What does “revision” rhinoplasty mean?

Any “revision” procedure implies that the same surgery has been done in the past. So, a revision rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery, to improve aesthetics and/or function, for patient who has had a previous rhinoplasty. The procedure may also be called a “secondary” rhinoplasty.

There are many similarities between a first, or “primary”, rhinoplasty and a revision rhinoplasty. If you are interested in having a revision rhinoplasty, therefore, you should read the “Rhinoplasty” page on this website since much of that information will apply to your revision rhinoplasty as well. However, there are some differences, and these are explained below.