Often called a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that sculpts and reshapes the nose. A surgeon may perform this procedure for cosmetic purposes or to correct a medical condition.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Many people feel uncomfortable with a nose they feel is the wrong shape, size, or profile for their face. Others want correction for conditions such as a deviated septum that makes breathing difficult. In fact, some consultations discover that a patient seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty has a deviated septum as well.
Unlike some other plastic surgeries that have alternative options, a rhinoplasty remains the only procedure to reshape the nose. In the hands of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Stein, rhinoplasty can make dreams come true and give people a facial appearance that they love.
Stein Plastic Surgery performs four types of rhinoplasties:
For an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Stein will create small incisions in the creases of the nose. This allows him to make more dramatic changes, making this procedure ideal for those who want a significant reshaping with significant results and accept that this will require some recovery time.
Closed rhinoplasty uses incisions inside the nose to access the nasal structure. Dr. Stein will make subtle but noticeable adjustments to the shape of your nose. This procedure produces less dramatic results than an open rhinoplasty but with a much shorter recovery time.
Often complex and challenging, revision rhinoplasties should only be performed by experienced surgeons like Dr. Stein. This procedure fixes undesired results from past surgeries. The details of the procedure depend on the problems that must be corrected.
Ethnic rhinoplasty does not remove the natural ethnic appearance of the nose. Instead, it shapes and sculpts to tone down the aspects that patients do not like while highlighting natural ethnic beauty.
What is Rhinoplasty Like?
At Stein Plastic Surgery, we perform rhinoplasty under IV sedation, also known as twilight sedation. You will feel nothing during the procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Stein will use skill and artistry to reshape the nasal bones and cartilage to create the nose the patient desires.
How Much is Rhinoplasty?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a rhinoplasty is approximately $5500. This cost can vary widely with geographical area, the surgeon’s expertise, and many other factors. This cost also does not include anesthesia, medical tests, any hospital or surgical fees, or any additional costs incurred. On average, you can expect to pay approximately $8,400 to $9,800 for a rhinoplasty performed by an experienced surgeon.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If you feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your nose and want to change it, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. You should be in good health and a non-smoker, or you will have to quit before surgery. Let your doctor know if you have had any bleeding or clotting problems.
What Results Will I See From My Rhinoplasty?
Initially, the surgery results in significant swelling. Dr. Stein will manage your discomfort. After the swelling subsides, which can take several months, you can see your full results. Your nose will have the shape, size, and profile you want, and you can feel more confident when presenting your face to the world.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in rhinoplasty? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.