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I have to have sinus surgery I want rhinoplasty also can those surgerys be combined?

I have to have sinus surgery I want rhinoplasty also can those surgerys be combined?

Absolutely: I do this for patients all the time. The key is to find the right doctor skilled in both disciplines or a doctor to do the outside who works well with the doctor to do the inside. You want to end up with a nose that looks good and works well. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more


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I had a rhinoplasty surgery 10 days ago but during the day I still experience mild pain sometimes in the form of a pressure. Is this normal?

Yes: Mild pain and pressure are not uncommon 10 days after rhinoplasty and are often related to nasal congestion. If these symptoms do not improve, discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can rhinoplasty surgery cause my speaking voice to change? I am worried that the quality of my speaking voice could change if I get a rhinoplasty done. Is this possible? .

Can rhinoplasty surgery cause my speaking voice to change? I am worried that the quality of my speaking voice could change if I get a rhinoplasty done. Is this possible? .

Rhino voice change: Rhinoplasty can change the voice in a subtle way. It usualy is not an issue unless you have a bad nasal obstruction that was causing the voice to be nasal. In that case a septoplasty is done as well and then the voice becomes more normal. Overall voice changes are not significant unless you are a professional singer. ...Read more

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Is rhinoplasty is really painful after the surgery?

Is rhinoplasty is really painful after the surgery?

Rarely if ever: Most patients complain of a feeling of a bad head cold with congestion and headache. While uncomfortable, patients rarely complain of "pain". ...Read more

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I caught a cold a few days after my rhinoplasty surgery. Is this bad?

I caught a cold a few days after my rhinoplasty surgery. Is this bad?

Not good: Don't take any Aspirin or ansaid (flurbiprofen). You may get the bleeding. Your doctor can give you some options that does not affect your nose job. ...Read more

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How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

How successful most of the time is rhinoplasty surgery with excellent results and no permanent or serious side effects or follow up surgeries needed?

Depends...: ...on expectations. If they are realistic concerning the existing state and the state you desire to achieve you have a high likelihood of thinking the result is excellent. Generally, very safe & f/u surgery usually unecessary. Definitive answer depends on physical findings and wants/desires ...Read more

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What's the recovery like after a revision rhinoplasty? Is it similar to the original surgery? Or does revision rhinoplasty take longer to recover from? .

Rhino Revis Recovery: It all depends on the extent of your surgery - minor or major? Discomfort after rhinoplasty is controlled with oral medication and head elevation. The majority of swelling and bruising subsides over 2-4 weeks. Areas of sensitivity or numbness will slowly resolve; the tip of the nose will feel stiff but will improve over the first several months. Other temporary conditions may include some airw. ...Read more

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How much pain will I have after revision rhinoplasty? I understand revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than my original surgery. Does that mean i'll have more pain afterward? .

How much pain will I have after revision rhinoplasty? I understand revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than my original surgery. Does that mean i'll have more pain afterward? .

Rhinoplasty is not that painful.: Surprisingly rhinoplasty does not seem to be that painful for most patients. I don't think it makes a difference whether this is a primary or secondary rhinoplasty. If the technique is gentle and there is control of bleeding etc. The postoperative recovery should be much the same as the first time you had the procedure. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after revision rhinoplasty before I can exercise? I had to wait three weeks after my first surgery. Will the wait time be similar for revision rhinoplasty? .

How long do I have to wait after revision rhinoplasty before I can exercise? I had to wait three weeks after my first surgery. Will the wait time be similar for revision rhinoplasty? .

3-4 weeks: Most patients can return to work in 7-10 days and resume exercise in three to four weeks. Every surgeon has different instructions, so it would be best to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there more risks with doing a revision rhinoplasty than with the original surgery? I keep reading how revision rhinoplasty is such a complicated surgery, even more than a first rhinoplasty. Does that mean it also has more risks? .

Are there more risks with doing a revision rhinoplasty than with the original surgery? I keep reading how revision rhinoplasty is such a complicated surgery, even more than a first rhinoplasty. Does that mean it also has more risks? .

Revision Rhino: Revision rhino is always more risky than primary surgery as there is more scar tissue build up and the blood supply is not as good as it used to be. Not all rhinoplasty surgeons do revision rhinoplasty. It is a risky but sacred field where few endeavor and even fewer get great results. ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic the morning of my rhinoplasty surgery? With just a tiny bit of water.

Can I take a probiotic the morning of my rhinoplasty surgery? With just a tiny bit of water.

Yes and No: My yes answer is not standard of care because the formal/standard advice is nothing by mouth the morning of surgery because of concerns of aspiration etc. If the probiotics are dissolved in the water even safer. For I can't believe there would be problems even if a small amount aspirated. Where as the capsule might irritate lungs. ...Read more

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I feel ugly and want to have rhinoplasty, but I don't know if my problem will be solved by plastic surgery. What shouldi do?

Depends: If your nose draws significant attention away from your eyes then correcting it through rhinoplasty can be helpful. The best rhinoplasty results are achieved in noses that are either very wide, large or crooked pulling focus onto the nose. If there are other issues these need to be addressed as well. Physical or psychological, your feeling "ugly" needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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If my surgeon doesn't get my rhinoplasty right, does he need to do a revision rhinoplasty at no cost to me? During my consultation, the surgeon mentioned fees for revision rhinoplasty. We haven't even done the first surgery! Shouldn't he do reasonable rev

If my surgeon doesn't get my rhinoplasty right, does he need to do a revision rhinoplasty at no cost to me? During my consultation, the surgeon mentioned fees for revision rhinoplasty. We haven't even done the first surgery! Shouldn't he do reasonable rev

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this is always a difficult question but one that needs addressing. All consent forms usually cover the fact that there is a small but real risk of some irregularity as a possible outcome after rhinoplasty. Because of this there is no legal obligation to pay for a revision should there be a need for a re-operation... With that said, most plastic surgeons offer to waive their fee if they agree to do a revision of their own work but the patient is still responsible for the facility and anesthesia costs... Fortunately, the revision rate is very low for most surgeons...

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long after a rhinoplasty will I be able to have another surgery?

Depends: It depends on how the rhinoplasty went. You'll need to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Need surgery again due to previous rhinoplasty? Do I need a new surgery due to a previous rhinoplasty?

Need surgery again due to previous rhinoplasty? Do I need a new surgery due to a previous rhinoplasty?

Maybe not: What makes you think you need a revision? Was there a complication or are you not happy with the results? Revision surgery should wait at least a year if not longer. Your surgeon can help you decide if your expectations are something that they can meet. There can also be nonsurgical options after rhinoplasty. Fillers are being used more and more to camouflage subtle deformities ...Read more

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How long after rhinoplasty surgery can I start taking bromelain and arnica?

How long after rhinoplasty surgery can I start taking bromelain and arnica?

Supplements/postop: Best to ask your chosen surgeon this! But I prefer my private patients to return to supplements at 2 weeks post. BUT in the case of these two - Bromeliad/arnica montana I allow their use right after surgery. ...Read more

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I'm having rhinoplasty and I read that you can start taking Arnica a week prior to surgery and then begin Bromelain a few days after surgery.??

Yes, but: That is one routine. Most important: Ask your facial plastic surgeon his/her preferences for your herbal medications. ...Read more

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What should I learn before getting rhinoplasty/nose surgery?

What should I learn before getting rhinoplasty/nose surgery?

Board certification: Seek care from a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should regularly perform rhinoplasty. Your surgeon should be able to address any breathing issues as well, as a great rhinoplasty maintains or improves nasal function while also making the nose look great. Make sure you are comfortable that your surgeon understands your aesthetic goals. ...Read more

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Is image guided sinus surgery a standard recommendation for ethmoid mucocele for someone who's had previous rhinoplasty?

No: Image guidance can be helpful though, particularly if the mucocele is in the superior or posterior ethmoid, or there has been previous sinus surgery. Rhinoplasty history should not be a factor. ...Read more

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Just curious about anesthesia. I have to have sinus surgery and I want a rhinoplasty also will I be ok being put to sleep?

Usually is very safe: General anesthesia - being totally asleep- is commonly used for nose and sinus surgery. This is usually administered by a qualified anesthesiologist or anesthetist. You may have some throat irritation from the breathing tube but the risks are very low if you are in good health. ...Read more

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Can you have rhinoplasty if you suffer from sinusitis? Would the surgery aggravate the sinus? Would you even be able to sneeze

Rhinoplasty: Not treating a sinus infection while performing a rhinoplasty may increase the chance of post-operative infection. Rhinoplasty can usually be performed at the same time as sinus surgery. A recent study suggested that post-operative swelling may last slightly longer when both surgeries are performed simultaneously. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will taking Arnica a week before rhinoplasty and taking Bromelain after surgery increase bleeding? I am in great health and take no meds or otc's

Will taking Arnica a week before rhinoplasty and taking Bromelain after surgery increase bleeding? I am in great health and take no meds or otc's

Arnica/Bromelein: I recommend in my private pre op patients BUT you really need to ask your chosen surgeon his/her recommendations.... ...Read more

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I recently had massive rhinoplasty surgery. With stints, stitches, and packing I had bleed a lot and now its caked is it safe to clean out and how?

I recently had massive rhinoplasty surgery. With stints, stitches, and packing I had bleed a lot and now its caked is it safe to clean out and how?

Peroxide and Neospor: Speak to your doctor first. However in my practice I typically recommend that my patients gently clean their nose with a soft q-tip soaked in peroxide twice a day. They should not try to dislodge anything, just simply let the peroxide do the work and wipe away, the foamy stuff. After the peroxide apply some antibiotic ointment such as neosporin to the nostrils. ...Read more

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What type of rhinoplasty would be best suited to correct a narrow nose? My nose is narrow at the bottom, even near the nostrils. How can rhinoplasty repair this? What type of surgery is required? .

It varies: If you have a narrow nose, especially if causes breathing difficulties, may be related to external or internal nasal valve collapse. This is usually corrected by a cartilage grafting of the nasal tip to help widen and strengthen this region. Often this is covered by insurance. If you nose is over-projected (pinocchio deformity) then cosmetic reduction of the tip will help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What type of rhinoplasty would be best suited to correct a narrow nose? My nose is narrow at the bottom, even near the nostrils. How can rhinoplasty repair this? What type of surgery is required? .

What type of rhinoplasty would be best suited to correct a narrow nose? My nose is narrow at the bottom, even near the nostrils. How can rhinoplasty repair this? What type of surgery is required? .

Open rhinoplasty: It's possible that your nose
protrudes too far from your face, or that your cartilages near the nostrils are too narrow. Photos would help to clarify this. An open rhinoplasty would address either or both of these 2 issues to effectively widen your nose. ...Read more

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How will my condition (hepatitis b) affect the the nose surgery (rhinoplasty) procedure?

No effect: There will be no effect on your condition. Make sure to get a medical clearance for anesthesia and surgery. ...Read more

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What type of pain mess can be prescribed for rhinoplasty surgery. And aftercare if the person is on methadone for opiate abuse?

What type of pain mess can be prescribed for rhinoplasty surgery. And aftercare if the person is on methadone for opiate abuse?

Icing for the nose: Icing works very well along with just tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain after rhinoplasty. The risk of relapsing into drug addiction is so serious that it is best to stay away from narcotics. Accupuncture can also help during early days of healing. ...Read more

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I had a nose surgery rhinoplasty 10 days ago. I still get mild pain which sometimes comes as for of pressure coming and going. Is this normal?

Pain and pressure: Intermittent pain and pressure of the nose after rhinoplasty is normal. Every passing week it should be less and less. ...Read more