Nose Surgery

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

The Problem: Patient wants to change the shape or size of their nose.
The Goal: Nose surgery (or Rhinoplasty) can correct birth defects or breathing problems, improve appearance and have a tremendous impact on self-esteem.
The Procedure: Reshaping the nose may involve reducing or increasing the size, removing a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing nostril span or changing the angle between the nose and upper lip. Incisions are often made inside the nostrils or base of the nose, allowing the cartilage and bone to be sculpted into the desired form.
Insurance Coverage: If patients have breathing problems and it is determined that they have a condition within the nose that can be corrected, such as deviated nasal septum, this portion of the surgery (septoplasty) may be covered by health insurance.

Surgical Overview
Length: Usually 1-2 hours or more.
Anesthesia: General (asleep).
Hospital Stay: Usually outpatient, although complex procedures may require a short overnight stay.
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes and nose, headaches. Some bleeding and stiffness.
Risks: Infection. Color changes and surface irregularity. Incomplete improvement, requiring additional surgery.
Recovery: Most patients spend the first 24 hours in bed with their head elevated on a pillow. Swelling and bruising around the eyes are common for the first few days, but can be reduced with cold compresses. Within one or two weeks, all dressings, splint and sutures are removed in most cases.
Duration of Results: Permanent.

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