Nose jobs are also referred to as rhinoplasties or nose reshaping surgery, and it is a cosmetic surgery that aims to improve the proportion and the overall appearance of your nose, thus altering it to be according to your other facial features. There are many aspects of the nose that can be easily corrected with a well-done rhinoplasty: not only can this surgery treat deviation and nasal asymmetry, but it can also alter the nose size, width and profile and it can also improve the nostrils or change the nasal tip.
How Much Does A Nose Job Typically Cost?
On average, patients should expect to pay around $4,000-$4,500 for a nose job, without the additional fees for the operating room facilities, the medical tests, the prescriptions for medication and the anesthesia – however, as you may already know, the fees for rhinoplasty are very relative and they can vary. If you are getting a nose job solely for improving the breathing function, then your health insurance may cover all the costs and the additional fees – however, if you are doing it for purely aesthetical reason, your insurer may not cover the costs.
Who Should Opt For A Nose Job?
The ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty is an adult who is physically smoking, who does not drink or smoke tobacco and who has realistic expectations regarding the final shape of their nose – this is a tailored procedure that is often performed in accordance to the patient’s facial traits, personal preferences and to various medical aspects, and it can have a significant impact on one’s self-esteem and self-image.
What Risks Does The Nose Job Pose?
Generally speaking, nose jobs are safe and they involve minimal risks that will be carefully detailed to you by your surgeon, prior to the procedure: slow wound healing, rupture of nose vessels, infection, asymmetry, persistent pain, irregularities, unfavorable scarring, numbness, bleeding or skin discoloration are some of the potential risks and complications, and some of them may require an additional revisional surgery to correct them. However, it is extremely important for the patient to have realistic expectations regarding their nose, as not once did it happen for patients to undergo a second or a third surgery to alter their nose so that it matches their image of the perfect nose – if your expectations are not realistic, your doctor may even choose not to perform the surgery.
In spite of being a popular plastic surgery with permanent results, patients usually require up to a year to see the final results of the nose job, as it usually takes several months for the swelling to go down completely. However, it is not uncommon for the nasal cartilage to slightly change and reshape throughout the years, especially if the patient was very young of age when the rhinoplasty was performed – this is why patients are advised to wait a couple of years before undergoing another procedure, if they are not fully satisfied with the results of the first one.