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Rhinoplasty Facts

Medical Name:
Rhinoplasty - Nose Revision
Common Name:
Rhinoplasty
Estimated Cost:
$2,000 to $5,000
Type of Anesthesia:
General or local with mild sedation.
Length of Procedure: 1-2 hours
Down Time: 1-2 weeks
Recovery Time: 2-4 weeks
Discomfort Level: mild to moderate, controlled with pain medication.
Procedure Location: Hospital or surgery center
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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that restructures the nose in order to improve its appearance and function. Rhinoplasty can be performed as either an aesthetic procedure, basically re-shaping of the nose to improve its appearance. It can also be performed as reconstructive nasal surgery, which means correcting birth defects and disfigurements that are result of injury. Rhinoplasty can also relieve nasal obstruction and improve one’s breathing. There are many ways in which a nose can be altered through rhinoplasty, including reducing or increasing the size of the nose, changing the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon as to what can be done to improve the nose’s appearance and function.

This particular procedure has become one of the most requested ones today and many of these individual have their own reasons for wanting rhinoplasty. However, in any situation, the individual must have realistic expectations about their operation. The individual must also note that the cosmetic surgery is meant to achieve improvement and not perfection.

Take a look at the essential facts listed to help gain a basic understanding of what the typical patient faces when dealing with rhinoplasty. You may also want to take a look in our “Research” section for a more in-depth look on this cosmetic surgery procedure. However if you are considering rhinoplasty, to get all the answers you need to make a well-informed decision, please consult with a cosmetic surgeon.

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