Facial Plast Surg 2018; 34(03): 270-277
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1653989
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The Art of Camouflage: When Can a Revision Rhinoplasty Be Nonsurgical?

Theda C. Kontis
1   Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
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Publication Date:
01 June 2018 (online)


Rhinoplasty surgery is known to have revision rates up to 20%. Surgical revisions include the risk of anesthesia and scarring. The skilled injector may offer nonsurgical alternatives to patients when considering revision surgery. Injections can be done to improve symmetry or improve/camouflage deformities that are possibly too minor for surgery but bothersome to the patient. Injections can be performed using different filler materials, but these treatments also carry inherent risks.