The Nasal Surgery Procedure
Your surgeon will first administer local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia to numb your facial region or make you temporarily unconscious. After that, your surgeon will make incisions inside your nostrils or on your columella (the external skin between the nostrils). The cartilage, bone, and/or soft tissue will be altered to reshape your nose.
If your nose needs additional cartilage, then your surgeon may remove some from your ear, rib, or septum. Finally, the incisions are closed using stitches. The entire procedure generally takes about an hour or two, but it can take longer if the surgery is complex.
The Recovery Process
After a rhinoplasty surgery, patients will experience mild to moderate discomfort. Prescribed pain-control medications can help control this issue. Swelling and bruising are normal and will subside in time.
For about a week, patients may need to wear a splint on the nose to protect the bones and cartilage. They should avoid doing any strenuous activity like jogging or swimming for at least two to three weeks after the surgery.
The cost of a rhinoplasty procedure varies depending on a number of factors, including the techniques used and the overall time required. For functional rhinoplasty, which is any rhinoplasty used to improve breathing, a portion of the rhinoplasty cost may be covered by your health insurance company.
Pricing for Rhinoplasty includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.
• Rhinoplasty: $6940-$7225
• Septoplasty: $2810-$4050
• Tip Rhinoplasty: $3370-$4560
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure