The nose is one of the most important parts of the face. If the nose is asymmetrical or unaligned with the rest of the face, it can cause breathing problems as well as ruin the look of the face. In order to tackle these problems, rhinoplasty is recommended. It is a popular procedure and has been successful in making people more confident in their looks.
Your surgeon not only takes into consideration the shape of your nose, but also the skin type you have and the changes you want. After consulting your doctor, a customized plan is made for you and then the procedure can begin. Before the procedure begins, your doctor may take a physical exam in order to know if you have a healthy body and are eligible for the surgery. It is also important that you have realistic expectations from the surgery. You must be open about your expectations with your doctor and ask questions, if any.
RHINOPLASTY: THE SURGERY
The surgery is performed when the patient is under the influence of anesthesia. Before the surgery, the surgeon may mark the site of the surgery. Then small incisions may be made and the surgery is performed. After the surgery, you may require someone else to drive you home. You may experience memory lapses, impaired judgment or slowed reactions as a result of the surgery.
It is recommended that you avoid consuming ibuprofen or aspirin after the surgery as it can hamper the recovery process. You should take enough rest and make sure to keep your head higher than the chest.
After the surgery, you must avoid strenuous physical activities, take baths instead showers while having bandages in your nose. You should also make sure to not blow your nose and must consume foods high in fibers, like fruits and vegetables etc.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty is a complicated procedure. The possibility of having risks is extremely high. The risks may include bleeding, swelling or a vigorous reaction to anesthesia. Other risks include the following:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Numbness in and around the nose that may be permanent
- It is possible that the end result will leave you with an uneven nose.
- Discoloration of the surgical site, or pain
- Sometimes one may also require an additional surgery
You must take all the risks into consideration before opting for the surgery.
IS THE PROCEDURE OF RHINOPLASTY COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Well, if the surgery is being performed for medical reasons such as an incorrect nose due to an injury, or issues in breathing, then your health insurance company is likely to cover the cost of the surgery for you. If the surgery is being performed strictly for cosmetic or aesthetic purposes, then it is highly unlikely that the insurance company will cover the cost of the surgery.
In order to avail the insurance cost, you must get an undertaking signed by your surgeon and show it as evidence.