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Rhinoplasty in Montgomery, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, performs rhinoplasty for the residents of Montgomery, NJ.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty?
Generally referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty surgically alters the nose in order to change or repair its shape. Characteristics of the nose, such a length, profile, nose tip and width, can all be altered to improve the look of the nose.
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgery done to improve the initial results of rhinoplasty if the patient is unsatisfied with the original results or have functional issues.
Revision Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty Benefits
Patients experience a number of benefits from rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty:
- A more pleasing profile
- Better nasal function and breathing
- Increased self-confidence
Surgical Options for Revision Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Both rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are performed under general anesthesia, and the options of open or closed techniques are available. Rhinoplasty removes excess cartilage or adds cartilage grafts to help strengthen and reshape the nose. The changes can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the patient’s needs.
In an open rhinoplasty, an external columellar incision is made. By making this incision on the part of the nose between the nostrils, Dr. Kay can more easily correct nasal angles in relation to the lip and deproject the tip, leading to better symmetrical alignment.
A closed rhinoplasty uses internal incisions to reshape the bone and cartilage structures of the nose. It is also beneficial when reducing the dorsal hump, straightening a crooked nose and correcting problems with the bridge and tip of the nose.