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Rejuvenation Rhinoplasty

Rejuvenation rhinoplasty addresses specific features of the aging nose that require correction. The overlying nasal skin is elevated, the droopy tip of older age is rotated upwards, the tip is refined if bulbous, and the bump of the bridge lowered. Less change is often desired, and therefore created, in rejuvenation rhinoplasty than in rhinoplasty done in younger age groups. A rejuvenation rhinoplasty can be performed with either an open or closed approach.

Rejuvenation Rhinoplasty

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

2 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$5000 - $10000

The Specifics


What is a rejuvenation rhinoplasty?

A rejuvenation rhinoplasty is a type of facial plastic surgery performed by a plastic surgeon specific to individuals experiencing age related loss of collagen and elastin leading to skin drooping and volume loss in the nose, and other facial features, such as the lips and cheeks.

The Anatomy of the Nose

Nose anatomy cross section illustration

Rejuvenation rhinoplasties are more limited in scope to the superficial aspects of the nose like the skin and nasal tip. They are, however, quite significant in impact. Generally, the overlying nasal skin is elevated, the nasal tip is rotated upwards and refined if bulbous, and the hump of the nasal bridge is lowered. Revision rhinoplasties can be performed as an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty surgical procedure.

What cosmetic concerns does a rejuvenation rhinoplasty procedure treat?

  1. Nose Shape: Age related drooping, sagging, and volume loss in surrounding facial features can cause the shape of the nose to appear different. Corrections to the appearance of the nose can restore a youthful appearance.
  2. Nose Size: Soft tissue changes to nasal skin and surrounding facial features may cause disruptions to the size of the nose and facial symmetry. A rejuvenation rhinoplasty can correct this.
  3. Nose Angle: Genetics or nasal trauma (think: a nasal fracture) can cause a crooked nose, nasal deviation, or concerns with the angle of the nose, and those concerns can be addressed with surgical intervention.

Who is the ideal candidate for a rejuvenation rhinoplasty procedure?

A rejuvenation rhinoplasty is ideal for older individuals experiencing age related changes to the nose who, for cosmetic reasons, would like to improve the appearance of the nose. Rejuvenation rhinoplasties usually only address the superficial aspects of the nasal structure, but can significantly alter the size of the nose and the shape of the nose. Rejuvenation rhinoplasties are not recommended for those requiring more extensive alterations.

What is the average recovery associated with a rejuvenation rhinoplasty procedure?

The recovery associated with a rejuvenation rhinoplasty is dependent on the approach. An open rhinoplasty will be the most invasive and have two to three weeks of initial healing. A closed rhinoplasty typically has one to two weeks of recovery. Bruising, swelling, and tenderness are associated with all procedures. Candidates will wear a splint or cast for the first week and can return to most activities within one to two weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a rejuvenation rhinoplasty procedure?

General side effects associated with all rejuvenation rhinoplasties include numbness, nerve damage, blood vessel damage, and nosebleeds. An open rhinoplasty has a significantly higher risk of visible scarring than a closed rhinoplasty in which small incisions are placed within the nose.

What can someone expect from the results of a rejuvenation rhinoplasty procedure?

The results of a rejuvenation rhinoplasty are permanent and evolve over the course of one year.

What is the average cost of a rejuvenation rhinoplasty procedure?

A revision rhinoplasty surgical procedure can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. The actual cost of the procedure is dependent upon location, plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the surgery. Certain reconstructive surgeries to correct birth defects or breathing problems are covered by insurance, however, a rejuvenation rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery and most likely will not be. To learn more, check out our complete guide to rhinoplasty cost.

Pros

creates a more youthful lookimproved self confidenceimproved self image

Cons

longer recovery time

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Rejuvenation rhinoplasty addresses specific features of the aging nose that require correction. Typically, the overlying nasal skin is elevated, the nose tip is rotated upwards and refined if bulbous, and the bump of the bridge lowered. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a rejuvenation rhinoplasty.

The Takeaway


A rejuvenation rhinoplasty is for older individuals experiencing the age related loss of collagen and elastin that leads to drooping and sagging. A rejuvenation rhinoplasty can be performed as an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty and addresses superficial aspects of the nasal structure. Both the shape of the nose and the size of the nose can be effectively altered through a rejuvenation rhinoplasty.

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  1. Jack R Harkema The Nose Revisited: A Brief Review of the Comparative Structure, Function, and Toxicologic Pathology of the Nasal Epithelium pubmed.gov
  2. Stewart, MG, et al. “Development and Validation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) Scale.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, vol. 130, no. 2.; 2004-02-01
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