Revision Rhinoplasty Overview
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
"Dr. Mentz and his staff are the best! I have been a patient of Dr. Mentz for about 15 years now and will continue to use his facility because there are many different services available. I am almost 71 years old and people always tell me that I look so much younger than my age. Thank you Dr. Mentz Janet L."- J.L. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2020
"I was a client of his 25 years ago when he did my nose and a bit of lipo. I have thoroughly enjoyed my nose after all these years. It was a tricky surgery, as I had broken it before in a riding accident. Now, 25 years later, I am going back to fix my breasts. I can't say enough good things about him; Many of my friends and clients went to have their surgeries with him after seeing my results and they had no problems."- L.W. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"This Dr and staff are awesome. The offices and care are all first class."- M.N. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
Revision Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
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.
Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery
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.