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What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a very popular cosmetic surgery used to adjust the size and shape of the nose. In some cases, rhinoplasty is also performed to improve a patient’s breathing and nasal function.

How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that’s typically performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Holcomb will usually start by making an incision across the base of the nose. Next, he carefully adjusts the skin, bones, and/or cartilage to create a new shape for the nose. He then uses tiny stitches to close the incision and finish the procedure. On average, rhinoplasty takes between one and three hours to complete.

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Benefits of Rhinoplasty

If you aren’t happy with the current appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty could provide some or all of these benefits:

  • Improved nasal shape and/or size
  • More balanced facial appearance
  • Correcting a crooked nose
  • Removing a bump from the dorsal bridge
  • Improved breathing
  • Repaired deviated septum
  • Increased self-confidence
  • More attractive profile
  • Permanent results
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Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Anyone who’s interested in adjusting the way their nose looks may be a candidate for rhinoplasty. To be an ideal candidate for the surgery, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Over the age of 15
  • In good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have the desire to adjust the appearance of your nose

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How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

The price of rhinoplasty can vary quite a bit depending on the specifics of the surgery. On average, the price can range from $14,000 to $16,000. There are additional care fees for patients under the age of 18. During your consultation, your doctor will go into specific detail about the pricing of the surgery to tailor a plan and a quote just for you. 

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

You should be able to head home within a few hours of your surgery. You’ll need to wear a nasal splint for the first week, and frequent rest will be important during this time. After 10 to 14 days, you should be able to return to your regular routine, but you should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

What To Do Before the Surgery?

Before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Holcomb. You should tell him your hopes for the procedure during the meeting and air any concerns. You must also tell the doctor about your medical history, any allergies you suffer from, and all of the medications you’re currently taking.

Before the surgery, you should also arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home on the day of the procedure. Ideally, you should also arrange for someone to spend the first night with you.

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Why Choose HK Plastic Surgery & MedSpa?

To receive the superb results you deserve from your rhinoplasty, it’s vital that you have the surgery performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. If you go with Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, you’ll be in extremely capable hands. Dr. Holcomb and Dr. Kreithen are highly respected plastic surgeons who approach every procedure with precision and attention to detail. And at our Tampa MedSpa location, our patients enjoy a peaceful, relaxing environment and dedicated care.

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