A Brief History of Rhinoplasty (nose job).
Initially, Rhinoplasty or nose job techniques were used by the Indian Ayurvedic physician Sushruta and his students to correct nasal defects.
Due to plastic surgery advancement, These surgical techniques have been redefined and are now being used for our modern day nose surgery.
Plastic vs Cosmetic Surgery.
Many people still don’t know the difference between plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Confusion about the two terms has led to people misunderstanding their difference. But there are two unique features that make them different from one another.
- Plastic Surgery is a surgery conducted to reconstruct facial and body defects caused due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.
- Cosmetic Surgery is conducted to enhancing a patient’s appearance. It mainly focuses on the aesthetics of beauty.
How much does a nose surgery cost?
How Much Rhinoplasty cost? The average cost of a nose job is $7,450. However, Prices may vary depending on the surgeon’s experience, your location, operative room costs, anesthesia and how much needs to be done.
Cosmetic procedures like nose reshaping, nose lift that are done to enhance physical looks are usually not covered by insurance.
These nose jobs require you to finance them using your credit card, bank loans, savings, or healthcare-specific financing programs.
However, surgeries like Septoplasty, broken nose repair, turbinoplasty, hematoma and others conducted to reconstruct defects caused due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease may be covered.
Non-surgical nose jobs, on the other hand, cost relatively much cheaper than the normal nose surgery procedures. The cost for a non-surgical surgery ranges from $1,500 – $2,500.
Ideal Candidates for a nose surgery.
Anyone physically fit or with a nose that requires a medical attention is a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
However, for children, the ideal minimum age for a child to have a nose job is 14 years old for girls and 15 years for boys.
This is because boys tend to grow slow when compared to girls.
What to Expect During Rhinoplasty Surgery.
After scheduling your surgery with your surgeon, here is what happens during your nose job surgery.
Rhinoplasty procedure steps
- Step 1: Your surgeon gives you a general anesthesia to make you sleep during the surgery.
- Step 2: An incision is done either along the columella ( Open rhinoplasty) or inside of the nostril (Closed rhinoplasty).
- Step 3: If your nose has a deviated septum, your surgeon will straighten it to boost breathing.
- Step 4: Your doctor close the incision and place splints to support the nose as it heals.
The surgery may last from 1 to 4 hours depending on the changes to take place. Minimal changes take less time while extensive changes take long hours.
Most nose jobs are pain-free and do not hurt. The anesthesia that is usually given to you at the beginning makes you sleep and not to feel any pain during incision.
Nose Job Recovery.
How long does it take to recover from a nose job?
After a nose job, your doctor will prescribe pain relievers and place splints to support the nose as it heals.
You may experience discoloration and bruising around your nose and under your eyes (black eye). This is because of the bleeding which takes place beneath the skin during the nose surgery.
The recovery period after a nose job differs from one person to another depending on the type and extensiveness of the surgery.
However, it takes 10 to 14 days before most of the swelling and bruising improves. It may take several weeks before resuming heavy activities.
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