Revision Rhinoplasty

Typically performed on patients who have previously undergone a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Furze, who is considered one of Newport Beach’s experts in nose surgery, strives to implement the changes needed to improve the patient’s nasal form, function, and confidence. He often reconstructs nose structures and addresses other surgical errors.

Candidates for Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that is performed on a patient who has previously undergone rhinoplasty. There are several reasons why a patient may need revision rhinoplasty. These include:

  • Dissatisfaction with cosmetic outcome of previous rhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic or structural defect caused by previous rhinoplasty
  • Breathing problem that has arisen due to previous rhinoplasty
  • Accident or trauma that needs to be addressed through rhinoplasty


Patients who are considering rhinoplasty are typically excited about improving their nose, but the opposite is true for revision rhinoplasty candidates. In addition to facing another surgery and recovery period, they may feel quite hopeless about ever achieving their goals. When breathing problems are involved, they may wonder if another surgery will improve their health or just makes things worse.

Knowing that revision rhinoplasty can be very stressful for his patients, Dr. Alexis Furze strives to reassure his patients and allay any concerns before moving forward with the surgery. He takes the time to explain why revision rhinoplasty is necessary and demonstrates how the changes he makes will improve nasal form and function.

Challenges associated with revision rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is known to be a very complex and demanding surgery. While the natural nose is predictable, there is less structural integrity in a nose that has already been operated on. In addition to changes in normal anatomy, scar tissue will also present. Using endoscopic tools before surgery, Dr. Furze can get a rough idea of what he will be addressing during surgery, but he won’t have a perfect view until the surgery is underway.

Due to these factors, any surgeon who performs revision rhinoplasty must be proficient in a wide variety of surgical techniques that he is able to perform on demand. Knowing how challenging the surgery is, many plastic surgeons choose not to perform revision rhinoplasty.


Choosing a surgeon for your revision rhinoplasty

If you need revision rhinoplasty, it’s very important that you take the time to find a doctor who can provide you with an excellent result. You need to ensure that your concerns are resolved during the next nose surgery so that you won’t be faced with a third or fourth rhinoplasty.

For many people in Orange County, Dr. Furze is the top choice in surgeons when it comes to revision rhinoplasty. In addition to his extensive experience, he is double board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, making him highly qualified to perform such a demanding surgery. In order to ensure the best results, Dr. Furze creates a personalized surgical plan for each revision rhinoplasty patient. He carefully identifies techniques that may be required so that he is prepared to successfully address any obstacles during surgery.

Learn more about revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Furze

We know that the prospect of revision rhinoplasty can be nerve-wracking. We encourage you to contact us today to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Furze so he can assess your situation and determine how to best help you. Dr. Furze will approach your case with compassion and honesty. In cases where only minor changes are required, Dr. Furze may recommend a non-surgical approach to correcting your nose using dermal fillers. He will not perform revision rhinoplasty unless he is confident that it will truly help improve nasal appearance and function.

What Our Patients are Saying

“I am a rhinoplasty surgery patient and it took me 9 years to finally choose a surgeon to trust with my nose”

Dr. Alexis is a pleasant young doctor who is knowledgeable and willing to take the time to answer your questions and cover all your concerns so that you feel good when you leave his office. I definitely recommend him if ever need his services.

Dr. Furze is easy to communicate with, and is meeting all my post op needs. Of course this is after a successful surgery that I fully understood and was scheduled on my terms as immediate as was needed.

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