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Common Questions About Revision Rhinoplasty

New Jersey Revision Rhinoplasty | NJ Plastic Surgeon

At Palisade Plastic Surgery Associates, PC, our mission is to provide you with the highest quality service in the field of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery services. Our certified, highly-skilled team works with you to help you look and feel your absolute best. Maintaining a “Patient for Life” attitude at all times, we pledge our dedication to total patient satisfaction as a core philosophy of our practice. At our state-of-the-art and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited facilities, we provide a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures – including revision rhinoplasty. NJ Plastic SurgeonWe’ve got the answers to commonly asked questions about revision rhinoplasty.

What is revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure to correct deformities caused by a previous operation on the nose (primary rhinoplasty). Revision rhinoplasty can restore open nasal passages which have become obstructed by scarring or tissue contracture – thus restoring the patient’s appearance and quality of life.

What happens during the revision rhinoplasty procedure?

Revision rhinoplasty is performed by American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon, Paul Rosenberg MD, at our Fort Lee, NJ ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Rosenberg utilizes an open rhinoplasty approach, performed under general anesthesia. The surgery may last between two and five hours. During revision rhinoplasty, cartilage is often harvested from another area such as the nasal septum, the rib, or behind the ear and used to support nasal structures which have been damaged from previous surgery.

Does insurance cover the cost of revision rhinoplasty?

Breathing difficulties corrected by revision rhinoplasty will often be covered by your insurance policy. Depending upon your individual policy, you may be required to try more conservative, non-surgical measures before seeking surgery. You may also need to obtain confirmatory testing before your revision rhinoplasty will be approved. Any cosmetic portion of the revision rhinoplasty procedure is considered elective, and is not covered by insurance. You can check out other options for rhinoplasty insurance like CareCredit or Prosper Healthcare Lending.

For more information regarding revision rhinoplasty or to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeons, please give us a call. You can visit Palisade Plastic Surgery Associates, PC, at our convenient location in Fort Lee, New Jersey!