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What are the risks and the success rate for revision rhinoplasty?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 05 July 2011


I have had rhinoplasty three years ago. Over time my septum has become crooked and I was thinking of having a revision rhinoplasty.

What are the risks attached to this operation and the success rate?


Secondary rhinoplasty interventions carry roughly the same success rates as primary ones.

It is however important to allow suitable time and consideration to the planning, as designing the outcome is a very important element of a successful outcome.

You have to bear in mind however that because of the general asymmetry of the facial components, there is no accurate midline for alignment of the nose, but rather an attempt toward a “best fit" positioning of the bridge and tip of the nose.

This becomes clearer when using computer imaging and simulation.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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