Rhinoplasty is often known as a “nose job”. In a rhinoplasty, the surgeon will modify the shape of your nose based on your preferences and what your nose is able to handle. It can include things like straightening the bridge of your nose if there is bump, making the nose appear smaller or larger, changing the size of the nostrils or changing the tip shape.
Depending on what type of results you want will determine what type of procedure you might have. There are different technical names for different procedures on the nose and they each have a specific outcome goal. More info can be found here and below:
- Reduction: Exactly as it sounds, it reduces the size of your nose. It does this by bringing your nose closer into your face.
- Post Traumatic: For patients who have injured their nose (for example, they broke it), this type is designed to make your nose look and function like it did before the injury.
- Reconstructive: This procedure is mostly for people looking to rebuild their nose after a serious problem. Reconstructions are highly specialized and have a long recovery time and often require multiple surgeries.
- Refinement: One of the more common types, this one focuses on the tip of the nose. If, for example, you’d like the tip of your nose to be less pointed, a refinement may be right for you.
- Augmentation: This doesn’t impact the size, but the shape and profile of your nose. For example, if you’d like your nostrils to be a bit larger and the nose overall to be more sharply slanted, an augmentation may be right for you.
Depending on the type of rhinoplasty you are getting will determine the details of the procedure. With uMedMarket, you get a consultation with the surgeon. It’s short and sweet, just to make sure you and the surgeon are mesh. If you feel comfortable with the surgeon, we set up a full consultation. This is where the details of exactly what you want and what the surgeon can do are discussed. This conversation is where you make sure the surgeon understands your vision and you verify that what they describe is what you want.
Once you are satisfied, you let us know and we’ll talk with the surgeon to determine how much it will cost. You still aren’t committed yet. Once you know the cost, we’ll ask if you want to go for it. If so, we’ll set it up with the surgeon. They will then contact you about how to prepare for surgery, including things like diet beforehand and so on.
After the surgery is complete, they will make sure everything works correctly. Once you fully wake up, they will likely do an evaluation to make sure you aren’t in any pain, everything works the way it should, and nothing is wrong. They will then walk you through the recovery, medication, bandages, activity level, diet and so on. They will also likely schedule a follow up visit (this is included in the original price).
If you ever have any questions, give the surgeon a call. It’s better to ask a question that ends up being unimportant than not asking a question that would have been critical.