What No One Tells You About Nose Reshaping
by Raquel Hunter
Both the size and shape of an individual’s nose is determined by genetics, however many people are not happy with the appearance of their nose. Nose reshaping surgery, also known as rhinoplasty is a common surgical procedure that is undertaken for a number of reasons and not everyone’s reasons are the same. For most people it is a cosmetic purpose but some people suffer from breathing disorders that require a restructuring of their nose.
Nose reshaping in most instances is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore is not covered by insurance. However when nose reshaping is necessary to relieve problems that a patient has with breathing some insurance companies will pay the entire cost of the surgery while others will pay for a portion of the cost of the surgery. The prices for nose reshaping surgery vary from plastic surgeon to plastic surgeon and are often determined by the type of problem that needs correction and the type of procedure that is to be used. There are two different nose reshaping procedures, the open rhinoplasty and the closed rhinoplasty, however the closed rhinoplasty is more commonly undertaken because the incisions are able to be concealed inside the nose and there is less scarring than with the open rhinoplasty.
The nose continues to grow even after an individual has reached adolescence and for that reason, no matter how unhappy a person is with the appearance of their nose, it is not recommended that nose surgery be done on anyone under the age of 16. Some plastic surgeons prefer to operate on patients who are at least 18 to 20 years of age.
Most nose reshaping surgeries are a success and the patient is very happy with the look of their new and improved nose. However there are instances where a patient is less than overjoyed with the end result. If this occurs and a second surgery (referred to as secondary rhinoplasty) is required then it is necessary for the patient to wait at least a year before the operation can be attempted again. Keep in mind that every surgery is difficult on the human body and requires a recovery period.
One alternative to rhinoplasty is a non-surgical nose job, which means that the structure of the nose is not changed. This type of nose job is accomplished by way of an injection known as a facial filler. There are different types of fillers used and the one that the doctor chooses for you will be determined by your past medical history and the goals you have for your nose. Fillers are commonly used to iron our wrinkles and the facial fillers for the nose work in a similar fashion in that they are able to fill out the spots of the nose where there are small irregularities or deformities. This is a limiting procedure but it is also less expensive than traditional plastic surgery and requires a shorter period of healing.