Question: How many rhinoplasties are too many? I have undergone a total of 5 procedures and I still do not feel that the work of the first doctor has been sufficiently fixed. Is it still possible to have my nose fixed?
Answer: It is certainly possible to have your nose fixed even if you have undergone 5 previous rhinoplasties, but I will say that, after each additional rhinoplasty, the procedure does tend to get more and more difficult due to a significant amount of scar tissue that is present. Furthermore, the far majority of cartilage that would be required to reconstruct the nose is now lacking, and most patients that have undergone this many rhinoplasty procedures would be best served by a rhinoplasty surgeon that harvests rib cartilage to reconstruct the underlying framework of the nose.