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My 11 year old son had a nose job for a cleft palate 2 weeks ago. Above the rib graph is a lump about the size of a small egg. Is this something to be worried about?

My 11 year old son had a nose job for a cleft palate 2 weeks ago. Above the rib graph is a lump about the size of a small egg. Is this something to be worried about?

Possibly: Sounds like more than normal swelling. This kind of swelling could be from a collection of blood under the skin called a hematoma. Small ones will go away on their own but larger ones may need to be drained to reduce the risk of infection or delayed healing. He should be checked by the surgeon. ...Read more

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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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How bad is the rhinoplasty?

How bad is the rhinoplasty?

Surprisingly good: Most patients are very pleasantly surprised with the recovery after rhinoplasty. The most uncomfortable aspect is probably the limited breathing the through the nose the first week after surgery, but the pain is usually far less than what patients anticipate. ...Read more

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What exactly is a rhinoplasty?

What exactly is a rhinoplasty?

Nasal reshaping: Rhinoplasty is the operation which is used to correct the shape of the nose. This can be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. There are a variety of different approaches and techniques which are used depending on what areas of the nose need to be changed. This is often done as an outpatient under general anesthesia. Recovery is usually relatively mild, with minimal pain. ...Read more

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Can you have rhinoplasty if you are 15?

Can you have rhinoplasty if you are 15?

Age for Rhinoplasty: There are certain standards that are used to determine age appropriateness for rhinoplasty. For women typically we wait until age 16. For men 17 is preferred. Since the concerns relate mostly to damaging growth centers, it is less of an issue when a patient has a larger nose. If you are very developed for 15 then it may be possible. Each case is unique. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a successful rhinoplasty?

What are the chances of having a successful rhinoplasty?

Nose Success: Studies of patient satisfaction after rhinoplasty range from 75% to 95%. Primary rhinoplasty seems to result in higher satisfaction rates than revision rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Could medicare cover a rhinoplasty?

Could medicare cover a rhinoplasty?

Unlikely: Medicare does not prequalify surgery, so most surgeons would require you pay ahead. Medicare would then only approve payment after if you had trauma that resulted in a nasal fracture that misshaped your nose and effected your breathing. Even then they would only pay to straighten it, not provide cosmetic changes. ...Read more

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How can I schedule a rhinoplasty surgey?

Rhinoplasty: You need to have a consultation and explain to the what you at trying to achieve and have the surgeon explain what can be achieved and how the would get done. ...Read more

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I want ethnic rhinoplasty, what to expect?

Ethnic rhinoplasty: Once you have chosen a surgeon, you can go over your surgical goals together. It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty and if your skin is thicker, it can take longer. Hopefully, your expectations will be met by good presurgical planning and communication. ...Read more

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Rhinoplasty/genioplasty- please help define?

Nose vs. Chin: Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose, while genioplasty is surgery of the chin. For example, a person thinking of rhinoplasty for a large nose may also have a small chin. Chin augmentation will not only improve the chin size, it will balance the face and make the nose appear relatively smaller. Rhinoplasty and chin implants are commonly performed at same time. ...Read more

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Im 21 years old.Can i go for rhinoplasty now?

Im 21 years old.Can i go for rhinoplasty now?

Yes: Generally, we like to wait till a patient's face is fully grown & mature. For women it's around 15-16 y/o. As a rough guide, your face is fully grown when you stop growing in height. The reason for this is that, in some cases, your nose will be in better proportion when your face is bigger & more mature. Exceptions to this would be with very large noses or psychological issues. ...Read more

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