4 Things You Should Know About Rhinoplasty

Glamour fashion model with bright gloss make-up posing at studioHave you been thinking about a nose job (rhinoplasty)? It can be a big decision – not only are you trying to decide what (if any) changes you would like to make to your face, but you have to keep in mind that it is surgery, and with surgery there are always risks to consider. Here are some things you should know about rhinoplasty, to help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

What you need to know about rhinoplasty

If you are considering a nose job, you should:

1. Have realistic expectations. You may have your idea of your “perfect” nose, but a movie star or model’s nose may just not be right for the shape of your own face. Also, your nose will not look ideal right after the surgery – it will take time for swelling to go down, so make sure you keep that in mind for the first few days.

2. Know the cost. You should check with your insurance company to see what (if any) of your rhinoplasty will be covered. If it is performed to help you breathe better or for another medical reason, the entire procedure may be covered, whereas if it is only for cosmetic purposes it may not be covered at all.

3. Realize that there are risks. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, and any surgical procedure has risks. These may include an adverse reaction to the anesthesia, numbness, and excessive bleeding.

4. Consider carefully who will do your surgery. There is an art to plastic surgery, and you want to make sure you get a doctor with the expertise and the skill to do your nose job. He or she should also take the time to listen to your concerns and to talk with you about what you hope to get out of the procedure.

Deciding whether or not to have a nose job can be a big decision! Dr. Gary J. Price and his staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have so that you can make a decision that is right for you. Call the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, at (203) 453-6635 for a consultation appointment today!

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