What is it? A surgical procedure in which the nose is reshaped, re-tilted, or made smaller or larger.
Normal healing time: A week to 10 days on average.
Average price in the US: $4000 - $8000 depending on location.
many years one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty
or "nose job" can also provide the most dramatic change
to your overall appearance, whether as a stand alone procedure or
in combination with a facelift.
A nose job performed
by a competent plastic surgeon can increase or decrease the size
of the nose, change the shape of the bridge, or expand or narrow
Rhinoplasty techniques can be performed during a hospital stay. or
on an outpatient basis, under general or local anesthesia. The procedure is generally
available for both young and old, although teens are usually advised to wait
until they are at least 15 years of age to allow time for the nasal
bone to complete its growth.
Side effects of the surgery may include general swelling and temporary
bruising around the eyes, and recovery usually takes a week to ten
However, complete healing may take up to a year when the total
result of the procedure becomes completely evident.
Find out more
about rhinoplasty on the Web, view related pictures and illustrations,
and get more facts and information on risks and benefits, as well
as costs and financing of the perfect nose job ...
More about rhinoplasty around the Web:
Tutorial - In several online chapters featuring facts and
information on incisions, nasal anatomy, hump removal, a discussion
on the nasal septum, nose tip narrowing, a description of the nasal
splint, nose shortening, and more.
Nose Surgery - Check out a guide to basic anatomy of the nose, pre-operative
evaluation, anesthesia considerations and the actual surgery, with related video from NYC Mount Sinai Hospital.
(Nose Surgery) Information & Photos - An extensive discussion
on risks and benefits, the initial consultation, nose surgery, pain
management, recovery period, estimated cost, tips on choosing a doctor,
related story articles.
- Surgery of the Nose
- Illustrated guide to the classic nose job with facts on risks
and benefits, planning and preparing for surgery, types of anesthesia,
what to expect during and after surgery, recovery and recuperation.
is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.