Saturday, December 24, 2016

Revision Rhinoplasty policy

I frequently get asked by rhinoplasty patients, what is your revision rhinoplasty policy? That is to say, what if the patient is unhappy after their rhinoplasty and wants a revision rhinoplasty? This is a fair question that is typically not need to be addressed, fortunately.

First, I have to say that my revision rhinoplasty rate is about 2-3% of the primary rhinoplasties I perform. And typically these revisions are pretty minor with the patient desiring a little more taken off the bridge or one of the bones did not heal properly after the controlled fractures/osteotomies.

In order to consider revision rhinoplasty after a primary rhinoplasty or nose job, three criteria must be met. First, the patient has to be unhappy with something after their rhinoplasty. Second, I have to be able to identify the issue of concern. Lastly, the issue must be something that can be corrected.

If the nose has completely healed and sufficient swelling has subsided after the initial rhinoplasty - typically 1-1.5 years, and the previously mentioned criteria have been met, revision rhinoplasty can be considered.

Our policy is that there will be no surgeon’s fees charged for the revision but you as the patient would be responsible for the facility and anesthesia fee.

Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.