Rhinoplasty and Nose Surgery Guide
By Dr. Michel Siegel, Board Certified Nose Surgeon
Often referred to as a “Nose Job” or “Nose Surgery”, Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve both the aesthetic and functional aspects of a person’s nose. Through Rhinoplasty surgery, patients can correct deformities of the nose, improving breathing function, curing sinus disorders and enhancing the physical appearance of the patient’s face.
Benefits and Risks of Rhinoplasty Surgery
Rhinoplasty is essentially a form of surgical sculpting of the nose, requiring careful contouring of the bone and cartilage that gives the nose its shape and support. Some of the benefits to rhinoplasty are:
- Permanently correct deformities
- Improve breathing function
- Enhance appearance
- Experience better respiratory health
- Have higher level of self-esteem
While rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed, there is a lot of variability on the outcome of surgery. Choosing the right surgeon can make a big difference in your result. Find a surgeon that specializes in nose surgery, has vast experience to execute the procedure, has the same sense of aesthetics as you, and who you communicate with comfortably.
Keep in mind that all cosmetic nose procedures come with a certain level of inherent risk. Make sure you discuss this with your surgeon.
“What Should I Expect with a Rhinoplasty?”
Time: 2 to 2 ½ hours in outpatient surgical facility. No overnight stay required.
Recovery Time: Patients usually return to work 5 days after the procedure and once the small external splint is removed.
Comfort: With Dr. Siegel, discomfort is minimized because he does not use tubes or painful packing after surgery. There may be minimal pain for the first few days, but the majority of patients do not find it necessary to take prescription pain medications. Most patients equate the post-surgical discomfort to that of a stuffy nose from a cold.
Appearance: Because of the techniques used by Dr. Siegel, the swelling and bruising is kept to a minimum. The major swelling and bruising associated with traditional rhinoplasty is not experienced by most of Dr. Siegel’s patients. A small splint is worn on the bridge of the nose for about 5 days.
Cost: Patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and 8,000 for a rhinoplasty procedure. The cost will typically include the procedure, necessary anesthesia and hospital fees.
Before undergoing cosmetic nose surgery, patients should consider the different techniques and variations of Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Techniques and Variations
Depending on the patients reasoning for undergoing nose surgery, one particular surgical technique might be more beneficial than another. Click on the links below to learn more about the different Rhinoplasty techniques and variations performed by Dr. Siegel.
Would you benefit from Rhinoplasty Nose surgery? Call the office of Dr. Siegel today to schedule your consultation. Call toll-free at 1-866-920-3223 or click here to use the online contact form.