Question: What percentage of nose jobs end up needing revision procedures? Is there anything that I can do to minimize this?
Answer: With experienced surgeons, the revision rate of rhinoplasty is between 5% to 10%. It is important to note that this is the revision rate for experienced surgeons. For surgeons who are not experienced or those who are not focusing their practice on rhinoplasty, the revision rate can be much higher. In general, there is not a lot a patient can do to minimize the revision rate. Good surgical technique and surgical planning is the best method to keep the revision rate as low as possible, but this revision rate is standard in even the best hands. If a surgeon tells you that they are performing rhinoplasty and they have no revisions, they should be questioned very, very, very carefully since with most expert hands with honest reporting, a 5% to 10% revision rate is what is found.