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Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as a nose job, is a procedure that alters the shape and structure of the nose. The nose is one of the most important parts of the facial appearance and is the centrally defining structure of the face. It reflects age and culture and can affect the appearance of other features such as the eyes, lips, and chin.
Nasal surgery can be done for purely cosmetic reasons such as removing a hump, narrowing the width of the nose, or improving the angle of the nasal tip. Rhinoplasty may also be performed for functional reasons (to improve breathing) or to correct deformities caused by an injury or by birth defects like a cleft lip.
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
During your consultation, Carmel & Indianapolis rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Chegar will be able to show you the specific goal of your surgery. The rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Chegar will involve a discussion of your aesthetic and functional goals. The two of you will go over your complete medical history, including any allergies you have, any prior procedures you have undergone, and any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
Dr. Chegar will examine your nasal structure, walk you through the details of the procedure, and create a surgical plan for your rhinoplasty. A date will then be set for the surgery.
What to Expect Regarding Rhinoplasty Surgery
There are two basic types of approaches used to perform a rhinoplasty: closed and open. The closed rhinoplasty is done entirely through internal incisions in the nostrils. The open rhinoplasty mostly uses these incisions but also includes a small incision at the base of the nose between the nostrils (on the area called the columella). Dr. Chegar typically performs open rhinoplasty for revision cases or when more precise or complex maneuvers are necessary.
Once the bone, cartilage, and soft tissues of the nose have been altered in order to achieve the desired changes, the rhinoplasty incisions are closed with the help of medical sutures.
Your Rhinoplasty at Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery will be performed by specialist Dr. Burke Chegar in Carmel, IN.
Rhinoplasty Healing and Recovery
Patients may return to school or work seven to ten days after rhinoplasty. Dr. Chegar recommends avoiding any heavy exertion or exercise for two full weeks and any activities that may risk contact to the nose for six weeks.
At the one-week follow-up appointment with Dr. Chegar, the outer nasal dressing is removed. This dressing is called a splint. Bruising and swelling around the nose is normal and lasts for about two weeks, although minor swelling and other changes will occur for up to one year.
Insurance may cover rhinoplasty for functional problems with breathing or for deformities caused by injury or birth defects. Cosmetic changes to the nose can also be done with a functional rhinoplasty and are billed separately from the insurance portion of the procedure.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Indianapolis?
The cost associated can vary on a number of factors. As an experienced Indianapolis rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Chegar will meet with you in his office to discuss all options and pricing.
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