Basic information About a Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty surgeons in Florida specialize in rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, a surgical procedure which is done to change the look and shape of your nose or to improve the function of the nose because of any birth defects or trauma.
How much you pay for a rhinoplasty will depend on where you are getting it and the level of alteration that should be done. As a cosmetic procedure, you will have to pay for the surgery on your own but if you are suffering from breathing problems then your health insurance may pay a part of this procedure.
A rhinoplasty is a safe surgical procedure, however, the risks of any surgery are still applicable and sometimes things may go wrong. Common risks are excessive bleeding, reaction to anesthesia and infection. Sometimes, you may need to get additional surgery after the first one. Some people may not be happy with the results so there may be a need for a revision procedure.
When you visit your doctor for a rhinoplasty, they will talk to you about realistic expectations from the procedure. They will also tell you what will be done and what is an appropriate method that will be used depending on your expectations. While preparing yourself to get a rhinoplasty, you should avoid medication that may prevent blood clotting or which may cause too much bleeding like ibuprofen and aspirin. In case you smoke, then you should stop one month before and after the surgery. Smoking prevents healing and it takes longer to heal for a smoker.
Rhinoplasty surgery is done under anesthesia and it does not take more than two hours. The doctor may make an incision between the nostrils at the bottom of the nose or within the lining of the nostrils. They will then rearrange or remove cartilage and in some cases, they may break or rearrange the bone in order to shape your nose. After the surgery, the incision will be closed and gauze will be put into the nose. Sometimes a nasal splint may be used.
You will need to put on a nasal splint for 7 days after the procedure. It is possible to suffer bruising and moderate swelling around the eyes which may last some weeks. You may have to wait for some days before you can return to your daily activities.