Wondering about Rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty is sometimes referred to as a nose job surgery or nose reshaping, which enhances the overall facial features and brings your nose in proportion. This surgical procedure can also correct your impaired breathing that is caused by structural defects in the nose. 

Rhinoplasty can treat-

  • Size of the nose in proportion to the facial structure
  • Nose bridge width can be altered and the size of the nostrils can also be changed
  • Nose profile can be transformed with visible humps or depressions on the bridge 
  • Enlarged, bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked nasal tips can also be rectified
  • Large, wide or upturned nostrils can be reformed
  • Nasal asymmetry can also be corrected
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping can also improve a deviated septum that can improve an obstructed airway 

Rhinoplasty procedure:-

The first and foremost step of undergoing a Rhinoplasty procedure is Anesthesia. Specific medications are administered to comfort during the surgical procedure which might include intravenous sedation or general Anesthesia. 

Rhinoplasty is performed either by using a closed procedure where the incisions are hidden inside the nose or an open procedure where the incisions are made across the columella and the thin strip that splits the nostrils. Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bone and cartilages are gently raised to reshape the nasal structure.

Large or Bulbous nose can also be reduced by removing the bone or the cartilage. Usually, cartilage from the septum is the partition in the middle of the nose. In very rare cases, the cartilage from the ear or rib cartilage can be used. 

Finally at the end of the procedure, after achieving the desired shape, the nasal skin and tissues are redraped and incisions are closed. Additionally, the incisions are mostly placed within the natural creases of the nostrils to alter the size. 

Risks associated with Rhinoplasty:-

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is definitely personal and you must be aware of the benefits that you will relish at the end of the procedure. You will definitely achieve your goal if the risks and potential complications of Rhinoplasty are pretty acceptable. Your cosmetic surgeon and staff will discuss with you about all the Rhinoplasty risks and potential complications. 

Rhinoplasty risks include:-

  1. Anesthesia risks
  2. Infection
  3. Uncontrolled bruising 
  4. Poor wound healing or scarring
  5. Numbness or pain in the skin
  6. Nasal septal perforation is rare but this may happen to one out of 100 patients. In this case, additional surgical treatment may be necessary to repair the septum, but this may be possible to rectify this complication.
  7. Difficulty in breathing
  8. Unsatisfactory nasal appearance
  9. Skin discoloration and swelling
  10. Possibility of a second surgery

Rhinoplasty surgery cost:-

Nose surgery costs around $5350 according to a stat report that was published in the year 2018, but the cost depends on various factors.

Nose surgery costs can widely vary depending on a variety of factors like anesthesia cost, operation theatre cost, medical tests, prescribed medicines, post-surgical garments, surgeon’s fees or other related expenses. A cosmetic surgeon’s fee for Rhinoplasty will mostly be based on his or her experience, type of procedure used and the geographic office location. There are many plastic surgeons who offer patients some beneficial financing plans for Rhinoplasty. 

Is Rhinoplasty surgery cost covered by health insurance?

Now, this is something very crucial to understand. If Rhinoplasty is performed to improve breathing due to the presence of an obstructive airway then there are chances that nose surgery cost might be covered by insurance. But this will require a detailed examination to verify the actual cause of breathing impairment and appropriate authorization from the insurer. 

On the other hand, the nose job cost will not be covered by any insurance, in case it is done to fulfil a specific aesthetic requirement. 

Why chose us?

Dr. Sagar Gundewar, the founder and medical director of Artius Plastic and reconstructive surgeon who holds over 10 years of experience in Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgery in Mumbai. He believes in providing excellent care and provides individual attention to his patients. 

He is an Indian Board-certified cosmetic surgeon who expertises in the fields of Cosmetic, Breast Surgery, Liposuction, Facial Plastic surgery, Hair Transplant Surgery, and Rhinoplasty. He is also expert in reconstructive and microvascular surgeons. Most importantly, he keeps himself updated by attending several courses, seminars, conferences in India and overseas. It’s always his choice to practice based on honesty and dedication to accomplish excellence.