Advanced corrective knowledge and experience

Whatever the reason you’re seeking revision rhinoplasty, in the first instance, we’re here to listen. We understand that you may be feeling disheartened if the previous surgery has left you unhappy. Fortunately, your surgeon at Karidis will immediately put you at ease. Our surgeons have expertise in revision nose surgery and are highly experienced.

What is revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that helps to fix poor results from an original rhinoplasty. The surgery can rectify issues related to the appearance or functional problems (such as breathing issues).

The revision surgery should be done at least six months to a year after your original surgery, as it takes a while for the post-surgery appearance of your nose to settle.

During your initial consultation with your revision rhinoplasty specialist, you’ll be able to show the issues to them in person, and they’ll be able to see if any further surgery would help you to achieve your desired outcome.

Why might revision rhinoplasty be required?

There are several reasons why you might be seeking revision rhinoplasty:

  • Disappointment with the look of your nose.
  • Breathing issues due to a blockage, which can cause things like congestion or snoring.
  • Post-surgery complications such as scar tissue in the form of large, permanent bumps.
  • An asymmetrical nose (post-swelling).
  • Surgical errors due to an unskilled, inexperienced surgeon (such as removing too much cartilage or the nose appearing ‘pinched’ at the tip or unnatural).
  • Any injury after your original surgery which has damaged your nose as a result (e.g. from a sport or an accident).

The benefits of your revision rhinoplasty at Karidis Clinic

✔ Natural looking results: as a priority
✔ Peace of mind: specialist experience and knowledge in revision rhinoplasty
✔ Surgical care and precision: to improve the results of your original surgery
✔ VIP care: you’ll have a team on-hand, including your own Patient Coach
✔ A bespoke service: to suit different needs
✔ Combine your treatments: access to our whole team of experts

Quick Reference


1 hour

Anaesthesia Used

General anaesthetic

Hospital Stay


Pre-Admission Tests

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG


2 weeks


2 weeks


6 weeks

Your Final Result

Initially 3 weeks though final results may take a year


Nasal shape and size

FAQs for revision rhinoplaty

Yes, revision rhinoplasty can take longer to heal compared to your original surgery, depending on what the issue is. For example, if the previous surgeon removed too much cartilage, this can result in more complicated revision surgery, correcting breathing problems and nasal deformity. Generally, it takes about a year to heal post-surgery, and sometimes the final results won’t show for two years as your nose gradually settles. Each case is different, so you’ll be given an idea of the timeline during your initial consultation.

Everyone’s skin is a little different, including the thickness, elasticity and time it takes to heal. So scar tissue as a result of revision rhinoplasty is very much dependent on your skin and what procedure you had done. But you’re bound to get some additional scar tissue with another surgery.

Revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than primary (the original) rhinoplasty – because your nose has already been operated on, and so they’ll be scar tissue to contend with. Specific expertise in revision nose surgery is also needed in reshaping a nose which has already changed during the primary surgery. In some cases, cartilage grafts are used to enhance the shape of your nose, which can also add to the complexity of revision rhinoplasty.

As mentioned above, the revision surgery will also usually take longer than the primary surgery as your surgeon will have to diagnose and analyse, as well as find a solution which takes expertise and precision. Some solutions are more time-consuming and complex during surgery than others. Recovery time may also take longer with revision surgery due to scar tissue having to heal again.