Reshape nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip. May also relieve some breathing problems. (May be covered by insurance.)
It usually takes about 1-2 hours to perform rhinoplasty surgery. Time requirements can vary depending on the extent of surgery.
Rhinoplasty Side Effects
Rhinoplasty side effects can include bruising, swelling, and tenderness.
All surgical procedures carry a risk of infection, bleeding, and reaction to anesthesia. Specific rhinoplasty risks can include:
– minor blood vessel bursts, resulting in redness
– Insufficient healing, requiring additional surgery
– Excessive swelling
Rhinoplasty Results & Duration
Rhinoplasty results are permanent.
Any external sutures usually will be removed about 4-6 days after surgery and internal sutures dissolve naturally
Splint or cast will be worn for about 7-10 days into the rhinoplasty recovery period
After rhinoplasty, recovery from bruising and swelling should take about 2-4 weeks (When surgery is performed to correct breathing problems, there usually won’t be visible bruising)
Nose usually takes shape nicely within about 3 months of surgery, but will develop into final result about a year or more after the procedure
When facial trauma or breathing problems are cause for needing a rhinoplasty, insurance will be involved.
Rhinoplasty Surgery : Pain & Discomfort Level
After rhinoplasty, discomfort will be felt temporarily, but can be controlled with prescribed pain medication.
The rhinoplasty anesthesia of choice is usually general, though local with sedation may be opted for in less severe cases.
Rhinoplasty Surgery : Inpatient/Outpatient
Rhinoplasty Surgery is often combined with:
For enhanced results, rhinoplasty may be combined with:
– Chin Augmentation
– Cheek Implants
– Cheek/Mid-Face Lift
Rhinoplasty also known as :
Nose Surgery. Nose Reduction. Nose Augmentation.