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Revision Rhinoplasty Boca Raton

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Hancock appreciates the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the nose in relation to their patients’ facial profile and improved quality of life. She specializes in the complex nature of revision, or secondary rhinoplasty, and consistently delivers pleasing results.

Do you want to restore surgical trust with Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty, also called secondary rhinoplasty, can be a daunting experience for both patient and surgeon. No one goes into theatre for primary rhinoplasty expecting unsatisfactory results. But it happens, and unfortunately is what rhinoplasty revision procedures entail – correcting or enhancing previous nose job results.

Our surgeons at the Facial Surgery Institute of Boca Raton consult with several patients for revision rhinoplasty. Many of our patients are apprehensive about another nose surgery, but confident in their surgeon choice, Drs. Klimczak and Hancock. They are industry leaders in rhinoplasty procedures and are known, and trusted, to consistently deliver on their patients’ initial expectations.

Some reasons for secondary rhinoplasty include unsatisfactory aesthetic results, poor recovery and healing, breathing and functional issues, and changes in results due to the aging process. The Total Nose Approach is used to resolve cases where patients present with both cosmetic and functional concerns. 

What is Revision Rhinoplasty? - female photo

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

What is Revision Rhinoplasty? - female photo

Rhinoplasty revision is a surgical procedure that addresses complications or undesired results following an initial nose job (rhinoplasty). It is widely known as one of the most technical and challenging procedures to perform.

Also, due to previous rhinoplasty procedures, your surgeon may choose cartilage for structural tip or bridge support from elsewhere in the body, such as the ear or rib. Soft tissue irregularities may also require tissue to be sourced from elsewhere to provide a natural-looking appearance along the bridge of the nose or tip. Skin grafts may be needed to reopen the nasal airway where scarring is present. 

The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. Each procedure is unique to the patient’s needs and functional or aesthetic desires. During secondary rhinoplasty, incisions are made to separate the skin from cartilage and bone to replace or repair identified structures in the nose to improve the function or appearance of the nose.

Each patient who visits Boca Raton surgeons, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Klimczak, for a revision rhinoplasty undergoes a thorough evaluation of the entire nose. The external anatomy, as well as the internal anatomy, namely the septum, sinuses, and turbinates, will be carefully examined to ensure that your nose surgery will correct both the appearance and the function of the nose.

Dr. Melyssa Hancock (inspect patient)

Who is a candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Melyssa Hancock - (inspect patient)

You may be an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with your primary rhinoplasty results and you meet the below criteria:

  • Have no pre-existing medical conditions that may negatively affect surgery or results
  • You have healed from primary rhinoplasty
  • You have realistic expectations
  • Are in good health

What is Revision Rhinoplasty recovery like?

The recovery that follows revision rhinoplasty is similar to that of primary rhinoplasty. Even though it takes longer to heal from secondary rhinoplasty as opposed to primary rhinoplasty. The extended healing period is due to the scar tissue from the initial nose job slowing the resolution of surgical swelling after secondary rhinoplasty. If the necessary changes are minimal, then swelling may resolve more quickly—but if a moderate or extensive amount of work is required, then a longer healing time should be anticipated.

FSIBR surgeons will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your nose during your recovery period. Recovery guidelines will include no strenuous activity for up to four weeks post-surgery. You will also receive detailed instructions on how to clear and care for your incisions, where applicable. Your head should also be kept elevated for the first one to two weeks after your surgery.

Following your surgeon’s recovery instructions will go a long way in ensuring optimal healing and the best results.

Benefits of a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Secondary rhinoplasty helps rebuild confidence in your appearance, and additional benefits of the procedure include:

  • Enhanced facial symmetry where cosmetic issues, such as a bulbous tip is addressed
  • Improved breathing when nasal obstruction from previous procedures is corrected
  • Restores trust in surgical procedures
  • A more balanced facial profile
  • Restores self-esteem

Risks of a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Your surgeon will discuss the possible risks and side effects with you during consultation. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, experienced in secondary nose job procedures can significantly reduce these risks and side effects.

  • An adverse reaction to anesthesia 
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Poor healing
  • Infection
  • Scarring
Dr. Jaclyn A. Klimczak and Dr. Melyssa Hancock (team photo)

Why choose our team for your Revision Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Klimczak and Dr. Hancock (team photo)
  • Surgeons are double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
  • Collectively, more than 30 years of experience in rhinoplasty procedures
  • Award-winning surgeons, including being voted as one of Boca Raton’s 2020 Top Doctors 
  • Pioneered research in the field of minimally invasive nose and sinus procedures

The Facial Surgery Institute of Boca Raton’s surgeons have extensive experience in procedures that improve both aesthetic and functional outcomes, with rhinoplasty being their area of specialization. Schedule your revision rhinoplasty consultation today to learn more about how Drs. Hancock and Klimczak can help improve your nose.


Secondary rhinoplasty may work out more expensive than your initial rhinoplasty due to the additional resources and time needed to deliver your desired results.

This is a question best directed at your insurance company. It is seldom that insurance covers a nose job for cosmetic reasons, but they may consider covering revision rhinoplasty if it is required for medical reasons.

Revision rhinoplasty can be performed as an open or closed rhinoplasty procedure. Our surgeons will individualize their approach for each patient. At your visit, Dr. Hancock and Dr. Klimczak will thoroughly evaluate the external appearance, as well as the internal functioning of the nose. Often in secondary rhinoplasty, one or more structures can collapse, requiring rebuilding during the secondary procedure. These issues will be reviewed in great detail with you.

Many cosmetic surgeons perform rhinoplasty, but only a select few truly specialize in correcting the form and function of the nose. FSIBR surgeons have earned reputations as nose surgery specialists.

Other nose and sinus procedures commonly performed during the same session include:

  • Balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis
  • Turbinate reduction or nasal sculpting for breathing
  • Removal of nasal polyps

Absolutely! Our surgeons may recommend revision rhinoplasty surgery be performed in combination with one or more of the following facial rejuvenation procedures:

  • Facelift: Reverses the visible signs of aging in the face such as jowls and sagging or loose skin
  • Neck Lift: Reduces or removes loose or sagging neck skin, excess fat in the lower face or chin, and other visible signs of aging in the neck
  • Brow Lift: Treats drooping brows and deep wrinkles of the forehead, restoring a smoother, more youthful contour to the upper portion of the face
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): Eliminates excess skin from the upper eyelids and removes under-eye bags and redundant skin from the lower eyelids
  • Submental Liposuction: Eliminates excess fat causing the appearance of a double chin and improves the contours of the chin and jawline
  • Botox: Smooths fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows caused by excessive muscle movements
  • Dermal Fillers: Enhances the facial appearance without surgery by restoring volume to create a more youthful facial contour
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss Treatment: Stimulates new hair growth and improves the health and strength of existing hair
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