Your Drummonds nose job may have several components, including correcting your deviated septum, removing the bump on your nose, refining your nasal tip, making your nose less wide with a nasal in-fracture, making your nasal tip profile less prominent, or making the nostrils of your nose flare out less. What kind of pain would you expect from all or some of these procedures?
The most pain you will feel is from any potential bony work, specifically if the bony part of your nose needs to be made more narrow. If your nose job requires your plastic surgeon to break your nose, and then make it more narrow, then this will hurt the most. Even though your nasal bones are very thin, breaking your nasal bones will probably cause bruising under your eyelid areas and around your cheeks, as well as significant pain right after your rhinoplasty surgery.
Cost of Rhinoplasty
If you're planning on rhinoplasty you should know that the total cost of your rhinoplasty will be made up of several factors. The largest costs will be the doctor's fee and the facilities charges, but you will also be charged for support staff, anesthesia and equipment and supplies. The charges make up the total cost of your rhinoplasty. Typically a rhinoplasty that is done in the plastic surgeon's office will be cheaper than one performed in a hospital.
Anesthesia can also be a significant cost, especially if your rhinoplasty requires you to be kept asleep for a long period of time. Not just the cost of the anesthesia, but also the fees for the anesthesiologist, the support staff and the facilities fees will be higher the longer you are kept asleep for your surgery. If you are able to have the surgery with just local anesthesia your costs will be much lower.
All of these costs together affect the total cost of rhinoplasty surgery. Your plastic surgeon should take the time to explain all of this prior to your surgery and make sure that you understand the total costs involved. Across the U.S. the average cost of rhinoplasty is $700. Depending on what area of the country the surgery is performed in your costs can be higher or lower. Rhinoplasty surgery is typically higher because of the higher costs in California and also because of the experience of the surgeons. Once again, your plastic surgeon will be able to give you a complete breakdown and explanation of the costs involved with your rhinoplasty.
Some rhinoplasty surgeons will quote you a single package price that includes everything. If you're comfortable with that fine, but if you want to know the breakdown of costs the plastic surgeon should be able to provide you with them. Just make sure you're comfortable either way.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines the cost of rhinoplasty surgery as any nasal surgery performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. This can include anything from the removal of a small imperfection like a bump up to complete reconstruction of the nose and nasal passageways. As you might expect, the more complex the surgery, the higher the costs. Costs also increase based on location and the traiing and experience of the surgeon. As I said earlier, plastic surgeons are at the higher end of the costs scale.
Be careful with package quotes as some plastic surgeons will try to hide some of the costs involved in the rhinoplasty so they can bill an insurance company. Insurance companies do not cover cosmetic rhinoplasty, but they will cover costs for rhinoplasty done to correct a medical problem such as deviated septums. Be aware if your doctor is planning on billing your insurance for your rhinoplasty and if you don't want to be involved with this practice let your cosmetic surgeon know.
While some view the cost of rhinoplasty to be high, many others feel the cost is easily justified by their improved appearance. Cosmetic surgeons are highly trained and experienced and you're sure to have a great result when choosing one of them. Make sure you know your doctor and know the costs of rhinoplasty and you're sure to have a great experience and love your new nose.
Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures
To look at television or read the latest magazines, you would think that plastic nose job surgery is as common as taking your shirts in to be dry cleaned. It almost seems as if everyone is having some sort of plastic surgery these days. And the makeover shows that cover the airways validate this position. When people don't like something about their faces or their bodies a visit to a plastic surgeon can erase the flaw.
One of the most common procedures - Rhinoplasty, or plastic nose job surgery - can probably attribute its popularity to just how much it changes the look of the face. For someone whose nose has dominated their features for most of their life, plastic nose job surgery can mean a whole new appearance. It can be a powerful experience.
Plastic nose job surgery, however - just like any elective surgeries - should not be entered into lightly. Surgery, of any kind, can be risky so it's important you've accurately weighed the risks against the rewards. Be sure that you're doing the surgery for the right reasons; to make yourself happy, not someone else. When you're confident that you want to proceed with plastic nose job surgery then it's time to find the appropriate doctor.
Plastic surgeons have offices in every city and town across the country. This does not mean that they are all equally skilled or reputable. Do your homework when it comes to the doctor performing your plastic nose job surgery. Get referrals from other medical professionals whom you trust; get recommendations from people who have been through a plastic nose job surgery; and thoroughly check the credentials of each and every doctor you are considering. Never make a decision about plastic nose job surgery based on cost alone. Having paid an inexpensive price for surgery will mean little if you have problems afterwards.
Once you've found the plastic surgeon that has the experience, the reputation, and, most importantly, makes you feel comfortable and well-informed, you will have several pre-surgical consultations. At this time, the surgeon will assess your nose and you will make a determination together about how you want to proceed. Plastic nose job surgery should bring you the results you and your doctor envisioned together.
Once your plastic nose job surgery is complete you will have some recovery time; swelling, bruising, and some bleeding are not uncommon. Be sure to implicitly follow the instructions from your surgeon's office regarding activity levels following surgery. You may feel great a couple of days later but that doesn't mean you should be running marathons. Premature activity will only serve to complicate your healing.
With the proper amount of research and a reputable, skilled surgeon, you will finally have the nose you should have been born with - through plastic nose job surgery.