Question : I’ve heard that even the best surgeons sometimes have cases that require revision rhinoplasty. What should a good surgeon’s revision rate be?
Answer : Even the best surgeons who are very experienced have cases that require revision. This is very important to note if a surgeon tells you that he has no revision cases and has never had a revision case in his career. He either had a very, very short career or you would have to question that very, very carefully. All experienced surgeons have revision cases. The revision rhinoplasty rate in experienced surgeons is 5% to 10%. Patients should be aware of this and understand exactly that this means that they may have to have another surgery to correct some changes that were not as expected in the first procedure.