at least six months after the first surgery. In some cases, this period can be up to 12 months.

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Does Pain Occur After Secondary Rhinoplasty?

After surgery, the patient may feel pain or tingling. It is possible to relieve these pains with painkillers during an ordinary and well-progressing recovery process.

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