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Rhinoplasty is performed to reshape the nose. Over a half-million people seek facial plastic surgeons every year to discuss their noses. Some have purely cosmetic concerns while others have both cosmetic and functional concerns including nasal blockage. Whether you don’t like the bump on your nose or the shape of the nasal tip, Dr. Bapna will thoroughly evaluate the appearance and structure of your nose and discuss the changes that would make your nose ideal for your face.
Reasons for Considering Rhinoplasty:
- Bring a better proportion to the nose and facial features.
- Reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide.
- Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose.
- Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip.
- Restore the nose if damaged from an accident or sports injury.
- Help with breathing problems by rebuilding the nasal passage.
- Treat nasal deformities caused at birth.
- Nasal septal perforation secondary to previous surgery or trauma
- Revision from the previous rhinoplasty
Note: If rhinoplasty is being utilized to correct a breathing problem or nose deformity, the procedure may be covered under the patient’s insurance policy.
Written onNovember 30, 2018
Dr. Bapna and team,
Thank you for helping my nose get back to where it needed to be, crooked septum, tiny sinus cavities, enlarged turbinates, bone spurs, and even extra cheek sinus holes, and I’m still here!
You have been helpful, professional, and I really appreciate your help through this.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR RHINOPLASTY?
The best candidates for a rhinoplasty procedure are healthy individuals who want to improve their nose size and shape. Rhinoplasty is a procedure done to achieve cosmetic enhancement but can also benefit individuals who want to restore their breathing.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is highly individualized to suit your appearance goals. The results will be different for everyone. Before considering rhinoplasty, it is highly recommended to set realistic expectations. The decision to undergo this procedure should not come from the influence of others.
Before the procedure, patients will need to quit smoking for at least four to six weeks and avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours. This greatly increases the likelihood of a smooth and comfortable healing process.
YOUR RHINOPLASTY CONSULTATION
A rhinoplasty consultation involves an open discussion of your appearance goals and complete medical history. Dr. Bapna will explain your surgical options and will help you visualize your possible results.
A physical examination will be performed, and your medical history will be discussed. You may need to take a few lab tests to confirm eligibility for the procedure. Once you are approved, Dr. Bapna will plan your rhinoplasty procedure.
To begin your rhinoplasty journey, you will need to prepare a few things to ensure that your health, schedule, and recovery experience are effective and comfortable. Dr. Bapna will give you preparation directions during your consultation. Feel free to ask all questions at this time.
The rhinoplasty procedure lasts from one to three hours. The surgeon may elect to utilize either local or general anesthesia, depending upon the complexity of the operation. To begin the surgery, tiny incisions are made which allow the surgeon to access the underlying nasal structure. Once the skin is opened, the cartilage and bone are reshaped to form the basis for the new look. Two basic methods are utilized for performing nose surgery. These methods are referred to as the ‘open’ and the ‘closed’ techniques. The open technique allows for maximum visibility and control over the procedure. The incision used in the open technique is placed in-between the nostrils on the columella. In the closed technique, the incisions are internal. The physician can discuss which technique is best when the patient arrives for the initial consultation visit.
In revision rhinoplasty, ear or rib cartilage may be used to rebuild the nose.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Some swelling may be noticed; however, most swelling will disappear within a few weeks. A splint, bandages, and/or gauze are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize movement of the nose. Patients must refrain from smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery. In addition, any corrective glasses that are worn must be taped up and off the nose. The nose will need to be well-protected from the sun for the first year after the procedure while the body is adjusting to the new look. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. Pain can be effectively treated with oral medication and/or cold compresses. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk of potential problems by carefully following the post-surgical directions given by the surgeon.
Regardless of technique, the nose continues to heal and improve in appearance for a period of 6 to 12 months.
Occasionally Dr. Bapna recommends non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers to address nasal deformities. Ideal patients for this technique have subtle irregularities of the nose, sometimes after previous nasal surgery, and just need a slight correction.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
A rhinoplasty is fully customized from the ground up to address the unique needs of each individual. The type of rhinoplasty technique used and the overall complexity of the procedure determine the cost. We will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss the cost associated with it during your consultation.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about rhinoplasty surgery and related procedures, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your informative consultation with Dr. Sumit Bapna today. Our facial plastic surgery facility in Dublin, OH will walk you through the entire process and address any questions or concerns that you may have along the way.