How much is a nose job and how long is the recovery? (Photo)
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How much does a nose job(rhinoplasty) cost?
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Recovery is 7-10 days. Cost depends on rhinoplasty complexity.
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 consultation.
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 helpful.
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.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
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