Revision Rhinoplasty

In Chicago

2.5-5.5 HOURS

You might decide to get rhinoplasty (a nose job) for many reasons, and not all of these are cosmetic. While rhinoplasty is often used to improve facial aesthetics, it can also correct structural issues in the nose that impair breathing. If primary rhinoplasty doesn’t achieve the desired objective, you might consider revision rhinoplasty. At Impressions Face + Body clinic in Chicago, we’re committed to helping you discover the version of yourself that brings you the greatest joy.

Revision Rhinoplasty in Chicago

Patients who have had a rhinoplasty with another surgeon and are not satisfied with their results seek Dr. Steven Dayan for his precise skill and vast experience with this procedure. Dr. Dayan works with each patient to ensure a revision will change the way how his patients feel, look and breathe.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision Rhinoplasty is an advanced procedure that requires highly sophisticated training, expert techniques and a deep understanding and appreciation of the delicate intricacies of the nose. Rhinoplasty is arguably the most difficult cosmetic procedure in which to achieve a pleasing result.

Additionally, the nose serves a very important role in the mechanics of breathing. While a dissatisfying outcome in nasal cosmetic surgery is possible even in the most skilled hands, more commonly it comes from the hands of the occasional nasal surgeon. Revision rates with inexperienced physicians have been reported to be as high as 30%. Yet at Impressions Face + Body, under the guidance of Dr. Dayan, the revision rate historically is 10X less.

Chicago’s Trusted Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Revision rhinoplasty is an advanced procedure that requires highly sophisticated training, expert techniques, and a deep understanding and appreciation of the delicate intricacies of the nose. Rhinoplasty is arguably the most difficult cosmetic procedure to achieve a perfect result. This is why people travel from all over the world to seek the help of Dr. Dayan.

Dr. Steven

Dr. Steven Dayan

Dr. Dayan, with over 24 years in practice, stands as a distinguished figure in facial plastic surgery, particularly celebrated for his mastery in rhinoplasty. His approach combines a wealth of experience, groundbreaking techniques, and a keen artistic eye. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with an impressive portfolio of over 180 published works and 6 authoritative books, he exceeds the national average with up to 200 rhinoplasty procedures annually and over 4000 in his illustrious career. Dr. Dayan's role as a global educator further amplifies his profound expertise. He is acclaimed for pioneering minimally invasive rhinoplasty methods and is adept in both open and closed rhinoplasty techniques. His practice reflects a deep-rooted surgical heritage and an unwavering commitment to achieving the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

What To Expect for Your Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure

Dr. Dayan’s profound training and specialized expertise in nasal anatomy enables him to not only enhance the nose’s appearance but also improve its functional aspects. His artistic perspective, combined with a deep understanding of facial proportions, ensures a harmonious balance between functional effectiveness and aesthetic appeal in every revision rhinoplasty procedure.

Your Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation

Choosing to undergo revision surgery is often a complex and emotional decision. Dr. Steven Dayan approaches this process as a collaborative partnership, working closely with you to thoroughly understand and address your concerns while aligning with your desired outcomes. He believes in providing candid advice about what to expect from revision surgery. To aid in this, Dr. Dayan utilizes a state-of-the-art computer imaging system, allowing for a clear visual representation of the potential changes.

How To Prepare for Your Revision Rhinoplasty

The medical team at Impressions Face + Body clinic will provide you with individualized guidelines on how to prepare for your surgery. Ahead of the procedure, you might be required to undergo medical tests, adjust certain medications, or stop smoking. You’ll be given specific instructions about what to do the night before and the morning of the surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to raise them with your doctor.

During Your Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery is most often conducted under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Dayan will create incisions inside the nose or across the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils) to raise the skin covering the nasal bone and cartilage. Once Dr. Dayan has reshaped the structure of the nose (or straightened the septum), the nasal skin and tissue are redraped, and the incisions are closed.

Revision Rhinoplasty Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

Following the surgery, you’ll be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site, what medications to take to manage pain and prevent infection, and when you can resume certain activities. Splints and gauze packing might be used to support your nose as it begins to heal and you may be required to leave these in place for a few days. The recovery time for revision rhinoplasty is typically longer than the recovery time for primary rhinoplasty because the procedure tends to be more complex and invasive. Most people will need to take more than one week from normal activities following revision rhinoplasty. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to ensure that healing is on track, but don’t hesitate to contact the clinic if you have any concerns.

Am I a Good Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

You’re a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you’ve already undergone a rhinoplasty procedure that didn’t successfully correct a problem or if developments after the initial surgery have altered the results of the original surgery. You should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. As with any surgery, you’re a better candidate if you don’t smoke.

Revision Rhinoplasty Benefits

The benefits of revision rhinoplasty include:

  • Improved appearance: By correcting the results of a previous surgery, revision rhinoplasty can improve the shape, size, or symmetry of your nose.
  • Improved function: If a previous surgery has impaired the functioning of your nose, revision rhinoplasty can restore or improve functioning.
  • Increased confidence: If a previous surgery has left you feeling insecure about your appearance, revision rhinoplasty can help restore your confidence.
How much does revision rhinoplasty cost in Chicago?
The cost of revision rhinoplasty in Chicago is determined by the complexity of your needs as well as the surgeon’s experience. In addition to the surgeon’s fee, other costs to consider include the costs related to anesthesia which will be influenced by the surgical time needed.
Are there any revision rhinoplasty risks?

As is the case with primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty comes with risks and the potential for complications. These risks include:

  • Risks related to anesthesia
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Infection risk
  • The possible need for further revisional surgery
  • A hole in the nasal septum
  • Changes in skin color or sensation
  • Unsatisfactory results
Although serious complications are rare, it is important to be aware of the risks to decide about surgery. Speak to your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns.
How painful is revision rhinoplasty?
Thanks to anesthesia, the procedure itself is painfree; however, it is not uncommon to experience mild discomfort after the surgery. This maybe described as a dull ache or pressure in the nose, in the first few days after surgery and improves with time. Dr. Dayan is likely to prescribe medications to manage the pain. If you’re concerned, speak to Dr. Dayan or his fellow about a pain management plan.
How long do revision rhinoplasty results last?
The results of your revision rhinoplasty surgery should be long-lasting. The initial swelling should subside within a few weeks, but it may take up to a year before the long-term outcome of the procedure is fully apparent. While it’s normal to experience gradual changes to your features (including your nose) as you age, most of the improvements from a rhinoplasty procedure should be relatively permanent.
What procedures pair well with revision rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty can be paired with other cosmetic and surgical procedures to produce a more specific aesthetic result. You can create a more aesthetic and balanced facial appearance by combining revision rhinoplasty with lip augmentation, dermal fillers, chin augmentation, or eyelid surgery.
What is the difference between primary and revision rhinoplasty?
Primary rhinoplasty is a patient’s first rhinoplasty surgery. If you have additional rhinoplasty surgery—sometimes to correct the outcome of a previous rhinoplasty surgery—it’s known as revision rhinoplasty. Because the surgeon has to work with altered anatomy and scar tissue, revision rhinoplasty is often more complex than primary rhinoplasty.
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