Can Rhinoplasty be Performed on any Patient?
In general, yes, but the tone and suppleness of your skin is a factor. If you have thick skin, it may lack the flexibility to fit snugly over a smaller nose. Conversely, if your skin is too thin, it may show some of the surgical changes that have been made below the surface, such as bone grafts. Younger patients will heal faster, and older adults may notice that bruising takes longer to subside. Rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure for individuals who had the surgery before, as there is likely to be scar tissue remaining from the early restructuring.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Expectations
Although you will not be able to judge your final result for months, recovery from rhinoplasty is typically rapid. Patients wear a nasal splint for about a week and can usually return to work or school after that. Swelling will require months to completely subside.
To ensure optimal healing, and avoid the necessity of follow-up surgery, it is important to protect the nose during recovery. That means sleeping on your back with your head elevated, avoiding activities that could potentially result in injury to the nose, and following your doctor’s prescribed routines when it comes to washing your face, limiting exposure to ultraviolet rays, and avoiding vigorous physical activities.
Is Getting a Rhinoplasty Worth It?
Rhinoplasty is the most performed plastic surgery in the United States, which is a strong indicator that patients love the procedure and the results it produces. Patient satisfaction surveys confirm that it most patients are happy they with their decision to have rhinoplasty.
One of the reasons for rhinoplasty’s popularity is the fact that it is a highly customizable surgery, capable of making big and small changes for men and women alike. Because the nose is at the center of the face, it is one of the most prominent features a person has, and therefore subject to more scrutiny.
How Long Does Rhinoplasty Last?
Both open and closed rhinoplasty can be performed in under two hours by Dr. Funt. Patients will be under anesthesia for the duration of the procedure and can safely return home (driven by someone else) on the same day.
As for the results, the changes achieved with rhinoplasty are generally considered permanent. Although you may notice slight changes over the years due to the aging process, for the most part the nose should hold its new shape indefinitely. You will not need to undergo a second rhinoplasty two decades from now to maintain the results.
Is a Nose Job Painful?
Most patients do not find their recovery from rhinoplasty to be painful. You can expect your nose to be tender and sore, but you can generally avoid significant discomfort with help from prescription painkillers. Most patients only need to take a week off from school or work before they feel and look well enough to return to their normal activities.
How Much Does a Nose Job Cost?
Because so many types of changes can be achieved with rhinoplasty, the price of the procedure depends on the specific surgical plan you and Dr. Funt agree on. During a consultation, Dr. Funt can provide a complete quote so that you may make an informed decision. If you would like to make payments toward the total cost of the procedure, financing options are available through CareCredit, a leading medical lender.
What Is the Right Age to Have Rhinoplasty?
Many patients decide to have rhinoplasty in their 20s because their desire to change their nose starts at a young age. However, if you decide to have rhinoplasty much later in life, this is also acceptable so long as you remain in good enough health to undergo an elective surgery. Dr. Funt can confirm your candidacy during a consultation.
The only age restriction when it comes to this surgery is that patients should be at least 16. That is because bones continue to grow until puberty has finished, so it is inadvisable to restructure the nose prior to that. Teenagers who wish to have rhinoplasty should consult with Dr. Funt to see whether they are too young for the surgery.
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Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Funt’s most performed surgeries because his level of expertise and attention to detail allow him to produce amazing results. His stunning before-and-after photos and glowing patient reviews demonstrate his unrivaled rhinoplasty skills. To learn more about this procedure from Dr. Funt, please call (516) 627-6100 in Roslyn and (516) 295-0404 in Woodmere.