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Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery in NYC

Patients who are considering revision rhinoplasty often ask our New York surgeon what to expect during their recovery period. As revision rhinoplasty candidates have already undergone rhinoplasty at least once, they have a good idea of what the recovery period entails. Patients who had a bad experience during the recovery period of their first rhinoplasty may wonder if they will experience the same problems after their secondary nose job. Our surgeon takes the time to ensure that his patients understand what should occur during their recovery period. He provides each patient with a detailed list of post-surgical instructions to follow. By following these instructions, the patient is more likely to experience a comfortable, complication-free recovery period.

Managing Pain After a Revision Rhinoplasty

Typically, revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Rizk in NYC is less painful than a primary nose job. As a result, patients often experience very little pain during their recovery period. Once the procedure is complete, patients are given pain medications to help them manage any discomfort. Moreover, Dr. Rizk prescribes antibiotics to his patients to prevent them from developing an infection following their operation.

Bruising and Swelling Following a Revision Rhinoplasty

The amount of bruising and swelling that a patient experiences following a revision rhinoplasty depends on the extent of the revisions being performed. Normally, patients will have less bruising and swelling than they did during their first rhinoplasty. Double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Rizk works closely with patients to ensure that their expectations are met. While it is impossible for him to predict how a patient’s body will react to the procedure, he does his utmost to give a general idea of the recovery process. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Rizk will give his patients specific instructions to follow to reduce any bruising and swelling that may occur.

Understanding the Recovery Period

Before you undergo your revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Rizk will give you his recovery recommendations to follow after the procedure. Revision rhinoplasty patients in NYC should allow for approximately one week before they look presentable and are able to return to their daily routine, including work. If you experience only slight swelling and bruising following the procedure, you may also feel comfortable doing light activities such as walking.

Generally, patients can resume all of their normal activities within one month of their revision rhinoplasty. As with any form of rhinoplasty, it is important to understand that the full results of a nose job should only be judged one year after the surgery. This is because the nose will continue to change as it settles into its new position and all swelling subsides.

Dr. Rizk’s Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Dr. Rizk, an internationally renowned expert in facial plastic surgery based in NYC, is dedicated to ensuring that his patients feel comfortable before, during, and after their surgery. He takes the time to fully explain the procedure and what to expect during the recovery period so that patients can be as comfortable as possible once they go home. Furthermore, Dr. Rizk makes himself available every step of the way to address any questions or concerns you may have. To find out more about having revision rhinoplasty in New York City from Dr. Rizk, call today to book an initial consultation.


How long do I have to wait to have a revision rhinoplasty?

The amount of time necessary to wait before having a revision rhinoplasty differs from one patient to another. Typically, Dr. Rizk will suggest you wait at least one year for revision rhinoplasty in order to give your nose time to adjust to its new position and for swelling to go down. However, if you are the victim of a failed rhinoplasty, you may be able to get a revision within just 4 to 6 months.

What is a revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is for patients who have undergone rhinoplasty and would like further improvements to the appearance or functionality of their nose. Revision rhinoplasty can be the result of a failed rhinoplasty. This procedure may also be necessary for patients with nose deformities or issues caused by the scar tissue from their previous rhinoplasty.

How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of a revision rhinoplasty depends entirely on your location and the surgeon that you choose to work with. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rizk will give you a full overview of the cost of the procedure.

Does insurance cover a revision rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is seen as a cosmetic procedure that is non-essential, meaning insurance companies typically do not pay for them. However, if you are in an accident that has left you with a broken or deformed nose, this should be covered by insurance. Before booking your revision rhinoplasty, make sure to contact your insurance company to find out if they will pay for your procedure.

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