Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty in Princeton, 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 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.
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.
Since 1993, board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay has been treating patients, including those throughout Princeton 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.