Rhinoplasty in West Windsor, NJ
Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, performs rhinoplasty for the residents of West Windsor, NJ.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty?
It’s more commonly called a nose job, but medically it is called rhinoplasty. This surgery modifies the appearance of the nose through repair or reconstruction. Some of the physical issues that this procedure addresses include length, width, nose tip and profile. The ultimate aim of rhinoplasty is to produce an aesthetically appealing nose.
Patients who have functional issues or who are not totally pleased with the outcome of their procedures can opt for revision rhinoplasty, which improves the results of the initial surgery.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty
As with most cosmetic procedures, rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty make the patient’s profile more attractive, which improves self-confidence and how a patient feels about herself. However, the surgery also improves the functioning of the nose, such as by making breathing easier.
How is Revision Rhinoplasty / Rhinoplasty Performed?
General anesthesia is necessary for rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, which are both performed in the same way. Two techniques are used: open and closed.
- The open technique combines internal incisions with a cut across the portion between the nostrils, known as the columella. Through the open technique, Dr. Kay can fully observe the bone and cartilage. This is particularly useful to correct symmetrical problems, including tip deprojections and adjusting nasal angles in relation to the lip.
- The closed technique relies on internal incisions to modify the shape of cartilage and bone. This procedure reduces the dorsal hump, straightens out a crooked nose and fixes any irregularities in the bridge or tip.