Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) generally focuses on the removal of a large nasal hump or the narrowing of the nostrils to improve the shape and size of a patient’s nose. This may be done in conjunction with other rhinoplasty or nose surgery procedures to achieve maximum facial balance.
Your plastic surgeon will evaluate the structure of your nose in relation to your face and discuss in detail your goals and desires.
Computer imaging may be helpful to you and your Austin-Weston surgeon in determining the right size and shape of your nose for rhinoplasty. Factors that influence the final results include the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, and your age.
Rhinoplasty may be performed on female patients as young as 15 or males as young as 17. After a careful examination and evaluation, your plastic surgeon will make a recommendation as to the proper course of action.
Depending upon the nose surgery procedures performed, a splint may be applied to the nose to help maintain its shape. Soft plastic splints may be placed in your nostrils to stabilize the airway and are usually removed in five to seven days.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING NOSE SURGERY?
Rhinoplasty can be performed as an outpatient under general or twilight anesthesia and takes approximately less than two hours to complete. Classic Rhinoplasty Surgery is either open or closed surgery. We also offer Tip Rhinoplasty. Your physician will recommend the appropriate procedure to help you achieve your goals and new look.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM NOSE SURGERY?
For the first day following nose surgery, patients should plan on taking it easy with the head elevated. Most patients can return to work or school within 7-10 days following nose surgery. Exercise and other strenuous activities may be resumed in about two weeks. It is important to avoid hitting or rubbing the nose for approximately eight weeks. It is recommended that rhinoplasty patients limit their exposure to direct sunlight for the next two months.
HOW MUCH DOES A NOSE SURGERY COST?
The cost of nose surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $8,000. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.