Rhinoplasty is typically performed as a one stage single surgery, but in some cases, it may be necessary to perform the procedure in multiple stages. This can be the case when the patient has a complex or severe deformity (post traumatic or congenital), or when the patient’s goals cannot be achieved in one surgery. For example, in some post traumatic nasal reconstructions we may need 2 or 3 stages to reconstruct the nose using surrounding tissues and grafts. In these cases, the surgeon may perform the procedure in stages to minimise the risks, and to achieve the best possible outcome. Additionally, performing the surgery in stages allows for a more gradual healing process and reduces the overall stress on the body. It’s essential to have a consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon that will evaluate your case and determine the best approach for you.