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Balloon Rhinoplasty Surgery
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am 21 getting a rhinoplasty. Do I have anything to worry about with anastethia or anything with the surgery?
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
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
Is image guided sinus surgery a standard recommendation for ethmoid mucocele for someone who's had previous rhinoplasty?
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
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
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
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
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