Rhinoplasty includes surgery of the outside and inside of the nose (septum and turbinates). Cosmetic rhinoplasty changes the outside appearance of the nose while maintaining (or improving) nasal breathing. Some common cosmetic concerns for the nose include large nose with bulbous tip, dorsal hump, weak dorsum, crooked nose, wide nostrils and a tip that is rotated too far up or down. Rhinoplasty can help improve facial symmetry and harmony as well as improve nasal breathing. Some patients with nasal breathing and sinus problems benefit from sinus surgery at the same time. Dr. Berens will discuss your symptoms and whether sinus surgery is appropriate for you.
During a consultation with you, Dr. Berens will analyze your face and determine the best treatment plan that may include surgical and non surgical options.
Rhinoplasty required general anesthesia. You will go home the same day as the procedure.
You will need someone to stay with you overnight. Discomfort after surgery is well managed with oral medication. There may be splints inside your nose to support the septum and a cast on the outside of nose. These stay in place for one week. You will be seen in the office the week after the procedure. You will be seen in the office the day after your procedure and follow up visits will continue at week 3,6 and 12 and yearly after that. You should take 1-2 weeks off of work.
Final cost will depend on consultation and extent of insurance coverage.