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.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Love Dr. Mentz and his staff! He does amazing work! He’s the very best!"- J.S. / Facebook / Sep 26, 2018
"Full Facelift - I have to give Dr Mentz 5 stars and would give him and his staff more if there were more stars. I interview 5 other plastic surgeons before deciding on Dr M. I’m 6 weeks out from a full facelift. I had no pain at all after surgery...he didn’t tell me about that!! My experience from my first visit, AnaLisa, to the day of surgery, the surgical staff, Dr. Vo, the visiting nurses, Wendy, fol..."- B. / RealSelf / May 10, 2018
"Wonderful experience! - Dr. Mentz is awesome as well as the office staff. Upon my first encounter with him he was very kind, patient and very knowledgeable. I had a BBL and I couldn’t be more happy with the results! I’m 3 weeks post-op no complications and I’ve received numerous compliments on my new body. My entire experience from beginning to now has been wonderful. I am so grateful I chose Dr. Mentz! He excee..."- A. / RealSelf / May 01, 2018
"Great Doctor, Explains everything in detail."- J.L. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2018
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $20,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Revision Rhinoplasty FAQs
3rd or 4th Rhinoplasty?
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.