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What is Revision Rhinoplasty ?

What Is A Revision Rhinoplasty?

Patients may suffer from breathing problems or undesired looks after having a nose job. If such a situation occurs, they consider a second surgery to correct the situation. This surgery called revision rhinoplasty is a complicated procedure.

The structure of the nose becomes more vulnerable after the first nose job. Because of this, revision rhinoplasty is challenging, even one of the most complicated aesthetic surgeries. Briefly, revision rhinoplasty is a procedure with compelling details that surgeons perform to correct the nose after prior surgery. 

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The price of revision rhinoplasty in Turkey varies depending on some factors. The choice of the surgeon plays a principal role. The health facility where the surgeon will perform the revision rhinoplasty is another factor that affects the price. The average price of revision rhinoplasty in Turkey is $ 3500 US. 
 Even though there is no set number of revision rhinoplasties that a patient can undergo, every surgery becomes more complicated than prior. Finding the right surgeon who has enough capability to perform a revision rhinoplasty is something that matters too much.

How Long Should I Wait Before Revision Rhinoplasty?

Recovery after the first rhinoplasty takes a while. The nose continues to change during recovery time. A patient should wait until the nose heals completely before undergoing revision rhinoplasty. Total recovery may take 12 months. 

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Common?

Revision rhinoplasty numbers vary country by country and by each study. However, according to web data average rate of revision rhinoplasty seems to be less than 10 %. 
Revision rhinoplasty is needed when the patients are not happy with the results of their prior rhinoplasty. Lack of satisfaction may originate from the unwanted appearance or malfunctioning of the nose. Sometimes a patient needs to have more than one revision rhinoplasty.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Same As Secondary Rhinoplasty?

Yes, revision rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty are the same. Both names define the same surgery. 
Patients who are not pleased with the final appearance of their nose after the primary rhinoplasty are good candidates for revision rhinoplasty. However, only a surgeon can decide whether a patient is suitable for a secondary rhinoplasty or not. 

Before having revision rhinoplasty, patients should be realistic about the results. And surgeons should be honest about the facts of secondary rhinoplasty. 
The duration of revision rhinoplasty is between 1 to 3 hours. Patients are under general anesthesia during the surgery.

The first few hours after the surgery feeling dizzy and headache is usual. Nausea is also a common side effect of general anesthesia.
 
The most compelling side of revision rhinoplasty, the inability to breathe, occurs in the first couple of days following the surgery.

Since this is the second experience, the recovery is much easier than the prior rhinoplasty. 
Patients will notice the results after a few months. However, the final results will be visible within a year. 
General anesthesia given to the patients during revision rhinoplasty may cause side effects such as nausea, headache, and dizziness. 

Because surgeons perform revision rhinoplasty on a nose that was operated on and lost its natural shape, it is challenging and can cause severe risks. Not having the desired results is the primary risk of revision rhinoplasty. 

Choosing the right surgeon to perform your revision rhinoplasty for the best results is the main stage of the process. 
People who are not pleased with the appearance of their faces because of the shape of their noses may decide to undergo surgery. That is called rhinoplasty. Before having surgery, all patients have a consultation with the surgeon.

This consultation includes the details about the surgery, such as the type of the operation and the recovery. Sometimes the results of these surgeries may not satisfy the patients. In that case, they need a secondary rhinoplasty, also as known as revision rhinoplasty.

The Advantages Of Revision Rhinoplasty In Turkey

Turkey hosts every year thousands of foreign patients from all over the world. The reasons that these patients choose Turkey over the other countries are countless. 

The first reason that brings people to Turkey for a revision rhinoplasty is the list of skilled surgeons who perform the best nose jobs. Secondly, the health facilities and clinics in the country have high qualifications. 

In addition to the good surgeons and clinics, a revision rhinoplasty cost is more affordable when compared to other countries. Moreover, many clinics offer medical vacation packages that include airport transfers, surgeries, accommodation and, even a translator service. 
Istanbul is the most popular Turkish city for both foreign visitors and locals. What makes the city so popular is its unique character. İstanbul has always been a bridge between the west and east cultures. 

This fact has turned this metropolis into a center of culture and history. Finally, many people invest in this city while the population grows for years. There are so many job opportunities in the city. Many skilled surgeons in the country also prefer Istanbul to live and carry out their careers. 

So, the advantages of revision rhinoplasty in İstanbul are so many and, finding the best surgeons and spending good free time in the city are two principal reasons. 

Written on 04/05/2020

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Last Update: 27/06/2022

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