I’m interested in revision rhinoplasty and I feel a little more prepared this time since I’ve already gone through it once. Is the recovery different in any way a second time around? Is it more difficult?
Sometimes, the recovery is easier! It depends what needs to be done. However, it does generally take longer for the swelling to go down after revision rhinoplasty. In both primary and revision rhinoplasty, patients in my practice are generally presentable in public within 7 to 10 days. However, we tell primary rhinoplasty patients that they can expect most of the swelling to go down over 1 year. We instruct revision rhinoplasty patients that they can expect this process to take as long as 2 years.
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