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What's a Complicated Rhinoplasty?

A complicated rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to revise and repair a previous rhinoplasty surgery; it is also known as revision rhinoplasty. Complex rhinoplasty needs more precision, skill, and highly trained surgeons. Because the surgeon is dealing with damaged tissue from the previous surgery.

In many cases, patients turn to complicated rhinoplasty surgeries because they're unsatisfied with the previous results and want more improvement.

Who Can Have Complicated Rhinoplasty?

  • A patient who suffers from a deviated nasal septum 
  • A patient suffers from nasal obstruction caused by the collapse of the tip cartilage. 
  • An unhappy patient with their last rhinoplasty surgery is a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty. 

Complicated Rhinoplasty Treatment Duration

Complex rhinoplasty surgery takes 1 - 3 hours

Complicated Rhinoplasty Side Effects & Risks 

  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Nose bleeding
  • Diminished blood supply
  • Damaged or missing skeletal elements.
  • Pain
  • Increased subcutaneous scarring
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection

Complicated Rhinoplasty Recovery Time 

Recovery from complicated rhinoplasty can take longer to heal. A patient who undergoes revision rhinoplasty can take more than one year to fully recover from side effects like inflammation. Each surgery is different, and each patient's needs are different. Also, some patients heal faster than others.

After the surgery, immediately expect some nose bleeding and bruising. One week after the revision surgery, you will experience pain managed with medication. Breathing through the nose will still be challenging.

After several weeks, you can begin light sports but avoid sports that need physical contact. Swelling and bruising will fade, and you will start to look and feel healed.

Complicated Rhinoplasty Success Rate 

Complicated rhinoplasty has a success rate of 5% - 10%. 

Complicated Rhinoplasty Alternative Treatments

  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty 
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How Does Complicated Rhinoplasty Work?

Complicated rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging plastic surgeries because of the complex anatomy of the nose and working around damaged tissues from the previous surgery. In complicated rhinoplasty surgeries, the surgeon's experience becomes vital to delivering satisfactory results.

What Complicated Rhinoplasty Involves? 

We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your preferences and needs and match you with the best rhinoplasty specialist available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure. Here is what you can expect:


We have many clinics that specialize in complicated rhinoplasty surgery. And they offer various types of anesthesia, such as the following:

  • Local anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

Your revision rhinoplasty specialist will decide on the type of anesthesia best suits your needs and medical condition.

The Surgical Process

  • After anesthesia, the surgeon will start the procedure.
  • Your surgeon will make tiny incisions between or inside your nostrils.
  • After the incisions, the surgeon will separate your skin from the cartilage or bone, and they will begin the revision process.
  • Revision rhinoplasty often requires cartilage for structural support for the nose's tip and bridge. The surgeon might choose cartilage from a donor area like the ear or rib in the patient's body. 
  • The surgeon may place a plastic or metal splint on your nose or nasal packs inside your nostrils.

Post-Op Instructions 

Your surgeon will prescribe medication to manage the pain. You will need to do post-procedure medical tests to monitor whether your recovery is going as planned.

You will use compressing garment to reduce the swelling for the first few weeks. Follow your doctor's aftercare instructions to speed up your recovery and maintain the surgery results.

What Should I Expect After Complicated Rhinoplasty Treatment?

After the surgery, you will spend the first night at the hospital under your doctor's supervision. The revision rhinoplasty recovery process will take several weeks, and you may feel low degree pain and discomfort in the form of pressure around the nose in the first two days. It is normal to feel nausea; this is a common side effect of anesthesia. But your doctor will prescribe medication to manage the pain. 

Things You Should Consider Before Nasal Complicated Rhinoplasty

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other medication that causes blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Avoid smoking before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take in anything alcoholic before surgery.
  • Follow your doctor-prescribed medication that adjusts your current medicines. 


Does a rhinoplasty last forever?

Yes, rhinoplasty surgeries restructure your nasal bones, and the results are typically permanent and will last your entire life.

What is a standard rhinoplasty?

A standard rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that changes the shape of the nose to a more aesthetically appealing form.

Is Complicated Rhinoplasty cost abroad affordable?

Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the complicated rhinoplasty surgery cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 


Learn more about Complicated Rhinoplasty in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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