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Why Is Revision Rhinoplasty More Expensive? 

Patricia Villate | April 12, 2024 | Posted in Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is more expensive because it’s more complex. Your natural anatomy has already been changed. In most cases, the surgeon has to reconstruct your nose from the past procedure, which makes it reconstructive surgery. This presents a unique set of challenges and requires a plastic surgeon with a high level of skill, precision, and expertise. 

Dr. Thomas Loeb is a leading plastic surgeon in Great Neck and Manhattan specializing in revision rhinoplasty and is known for achieving natural-looking results. Roughly 30 percent of his rhinoplasty cases are revision nose jobs for patients who did not receive the results they wanted from previous surgeries. Project your inner beauty in a natural, subtly enhanced way with the masterful work of a New York City plastic surgeon. 

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty and Why Is It More Expensive? 

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Revision rhinoplasty is used to correct asymmetry, conspicuous deformities and other serious problems caused by a previous procedure. As noted, the increased cost of revision rhinoplasty is primarily due to the complexities of revising a previous surgery, which include the following: 

Revision Rhinoplasty Using Outdated Techniques  

The procedure’s potential complexities require a surgeon with a deep understanding of nasal anatomy and a meticulous approach. Some initial rhinoplasties may have been performed using outdated techniques, like excessive cartilage removal. It takes an experienced surgeon who can work around these challenges to reconstruct your nose and help you achieve your desired result. 

Scar Tissue and Compromised Nasal Structure  

Any surgery can result in the development of scar tissue, including rhinoplasty. That means the surgeon performing the revision must deal with scar tissue build-up. In addition, there will be less of the original structure remaining of the nose since it has already been worked upon. The surgeon may need to take cartilage grafts to properly reshape and sculpt the nose. 

Plastic surgeons performing revision rhinoplasty must also be highly skilled in dealing with compromised nasal structure and have a reputation for great results. If you are considering a revision, consult a board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon experienced in revision rhinoplasty. 

Additional Factors In the Cost of Revision Rhinoplasty 

In addition to the complexities of revision rhinoplasty, several other factors contribute to the increased cost. They often require additional consultations and more extensive follow-up care. Further, there is more time in the operating room and under anesthesia, adding to the expense. 

Revision Rhinoplasty in Manhattan and Great Neck 

Despite the challenges of correcting a failed nose job, wonderful results are still possible. If you aren’t happy with your current rhinoplasty, trust Dr. Thomas Loeb, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in revision rhinoplasty and is known for helping his patients achieve natural-looking results. Call our office to schedule a consultation today. 

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