Rhinoplasty is the medical terminology for what most people refer to as a nose job, nose plastic surgery, or nose cosmetic surgery.
In this procedure there are several goals that a patient may be trying to achieve. Some individuals may be seeking to correct and reshape the nose by targeting these frequent items:
- Reducing or increasing size
- Removing a hump
- Adjusting or changing the shape of the tip
- Adjusting or changing the shape of the bridge
- Narrowing the span of the nostrils
- Changing the angle between the nose and upper lip
Because the correction of the above items may assist in relieving breathing problems it is possible that Rhinoplasty may be covered by insurance.
Length and details of the Nose Surgery procedure
The length of operation usually runs 1 to 2 hours or more.
Patients are given a general or local anesthesia, with sedation.
Rhinoplasty procedures are routinely outpatient.
Risks and/or complications related to Nose Surgery
For most Nose surgery operations the patient will experiences potential side effects consisting of temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches. The patient may also experience some bleeding and stiffness. In addition there are other associated risks with this procedure that include the risk of infection, burst blood vessels could cause permanent red spots, and incomplete results could require additional surgery.
For most patients the recovery time needed varies with the activity. Patients may return to work in approximatly1 to 2 weeks. Those involved in sports or other physical activities will be able to resume these activities in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Individuals are advised to limit exposure to the sun for several weeks afterwards. The final results of the procedure may take up to a year to be fully realized in its appearance.
Long-term results of Nose Surgery
In this procedure the results typically are permanent.
How much does a Nose Surgery cost?
The procedure typically runs in-between $3,000.00 to $8,000.00
Will my insurance cover a Nose Surgery procedure?
Because a Nose Surgery is considered an elective procedure, insurance usually will not cover the operation. Because the correction of the above items may assist in relieving breathing problems it is possible that Rhinoplasty may be covered by insurance.