Frequently Asked Questions about Rhinoplasty
Who is the ideal candidate for a nose job?
The most common reasons people seek out rhinoplasty surgery are for a hump on the bridge of the nose (dorsal hump), or because they do not like the tip of their nose. Almost anyone is a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery if you can identify what it is about your nose that bothers you. Rhinoplasty is a great operation that can help put your nose in to proportion with the rest of your facial features to enhance your overall appearance.
The goal with rhinoplasty surgery is to create a nose that is in harmony with the rest of your facial features. You may desire the look of a specific celebrity however Dr. Costa may recommend a slightly different result based on your specific facial features. What makes our consultations different is we perform 3-D imaging simulations with you on your face so that you and Dr. Costa can build you the perfect knows that both is in harmony with your face and accentuates your other facial features.
What is recovery like after rhinoplasty?
Most patients after rhinoplasty surgery recover very quickly. Most of my patients are off of prescription pain medication within 48 hours after their procedure. Special stents are used to maintain breathing through your nostrils after surgery. Dr. Costa never uses any packing. This helps keep patients comfortable. After surgery you will have stitches and a splint over the top of your nose. All of this will be removed one week after surgery. Most patients return to work 3 to 5 days after surgery. Some bruising is normal and can be concealed with make-up. Bruising usually resolves within 1 to 2 weeks and a majority of the swelling will be gone 6 weeks after surgery. However, some residual swelling is normal and may persist up to a year.
When can I work out after rhinoplasty?
Dr. Costa recommends waiting three weeks after surgery before doing any activity that will raise your blood pressure this includes working out in the gym and sexual activity.
Does rhinoplasty surgery hurt?
Most patients who undergo rhinoplasty are off prescription pain medication within 48 hours after surgery. While some discomfort can be expected with any surgery Most patients do not complain of pain during their recovery.
What can I do to prepare for rhinoplasty surgery?
Dr. Costa recommends that all patients stop any herbal supplements unless specifically prescribed by Dr. Costa. Most herbal supplements increase the risk for bleeding during surgery. We also require that all patients who use any tobacco products quit for four weeks prior to surgery and for four weeks after. It is important during your consul that you are as honest as possible with Dr. Costa about the use of any substances that may inhibit your results. We also recommend eating a high-protein diet in the weeks leading up to any surgery has this will help with wound healing.
How much does rhinoplasty surgery typically cost?
Rhinoplasty surgery price will vary on a number of different factors depending on the complexity of the procedure that needs to be performed to get the desired results. Rhinoplasty pricing starts at approximately $8000 and can go as high as $25,000. Things that affect the price would be if you need special cartilage grafts because you have a history of previous trauma to the nose or if you need cartilage harvested from other places on your body in order to reconstruct the nose and give the desired appear Additionally rhinoplasty Price can vary based on the reputation of the surgeon. More well-known surgeons may charge a premium because they have a long track record of delivering consistent high-quality results.