Have you been thinking of plastic surgery for the holidays this year? If so, you’re not alone. So many people think or dream about rhinoplasty, and even do research and call us for consultations. What, ultimately, makes them decide to do it? Most of the time, it’s when they have enough information to feel comfortable enough to make the call.
Many people think or dream about rhinoplasty, and even do their own research and call us for consultations. Ultimately, we think they take the plunge when they feel comfortable that they know the answers to their questions. Keep reading for some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.
What can be resolved with rhinoplasty?
You might have heard that rhinoplasty can help fix a deviated septum or other breathing problems. That is completely true, but many people also choose to get rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons. No matter the reason, we think it’s a good one as long as you’re getting rhinoplasty for yourself.
Rhinoplasty can shrink a larger nose, smooth bumps in the bridge of the nose, and straighten out an asymmetric nose. It can also be used to narrow noses, adjust the angle of the tip of the nose, and tweak the size of the nostrils. If you’re not in love with your nose, we can help.
How long does it take to recover?
About a week after your procedure, we will have you return to the office so we can help you remove your cast and packing. Being able to breathe out of your nose will feel amazing, and you’ll feel much better just from that. It may take up to two weeks for swelling and bruising to subside, so you may want to ask for around two weeks off work to heal.
Is it covered by insurance?
Rhinoplasty is sometimes covered by insurance if you can prove medical necessity for the procedure, such as in instances of a deviated septum. Otherwise, rhinoplasty will be referred to as a cosmetic procedure and so your insurance will not likely cover the cost in that case.