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Why do people undergo nose jobs?
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery that can provide answers to both aesthetic and medical problems a patient may have by reshaping the nose. In fact, it is one of the few plastic surgery procedures that address the cosmetic and functional issues of a person’s nose. Whether you are unhappy about how your nasal profile looks or your doctor diagnosed you with sleeping and breathing disorders, having a nose job may help you solve both using one treatment.
Who can be candidates for rhinoplasty?
In general, anyone who wants to improve their nose’s look and function can be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. However, it is still best to consult your trusted plastic surgeon to make sure if undergoing the said aesthetic enhancement is the best way to address your issues. Because any plastic surgery is a life-changing decision, make sure that you are doing it for yourself and are not pressured by the norm or your environment.
Generally, patients who undergo rhinoplasty are
• At least 15 years old or have fully formed nose and facial features
• Physically and mentally healthy
• Realistic about their goals with regard to the results and improvement of their facial features.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty: Is this real?
Yes. Many patients who are thinking about wanting to have a nose job fear for the complications and risks of undergoing surgery. So plastic surgeons came up with a nonsurgical form of rhinoplasty where they use dermal fillers that provide improvements to the angle or height of your nose. Depending on the type of filler you may use, the effect can last for a few months up to a year. These fillers are the nonsurgical answer to a nose job’s way of smoothing out bumps on the nasal bridge, reshaping the tip, and creating an illusion of a smaller and symmetrical nose. This way, the patient can try out the ‘would-be’ effects of a surgical rhinoplasty. If they are satisfied with how they look, they may push through with the surgery. If not, then at least they can wait until the fillers lose their effects and their nose goes back to how they looked like initially.
How is it performed?
Under general anaesthesia, the surgeon creates incisions inside (and sometimes outside) the nose to visualise the nasal structures that need to be trimmed down, reshaped, or readjusted to correct and improve your nose. The nature of the operation would depend on what structures of the nose need manipulation since rhinoplasty is an individualised surgical procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) about Rhinoplasty
What complications and risks of undergoing rhinoplasty should I take note of?
Some common risks related to rhinoplasty surgery include anaesthesia adverse reactions, infection, scar formation, delayed wound healing, breathing difficulty, and dissatisfaction about the results. There may also be a chance of a revision or a second surgery may be required to perfect the results of your nose job.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
Will Medicare or my health insurance policy help me with the cost?
Medicare covers part of the expenses of procedures that solve a medical problem or condition. So if your plastic surgeon recommended for you to undergo rhinoplasty to address your sleep apnea, deviated septum, or other sleeping and breathing problems, you can count on Medicare to help you with your expenses.
Your private health insurance coverage, on the other hand, can shoulder the whole cost or at least part of the expenses incurred by your rhinoplasty if you have a comprehensive insurance policy that also covers plastic surgery category. This type of insurance coverage may have more expensive monthly premiums, but if you are sure that you are going to undergo surgical enhancements in the future, getting this type of coverage may be worth it.
If your rhinoplasty procedure is only for cosmetic purposes only, it is considered as an elective surgery and is not covered by both Medicare and your insurance policy.
How should I prepare for my nose job surgery?
Your medical and family history need to be discussed to make sure if you are indeed a good candidate for the procedure. A comprehensive physical examination and different laboratory and diagnostic tests may also be required.
Discussion about the procedure, its potential risks and complications, the cost, and the possibility of additional cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedures may also be explained to adequately address your facial issues. Be open to these suggestions, but it is still your choice if you want to push through with it or not.
Lifestyle changes recommended by your plastic surgeon include cessation of smoking and alcohol intake for the next months before and after the surgery to avoid unwanted complications and difficulties during the whole process. Intake of pain medications like ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided since they affect the body’s blood-clotting process that may cause problems with your healing post-surgery.
Because limited movement and activities are to be advised by the plastic surgeon after the surgery, have someone help and assist you during the first few days after the surgery. This will help you cope up with your recovery period as smoothly as possible.
What should I expect after my nose job?
Swelling and bleeding around the surgical site are normal. Elevate your head when lying down and allow the splints to stay in place since they also help in absorbing the discharge. As mentioned earlier, secure the help and assistance of a family relative, friend, or neighbour for the first few days after the surgery because of your work and movement restrictions and effects of surgical medications may still be evident.
Tenderness, pain, and discomfort are all addressed by your surgeon’s prescribed pain medications. Avoid strenuous activities and movements weeks after the surgery like running, jumping, making various facial expressions, swimming, excessive blowing of the nose, using shades of eyeglasses, and other normal or basic daily activities that may somehow affect the nose. You should also avoid extreme sun exposure to prevent sensitivity and discolouration of the skin.
Your plastic surgeon can allow you to return to work in a few weeks’ time, though it may still depend on how fast or slow your recovery is. Have your surgeon check up on you regularly so he can effectively monitor your progress.