Can I combine my rhinoplasty with other procedures?
Rhinoplasty can be easily combined with many non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers and injectables. For most healthy patients, nose surgery can also accompany additional facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty or a brow lift. Combining procedures has the advantage of reducing costs and recovery periods.
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 14-18 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?
Revision procedures can be performed between 4 and 12 months after the initial nose job, depending on your skin type, nasal structure, and progress in healing.
What anesthesia is used in rhinoplasty?
General anesthesia is most often used for rhinoplasty. However, 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. Seeking out a qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Afrooz is key.
How will my nose look after rhinoplasty?
Your nose will appear aesthetically pleasing yet entirely unique to you. Dr. Afrooz tailors every one of his Miami Beach rhinoplasty surgeries 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.