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Does surgeon break your nose during rhinoplasty?

Does surgeon break your nose during rhinoplasty?

Usually: Depending on the needs of the rhinoplasty the nasal bones may have to be narrowed ie. Bones will be fractured enabling the surgeon to decrease the width of the nasal bridge. ...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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During surgery of rhinoplasty, are there any indications to the surgeon that a previous rhinoplasty was performed? Specifically, on the tip of nose.

During surgery of rhinoplasty, are there any indications to the surgeon that a previous rhinoplasty was performed? Specifically, on the tip of nose.

Yes: The dissection for rhinoplasty is quite different for patients who have had previous surgery. It is extremely important to let your physician know if you had a previous rhinoplasty as the surgery must be planned accordingly. You should not have any hesitation to give an honest history if you have a previous surgery. ...Read more

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Do i need a revision rhinoplasty if my nose is still stuffy one year after my first rhinoplasty? My surgeon kept telling me to be patient and the stuffiness would go away. Now it's been a year, so i'm thinking it's not going away and i need a revision rhi

Perhaps: Most internal swelling has resolved by one year after rhinoplasty. There may be other causes unrelated to the surgery which may cause nasal obstruction. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon for a second opinion, as he/she has training and expertise in both the cosmetic and functional aspects of the nose. ...Read more

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Rhinoplasty: is shaving the nose bridge bone a proper way to narrow the nose instead of breaking the bone? I was told by a surgeon this was correct.

Rhinoplasty: is shaving the nose bridge bone a proper way to narrow the nose instead of breaking the bone?  I was told by a surgeon this was correct.

No: This will not narrow the nose but reduce any hump that you may have. Narrowing the bridge of the nose will require osteotomies (breaking the bone). ...Read more

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Could my nose look worse after revision rhinoplasty? My surgeon did an ok job with my rhinoplasty, but it's not really how i wanted it. I'm considering a revision rhinoplasty, but i'm worried it'll make it look worse. .

Could my nose look worse after revision rhinoplasty? My surgeon did an ok job with my rhinoplasty, but it's not really how i wanted it. I'm considering a revision rhinoplasty, but i'm worried it'll make it look worse. 

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Convey expectations: Rhinoplasty can have a 15-20% revision rate. Discuss with your plastic surgeon what the risks and benefits of revisional surgery will be and you can then make a decision appropriate for you. You have to let the surgeon know what bothers you and what your expectations are and s/he can let you know whether your expectations are realistic and achievable or not. ...Read more

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How many surgeons should I consult before scheduling a revision rhinoplasty? I am discussing with my family the possibility of a revision rhinoplasty following an unsuccessful nose job. The nasal bridge seems too wide and i don't like the way it looks. I

Revision rhinoplasty: Choosing a revision rhinoplasty surgeon can at the outset seem like a daunting task. It's important to choose a list of potential surgeons critically before narrowing down the ones to consult with based on board-certification, training, credentials, patient reviews, before/after pictures, etc. I would recommend a minimum of 3 consultations, and a maximum of as many as it takes to feel comfortabl. ...Read more

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Can a maxilofacial surgeon perform a nose job?

Can a maxilofacial surgeon perform a nose job?

Nose job: A maxilofacial surgeron should be able to perform a "nose job" - but they tend to do more reconstructive work. If you have questions about a specific surgeon - call the office and ask. With regards to plastic surgery - definately get at least two opinions and prices before proceeding. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about a nose job, what should I really know about picking the right Surgeon also do they provide payment plans?

I'm thinking about a nose job, what should I really know about picking the right Surgeon also do they provide payment plans?

Referrals & homework: Get referrals, review photos, confirm hospital appointments, check out state licensing status and disciplinary actions, and meet with more than one surgeon to discuss your concerns. Many patients request an aggressive reduction whereas most surgeons will prefer to proceed conservatively. However, all plastic surgeons will generally try to meet or achieve their patient's requests if medically sound ...Read more

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Where can I find the best plastic surgeon for a nose job?

Where can I find the best plastic surgeon for a nose job?

Rhinoplasty: Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I find right surgeon for a eagle beaked nose from first nose job?

How do I find right surgeon for a eagle beaked nose from first nose job?

Trusted sources: Ask for referrals from trusted sources such as your primary care physician or other healthcare professionals. Confirm hospital credentials and good standing with local and national professional societies as well as licensure/training. Avoid resources is the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Find a Surgoen site: http://www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/ ...Read more

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For nose job do I see plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon?

For nose job do I see plastic surgeon or head and neck surgeon?

Therapy or cosmetic?: You have a choice to make! both plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons perform nasal procedures/nose jobs. Check your local referral network and visit the surgeons websites and office. View before and after photos from your surgeon. Medical diagnoses such as a deviated septum and associated breathing problems are occasionally covered benefit. Check your policy. ...Read more

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Plastic surgeon caused a wound on my nose while he was doing nose job, is it considered medical malpractice?

Plastic surgeon caused a wound on my nose while he was doing nose job, is it considered medical malpractice?

Risks of surgery: In surgery, there are always risks. As long as the wound is mild and was able to be fixed, i think that this is within the realm of an acceptable risk. ...Read more

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What's the difference between going to an ear, nose and throat and plastic surgeon for nose job and laser?

What's the difference between going to an ear, nose and throat and plastic surgeon for nose job and laser?

Experience/aesthetic: I would go to the person whom you feel is most qualified and experienced to provide you with the desired results that you are seeking. ...Read more

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What's the point in waiting for my nose to heal (from a closed nose reduction) if they might have to break it during the rhinoplasty anyway....

What's the point in waiting for my nose to heal (from a closed nose reduction) if they might have to break it during the rhinoplasty anyway....

Closed reduction: Sometimes nose can improve from closed reduction to the point that you don't even need a rhinoplasty. Even if you want a rhinoplasty later it is easy to break a straight bone as opposed to a crooked bone that healed in the wrong spot. ...Read more

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Does a surgeon break your nose during endonasal approach surgery for a pituitary cyst?

Does a surgeon break your nose during endonasal approach surgery for a pituitary cyst?

Pituitary cyst: This is endo-nasal surgery and a scope is usually used. Breaking the nasal septum is not part of the procedure. Going through the nose is the shortest distance to the pituitary. ...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

You : You ask a reasonable question whose answer will vary depending on the practice principles of a given surgeon. Legally, there is no obligation to do it for free. In surgery, and particularly rhinoplasty surgery, there is no 100% gaurantee of outcome. It is obviously in the best interest of the patient and the surgeon (in essence, you are his advertisement and potential referral source to others) to have a good outcome. A good outcome depends on proper judgement, execution of appropriate technique, and favorable wound healing afterwards. Some factors are under our control and some are not (i.e., patients skin type, internal structure, prior surgical history, etc.).In my practice, if i can use a legitimate billing code because of functional problems with breathing, for instance, a revision may be able to be preapproved by insurance. If the problem is a cosmetic problem only, i usually offer revision by waiving the surgical fee and holding the patient responsible for the facility/or fee since I do my surgery through a hospital and have no control over that fee. The take-home message is always ask your surgeon what his policy is so there are no surprises later. Fortunately, revision rates are generally low and it would not be unreasonable to ask your surgeon what his rates are. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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