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Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty in Princeton and Monroe, NJ

Rhinoplasty addresses the aesthetic appearance of the nose; a revision rhinoplasty addresses aesthetic and functional issues that have arisen from a previous procedure. Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay performs rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgeries for patients, including those throughout Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, in the Central New Jersey area at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a surgery that reconstructs or repairs the nose to change its appearance. Length, profile, nose tip, and width can be addressed with this procedure. The goal of rhinoplasty is to produce an aesthetically pleasing nose.

Revision rhinoplasty can be performed to improve upon the first surgery. It is typically desired by patients who are not satisfied with the outcome of their surgery or have functional concerns.

Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty offer desirable benefits to the patient, including:

  • Improved function and easier breathing
  • An attractive profile
  • Improved self-confidence

Before and After Photos of Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty

Undergoing rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty can improve the look of your nose for the better. Our before and after photos show the results Dr. Kay has achieved for his patients.

Rhinoplasty Patient 1

How is Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are performed in the same manner, and under general anesthesia. An open or closed technique can be used.

The open technique uses internal incisions in combination with an incision across the columella, which is the portion between the nostrils. Using the open technique, Dr. Kay can fully view the cartilage and bone, which is especially useful for symmetry corrections, including deprojecting the tip and correcting nasal angles in relation to the lip.

Using the closed technique, internal incisions are used to reshape bone and cartilage. This technique is used to reduce the dorsal hump, correct irregularities in the bridge or tip, and straighten a crooked nose.

Preparing For Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty

Because you’ll undergo general anesthesia, you must not eat or drink for a period of time before the procedure. You may also need to discontinue prescribed medicines, aspirin and other medications which can increase bleeding. Please arrange transportation to and from the surgery.

Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty Recovery

Once surgery is complete, your nose will be taped and splinted to maintain shape and prevent excess swelling. You should expect bleeding, bruising, swelling, and discomfort for about two days following rhinoplasty. The splint and any sutures will be removed at your follow-up appointment, about a week after surgery.

How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty Cost?

If rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons, you’ll likely have to pay out of pocket, as it will be considered an elective procedure. If it is performed in conjunction with septal surgery for functional reasons, insurance coverage may apply. For assistance determining insurance coverage or utilizing CareCredit® financing, please contact us.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty Right For Me?

Dr. Kay suggests that you wait to undergo rhinoplasty until the face is fully matured, unless you are experiencing major functional issues. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty may be a good choice for you. For patients who are displeased with the aesthetic results of their original rhinoplasty or who have functional issues resulting from the procedure, revision rhinoplasty is appropriate.

Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates For Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Kay is an experienced surgeon who has performed numerous rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty procedures for patients in New Jersey. He is a facial plastic surgeon who is trained in otolaryngology, which gives him an advantage when performing this procedure; he is concerned with providing aesthetic and functional results. He also completed a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he perfected these specialized skills for the benefit of his patients.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty

Your medical history will be reviewed to determine any possible complications with the surgical procedure. Dr. Kay will talk to you about your aesthetic concerns and examine the nose to determine the right course of treatment. If undergoing revision rhinoplasty, you’ll discuss your concerns from the original procedure. Dr. Kay may take measurements or photos to best plan your treatment.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Most patients make their initial recovery from rhinoplasty within seven to 10 days of surgery, at which point most bruising will subside and the cast will be removed from the nose. While patients will be able to return to most of their normal daily activities including work within one to two weeks of surgery, swelling may take up to six months to a year to completely subside.
Yes, nose jobs or rhinoplasties are completely safe when performed by the right professionals. At Princeton Otolaryngology Associates, Dr. Scott Kay is board-certified, fellowship trained with years of professional experience. He is not only concerned about aesthetics but also function. That’s the advantage of the an otolaryngology trained facial plastic surgeon.
That depends on gender. Since females usually mature earlier, girls may undergo rhinoplasty as young as 14 or 15. Males will typically mature later, so 16 to 17 may be the youngest that they will be able to undergo rhinoplasty. However if it is a severe deformity that prevents normal function, an exception can be made to provide the best quality of life.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a rhinoplasty is about $5,400. That being said, this doesn’t take into account miscellaneous fees such as surgeon’s fees to pay the doctor and facility fees for the space and materials being used to carry out your procedure. To find out how much your nose surgery will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our professional staff members.
Yes, the nose can be reshaped without traditional plastic surgery. A “liquid nose job” or “liquid rhinoplasty” involves the use of dermal fillers like, Radiesse, Restylane® and Juvederm®, to smooth out bumps in the bridge of the nose, to lift the tip of the nose, and to give the nose an overall more symmetrical and shapely appearance. That being said, a “liquid rhinoplasty” does not help to treat breathing issues caused by the nose’s internal structure. It is strictly a cosmetic procedure.

Since 1993, board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay has been treating patients, including those throughout Princeton, Monroe and Plainsboro, at the Central New Jersey area practice. Patients choose Dr. Kay for elite medical and surgical care relating to ear, nose, and throat issues. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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