Rhinoplasty, more commonly called a “nose job” or “nose surgery,” is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today. Rhinoplasty can enhance facial appearance and confidence by changing the shape and/or the size of the nose.
What kind of anesthesia will be used?
Rhinoplasty can be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. With general anesthesia, you will sleep through the procedure. With IV sedation, you will be heavily sedated but breathing on your own. Your nose and the area around it will be numbed, and you will feel drowsy during the surgery.
How long is the procedure?
Rhinoplasty usually takes one or two hours, though extensive surgeries may take longer.
Can I receive other procedures at the same time as nose surgery?
Nose surgery is often performed with other facial cosmetic procedures, such as eyelid surgery, chin augmentation and facelift surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon can help you determine if you’ll benefit from undergoing additional procedures with your nose surgery.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies from patient to patient and depends on the change desired, the cost of anesthesia, facility fees, surgeon fees and more. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by medical insurance. However, patients who need functional rhinoplasty to improve nasal breathing may be eligible for some insurance coverage.
Will I have a scar after rhinoplasty?
Closed rhinoplasty has no visible scarring. Open rhinoplasty may leave a scar at the base of the nose where the incision was placed. However, this scar is usually minor and inconspicuous. Scars typically fade over time.
Can children or teenagers get rhinoplasty?
Individuals should be at least 14 to 15 years old to qualify for rhinoplasty. Younger children may not be physically or emotionally mature enough for the procedure.
How long do rhinoplasty results last?
The results from rhinoplasty will last a lifetime. You will be able to enjoy your new nose for many years to come.