Rhinoplasty in Hamilton Township, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, performs rhinoplasty for the residents of Hamilton Township, NJ.
About Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty
Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that repairs or reconstructs the patient’s nose in order to alter its appearance. During a rhinoplasty procedure, the nose’s width, tip, profile, and length can be changed to create an aesthetically pleasing look.
When a patient wants to improve the initial rhinoplasty, a revision rhinoplasty is performed. Usually, a patient chooses to have a revision rhinoplasty if they have nasal-function issues or are displeased with the first rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty and Revision Benefits
There are several benefits for those who undergo revision rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty. These benefits include:
- An aesthetically pleasing profile
- Boosted self-confidence
- Easier breathing
- Improved nasal function
The Rhinoplasty and Revision Procedure
There is no difference between the procedures of revision rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty in Hamilton Township, NJ. Both surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, using a closed or open technique.
When Dr. Kay uses the closed technique, he makes incisions within the nose in order to sculpt the cartilage and bone. A closed technique can correct a crooked nose as well as tip and bridge irregularities. It can also reduce the size of the dorsal hump.
During the open technique, Dr. Kay uses internal incisions and an incision between the nostrils, which is the area called the columella. This technique allows him to easily see the bone and cartilage, making it ideal for symmetry corrections, such as nasal angles and tip deprojection.