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Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Description

Surgery to reshape the nose by altering the size, angle, curves or proportions. The procedure is also done to correct nasal breathing problems.

Length of Surgery

Two to four hours

In / Outpatient

Outpatient

Anesthesia

General

Recovery Time from Treatment

Return to work in 10 to 14 days. Avoid strenuous activity for 3 to 6 weeks.

Risks-Include but not limited to

Bleeding, infection, asymmetry, unsatisfactory results, possible breathing difficulty, complications related to anesthesia. Secondary procedures may be necessary to refine results.

Duration of Results

Permanent, but changes may occur over time due to natural aging.

Essential Questions

  1. What technique do you recommend for my Rhinoplasty?
  2. Where will the incisions be located?
  3. Will there be much of a scar?
  4. Will I have nasal packing or a cast for my initial recovery?
  5. How long will it take to achieve the final result?

Nasal Surgery Inside Tip

If you have had serious trauma to your nose, or have severe breathing problems, all or part of this surgery may be eligible for insurance coverage. The doctor will be able to determine if this is a possibility. Insurance coverage and benefits vary and would need to be pre-authorized.