What is a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose surgery, is surgery on the nose to reshape or correct structural abnormalities that cause impaired breathing. Rhinoplasty surgery is highly customizable and changes according to the patient’s facial and nasal structure. The procedure can alter nose size, nose width at the bridge or at the nostrils, nose profile, the nasal tip (bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked), large, wide or upturned nostrils and the nasal asymmetry. Rhinoplasty surgery is popularly used to improve breathing problems caused by structural defects or trauma. People with a deviated septum are often good candidates for rhinoplasty surgery to improve obstructed airways by adjusting the structure of the nose to get better alignment. In addition, people widely get nose surgery as a cosmetic enhancement. It is important to have an initial consultation to discuss the goals of the surgery and how you would like your nose to look.
Average cost: $7,000 – $9,000
Step one – You will be administered intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Step two – Two incision patters can be made: a closed or open procedure. In a closed
procedure, the incisions are hidden inside the nose. In an open procedure, the incision is made across the columella (the strip of tissue separating the nostrils)
Step three – A surgeon will reshape the nose by removing and refining cartilage and bone.
Step four (deviated septum) – Correcting a deviated septum involves straightening
the structures inside the nose to improve breathing.
Step five – Suture the incisions and reposition the tissue into the desired shape.
Step six – After a few days of healing, remove the splint to see the initial results.
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