Rhinoplasty in Hillsborough Township, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, performs rhinoplasty for the residents of Hillsborough Township, NJ.
What is a Revision Rhinoplasty/Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic procedure that is popularly referred to as a nose job. It is a procedure that makes changes to the nose’s appearance and is usually done because a person is dissatisfied with the natural look of their nose. It can also be done to improve the overall function of the nose, such as in the area of breathing or if the person suffers from a deviated septum.
A revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that is done as a follow-up to the original rhinoplasty. If the original rhinoplasty did not produce results that satisfied the patient they will often seek a revision rhinoplasty to correct it. Additionally, this procedure is also performed to improve the function of the nose regarding the individual’s breathing.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty/Rhinoplasty
- More attractive profile
- A sense of restored self-esteem and confidence
- Improvement in breathing
- Relief from deviated septum
How is a Revision Rhinoplasty/Rhinoplasty Performed?
There are two types of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty that Dr. Kay can perform. These are the open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. First, the patient is put under general anesthesia so that they feel no pain and only minimal discomfort.
An open rhinoplasty involves making incisions in the area between the nostrils, known as the columella. From there, the doctor will reshape and restructure the bone and cartilage within, particularly to change the shape or angle of the tip of the nose or to correct nasal angles.
With the closed rhinoplasty procedure, the doctor makes incisions inside the nose to work on reshaping the cartilage and bone. Generally, this technique is used for mostly aesthetic purposes, such as in changing the bridge or tip of the nose, as well as straightening a nose that is crooked.