Are there any new techniques to repair a deviated septum. Is cauterization used? Does the nose always have to be packed after surgery?
Do people get both these procedures at the same time? And do you recommend I should do this?
How much would a rhinoplasty, without insurance ect...be? Is the average price range like $5000 to $6000?
The average prices for rhinoplasty and it's related surgeries: Primary open rhinoplasty $3,152. - $6,500.; Primary closed rhinoplasty $2,879. - $5,800.; Primary Septoplasty/Turbinectomy $3,500. - $6,500.; Secondary open rhinoplasty $7,000. - $9,000.; Secondary closed rhinoplasty $2,643. - $10,000.; with implant: $2,500. - $10,200. Although, fees vary from state to state, region to region. Some more - some less.
I am 16 and have been thinking of rhinoplasty for a long time. At what age is it safe to have a rhinoplasty?
I have thick nasal skin and a surgeon I spoke with said that I may not be able to see much detail with my rhinoplasty? Is this true? Should I see another surgeon?
Going on several consults and getting a second, third and even more opinions is a good idea in any case. Searching for surgeons is a serious matter and you should be as comfortable as you can be with a surgeon, his skill, and his bedside manner.
I have to get my cast off soon and wanted to know if it is going to hurt? Is there anything I can do beforehand?
The sutures that may be removed may hurt when someone else removes it due to them not actually being able to tell when they are hurting you. They also may snip your flesh slightly when the scissors are used to cut the actual suture. This isn't as rare as it as it should be and solely depends upon the surgeon's meticulous nature.
I'm getting a deviated septum and a hump fixed all in one and I wanted to know what kind of scarring I should expect. Also, how long is it after the operation that I'll see good results?
You can expect swelling, especially in the tip if you are having tip work performed. The swelling usually begins to subside within the first month but the end result may not be seen until at least 9 months [post-operatively. Although this time period tends to lean towards a year and over.
Is it improper to ask to speak with previous patients who have had revision rhinoplasty done by the surgeon I am considering for the same procedure?
If you are wondering if all of the patients are going to be happy or receive compensation... I have found in my experience that there are about 1 to 2 patients who wish they had done more research beforehand or had gone to another doctor entirely so be advised that although this is unfortunate I think it is helpful to the patient considering the procedure to gain a well-rounded opinion.
Is it possible for someone to be allergic to dissolvable stitches? And if so, what would the reaction be?
If you experience redness and itchiness and sometimes pus formation -- you very well may be allergic to the dissolvable type sutures. Sometimes the symptoms may not show up until about 3 to 4 weeks after surgery, if this happens, antibiotics can be given but it usually reoccurs. The best thing to do in some cases is to remove any of the left over material and replace it with nylon sutures. These sutures are usually removed in 10 days. Another option can be tissue glue although this isn't very mainstream for rhinoplasty.
Also be advised that when the skin gets red and itchy around a suture, be it absorbable or non-dissolving -- usually it is time for them to be removed. Your body knows and will tell you when your healing. Besides healing skin always turns itchy. Know the difference between typical irritation and an allergic reaction.
Is this just part of the healing stage or need I bring this up to my doctor? Its really annoying! Has anyone experienced this at all?
My PS mentioned a shot of cortisone to help some of the scar tissue. Why is this and what will this do?
What are the risks of Rhinoplasty?
What does a typical Rhinoplasty consultation entail?
What is a "hanging columella"?
What is rhinoplasty?
What should I expect post-operatively?
When can rhinoplasty be performed?
When will I be able to see the results?
When will the cast be taken off and does this hurt?