Do You Need a Revision?

There are several reasons you may require a revision rhinoplasty. Some of the most common problems that can arise after a primary nose job include:

Aesthetic Concerns

In this case, you may be unsatisfied with the appearance of your new nose. It may be asymmetrical, pinched at the nasal tip, or misshapen. The nasal structure may have been overcorrected, or not refined enough.

Functional Problems

It can be very disappointing when your new nose looks as you intended, but results in new onset breathing challenges. When this occurs, a revision might be necessary to restore your ability to breathe easily.

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The Benefits

  • Reshape the nose and restore a balanced facial appearance
  • Correct obstructions within the nose to improve breathing
  • Refine a large nasal tip, crooked nose, and other aesthetic issues
  • Improve your self-confidence

A Delicate Surgery Requires Experienced Hands

Revision rhinoplasty is typically more complex than primary rhinoplasty. This is because the structure of the nose may be weaker after the initial procedure. The healing process often creates new scar tissue, which can be difficult to manage during a subsequent surgery.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Dr. Moran performs revision rhinoplasty under general anesthesia. The incisions are mainly internal, although you may also require an external cut along the columella, which is the strip of tissue separating your nostrils. Through those carefully placed openings, Dr. Moran will take a number of corrective steps.

She will often bolster weakened areas of the nose using grafts made from your own tissue – usually cartilage harvested from the ear, rib, or septum. She may also reshape your nasal bones and cartilage while preserving or improving your breathing function.

As she refines your nose and addresses breathing challenges, Dr. Moran will tailor the surgery entirely to your needs. There’s no such thing as a standard, one-size-fits-all nose job – and yours will be completely customized to ensure that you emerge from surgery loving your new look.

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Mary Lynn

Moran MD

Meet Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, M.D.

Dr. Moran has over two decades of experience performing delicate revision rhinoplasty. As the only female Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Tennessee, and she has helped countless patients revise their previous nose jobs and emerge from surgery looking natural and feeling beautiful.


Where is revision rhinoplasty performed?

What kind of anesthesia is used?

What is the recovery like?

When should I schedule my revision?

Where is revision rhinoplasty performed?

Your revision rhinoplasty procedure will be performed at a fully accredited surgical center in the Nashville area. It is an outpatient procedure, so you will most likely be able to return home the day of the procedure.

What kind of anesthesia is used?

For revision rhinoplasty, local anesthesia with sedation is an option, as is general anesthesia. The anesthesia option that is right for your specific case will be discussed as part of your consultation in our Franklin, TN office.

What is the recovery like?

The exact details of your recovery period will vary depending on the techniques used during your revision rhinoplasty. Generally, our Nashville patients will need to take around ten to fourteen days off from work and strenuous exercise.

When should I schedule my revision?

It can take one to two years for your primary nose job to heal. It’s important to wait until that process is complete before performing your revision.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re ready to correct the outcome of a previous nose job, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation for revision rhinoplasty in our Franklin, TN office.

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