We’re here to help provide more information about rhinoplasty (also referred to as a nose job), so you can understand a little more and make more informed decisions when it comes to procedures you want to have done. Keep reading for some of the most frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.
Often, people refer to rhinoplasty as a treatment for a deviated septum or other breathing problems that have to do with the nose. That is absolutely true, but rhinoplasty can also be done for cosmetic reasons. You don’t need to have breathing issues to feel you deserve a rhinoplasty. If you are uncomfortable with an aspect of your nose, rhinoplasty can likely help.
Rhinoplasty can make a large nose a bit smaller, straighten an asymmetries, and smooth the bridge of your nose. It can also narrow noses, adjust the angle of the tip of your nose, and even change the size of your nostrils.
A rhinoplasty can be performed in a fairly short surgery, and your provider will follow up to make sure you’re healing correctly. Around a week after your surgery, you will likely be asked to come in for a check up. Your provider will then remove your cast and packing from the nose. You will likely feel much better when you are able to breath out of your nose again. Often, people do like to take a little time off of work or school to heal, and it may take up to two weeks for any bruising and swelling to subside. Your recovery time may vary, depending on what concerns you would like resolved. We will discuss this during your consultation.
Generally, rhinoplasty is treated two ways by insurance companies. If you can prove medical necessity for the surgery (such as a deviated septum or other breathing issues), then insurance will likely cover some or all of the cost. If your rhinoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, then insurance will not likely cover the cost. Discuss your coverage with your insurance to be sure.
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