How much does rhinoplasty cost?
No two noses are alike, and therefore, there is no standard rhinoplasty. The cost of your procedure is determined by the complexity of your case, combined with the cosmetic changes you wish to make. In some cases, parts of the reconstruction may be considered medically necessary, and may be covered by insurance. In addition, there may be additional costs if you wish to combine your rhinoplasty with other additional surgeries. Combining surgeries is much more cost effective, limits the number of times you will require an anesthetic, and allows you to need only one recovery time.
To determine the type of rhinoplasty will achieve your aesthetic goals, or whether your rhinoplasty can be combined with other surgeries, such as a blepharoplasty, chin augmentation, or cheek implants, you’ll have a full and thorough consultation with Dr. Ort. After determining your needs, you’ll be given a customized quote, specific to your surgical plan. This will include both anesthesia and operating room costs, plus any other additional costs, so that there are no surprises.
If you are planning a liquid rhinoplasty, also called and non-surgical rhinoplasty, the costs will be determined by how many syringes of hyaluronic acid filler is required to achieve your aesthetic changes. Since there is a significantly shorter recovery with a liquid rhinoplasty, you will leave the office with immediate changes you wish to see.
How long do rhinoplasty results last?
For a non-surgical rhinoplasty, or liquid rhinoplasty, without touch ups, you can expect the results to last for approximately 1-2 years. After this time, the body will begin to gradually and harmlessly reabsorb the hyaluronic acid filler. You can always choose to come back for additional placement of filler, or opt to have a surgical rhinoplasty.
For a surgical rhinoplasty, the results of surgery are permanent. After some initial bruising and swelling, it may take over a year for complete healing. During this time, the nose will go through several stages of healing, before ultimately revealing its final result.
What is the best age for rhinoplasty?
Unless there is a traumatic injury, such as a nasal fracture, the youngest age to perform a rhinoplasty is after all skeletal growth is complete. For women, this is usually around age 16-17; for men, this is at 19-21. Once adult growing is complete, it is never too late to change the quality of your breathing or the appearance of your nose.
There are patients in their 20s and 30s who obtain both functional and cosmetic rhinoplasties, as well as those in their 60s and 70s. As we age, there may be issues that arise that merit surgical correction, such as a worsening septal deviation, or obstruction of a nasal passage. Dr. Ort is highly specialized to treat a wide variety of these issues, as well as all of your aesthetic needs.
How long is the recovery after rhinoplasty?
The first few days after surgery are the most uncomfortable. This will be improved with sleeping in an elevated position, cool clothes to the face, rest, and pain medication. After this period, there will be visible bruising and swelling 1-2 weeks.
Most patients try to avoid going back to work during this time, even if just to avoid answering any questions from curious or concerned friends and colleagues. Once all this dissipates, the remainder of the 1+ year of recovery will be resolution of swelling of the face and inside the nose, which is mainly only noticeable to you and very close family, eventually leading to the final and beautiful outcome.
Will I have to wear bandages after rhinoplasty?
After the procedure, you will leave wearing a nasal splint over the bridge of your nose, which will stay in place for approximately 1 week. In some cases, you will require splinting inside the nose, which will be comfortably removed by Dr. Ort several days after your surgery. Depending on the type of rhinoplasty you’ve had, and the location of the incisions, you may have sutures that will need to be removed 1 week post surgery.
Most patients experience under eye bruising and facial swelling after surgery. This generally resolves in 1-2 weeks, and is an expected part of surgical recovery.
Will people be able to tell I’ve had a nose job?
Depending on what type of surgery you’ve had, your friends or family may only notice an improved or changed appearance to your face, but may not exactly be able to pinpoint what’s different. This is often the mark of a highly skilled surgeon. Some rhinoplasties involve only microscopic changes, but result in tremendous improvement. Because recovery can be over 1 year, changes are very gradual, allowing for even the most dramatic of changes to go virtually unnoticed, unless you choose to share with others.
Who offers the best rhinoplasty in Bellevue, WA?
Dr. Ort, a double board certified, fellowship trained facial surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty, is highly committed to making you look your best and most natural. To find out how she can help, call or go online to schedule your consultation.