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Revision Rhinoplasty in Toronto

Starts at $14,999
Procedure Time
4 hours
Recovery Time
10-14 days
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much Does a Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?

At SpaMedica, the cost of a rhinoplasty varies according to the particular areas of the nose you would like to alter. Due to the difficulty and expertise required in correcting a previous nose surgery, revision rhinoplasty procedures tend to be more expensive than the initial procedure. As such, the cost of the surgery starts at $14,999. Many factors can affect the cost of your revision nose surgery, including the severity of your concerns, the amount of correction that needs to be done, and your aesthetic goals.

You also have the option of receiving a closed or open revision rhinoplasty, and both options vary in cost. Contact the Toronto SpaMedica team today to learn more and book a consultation.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Revision Rhinoplasty?

It should take approximately 10-14 days for patients to recover from a revision rhinoplasty procedure. Sometimes, a cast and surgical tape are placed for 1 week following the facial plastic surgery to help heal the nose.

How Long Does a Revision Rhinoplasty Take?

The length of the procedure depends on the breadth of cosmetic work. However, in most cases, a revision rhinoplasty procedure at SpaMedica can be performed in under 1 hour. In extreme cases where the underlying framework of the nose must be resculpted, the procedure will take several hours.

What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?

A revision rhinoplasty is a procedure designed for patients who are not pleased with the outcome of their primary rhinoplasty. Essentially, the surgery involves reconstructing and reshaping the results of your previous surgery to ensure an outcome that is more satisfactory.

Due to the intricate anatomy of the nose, the procedure requires technical precision – down to the millimetre. Fortunately, with their precise tools and innovative techniques, the seasoned cosmetic surgeons at SpaMedica in Toronto are highly regarded in the field of facial plastic surgery, and can make the necessary corrections to restore your facial harmony.

At SpaMedica’s Toronto clinic, a revision rhinoplasty procedure is performed under general and local anesthesia with IV sedation. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Tom Bell will determine the best type of anesthesia to use based on your previous medical history, as well as your current prescriptions.

During revision rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgeons reconstruct and reshape the nose to alter the unsatisfactory outcome of your primary rhinoplasty procedure. In extreme cases where the nose’s entire structure must be rebuilt, surgeons use cartilage pieces from a patient’s body as implants. During the procedure it is common to use nasal septum, ear, or rib cartilage.

Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery and Timeline

Revision Rhinoplasty Treatment Recovery Timeline

Day of Surgery: Patient returns home with internal packing to minimize the
risk of bruising. You will be impaired from the anesthesia and thus unable to drive, so arrange for someone to bring you home.

Week 1: Stay hydrated during this time, as your nose will be blocked and you will be breathing through your mouth.

Week 2: Patients may resume their normal activities, including work and driving safely.

Week 3: You can now begin to drink alcohol and smoke (if you must), along with going out in the sun for prolonged periods of time (with SPF).

Month 1: Patients may resume performing strenuous activities, such as sports.

Month 12-18: Swelling has completely subsided, and patients may evaluate their final results.

Who is a Revision Rhinoplasty Candidate?

In truth, there is no particular age restriction for a secondary rhinoplasty procedure, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who are disheartened by the results of their first nose job, and would like to improve their initial outcome and self esteem. Regardless, to give your nose sufficient time to heal, SpaMedica recommends waiting at least a year after your first nose job before undergoing a second procedure.

However, while there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, there are certain conditions that can make the process more seamless.

Well-Defined Bone Structure

A well-defined bone structure can make a great deal of difference for a revision rhinoplasty procedure, as the cosmetic surgeon will have proper support while performing alterations.

Proper Physical Health

Good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following a revision rhinoplasty procedure.

Logical Expectations

As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good secondary rhinoplasty candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the surgery.

Benefits of a Revision Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic Issue

In most cases, a revision rhinoplasty procedure is performed to correct visible deformities and scar tissue concerns caused by the initial nose job.

Unsatisfactory Outcomes

At SpaMedica, our dedicated cosmetic surgeons are committed to correcting the unsatisfactory outcome of your primary rhinoplasty procedure.

Health-Related Issues

A revision rhinoplasty can also be used to fix any health-related issues that result from the first nose job, including breathing difficulties.

Dramatic Alterations

If the nose is altered too much from its original state, there can be poor outcomes. At SpaMedica, our surgeons install an implant to correct this issue.

Revision Rhinoplasty Risks

Irregularities of the Nose Bridge

These small irregularities of the nose bridge may occur from the shifting of bones and scar tissue after the surgery. However, they can be adjusted with simple molding.

External Scars

The external scar and scar tissue on the columella typically heals imperceptibly, but can occasionally be visible.

Compromised Breathing

There is a risk of compromised breathing after making the nose smaller and more attractive, so a SpaMedica surgeon will be sure to perform a follow-up procedure that increases the airflow required to compensate for the reduction of nose size.


Although infections are very rare with respect to revision rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Bell and his experienced team still take every precaution to ensure that the surgery is a smooth, seamless experience.

Why Choose SpaMedica for a Revision Rhinoplasty?

During his 25+ years of experience in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the Face and Body, Dr. Tom Bell has performed over 1000 cosmetic rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty procedures.

Dr. Bell trained in cosmetic facial surgery with renowned plastic Surgeon Dr. Bob Flowers, as well as Plastic Craniofacial Surgeon Daniel Marchac. He has also received extensive training from some of the best rhinoplasty specialists on this planet to help him deliver top-quality service for his patients, whether they’re looking for a rhinoplasty specialist or a revision rhinoplasty surgeon.

When plastic surgeons are asked who they would send their loved ones to for a facelift, revision rhinoplasty, or cosmetic plastic surgery, they name Dr. Bell. He is Toronto’s go-to cosmetic surgery and revision rhinoplasty specialist.

Different Types of Revision Rhinoplasty

The approach to each specific secondary revision rhinoplasty is quite different.

In general, the approach can be:

Endonasal Closed Revision Rhinoplasty

This procedure uses internal incisions and is often used for secondary correction of the bridge. A closed revision rhinoplasty surgery is great for making minor modifications to the nose and to correct breathing problems. An endonasal revision rhinoplasty is ideal for small, natural-looking adjustments to the nasal tip and bridge without impacting the surrounding tissue or creating excess scar tissue.

Open External Revision Rhinoplasty

An open revision rhinoplasty surgery uses external and internal incisions and is often the method of choice to correct revisions that involve the nasal tip and nostrils. A small incision is made in the piece of tissue that separates the nostrils at the base of the nose referred to as the columella. This is also referred to as eternal revision rhinoplasty and the technique involves opening the tip of the nose to correct the internal structure, creating scar tissue that will heal quickly.

Non-Surgical Revision Rhinoplasty Alternatives

Injection rhinoplasty is a non surgical option to surgical secondary rhinoplasty. This popular technique, also called the 5-minute nose job, is very effective in correcting a bump on the bridge, indentations, a crooked nose, or an inadequate dorsal bridge with no worries about going under the knife or creating scar tissue.

The nose can look great in a day, but the results only last for approximately 1 year, then need to be repeated.

How to Prepare for a Revision Rhinoplasty

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Bell and the SpaMedica team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquid before your surgery. The use of computer-simulated imaging during your consultation will give you a realistic sense of the naso-facial balance and proportion.

Best Procedures Paired with Revision Rhinoplasty

Botox injection, dermal fillers and IPL photofacial can be combined with a revision rhinoplasty. Cheek and a chin implant to optimize naso-facial balance can also be combined.

Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ

How Painful is it to Get a Revision Rhinoplasty?

Due to the invasiveness of the procedure, a revision rhinoplasty can cause a certain level of discomfort. However, at SpaMedica, the actual revision rhinoplasty procedure will not be felt due to the general anesthesia. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterward, there will be no extreme or long-term pain.

How Long Should I Wait for a Revision Rhinoplasty?

It is recommended that your nose heals from your first nose job before embarking on your revision rhinoplasty. As such, the cosmetic surgeons at SpaMedica recommend waiting anywhere from 12-24 months after your first nose job before proceeding with the procedure.

Do I Need Revision Surgery if I Break My Nose After Having Rhinoplasty?

If the damage is extensive, Dr. Bell recommends undergoing revision rhinoplasty, as the surgery can smoothen sharp angles, correct irregularities, and restore symmetrical balance. By adding balance and improving symmetry, Dr. Bell will be able to completely fix the appearance of a crooked nose.

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