Revision Rhinoplasty

NJ Revision Rhinoplasty | New Jersey Nose Procedure

What is NJ revision rhinoplasty?

Revision or secondary rhinoplasty corrects deformities caused by a previous operation on the nose. It is a more difficult procedure to perform than primary rhinoplasty because there is less cartilage to work with and there may be scarring or tissue contracture (tightening). Secondary NJ Rhinoplasty often restores open nasal airways for the patient and simultaneously can return a patient to a normal appearance. The combination of these challenges and rewards may explain why secondary NJ Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Rosenberg's favorite operations to perform. Each individual case presents a new challenge, both aesthetic and functional, and requires a tremendous amount of skill and focus to perform well.*

*Disclaimer: Surgical results are not guaranteed and vary greatly from patient to patient. 

Dr. Rosenberg uses an open rhinoplasty approach to address these difficult cases, as he feels that better visualization of the anatomy and therefore of the problem yields better planning and performance of this special art. An open Rhinoplasty is performed at our Fort Lee ambulatory surgery center with the patient under general anesthesia and the procedure may last from 2-5 hours, depending upon its complexity. Often, but not always, cartilage from another area such as behind the patient's ear, the nasal septum or the rib is used to restore the framework of the nose or to support various structures that have been damaged by previous surgery.

Does Insurance Cover the Costs of NJ Revision Rhinoplasty?

When a nose has been damaged through surgery or injury, the patient may complain of an unwanted change in his or her appearance. He or she may also complain of breathing difficulties that did not exist prior to the nasal surgery. Secondary or revision Rhinoplasty usually addresses both of these problems at the same time. Depending upon the type of insurance coverage you have, surgical correction of the breathing problem will often be covered by your policy. They may require you to seek conservative measures first before resorting to surgery, and may require you to undergo various confirmatory testing before approving your surgery. The cosmetic portion of secondary or revision Rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance and payment for this portion is your responsibility.

If you have any questions regarding this New Jersey nose procedure or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our New Jersey cosmetic surgeon today. We are located in Fort Lee.