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Getting Ready for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

What is it and what can I expect?

The term, which is more commonly referred to as a nose job, comes from Latin (rhinos, meaning nose + plastos, meaning formed or molded.) Combine the two and the medical term known as rhinoplasty is formed.

This procedure is generally performed so that a person’s nose is in proportion to the rest of the face. It creates harmonious, well-balanced facial features.

When necessary, nose surgery is conducted to repair structural defects such as a deviated septum. This is especially true if breathing is somehow impaired.

This procedure is generally performed so that a person’s nose is in proportion to the rest of the face. It creates harmonious, well-balanced facial features.

When necessary, nose surgery is conducted to repair structural defects such as a deviated septum. This is especially true if breathing is somehow impaired.

When considering a nose operation, think about the following:

  • Nostril symmetry – both nostrils should be the same size and shape.
  • Nostril size – too big, too wide, turned up.
  • Facial balance – the size of the bridge, nostrils and other parts of the nose in relation to the face.
  • Width – again consider the nostrils, especially their position and the bridge at its widest point.
  • When in profile – consider any bridge depressions and bumps.
  • Enlargement – look at the nasal tip and consider whether it is in the shape of a bulb, drooping, hooked, has an upturn or is enlarged.

Did you know that everyone’s face is not symmetrical?

It is a scientific fact that everybody has an asymmetrical face – and it is actually the degree of the asymmetry that is taken into consideration when a plastic surgeon suggests a procedure.

Keep in mind that results will probably not be 100% symmetrical or it could look out of place. This is where the surgeon’s skill in creating harmony, proportion and balance comes into play.

Should I have rhinoplasty? – the right candidate:

You could be considered the right candidate for nose surgery if:

  • You have stopped growing and your nose is out of balance with the rest of your face.
  • You are a non-drinker/non smoker
  • In good physical health
  • Your outlook is realistic when considering the possible outcome and you maintain a positive attitude.

The idea is to improve your physical appearance and not to make you look perfect.

Cost of the entire procedure:

The key when researching rhinoplasty prices is knowing that they tend to vary according to city, state, and region of the country. Prices will also vary according to the surgeon who will perform the operation.

On average, nose surgery in the US will cost $7000, and average prices in Sacramento are around $6375.

One thing to remember when getting a quote from a surgeon is to ask about additional fees. When a surgeon quotes the procedure, things like the OR, anesthesia, anesthesiologist, etc. are generally not taken into account and you should bear this in mind.

What a surgeon charges will be based upon on his or her experience and geographic office location.

Rhinoplasty costs could include but are not limited to:

  1. Anesthesiologist
  2. Clinic or hospital costs
  3. Pre-op tests and evaluations
  4. Post-op clothing or garments
  5. Prescription meds

When looking for a professional to perform this type of operation, make sure you look for a surgeon who is board-certified.

You should also consider things such as the amount of operations the surgeon has performed and his/her success rate. You can judge the doctor’s success by looking through before and after photos. And do some background research on the web.

Look for positive or negative comments prior patients have left. One comment from a patient who was not have with the surgery should not put you off. But a bunch of negative comments about the plastic surgeon should be enough to make you look for other options.

What about rhinoplasty medical/health insurance?

Insurance coverage can and usually does depend on several factors, but the main factor remains whether it is entirely cosmetic or if it can be considered reconstructive.

If it is being done to make you look better and improve your confidence and self-esteem, then it is not likely to be covered by insurance. If, on the other hand, the operation is necessary to improve your breathing, reduce snoring and/or clear a major obstruction, then it could be covered by insurance.

Note that the words stressed above are could be covered. You need to check with your insurance carrier and find out whether you are covered, and how much is actually covered. You could be looking at a significant co-payment if you don’t ask the right questions and don’t look at your insurance paperwork carefully.

You should also be aware that there will have to be an exhaustive examination as a way of verifying that you actually have a medical condition which requires surgery. Once this is done, you will also have to get the insurance carrier to authorize the procedure.

How is Rhinoplasty surgery performed:

The steps for the procedure are rather straightforward.

Step 1 is anesthesia:

Depending on the doctor’s preferences and what he/she has discussed with you, either IV or a general anesthetic could be used.

Step 2 is the incision:

Since the goal is to make your nose look as good as possible, all of the work is usually done inside the nose. So it is considered a closed procedure. If an open procedure is required, the incision is generally made along the thin piece of tissue (aka the columella), which is what separates each nostril from the other.

Step 3 is recontouring:

Through the incisions described above, the nose is reshaped and reconstructed. The doctor will have discussed with you whether ear cartilage or rib cartilage (on rare occasions) needs to be used during the reconstruction process.

Please note that this is also the step where any breathing problems caused by a deviated septum are corrected

Step 4 is closing the incision:

The surgeon’s skill will really come into play when closing the incision so that there is no notable scarring to be seen.

Step 5 is the final result:

Gauze and splints will support your nose so that it can heal, at least for a few days following the nose operation. Once swelling has gone done, you should be able to note very significant changes in your appearance.

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