Have you ever found yourself dreaming of a different nose? So many people think or dream about rhinoplasty, and even start going down the path of doing research and asking questions. What, ultimately, makes our patients take the plunge and get the treatment or procedure they’re looking for, rhinoplasty or otherwise? We think it’s when they understand what the procedure really involves, instead of unclear ideas given to us by TV or celebrities
We’re here to help provide more information about rhinoplasty (also referred to as a nose job), so you can understand more about what it involves. Plus, we want you to make more informed decisions when it comes to what you are looking for. Keep reading for some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.
What can be resolved with rhinoplasty?
You may have heard that a rhinoplasty can fix a deviated septum or other breathing problems that involve the nose. That is completely true, but many people also choose rhinoplasty for purely cosmetic reasons. No matter why you want rhinoplasty, if you’re doing it for yourself then it’s worth looking into.
Rhinoplasty can do so much. It can also adjust the angle of the tip of your nose, change the size of your nostrils, and just narrow a nose, too. If you find yourself looking in the mirror and wanting to change your nose, chances are that we can help.
How long does it take to recover?
About a week after your surgery, your provider will help you remove your cast and packing from your nose. Being able to breathe out of your nose often makes a world of difference, and our patients appreciate this visit! You may still have swelling and bruising, though, so we recommend taking off two weeks from work to make sure you are sufficiently healed.
Is it covered by insurance?
Rhinoplasty may be covered by insurance if you can prove its medical necessity, such as in cases of a deviated septum other other breathing issues. Otherwise, rhinoplasty is categorized as a cosmetic procedure and will not likely be covered by your insurance. It’s important to talk to your insurance provider first, so you understand what may and may not be covered.
If you’re ready to learn more about rhinoplasty, call us today at (310) 453-6500 to schedule a consultation.