Rhinoplasty in Monroe, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, performs rhinoplasty for the residents of Monroe, NJ.
What are Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, is a reconstructive surgery that changes the appearance of the nose. This procedure may repair the profile, nose tip, length and width of the nose. The goal of those choosing rhinoplasty is to achieve a cosmetically attractive nose.
If improvements must be made upon the initial surgery, revision rhinoplasty is performed. Patients who are unsatisfied with the results of their first surgery may seek revision rhinoplasty. This revision may also address functional concerns.
What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty?
Patients who choose rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty will likely receive these benefits:
- Better function of the nose, including easier breathing
- An improved, more attractive profile
- Boost in self-confidence
How is Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty Completed?
Before rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty is performed, patients are given general anesthesia. During the operation, an open or closed procedure is utilized.
If the open technique is chosen, patients will have internal incisions and an incision of the columella. The columella is the part of the nose between the nostrils. With an open procedure, Dr. Kay attains an excellent view of the nose cartilage and bone. This is helpful when making symmetry corrections.
When a closed technique is used, the nose is reshaped with internal incisions. This procedure is most commonly used to decrease the dorsal hump, fix irregularities in the tip or bridge and adjust a curved nose.