Nose Reshaping Surgery –
Is Rhinoplasty For You?

Have you thought about reshaping your nose? The articles in this Consumer Guide give you in-depth information about the types of rhinoplasty surgery, what makes a good rhinoplasty candidate, cost, and related topics. Reading the articles will help you choose the best treatment options and know what to expect from them.

What You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a nose-reshaping surgery that can correct deformities or make subtle aesthetic changes for cosmetic purposes. This article explains the procedure and the various rhinoplasty techniques.

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Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Nose surgery is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States. If you're self-conscious about your nose, you may be a good candidate. Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose for aesthetic and corrective purposes. Whether the issue is birth defect, injury, or age-related changes, rhinoplasty can help provide balance and proportion to your nose and face.

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Rhinoplasty Cost

This article gives you average costs of rhinoplasty based on the type of structural and cosmetic changes made to the nose and other factors. These estimates may not reflect your individual situation, but they can provide a starting place for you to think about the feasibility of the procedure.

Is the cost of rhinoplasty feasible for me?

Rhinoplasty Risks

Serious rhinoplasty complications are rare and can be minimized by carefully following your surgeon's pre- and postoperative instructions. Some rhinoplasty risks include anesthesia complications, bleeding, infection, asymmetry and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic results.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Some discomfort is to be expected following rhinoplasty, although pain and swelling can be managed with medications or herbal remedies. Most people can return to work within seven to 10 days following rhinoplasty, but swelling can take up to one year to completely subside.

Learn about rhinoplasty recovery.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty has one of the highest revision rates in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. Revision, or secondary, rhinoplasty is an option if you're not happy with the results of your original nose surgery.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a subspecialty that has become increasingly popular with African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics in recent years. It's a unique procedure with equally unique considerations and some special precautions that should be understood prior to surgery.

Learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty.

To better understand the potential results from nose surgery, view the before and after rhinoplasty gallery.