Ali Sepehr, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon

How Long Does Swelling Last After Revision Rhinoplasty?

revision rhinoplastyNo one undertakes a cosmetic operation with the assumption they will need a secondary procedure to correct issues related to the first. However, on rare occasions this can occur. Dr. Ali Sepehr, our experienced facial plastic surgeon, understands that patients seeking revision rhinoplasty are dissatisfied with the results obtained by their previous surgeon, and he strives to provide the information, expertise, and compassion they need. One of the most important factors to understand before undergoing a second nose reshaping surgery is to understand the typical recovery experience, particularly the duration of swelling, for revision rhinoplasty.

Any time a second procedure is performed to modify the results of a primary surgery the operation will be much more complicated and require considerable skill. Furthermore, the surgery often will require greater disruption of the affected tissues, including bones and cartilage, which usually will cause more intense swelling and for longer periods. In most cases, swelling will continue for at least six months to over a year and may last as long as two years. Individual experience will vary based on the technique used, degree of difficulty, and the individual’s unique rate of healing. During the initial consultation, Dr. Sepehr will discuss in detail the technique he will use and provide information on what to expect at each stage of recovery.

We understand that considering revision rhinoplasty can be a difficult experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is available to provide additional help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sepehr.