What to expect
During your consultation, the surgeon will perform a complete evaluation of your nose, including function and the balance of your nose in relationship to your other facial features. Any cosmetic concerns will be evaluated, including profile bumps, size, width, length, tip fullness, crookedness, nostril asymmetry, etc.
The surgeon will then discuss a detailed plan for what to expect from the surgery. Photographs will be taken.
Surgery is done as an outpatient. There is often swelling over the nose and around the eyes, as well as some bruising. The majority of swelling resolves in the first 1-2 weeks after surgery, however final results make take several months to see. Work and strenuous activities can be resumed within 1 week of surgery.
Common questions about cosmetic nose surgery
Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Some Insurance companies will cover portions of the surgery if done for the purpose of breathing difficulties, however, simply a reshaping of the nose is generally not covered.
When will I see my results?
The majority of the swelling resolves in 1-2 weeks, however, the finer changes especially in the tip of the nose may take up to a year to become noticeable.
Can I choose the type of nose I want?
The surgeon will discuss with you the types of changes that are or are not possible, keeping in mind your overall facial features. The goal is to create a natural appearing nose, which is in balance with the rest of your face.
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Surgery is most often recommended for healthy men and women above the age of 15. It is important that patients have reasonable expectations and are committed to their overall good health and well-being.
What type of anesthesia is used?
The surgery is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia and under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.