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Dr. David Sherris
785 Doctors shared insights

Rhinoplasty (Overview)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic or functional breathing purposes.


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Is a rhinoplasty safe?

Is a rhinoplasty safe?

Rhinoplasty Safety: With everything we do in life there are certain risks. These risks are minimized by making sure you are in good health prior to the procedure. A good history and physical is smart if you have any health conditions or family issues.
The procedure should be done in a fully accredited and licensed facility with board certified anesthesiologist.
Choose a surgeon that does alot of noses. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherris
785 Doctors shared insights

Rhinoplasty (Overview)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic or functional breathing purposes.


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What's rhinoplasty like?

What's rhinoplasty like?

Rhinoplasty Recovery: For most patients rhinoplasty is about a one week recovery. They wear a splint on the outside of the nose for a week. I do not use packing on the inside of the nose, which was responsible for a lot of the swelling, bruising, and pain commonly associated with the procedure.
Most patients report little discomfort following the surgery. ...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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Rhinoplasty, what to expect?

Rhinoplasty, what to expect?

Rhinoplasty expect.: The doctor you see will review all the items to expect from surgery. Your realistic expectations are first and foremost. The nose continues to shape and improve over 1-2 years as well. Some patients experience more healing time to see the changes. Thicker skin noses will take more time to heal. You may experience nasal congestion. Be prepared for a change in your look. Know what is possible. ...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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Is it worth to do rhinoplasty?

? Rhinoplasty surg: The question to ask yourself is what about your nose bothers you. If there are no concerns, or you are trying to change because of someone else then a rhinoplasty is not for you. If you have a dorsal nose bump, wide bridge of nose, broad tip or overhanging columella then a rhinoplasty can improve things for you. See a plastic surgeon for assessment and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is 16 too young to get rhinoplasty?

Depends: If you are physically mature 16 is ok. See a rhinoplasty surgeon for an evaluation. You may want to wait if you play contact sports where you may break your nose in the future. ...Read more

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How much does it cost for rhinoplasty?

How much does it cost for rhinoplasty?

5K-15K: Depends on a variety of factors -- and in-person consultation would be required to give a more refined estimate. In general, rhinoplasties are 5-15k depending upon geographic location and the amount of work that is required to be done. Some portions may be covered by insurance if there are functional breathing issues. ...Read more

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How much can a minor rhinoplasty cost?

Depends: The cost of a rhinoplasty varies somewhat geographically. Also, the complexity of the surgery may affect the cost. Finally, the added costs of anesthesia and facility (hospital or surgi-center) also need to be considered. Discuss this with you surgeon or his/her staff at the time of your consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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 can you tell me about rhinoplasty?

What can you tell me about rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is: Rhinoplasty is a reshaping of the nose, typically performed to improve the appearance of an otherwise normal nose, or to reconstruct a damaged nose. ...Read more

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What do I do after getting a rhinoplasty?

Nosejob recovery: Each surgeon will have a specific set of post-operative instructions. This typically consists of wound care instructions (cleaning the incisions, nasal irrigations) and measures to reduce swelling and bruising (avoiding strenuous activity, sleeping on 2-3 pillows, and icing your nose). ...Read more

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How long can rhinoplasty swolleness last?

How long can rhinoplasty swolleness last?

Short & Long term: 2 weeks will get a large part of the swelling and most bruising gone. Some swelling still remains at this point but most patients are able to return to work at that point. At one month, the majority of the swelling is gone, but subtle changes will continue for up to a year or so. Revision surgery has a longer period of swelling. Ask your rhinoplasty surgeon for details. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for a rhinoplasty?

What can I do to prepare for a rhinoplasty?

Standard stuff: For 2 weeks before surgery: avoid blood thinners - aspirin, advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, etc. Avoid drinking alcohol. If you have any medical conditions, make sure these are "tuned up" and you are healthy. Alert your surgeon if you get a cold or sinus issues the week before surgery. ...Read more

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Concerns about rhinoplasty, help, what to do?

Rhinoplasty: Having a rhinoplasty is a big decision. Seek a consultation with a board certified surgeon with expertise in nasal surgery and with whom you can establish a good rapport, ...Read more

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Rhinoplasty-- does it hurt when you wake up?

Not typically: Much is done to have your experience be as comfortable as possible, but there is always some discomfort involved. Most of the discomfort occurs the day after surgery as your body adjusts. ...Read more

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How old do I have to be to get a rhinoplasty?

Age for rhinoplasty: Dear frankrcl,
in general it is 15-16 for girls, 16-17 for boys
they just need to have gone through puberty because the nose is still growing
best regards,
nima shemirani. ...Read more

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How should I feel 5 days after a rhinoplasty?

Not that bad.....: Five days after rhinoplasty, most patients feel like they have a mild head cold, with nasal congestion and stuffiness. Any headache or pain is generally well- managed with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Why is it bad to get sun after a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty: After any procedure there is a healing phase. The nose is swollen and requires rest, keeping the head elevated at night, use of ice and staying out of the hot sun. The sun will increase swelling during the first weeks. Thereafter, you should use sunscreen to protect the nose skin. ...Read more

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How long will the recovery be are a rhinoplasty?

How long will the recovery be are a rhinoplasty?

2 weeks...: Will get a large part of the swelling and most bruising gone. Some swelling still remains at this point but most patients are able to return to work at that point. There is not much pain so if you don't mind te swelling/bruising you can return earlier. Ask your rhinoplasty surgeon for details. ...Read more

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What should I expect during rhinoplasty recovery?

What should I expect during rhinoplasty recovery?

Medication & Info...: Most patients report their pain after septorhinoplasty to be easily managed by their pain medication prescription. Most patients only need that medicine for 3-4 days. The large complaint is nasal congestion, swelling and stuffiness. Bruising may occur. Ice the nose every hour or so (while you are awake) for 48 hours after surgery. Discuss with your surgeon, he can certainly help guide you. ...Read more

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Can hard coughing cause post rhinoplasty problems?

Yes: Anything that causes increased pressure or exertion may result in bleeding or more swelling in are of surgery. Usually does not cause any long-term problem with the rhinoplasty as long as the swelling is resolved fairly quicky. Nasal bleeding tendancy is for about 7-14 days post surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty Defined: Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic or functional breathing purposes. ...Read more

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Can you be awake during a minor rhinoplasty procedure?

Yes You Can: I do a lot of minor rhinoplasty revisions using a local anesthetic. It really depends on how much is being done and on your level of comfort being awake while someone is working in the middle of your face. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a successful primary rhinoplasty?

Very good: Find a reputable surgeon and the likelihood if a good result is very high. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best avenue for free rhinoplasty?

Free rhinoplasty: I can think of no circumstance for acquiring a free rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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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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How can I determine what my rhinoplasty would look like?

Computer imaging: There is only one answer. Locate a surgeon who has a computer imaging capability in his office and performs the imaging himself. After taking your picture, he will alter the image to show you a post op results. You can provide your input while he works, and the doctor gets to realize if your expectations are realistic. A win/win for both the patient and the doctor! ...Read more

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What can I expect a few weeks after having a rhinoplasty?

Stuffy nose: Your nose will be congested, like when you have a head cold or sinus infection. Some people are nauseous for a day. You may have some bruising under the eyes and the nose, especially the tip is swollen. The pain is not usually too bad. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a cold before having a rhinoplasty?

Nose Reshaping: The same thing you can do to avoid colds without surgery: healthy diet and lifestyle, frequent hand washing, avoid hand contact with your face, stay hydrated, and get enough sleep. ...Read more