Revision Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. It’s also one of the most complicated corrective cosmetic procedures. As with any treatment, rhinoplasty does not always go perfectly. A properly executed procedure in expert hands should carry a minor chance of a negative outcome. However, even in the best, most experienced hands, a small percentage of patients may develop an unwanted result. If your original rhinoplasty does not deliver the aesthetic or functional outcomes you had wished for, you may need an additional surgery called “revision rhinoplasty” to repair the damage and deliver your desired results.

Revision rhinoplasty is even more technically difficult than a primary rhinoplasty since the normal anatomical landmarks no longer exist. However, correction of previous or multiple rhinoplasties with unsatisfactory results can be achieved with the right doctor. Dr. Michel Siegel has an intricate understanding of nasal anatomy, vast experience in nasal surgery, and an unrivaled artistic sensibility- which make him able to tackle even the most difficult cases and achieve superb results.


One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Revision Rhinoplasty Process


The first step in any revision nose job surgery is the initial consultation. During this appointment Dr. Siegel will take a look at your records and perform a detailed examination of both the outside and inside of your nose to ensure the cosmetic appearance and internal breathing mechanisms have been properly diagnosed. He will patiently answer any questions, and address all of your concerns. This is particularly important in revision rhinoplasty, since he needs to understand how your original procedure went, why you are unsatisfied, and what results you’d like to achieve. After discussing these factors with you and designing an individualized plan for your surgery, Dr. Siegel will generate a three-dimensional model of your revision rhinoplasty “before and after.” This will allow you to see a digital production of the planned outcome, allowing you to provide feedback so that Dr. Siegel can refine his plans and ensure that he understands your vision. There is no set time for this appointment – he will meet with you for as long as needed to ensure you feel confident and comfortable with your customized treatment plan.


Since each nose job revision is unique, your pre- and post-operative instructions may vary depending on the custom treatment plan Dr. Siegel has designed. We will provide you with specific, personal guidelines to follow so that you are ready for surgery. Dr. Siegel will go over everything you need to know and do from the week before your surgery to the end of your recovery. While these may vary, there are some general rules you’ll most likely need to follow, such as hydrating yourself properly and stopping taking medications that could interact with anesthesia.


Your revision nose surgery will be performed in a safe and certified Hospital facility. Since each procedure is unique, the length of the surgery itself will vary according to its complexity. Dr. Siegel’s goal is to ensure that every detail and concern discussed in the consultation has been properly addressed, and the surgery will be complete when he is confident that the best possible outcome has been attained.


Due to Dr. Siegel’s skill level, experience, and specialty in nasal surgery, most revision rhinoplasty patients recover more swiftly and smoothly than they had imagined. Additionally, the recovery is typically much easier than any previous nose surgeries that were performed elsewhere. Dr. Siegel doesn’t use any internal packing or gauze, which cause the traditional pain and pressure associated with nose surgery. Instead, an external splint will be worn (only on the bridge of the nose) for five to seven days after surgery, after which most patients return to work. The delicate approach taken to handling tissues will also eliminate the traditional black and blue eyes associated with rhinoplasty. Successful results depend not only on the surgery itself, but also on scheduling regular follow up appointments during your recovery to ensure that your nose heals optimally. We typically recommend frequent follow-ups after your surgery for at least one year from your procedure date.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.