What percentage of nose jobs end up needing a revision procedure? Is there anything that I can do to minimize this occurrence?
It’s hard to quote a specific number as patients often don’t return to the original surgeon for revision or may seek revision many years after the primary procedure. I’ve heard some presentations quoting anywhere from 5 to 30 %. I generally tell my patients that they will always have some asymmetries or uneven areas that are not noticeable and should not be touched. They will have about a 5% chance of needing a minor revision after a year. The best thing you can do to minimize this is to pick a surgeon with an interest in rhinoplasty and who does it regularly. Then make your best effort to communicate what result you would be pleased with. Be realistic about your expectations. Accept that even with perfect surgical execution there is a healing process which is a biologic event and not completely under anyone’s control.