How much does a nose job(rhinoplasty) cost?
The cost of a rhinoplasty can be between $4500-8500 depending on its complexity and where it is performed. You usually have a splint on for about a week and you need to not do any heavy activity for at least two weeks. Healing though takes much longer.
You are an awesome candidate for a rhinoplasty. The recovery is about a week because there will be a splint on the nose during that time. I think you would be surprised that it's not that difficult to undergo. Choose your surgeon carefully based on experience. Expect the cost to be between $7000 and $9000 total.
In average the recovery for a rhinoplasty is around 2 weeks. By that time most of the bruising is gone and the cast over the nose has been removed. There will still be some swelling at that time, that is going to take time before it goes away completely, but you can be on your daily activities. The cost is variable, even in the same state, you will find differences in the cost, many variables are involved, the surgeon's experience, if the procedure is done in a hospital vs a surgical facility, etc.
Recovery is 7-10 days. Cost depends on rhinoplasty complexity.
Dear Sighruuhh2324 in La Puente, California:
Indeed it looks like you are a good candidate for
rhinoplasty. If there is no breathing
and/or sinus problems or issues, then a straight rhinoplasty itself would be
the proper procedure and you can expect to have recovery in 7-10 days. By 10 days you can resume all athletic
activities. Generally the first 4-5 days
you may still have the dressing on your nose.
No question that you should consider having the procedure
if you “think it is big.” Be sure to have computer imaging when you for your
A consultation without computer
imaging is, in my opinion, of much less value.
Why shouldn’t you see the predicted result of the procedure the doctor
is proposing? At consultation, photos
are taken of you and loaded into a computer system that morphs your present
appearance into the anticipated “after” based on the nasal surgeons input.
Imaging is an incomparable
learning tool because it provides a forum for doctor and patient agreement on
what would satisfy the patient and what is, in the doctor’s opinion,
achievable. After all, cosmetic surgery
is 100% visual. It is about appearance,
so without a visual evidence of what is planned, how can you make a decision as
to whether or not you might be satisfied.
Talking about it is worthless.
To anticipate a successful
outcome, there must be a meeting of the minds between surgeon and patient.
When you go for consultation,
bring a friend or family member. There
is a lot to learn. You want to take
notes and also, even before you go for consultation, compile a list of
questions you want to ask. It is
important to have the best consultation and the best consultation answers all
of your questions.
Prepare for consultation by
looking at a lot of nasal surgery superspecialist websites. You want to have a good sense of the doctor’s
talent. The before and after galleries
are very important. Also look at results
of the cases where one can see the before, the computer image, after, and then
the final result. That is very
There are excellent books out
there that you can read and use to study up.
It is worth the homework time you
put in up front so that you make the right decision with respect to choosing a
surgeon who has the talent, experience, and degree of super-specialization that
you certainly want to have.
Kotler, MD, FACS
4,500 nasal procedures performed
Generally speaking, you can expect to go back to normal activity after 1-2 weeks. The amount of swelling is different for everyone; most of the swelling will go down the first few months but it could take up to 1 year. The cost of a rhinoplasty varies greatly depending on where the practice is and the surgeon.
Rhinoplasty recovery for dorsal hump removal
The dorsal hump was composed of both bone and cartilage which must be shaved down in order to remove it. Osteotomies of the nasal bones are then performed to narrow the bridge line. In our practice, we place a cast across the bridge of the nose for one week. Anticipate 2 weeks of visible swelling and bruising. Depending upon the healing process, most patients experience some sort of swelling and edema even for several months after the procedure. Full healing takes approximately one year.
Thank you for the question and the photo and I would go on complimentary consultations with experts in your area who will take your photo digitally and then show you what can be accomplished. Then I would look at photos of similar patients, so you can compare photos, fees and find your surgeon
Cost of Rhinoplasty and Length of Recovery
Cost will vary depending on what needs to be done. An examination or at least a full set of nasal pictures as described on my website will be necessary to determine if just a hump removal will accomplish your goals. However, it will cost about $6500-9500. Most patients can return to their normal personal and professional activities 7-10 days after surgery.
Having a dorsal hump taken down is a very common reason for undergoing rhinoplasty. That being said, there may also be some unrecognized issues, such as a deep radix, that may need to be addressed. This will require a good exam and multiple views to fully assess. Recovery for everyone is a little different. Pain is usually close to resolved, if not gone, after 7-10 days, although there may be some lingering tenderness or numbness. The swelling is most significant for the first 2 weeks. The rest of the edema will slowly resolve over the subsequent months. There may also be some bruising that can take up to 2 weeks to fully resolve. As for the price of rhinoplasty, it can vary depending on geography, surgeon, and anesthesia/facility fees, so it is best to consult with a rhinoplasty surgeon for accurate information. Best of luck.