The Portland Center For Facial Plastic Surgery
Hillsboro - Portland Oregon
503-899-0006
The Portland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery ™
 10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 324A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-899-0006
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Common Questions About Nose Irregularities and Rhinoplasty

What is the difference between rhinoplasty and septoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that alters the appearance of the nose. Because breathing and the shape of the nose are linked, a rhinoplasty may be performed not only to improve the appearance of the nose but also to improve breathing through the nose.

Septoplasty is a surgery that straightens the wall inside the nose that splits the nasal passageways into right and left sides to improve breathing (nasal septum).
It can be difficult to breathe via the nose if the septum is crooked. A septoplasty is frequently performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty.

Is rhinoplasty a straightforward procedure?

No. Rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure. This is because of a number of things. The nose, for starters, is a complex 3D form in the centre of the face. The alterations made during rhinoplasty are frequently minor. However, these alterations can have a significant impact on how the nose looks and operates. The margin for error is tiny because these changes are minor.

During surgery, swelling and the injection of local anesthetic into the skin deform the nose, masking many of the tiny modifications made. Rhinoplasty also lacks a uniform procedure or sequence of stages. Each procedure is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Is it likely that I’ll have to stay in the hospital?

Almost everyone who undergoes rhinoplasty is able to leave the hospital safely the same day. If you’re having trouble with nausea or have other health problems that need to be monitored, you may be admitted to the hospital for one night.

How long does it take to recover?

Take a week off from job, school, or other responsibilities. During the first week, you will notice a gradual improvement in your mood. People frequently feel like themselves again one week after plastic surgery.

There will be some edema after surgery. Although most individuals cease seeing the swelling after a few months, it can take months for it to go away.
After a week, most people can resume most activities, and after two to four weeks, they can resume all activities.

Are there any dangers?

Every surgery has its own set of dangers. Fortunately, the risks of rhinoplasty are minimal, and complications are uncommon. Before the procedure, your doctor will go over the risks and advantages with you in detail.

Is a rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

The cost of a rhinoplasty is sometimes covered by insurance, however it depends on the policy. Your doctor’s office will assist you in obtaining prior written authorization from your insurance company before scheduling surgery. Although this isn’t a guarantee of coverage, it is the only way to see if rhinoplasty is covered. Some insurance companies will cover part of a nose surgery but not the rest. In certain circumstances, you can acquire a price for the surgery by contacting the business office.

What is the price of rhinoplasty?

The cost of a rhinoplasty is determined by a number of factors, including the surgery’s complexity, the surgeon’s training and expertise, and geographic location. Regardless of whatever surgeon you choose, the cost of surgery will be the same.

Is it possible to envision how my nose will look after surgery?

Yes. Your doctor will take standardized images of multiple views of your face before to your consultation. These images can be altered to give you an idea of how your nose will look after surgery.

Is rhinoplasty a painful procedure?

For the most part, no. Most patients rate their pain on a scale of 0 to 4 on the first day after surgery.

How long am I going to be bruised?

Bruising is a rare occurrence. If you do have some small bruising, it normally goes away after a week.

What qualities should I seek in a surgeon?

Most rhinoplasties are performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, or otolaryngologists (ENT). A smart place to start is with training and board certification in one of these specialties. You’ll probably want a surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty. Patients and other doctors will most likely recommend a surgeon with a high reputation. If your surgeon has authored numerous rhinoplasty-related papers in medical journals and has been invited to lecture at educational conferences, this is usually a sign that their peers value their rhinoplasty knowledge.

Ensure that your surgery will be performed in a hospital or surgical facility that is accredited. You should probably feel at ease with your surgeon as well.