Following are the common questions about Rhinoplasty:
A. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose job is a procedure that is performed to change the shape of the nose and improve its appearance and function altogether. The procedure significantly alters and reconstructs the nose efficiently. The nose consists of bone and cartilage and rhinoplasty can change both these things along with the skin as required.
A. There are two types of rhinoplasty surgery-
A. A rhinoplasty is usually performed to achieve any or a combination of the following things-
Many people misunderstand that rhinoplasty is only done for cosmetic reasons. But it can also be done for medical reasons.
A. A person is considered a good candidate for rhinoplasty if he/she meets the following criteria-
The doctor will try to understand the patient’s reason to undergo rhinoplasty as well to determine if it is the right procedure that can help to achieve their specific goals.
A. Before rhinoplasty, the surgeon takes multiple images of the nose through different angles to analyze what kind of changes can be done with rhinoplasty. Other than that, the following tests will be performed-
If any nose problem exists in the patient before rhinoplasty, then these are treated alongside during the procedure.
A. Depending on the technique chosen for rhinoplasty, the exact steps of the procedure may vary. Overall, the steps involve-
When the surgery is complete, the patient will be transferred to the observation room and may get discharged on the same day if there are no complications.
A. Rhinoplasty is usually performed by a plastic or cosmetic surgeon as it is a cosmetic procedure. ENT specialists can also perform rhinoplasty if correction of deviated septum is needed. However, generally, a plastic surgeon performs rhinoplasty with precision. In most cases, an ENT specialists is also present during the procedure for additional help to carry out the surgery safely.
A. Nose job or rhinoplasty is a complicated surgery which is why it has several risks. The potential complications that can arise during or after rhinoplasty are-
A. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex plastic surgeries, which is why, it is slight expensive. The cost of the procedure ranges from Rs. 85,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 approximately. The overall price will also vary depending on the factors below-
All these factors are considered while calculating the final cost of treatment
A. As rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons, the treatment expenses are not covered under insurance. The patient will have to pay for the surgery from his/her own pocket and bear the overall expenses.
However, there is one scenario in which the some part of the expenses may get covered by insurance. This is possible when the nose job addresses deviated septum as well and helps in improving the breathing functions. The procedure then becomes septorhinoplasty or rhinoseptoplasty (the terms are used interchangeably). The insurance company will clarify the aspects of treatment that will be covered under the insurance policy and how much amount of claim you can get against it.
A. There are usually no limitation on getting a nose job multiple times. Many people have had 2 or more revision rhinoplasties to achieve the desired results. However, there is a finite number of rhinoplasties that will provide effective results. Each additional nose job that you get will have additional complications and risks. Furthermore, there is a limit to the extent to which the nose's appearance can be enhanced or altered. That's why, plastic surgeons often refuse the treatment to patients who have had multiple nose jobs.
A. Yes. There is even a non-surgical rhinoplasty technique available that can help an individual to enhance the nose shape. It is called a liquid nose job and performed with the help of derma fillers. This technique is used to fill the depressed areas of the nose, to lift the tip, or to smoothen out the bumps and bridges on the nose.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is like an augmentation procedure. Thus, it cannot help to reduce the size of the nose. Furthermore, the procedure also has several risks and complications. So, if you want to enhance the shape of your nose, you can most certainly undergo liquid rhinoplasty after having a detailed consultation with the doctor.
A. The recovery after rhinoplasty or nose job takes around an year. The external wound will heal within 3 to 6 weeks and the support devices will also be removed after few weeks. The exact recovery time may vary depending on the technique used and the patient’s healing abilities as well. The internal bone and cartilage of the nose will need longer to heal and the final shape of the nose will appear within 6-12 months.
A. Rhinoplasty results can never be seen right after the procedure. Immediately after having the surgery, the patient will have swelling and bruising. The results will appear slowly as-
A. The recovery period is a very crucial phase for a person who’s had rhinoplasty. You will have to take several precautions for a very long time to ensure that you get the expected results. The precautions involve-
Talk to the rhinoplasty surgeon and discuss what needs to be done and what should be avoided during the procedure.
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