is Rhinoplasty? (Nose reshaping)
In general, rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery) is designed to reduce
excess cartilage and bone in the nose, removing irregularities and
bumps to give a straightened, smooth and, usually, smaller appearance.
Adding tissue to enhance certain features of the nose can also occur.
The overall trend in modern rhinoplasty is away from over-reduction of
tissue that can reduce the ability to breathe through the nose and
towards individualized treatment of each segment of the nose to give a
balanced and refined look without compromising function.
Not really. The procedure is done under either general or twilight
anaesthesia, meaning you will not feel anything. Afterwards you can expect
your nose to be sore for a week or two but not really painful.
long does the surgery take and
what kind of anaesthesia is used?
Usually, Rhinoplasty takes from one to three hours depending on the
complexity of the condition of the nose.
Most patients have sedation prior to and during the procedure while
some patients request a general anaesthesia. Nearly all rhinoplasty
operations are done as outpatient surgeries.
||Is there a lot of bruising afterwards and how long will it last?
This depends again on how complex the procedure is, but in general most
patients experience five to seven days of purple discoloration and
swelling around the eyes and upper cheeks. The nose itself will be
swollen for around ten to fourteen days or longer, but subtle
resolution of the swelling at the tip of the nose can take many months
after surgery to go away.
if I want to improve my nose, but I want to avoid an 'operated' look?
Well, you are like most people considering nasal surgery today. There
was a time when the goals were to make every nose look like the 'in
vogue' nose of the day…every nose was made smaller with a
Contemporary goals have evolved. Rhinoplasty should be an elegant
procedure, which makes refinements in the nasal appearance. The
strengths are preserved and the features in question are modified to
bring harmony to the nose and thus the entire face.
The result is a natural nose, which complements the face.
||I Have trouble breathing
through my nose and have terrible sinus problems. Will my insurance
policy pay for Rhinoplasty - nose job?
The condition described is usually associated with a deviated septum or
a bent internal framework of the nose. Most of the time this results
from trauma, such as a broken nose, but many patients with this
condition cannot recall an episode where this might have occurred. The
condition described in this question however, could also result from
allergies or the two conditions can exist simultaneously. Careful
examination is needed before surgery to separate the two conditions.
While individual insurance policies can vary, in general, functional
surgery to improve breathing is considered a covered benefit in many
group policies. If additional correction of a cosmetic deformity of the
nose is done at the same time the cost of this part of the procedure is
usually not covered by insurance.
are the incisions placed during nose surgery?
In general, most or all of the incisions in rhinoplasty are hidden in
the inside of the nostril. While external incisions hidden in the
creases where the nose meets the cheek can be used to narrow the nose,
incisions on the bridge or tip are not usually used in cosmetic surgery
of the nose.
||Will my nose grow after
In general, our noses tend to elongate as we enter the middle years of
our life and drooping of the tip of the nose can occur in the later
years as elasticity disappears from the body.
While undergoing a cosmetic rhinoplasty as a teenager or young adult
will not prevent the effects of aging on the nose, the final shape that
results from this surgery is expected to last a lifetime and re-growth
of bumps and deformities corrected by the operation is a rare
much does rhinoplasty (nose surgery) cost?
If your nasal deformity was the result of trauma or if you have difficulty breathing through your nose, portions of your surgery may be covered by your insurance. The price of a primary rhinoplasty procedure:
$8,800 - Surgeon's Fee + theatre/bed fee + anaesthetic fee
The theatre/bed fee and the anaesthetist fee is solely dependent on the duration of the surgery.
Surgeon's Fee: $10,500 + theatre/bed fee + anaesthetic fee
The theatre/bed fee and the anaesthetist fee which is solely dependent on the duration of the surgery.
The Esteem Cosmetic Studio website provides general information about cosmetic surgery.General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, and should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a surgeon.