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The inner nose has valves that help keep the nasal passages open to allow airflow and breathing. If these valves are damaged, it can restrict airflow and also change the appearance of the nose. There are internal and external nasal valves that can be damaged, requiring the expertise of an experienced facial plastic surgeon to correct the form and function of the nose. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, offers nasal valve repair with septoplasty or revision rhinoplasty at his offices in NYC and Upper East Side.

The internal nasal valves are located at the top and narrowest area of the nose. These valves ensure airflow is allowed through the area at the top of the bridge. If the cartilage is damaged from injury or collapses from a poorly performed rhinoplasty, the airway can be restricted, and it can change the appearance of the nose.

The external nasal valves are located in the nostrils and allow the flare of the nostrils. When there is a collapse of the external nasal valves, the nostrils may look pinched, or the tip of the nose can droop. External nasal valve issues are most often caused by a previous rhinoplasty but can also be a side effect of aging.

Surgical Repair for Nasal Repair

If either set of nasal valves have collapsed due to a previous rhinoplasty, affecting the appearance or function of the nose, revision rhinoplasty may be needed. If the damage was caused by trauma or aging, nose surgery still can be required. For internal nasal valve repairs, Dr. Rosenberg may use spreader grafts to open the valves, or septoplasty may be required. External nasal valve repairs are performed as a part of a rhinoplasty surgery to give the nostrils and lower nasal passages improved support and shape for appearance and air flow.

If you have trouble breathing or are unhappy with the appearance of your nose due to damaged nasal valves, contact Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, to discuss your repair options.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM