7 Facts You Need To Know About Rhinoplasty Surgery

Fact 1: Rhinoplasty combines 2 greek words; Rhino, which means nose and “plastico”, which is the root verb for “to effect change”. The literal translation is then; “change the nose”. Otherwise known as “getting a nose job”.

Fact 2: Rhinoplasty surgery is one the most common types of face lift surgery requested today with over 350,000 Americans getting nose work done each year. According to numbers provided by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) 47,000 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 are jumping on board the Rhinoplasty surgery boat.

Fact 3: There are 2 categories of Rhinoplasty surgery; cosmetic and Reconstructive. Reconstructive refers to necessary surgery on the nose due to accidents, cancers, or an impairment of the nasal passages. Cosmetic refers to the changes made for aesthetic reasons only. Most insurance plans will cover reconstructive but not cosmetic. But, there are payday loans that provide you the money with some interest on it regardless the reason.

Fact 4: Rhinoplasty surgeries are done in outpatient clinics, unless there is a severe reconstructive need. Average time needed to complete the work runs from 1 to 3 hours, with an hour of observation following.

Fact 5: It can take up to 12 months for complete healing to take place after Rhinoplasty surgery. This includes tenderness and possibly numbness on some area of the nose.

Fact 6: Some Rhinoplasty surgeons are now offering a non-surgical type of treatment. This does not alter the structure of the nose but will add a “filler” to the nose that can balance out minor pits and birth defect deformities.

Fact 7: Not all plastic surgeons are qualified to do Rhinoplasty surgery. Though most surgeons can perform the surgery, many should not. Working on the nose requires a skilled knowledge of the respiratory system and aesthetic understanding of construction of the human face, to best match the nose surgery plan with the face. This combination requires a surgeon who specializes in nose reconstruction.

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