Feeling comfortable with your appearance plays a crucial role in your overall happiness, but unfortunately, many people are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their nose. Since it is at the center of the face, a misshapen nose can be to blame for disproportionate facial symmetry and balance.
Many people undergo rhinoplasty to adjust the size and contours of their nose for a more proportionate, attractive appearance.
Table of Contents
- Am I a Candidate for Nose Surgery?
- How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
- How Long Does It Take to Recover From Rhinoplasty?
- What Results Can I Expect After Rhinoplasty?
- How Much Is Rhinoplasty?
- Does Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?
- How Can I Prepare for My Rhinoplasty?
- Can Other Plastic Surgery Procedures Be Combined With Rhinoplasty?
- What Are the Risks of Nose Surgery?
- Interested in Learning More About Rhinoplasty?
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery or a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose. Depending on your needs, rhinoplasty surgery can reduce or increase the overall nose size, change the length and projection of the tip, reduce the nostrils, or smooth a bump or indentation on the bridge.
Am I a Candidate for Nose Surgery?
Nose surgery candidates should:
- Be in generally good health
- Have realistic expectations of their results
- Be psychologically stable
Can Teenagers Get Rhinoplasty?
This procedure can be performed on teenagers. However, most surgeons recommend waiting until after the child’s growth spurt to perform surgery. This typically occurs at age 14 or 15 for girls and a few years later for boys.
Teenagers undergoing plastic surgery should be doing so for the right reasons. A consultation with Dr. Borko can help determine if you are the right candidate for rhinoplasty.
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Rhinoplasty is performed using general or local anesthesia. This will depend on the extent of your surgery and which option you and your surgeon feel comfortable with.
Specific surgical techniques will vary between patients depending on their needs and goals for the procedure. During your rhinoplasty, Dr. Borko will make incisions inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or at the base of the nose (open rhinoplasty). He will then reshape and sculpt the nose to provide a more balanced, attractive appearance.
During your consultation, Dr. Borko will create a personalized surgical plan based on your aesthetic goals.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Rhinoplasty?
A full rhinoplasty recovery will take around six weeks.
Immediately after your surgery, a splint will be applied to your nose to maintain its new shape. Your face will feel puffy and bruised, but this will subside in a week or two. Any pain and discomfort can be managed with prescription pain medication provided by Dr. Borko.
Sleeping with your head elevated will be crucial for the first few weeks to minimize rhinoplasty swelling and promote proper healing.
Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks following their surgery. However, strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks.
What Results Can I Expect After Rhinoplasty?
After nose surgery, you should experience an improvement in your nose’s shape and size. This will enhance your overall facial symmetry and appearance.
Rhinoplasty results will continue to improve throughout the first year after your surgery. You may notice a slight improvement immediately after, but results will be hidden under bruising and swelling. Most patients feel comfortable showing off their new nose within a few weeks after their surgery.
Interested in Learning More About Rhinoplasty?
If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from a rhinoplasty, please contact Dr. Borko’s office to schedule your consultation.
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How Much Is Rhinoplasty?
The average cost of rhinoplasty varies between patients depending on the amount of correction needed and the specific surgical techniques used. Rhinoplasty cost also depends on surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, operating room fees, and the procedure’s location.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Borko, you will receive a specific rhinoplasty price quote. At Timeless Beauty, we also offer plastic surgery financing options to help you afford the procedure.
Does Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?
Since rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance policies will not cover it. However, some of the costs may be covered if your nose surgery is performed to correct defects or breathing issues, such as with septoplasty techniques.
Contact your insurance company for more information on your policy and to obtain pre-authorization for your surgery.
How Can I Prepare for My Rhinoplasty?
Proper preparation for rhinoplasty is a crucial part of the surgical process. In order to prepare for your rhinoplasty, you will need to follow all pre-operative instructions provided to you by Dr. Borko.
The instructions will have information on eating, drinking, smoking, and taking certain medications in the weeks after your procedure. It will also provide information on how to safely wash your face without affecting your newly sculpted nose.
In addition to these guidelines, you should plan to take adequate time off work and have someone drive you home after surgery.
Can Other Plastic Surgery Procedures Be Combined With Rhinoplasty?
Patients looking to improve their appearance with rhinoplasty may be interested in combining their surgery with another procedure.
Nose surgery is commonly performed in combination with a facelift to provide patients with a more attractive, youthful appearance. Dr. Borko often performs tip rhinoplasty with facelift surgery to reduce the length of the nose since it continues to grow as patients age.
What Are the Risks of Nose Surgery?
When performed by a board-qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Borko, rhinoplasty surgery is a generally safe procedure with minimal risk involved. However, with any plastic surgery, risks are present.
Rhinoplasty risks include:
If you are concerned about the risks of rhinoplasty, please speak with Dr. Borko at your initial consultation.
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