Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery (Nose)
Rhinoplasty ranks among the top five most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. The procedure is primarily used for aesthetic enhancement, but sometimes functional concerns such as breathing problems can also be addressed. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides rhinoplasty to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Types of Rhinoplasty
The following are the common types of rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedures:
This is one of the most popular types of nose surgery, which is designed to make the nose more proportionate to other facial features. It usually involves sharpening of the nasal tip, removal of bumps on the nasal bridge and reduction of flared nostrils. The procedure is also commonly performed on ethnic patients who are keen to have a more proportionately sized nose.
Patients with a smaller or undermined nose may choose augmentation rhinoplasty. The procedure will typically involve tissue or bone grafting to build up the nasal bridge or nasal tip. Cartilage from the patient’s nasal septum may be used for the grafting. Synthetic implants or rib bone may also be used in some cases.
Following an injury to the nose, the patient may need post-traumatic rhinoplasty to restore both functionality and appearance of the nose. Nasal septum may need straightening, and in case of a broken nose, the surgeon may have to re-fracture and re-set the nose to provide natural looking results.
If the patient has lost the nose partially or fully due to skin cancer, accident or another disease, reconstructive rhinoplasty may be performed to rebuild the nose. Flap techniques, skin grafting and other advanced procedures may be applied to create the best results. Dr. Seify is a leading cosmetic surgeon performing this complex procedure and other types of rhinoplasty for patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.
Ethnic nose surgery may be performed on candidates from African American, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic descent. Ethnic candidates may have peculiarities in terms of nasal shape, size and contours. Many patients are keen to achieve a more attractive nose without compromising their essential ethnic integrity of the face. A skillful surgeon with experience in ethnic rhinoplasty can perform these procedures with highly desirable results.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of rhinoplasty in the US in 2014 was $4,694. However, the ASPS clarified that this figure did not cover the costs of anesthesia, operating room, and related expenses such as prescription drugs, medical tests, surgical accessories, and post-op visits to the surgeon’s office.
The overall costs of rhinoplasty can range anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000, depending on a number of factors. If rhinoplasty is a medical necessity to correct breathing problems or such other issues, full or partial costs may be covered by insurance. Most patients will also have the option to get the procedure financed through professional medical finance firms or other sources.
It will usually take about one to two weeks for the patient to resume their regular activities or return to the workplace. Mild swelling will take a longer time to subside, and the results will continue to firm up over several months.