In some cases, a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) has unsatisfactory cosmetic or functional results. In these cases, revision rhinoplasty can be performed to complete or correct the shaping done during the patient’s first nose surgery. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz of Houston is uniquely qualified to perform delicate revision rhinoplasty surgeries since he has training in facial plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and otolaryngology (head and neck) surgery. Using his extensive training and experience, Dr. Mentz can help patients get a better appearance and/or function after an unsatisfactory first nose surgery.
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"I had an amazing experience. Would do it again. - I was lucky to choose Dr. Mentz as my surgeon. I am 13 days out at this time so still early in the recovery process but I am very satisfied with my progress. I had the remainder of my sutures removed yesterday and am looking forward to the future with my new much improved face. Dr. Mentz and his "family" of caring staff are beyond what everyone should look for in a PS. I know I chose the best!! - - I was lucky to choose Dr. Mentz as my surgeon. I am 13 days out at this time so still early in the recovery process but I am very satisfied with my progress. I had the remainder of my sutures removed yesterday and am looking forward to the future with my new much improved face. Dr. Mentz and his "family" of caring staff are beyond what everyone should look for in a PS. I know I chose the best!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2017
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Revision rhinoplasty may be performed as with an “open” or “closed” approach. If the patient only needs small shaping and contouring, a closed approach is usually used, but for more extensive repairs or structural changes, an open approach is usually used. In some cases, cartilage may be taken from the septum, ear, or rib to improve the support of the nose if too much cartilage was removed during the first rhinoplasty.
The recovery timeline for a revision rhinoplasty is usually similar to the first rhinoplasty. Patients will have bruising and swelling in and around the nose area. If cartilage was taken from a rib or ear, the patient will have additional recovery instructions.
Multiple procedures will reduce the costs for anesthesia and facility time. Please be aware that the prices listed below are for an estimate of fees only and that you will need a consultation to confirm any pricing.
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- Average Cost
- $12,000 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
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While a revision rhinoplasty is also called a secondary rhinoplasty, some patients may need more than 2 revision surgeries. It is best to perform as few revision rhinoplasties as possible, since the nose needs cartilage to keep support and a natural appearance. Dr. Mentz will talk to each patient during their initial consultation about realistic results and goals.
A revision rhinoplasty may be performed to fix 1 or more of the following problems after the patient’s original nose surgery:
- Airway or functional obstruction
- Lack of support
- Overdone appearance
- Incomplete shaping
To help patients get their best results and fastest recovery, Dr. Mentz and his team will talk to each patient about medications and supplements to avoid up to 2 weeks before surgery. Patients should also stop smoking at least 6 weeks before their surgery and remain well hydrated.