Average Cost of a Rhinoplasty or Nose Job is $3500.00-7500.00 The Cost will Vary Depending on Place of Service

Nasal reconstruction or a rhinoplasty (nose job) was one of the first cosmetic procedures ever developed and is among those most frequently performed today. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which deformities of the nose are corrected by removing, rearranging or reshaping bone or cartilage.

Reasons for a Rhinoplasty (nose job)

Reasons for a rhinoplasty or nose job include reducing the size of the nose, removal of bumps as well as improving the angle of a nose.  Conditions may be natural or due to external trauma to the face.  A rhinoplasty (nose job) will also help patients Nose Job or Rhinoplasty who have difficulty breathing.  The rhinoplasty operation can be performed on all age groups, including teens and the elderly.

Before Your Rhinoplasty Surgery (nose job)

A medical history along with a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate your general health before a rhinoplasty.  We will discuss with you the way your nose can look in relation to your other facial features.  Digital photographs allow Dr. Johnson to evaluate the appropriate type of rhinoplasty procedure to perform so he can achieve the desired results. Pre-operative instructions may include eliminating certain drugs that contain aspirin to minimize the possibility of excess bleeding after your rhinoplasty.  Do not smoke for seven days prior to and after a rhinoplasty to reduce your healing time.

Methods for a Rhinoplasty Surgery

A rhinoplastyor nose job is usually performed under IV sedation, for minor work, or general anesthesia for major work.  In most rhinoplasty cases involving a reduction in shape or size of the nose or removal of a hump, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage.  The bone and cartilage are then reshaped and the skin re-draped over the surface to complete the rhinoplasty.  Patients who have a deviated septum may benefit by correction of this problem with a septo-rhinoplasty.  The rhinoplasty incisions are placed inside the nose, unless Dr. Johnson uses an open approach, in which case the incisions are made across the columella (the tissue between the nostrils).  These incisions heal with little to no noticeable scar.  Examples of these healed incisions are located in the Rhinoplasty Photo Gallery.  In cases where the nostrils flare, an incision is placed at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip allowing Dr. Johnson to narrow the flared appearance. It is not unusual to combine a rhinoplasty with chin augmentation to improve a patient’s profile.  A patient’s before and after rhinoplasty with chin augumentation photos are located in the Rhinoplasty Photo Gallery.

Post-Operative Rhinoplasty Information

     -Post Surgical Instructions

The recovery from a rhinoplasty or nose job takes one to two weeks.  Most people resume their normal activities within a week or two after a rhinoplasty.  Following surgery, a lightweight splint is applied to maintain the new shape of the nose.  The rhinoplasty splint is removed within a week.  Nasal splints may be inserted at the time of surgery to protect the septum.  These are removed after three days.  There is always some stuffiness of the nose, especially when work has been done on the nasal septum.  Keep any rhinoplasty incision moist with Polysporin for 2 weeks.  You can find Polysporin over the counter at any local pharmacy. Pain from a rhinoplasty or nose job is minimal and is controlled with medications. Bruising occurs around the eyes and begins to fade within a few days after your rhinoplasty.  Discoloration usually disappears in two weeks.  You will have persistent nasal tip edema for 2-3 months and the final rhinoplasty (nose job) results are not to be evaluated until three to fourth months post-op.

Insurance for Your Rhinoplasty

Your insurance company may pay for all or part of the costs associated with your rhinoplasty if it is performed as a result of nasal obstruction or trauma.  It is recommended that you check with your carrier to determine if there is coverage for your rhinoplasty.  Our office is here to help with any insurance reimbursement for your planned rhinoplasty.