Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a "nose job," is a surgical procedure that involves altering the size, shape, or structure of the nose. This procedure is popular for both aesthetic and functional reasons. It may be done to fix issues from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing problems.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are different types of rhinoplasty procedures that can be performed depending on the patient's needs. The most common types are:
Open rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to have better visibility of the nasal structures and, therefore, better control over the outcome of the surgery.
Closed rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions inside the nose. This technique is less invasive than open rhinoplasty and can be used for minor adjustments.
Septorhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to correct a deviated septum. The septum is the wall that divides the two nasal passages, and when it is deviated, it can cause breathing problems. Septorhinoplasty involves reshaping the septum and correcting any other issues that are causing breathing problems.
What should you expect during the consultation?
You will meet our team members, and your surgeon will personally evaluate your condition and will ask about your health history. You will have an opportunity to discuss treatment options and the recommended course of treatment, explore outcomes of procedures and the potential risks and complications associated and get your questions answered.
What should you expect during the treatment?
The anesthesia team assesses your medical fitness before surgery. The doctors can prescribe some diagnostic testing and medications. Once the medical fitness is declared, instructions for the day of surgery are given. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia.
What should you expect during the recovery?
There can be some discomfort, swelling, and pain after surgery which subside with time. Post-surgery medications are prescribed for faster recovery. Our team will advise you on the care of the surgical site and feeding or activity restrictions that may be necessary to promote normal healing. Also, you can discuss specific issues to be monitored in the general health of your patient during recovery with your doctor.
What is the cost of Rhinoplasty?
The cost of procedure can vary depending on the type of procedure performed, the surgeon's experience, and the choice of room stay. We also offer short stay procedures to make it more affordable for our patients.
Will the insurance cover Rhinoplasty?
Septorhinoplasty is usually covered by insurance as it is related to the functional problem but Rhinoplasty is considered as cosmetic procedure and hence not covered under insurances. Be sure to consult your insurance company.
In conclusion, rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a safe and effective procedure that can improve the appearance of the nose and correct breathing problems caused by structural issues. It is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr.Johar’s Plastic Surgery Group to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. If you are considering rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and learn more about the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
A good candidate for rhinoplasty is someone who is in good overall health and has realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is suitable for individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose or who have breathing problems due to structural issues with the nose. It is important to discuss your goals and expectations with a qualified surgeon during the pre-operative consultation to determine if rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.
How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty?
Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the individual's overall health. In general, patients can expect to take about one week off work or school to rest and recover after the procedure. Swelling and bruising can take several weeks to subside, and patients should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks after the surgery to promote healing.
Will rhinoplasty leave scars?
Rhinoplasty is typically performed using incisions made inside the nose or in inconspicuous areas on the outside of the nose. This means that scarring is usually minimal and well-hidden.
Is rhinoplasty painful?
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, so patients do not feel any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, patients may experience some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with medication prescribed by the surgeon. Swelling and bruising can also be uncomfortable, but these symptoms typically subside over time.