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Rhinoplasty in East Windsor, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, performs rhinoplasty for the residents of East Windsor, NJ.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is a surgery in which the nose is reconstructed or repaired to change its appearance. The profile, length, width and nose tip can be altered with this type of surgery. The overall aim of rhinoplasty is to produce a pleasing nose or to fix a defect, such as a deviated septum.
Revision rhinoplasty is performed to improve upon the first surgical alteration. These are typically performed when the patient is not satisfied with their first surgery or when there is a functional concern.
What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty?
These surgeries can offer benefits to the patient including, but not limited to, improved function and easier breathing, improved self-confidence and an attractive profile.
How are these Surgeries Performed?
Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are performed under general anesthesia and in basically the same manner. Open or closed techniques can be used.
During the closed technique, internal incisions are used to reshape and reduce bone and cartilage, thereby reducing the dorsal hump. This technique is also used to correct irregularities in the bridge of the nose and to straighten a crooked nose.
The open technique uses internal incisions in combination with an incision across the partition between the nostrils. Using the open technique, the surgeon can fully view the bone and cartilage. This is useful for symmetry corrections to the nose and nasal cavity, including correcting nasal angles in relation to the lip and deprojecting the tip.