Why is the recovery time for revision rhinoplasty a lot longer the second time than for the first procedure?
In a first time rhinoplasty, the skin is lifted to make cosmetic changes beneath the skin. The healing process creates scar tissue between the skin and the bone and cartilage beneath.
In a revision rhinoplasty, the skin is again lifted, but this time, surgery proceeds through this layer of scar tissue. Primarily because of this difference, the healing process for the “final result” is prolonged compared to a first time rhinoplasty.