Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) You might know it better as a nose job, but rhinoplasty surgery is the best way to reshape a broken nose, correct a deviated septum, revise those burdensome humps or angles... you get the picture.  Rhinoplasty—bottom line—improves your nose, whether for the sake of functionality or aesthetic appearance.

A reputable plastic surgeon can help find a nose that’s right for your face by reducing or increasing the size, changing the shape of your tip or bridge, narrowing the span of your nostrils, or changing the angle between your nose and upper lip.  Let’s not forget rhinoplasty’s reconstructive purposes, it can correct a birth defect and respiratory functions.

Rhinoplasty procedures, or nose jobs, don’t have the same connotations they used to, it’s not something done by the super vain or super rich.  Nose plastic surgery is becoming as common as... the air we breathe.  The cost of rhinoplasty can vary, but the surgery is covered by some insurance companies, so it may be more affordable than you thought.  If you are pursuing rhinoplasty to reduce or eliminate breathing problems, check with your provider to see what coverage you are eligible for.

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National Average Cost of Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery):
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Time Required for Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery):
It usually takes about 1-2 hours to perform rhinoplasty surgery. Time requirements can vary depending on the extent of surgery.
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Is Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Usually outpatient.
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What are the Side Effects of Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
Rhinoplasty side effects can include bruising, swelling, and tenderness.
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How Long do Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) results last?
Rhinoplasty results are permanent.
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What is the recovery time for Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
Day 1-10- You will be instructed to wear a split or cast to protect your nose for up to 10 days after your surgery.  

Day 4-6- Any external sutures usually will be removed about 4-6 days after surgery and internal sutures dissolve naturally.

Day 14-1 Month- After a rhinoplasty procedure, recovery time from bruising and swelling should take about 2-4 weeks (When rhinoplasty to correct breathing problems has been performed, there usually won’t be visible bruising).

Month 3- Your nose will take shape nicely within about 3 months after surgery, but won't develop into its final result until about a year or more after the procedure.

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Will my insurance company cover Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
When a devaited septum, facial trauma, or breathing problems are cause for needing a rhinoplasty surgery, insurance will be involved.
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Is there much discomfort for Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
After rhinoplasty, discomfort will be felt temporarily, but can be controlled with prescribed pain medication.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
The rhinoplasty anesthesia of choice is usually general, though local with sedation may be opted for in less severe cases.
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What else can I combine Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) with?
For enhanced results, rhinoplasty surgery may be combined with:

  • Chin Augmentation
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cheek Implants
  • Cheek/Mid-Face Lift

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What else is Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) referred to as?
Nose Surgery. Nose Reduction. Nose Augmentation, Nose Job.
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