What is open vs. closed rhinoplasty?
In a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nose and are not visible after surgery. In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made at the base of the nose, allowing better access. Both procedures have their uses and benefits.
How old do I have to be for rhinoplasty?
The recommended youngest age for rhinoplasty is usually 13 or 15 years old, at which time the face has sufficiently matured.
Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?
Cosmetic rhinoplasties are not covered by insurance, but medically necessary ones can be.
How long do I need to wait before a revision rhinoplasty?
Between 4 and 12 months, depending on your skin type, nasal structure, and progress in healing.
What anesthesia is used in rhinoplasty?
General anesthesia is most often used, but in some procedures, local anesthesia, twilight anesthesia, or IV sedation may be options.
Will rhinoplasty affect my breathing?
A well-done rhinoplasty can improve your breathing if needed and should not degrade it. Seek a very qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon.
How will my nose look after rhinoplasty?
Aesthetically complementary and unique to you. Dr. Afrooz tailors every surgery to the patient in front of him and creates a surgical plan he and his patients agree upon well before any surgical work is begun.