Reasons Patients Seek a Revision Rhinoplasty in NJ

Rhinoplasty is regarded as one of the more difficult cosmetic surgery procedures to achieve consistent results. As such, rhinoplasty requires a high level of skill, knowledge and experience for successful results. The difference between an optimal or undesirable outcome can often be measured in mere millimeters.

The surgeon must also have a complete understanding of the patient’s desires and anatomical considerations so as to translate those wishes into the right transformation. Unfortunately, there are times when rhinoplasty does not go the way patients had hoped. As a result, some patients may seek out additional surgery to revise or repair their original nose job.

Often times when patients seek a revision rhinoplasty it is because the results from their original surgery were too drastic or inadequate. Common complaints include:

  • A residual dorsal hump or over-resected dorsum.
  • Too little or too much tip definition.
  • The bridge of the nose appears too narrow or too wide.
  • Collapsed nostrils or a collapsed bridge in the nose, also known as a saddle deformity.
  • Poor tip projection/rotation.

Sometimes there is no specific reason other than an overall dissatisfaction with the final result. Other patients may be satisfied with the aesthetics of their nose, only to experience breathing difficulty, an ongoing nasal drip or whistling noises when they breathe. Patients who undergo a Septoplasty for a deviated septum may find that an additional surgery is required to fully alleviate the condition.

What Happens During a Secondary Rhinoplasty?

A secondary nose surgery or nose reconstruction frequently presents an entirely new set of challenges. This greater level of difficulty means precision is required to achieve the best results. Dr. Stephanie Cohen and Dr. Rick Winters are dedicated revision rhinoplasty plastic surgeons in Bergen County, NJ who are highly skilled in reconstructive surgeries.

A revisional nose job may require various tissue grafts when nasal tissue is unavailable. Doctors Cohen and Winters are uniquely equipped to deal with the many challenges of repair rhinoplasties and have in-depth experience with grafting techniques, tissue rearrangement and tissue transplantation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Because of the complexity and the many factors involved, certain individuals may not benefit from a revision rhinoplasty. However, the majority of cases can be improved by a skilled and dedicated plastic surgeon. A consultation with Dr. Cohen or Dr. Winters at their Bergen County office will help to identify the best candidates for revision rhinoplasty. Regardless of a patient’s past experience, they will find that Doctors Cohen and Winters are dedicated to delivering the results they seek.

How Do I Select the Best Surgeon for Revision Rhinoplasty?

One of the most important factors in identifying the right physician for secondary rhinoplasty is to find a doctor that can be trusted. Dr. Cohen and Dr. Winters are successful NJ revision rhinoplasty surgeons due to their long history as reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons. Their experience and skills of expert reconstructive surgery techniques, combined with the knowledge and practical experience in aesthetic surgery and their caring attitude helps them to deliver outstanding revision rhinoplasty results.

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“As much as successful rhinoplasty demands meticulous technique and command of nasal anatomy, you must trust your surgeon’s aesthetic judgement above all else.”

– dr. rick winters