Rhinoplasty Ketchum Idaho – Nose Surgery Sun Valley ID

The three most common health reasons patients undergo a rhinoplasty is they just simply broke their nose or it’s twisted and crooked. The second reason they come to see The Idaho Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is usually because they have a large dorsal hump that maybe they were born with and they really have an issue with it. And the third reason is usually a bulbous nasal tip that needs some refinement.

Rhinoplasty Process in Ketchum ID

Other reasons patients seek a facial plastic surgeon to undergo nasal surgery.

  • A broken nose
  • A breathing problem
  • Sinus issues / surgery
  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty versus closed rhinoplasty surgery:

Open rhinoplasty involves placement of 2 incisions on the inside of the nose, and one incision across the outside portion of the nose across the columella. The doctor then lifts the skin off the cartilaginous structures of the nose and performs the necessary changes. This leaves a visible scar across the columella. Open rhinoplasty is more invasive. Closed procedure involves placement of 2 incisions completely located on the inside of the nose, and is much less invasive. Closed Rhinoplasty heals faster. Open versus Closed services is only about the approach to get in the nose to perform the surgery, not what is actually performed inside the nose to accomplish the required changes. Advanced cartilage grafting techniques, cartilage removal, hump reduction, osteotomies, can all be addressed with either technique. Always best to ask your doctor which approach they are going to use for your nose job procedure.

Candidates for Rhinoplasty in Idaho

Candidates for rhinoplasty are individuals seeking to enhance the proportion and aesthetic appearance of their nose, or those requiring this surgical procedure to correct a functional issue such as difficulty in breathing as a result of structural defects. A good candidate for this type of surgery is typically a healthy individual who has realistic expectations about the outcome. A person is usually considered physically ready for rhinoplasty when their facial growth is complete, which tends to occur around age 15 to 16 for girls and a bit later for boys. While aesthetic preferences can vary, the goal should be to achieve a natural harmony between the nose and other facial features. Therefore, rhinoplasty candidates should seek professional advice to ensure that the envisioned changes are suitable for their particular facial structure..

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Recovery

Rhinoplasty recovery is a crucial part of the overall surgical process that requires careful aftercare. Generally, patients will have dressings or a splint in place on their nose to maintain its new shape. Most patients experience swelling and bruising, particularly around the eyes, which will significantly reduce after the first two weeks. It’s common to feel congested due to swelling or from the splints placed inside the nose during surgery. Pain can be controlled effectively with medication prescribed by the surgeon. While light walks can be resumed after several days, vigorous activities or contact sports should be avoided for at least 6 weeks. Throughout this process, it’s important to refrain from blowing the nose, to limit facial expressions and to elevate the head to decrease swelling. Full healing from rhinoplasty can take up to a year; however, patients typically resume their normal social activities within 2-3 weeks whilst minor changes in swelling could be noticeable only to the surgeon and the patient over the healing period. Always remember to follow the specific aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon.

How Much Does A Rhinoplasty Cost in Ketchum

The most frequently asked question or questions about a nose job is “How much does it cost?” The cost of a nose surgery is determined by three factors: The cost of the operating room which is based on time, the cost of being monitored under general anesthesia by a board-certified physician anesthesiologist, and then the surgeon’s fees for performing the procedure in addition to all the post-operative follow-up appointments for one year.

You’re also going to see the differences in cost based on a surgeon’s experience, which is extremely important and geography as well.

The nose is the most prominent feature on a patient’s face and it’s very important to get your nose job done right the first time. Because it will cost a lot more money in the long run if you don’t get it done right by a surgeon who knows what they’re doing.

Rhinoplasty Procedure (Regular):

$10,100 (Surgeon & Operating Room) + $725 (Anesthesia)

Rhinoplasty (Complex/Revision):

$12,300 Surgeon & Operating Room) + $875 (Anesthesia)

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