RHINOPLASTY (NOSE JOB)

Every year over half a million people will consult a facial plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of their nose, an operation called a Rhinoplasty, or nose plastic surgery. Since the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, even a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance. There are a number of reasons to consider rhinoplasty surgery, not all of which have to do with enhancing your appearance, but certainly, building self-confidence can be life-changing. Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job,” can be performed to help modify the shape, size, or even function of your nose.

DRAMATICALLY ALTER THE PROPORTIONS AND SYMMETRY OF YOUR FACE

REDUCE SINUS PRESSURE

IMPROVE BREATHING 

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As one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures available, a “nose job” can address either cosmetic or functional nasal concerns, and it can be helpful for people of various ages and ethnicities. While some people seek rhinoplasty surgery to reverse damage done by disease or injury, others may simply wish to enhance their facial aesthetics from years of discontent.

The definition of rhinoplasty is shaping the nose. First incisions are made and the skin of the nose is lifted off of the underlying bone and cartilage framework. The majority of incisions are made inside the nose and thus are invisible. Next, precise amounts of underlying bone and cartilage are removed or rearranged to provide a newly shaped structure. For example, when there is a large hump on the nose in profile, the excess bone, and cartilage is removed resulting in a straighter and flatter appearance. The skin is then redraped over the new framework, and the incisions are closed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is a nose job candidate?


You may be a good candidate for a nose job if... - You’ve been dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose for a long time and have a realistic understanding of what the surgery can accomplish - You would like an improvement in appearance




What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty? What type of problems can a nose job fix?


Nose isn’t in proportion with the rest of your face Nose width at nasal bridge or size and position of nostrils Bumps or depressions on the nasal bridge Nasal tip that’s enlarged, drooping, upturned, or hooked Nostrils that are too large, wide, or upturned, crooked Can have a significant impact on your self-image and self-confidence




Does health insurance cover the cost of rhinoplasty?


Health insurance will not cover nose reshaping performed for cosmetic reasons. However, it may cover septoplasty (surgery to correct a deviated septum) and other procedures performed to correct structural problems and improve nasal function. When functional procedures are performed in combination with cosmetic rhinoplasty, insurance may cover a portion of the cost.




What is the recovery after rhinoplasty?


You may experience some discomfort, which can be easily controlled with medications. For the first week after surgery, you will be wearing a nasal splint to protect your nose while it heals. You can expect some bruising and swelling in the early part of your recovery. It helps to keep the head elevated for at least the first day after surgery. Splints and sutures are typically removed within a week after surgery. Most patients can return to work in approximately one week after the procedure. However, you should avoid strenuous activities for the first three weeks, or as instructed by Dr. Givens. Final results of your rhinoplasty will appear when post-surgical swelling subsides completely.





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