Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty
Rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is a specialized procedure designed to improve the appearance and function of your nose. This procedure is performed to make the nose appear softer and less noticeable.
Dr. Sandel’s philosophy
“We want people to pay more attention to your eyes when they look at you. A great rhinoplasty procedure can actually take people’s attention away from your nose.”
What features are commonly addressed?
- bump on the top of the nose
- downturned nose
- too big for your features
- broad or bulbous nose or tip of the nose
- collapsed or irregular nose possibly related to previous surgery (revision rhinoplasty)
- nasal breathing problems
- and many others
A septoplasty is a common procedure performed inside the nose to correct a septal deviation. This may cause you to have trouble breathing. The septum is a thin structure that separates the right and left nasal cavity. This can be deviated from an injury to the nose or simply from abnormal growth. Many people who snore have a deviated septum.
Will insurance pay for this procedure?
Many insurance plans will cover procedures that can help you breathe. This includes a septoplasty. A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance.
The total cost of a rhinoplasty (for cosmetic purposes) can be reduced if you are having a septoplasty at the same time.
How much time will I need off work or school?
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Dr. Sandel does not pack the nose, so patients are very comfortable and have minimal pain immediately after surgery. An external nasal splint is often required and will stay on the nose for 1 week.
Many patients feel well enough to return to work or school within 1-2 days after the surgery. However, you will feel a little swollen and have some congestion. We ask that you limit your physical activity for 5-7 days or until the splint is removed.
If you think you are a candidate for this procedure, call Lisa at 410.266.7120. She can help you schedule a consultation and answer many of your questions regarding costs.