What You Should Know About Getting a Nose Job – Rhinoplasty
Nose Job – Rhinoplasty
Are you dissatisfied with the way your nose looks? Are you considering a nose job? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look better or getting a nose job, but your experience will me smoother and your expectations more realistic if you understand the basics of nasal cosmetic surgery. Bahamas Medical Center is an international hospital that focuses on plastic surgery including “nose jobs”. We love to help people achieve the nose they’ve always wanted, and we think you need good information to make the best personal decision.
What Is a Rhinoplasty?
What people call a nose job or a nose reshaping, doctors call a rhinoplasty. It’s a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose. Despite common misconceptions, a rhinoplasty is not always done for aesthetic reasons, although this is by far the most common reason they are performed. The procedure is sometimes also used for restoring the full function of the nose when it has been damaged due to an accident or disease. Another common use for rhinoplasty is to correct birth defects.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure:
Otolaryngologists, maxillofacial surgeons and plastic surgeons are specialists that typically perform rhinoplasties.
In very general terms, there are three parts of the nose. The most basic one is the osseocartilaginous structure. This forms the basic shape of the nose and gives it its strength. On top of it, there’s soft tissue, which carries all the smell sensors, the arteries and veins, as well as oxygen receptors. Lastly, there is the skin, which covers and protects the other two elements and which in turn has its own sensors.
A rhinoplasty procedure involves the surgical separation of part or all of the skin and soft tissue from the osseocartilaginous structure, causing as little damage as possible in order to protect the function of the nose. The surgeon then proceeds to correct the shape of the underlying structure and to modify and rearrange the soft tissues and skin, to achieve the desired results, both aesthetic and functional.
After the surgery is done, the surgeon sutures the incisions. A stent (a hollow tube) is often inserted in one or both nostrils in order to protect the nose, immobilize it and speed the healing process, and bandages are applied.
In the case of non-cosmetic rhinoplasties, the procedure may differ and may involve surgeries one other facial elements, for example, facial bones or the lips.
Costs of a Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty for the purpose of achieving a more attractive nose is not typically covered by insurance, and thus has to be paid out of the patient’s pocket.
Prices vary a lot depending on your location, your needs and your doctor’s experience. The average price for a nose job in the US is $10,000 to $12,000 inclusive of all surgeon, anesthesiologist and hospital fees. Some regions are much more expensive. For example, in New York, a reputed surgeon could easily charge $12,000 to $17,000 dollars for a nose job.
The high cost is only one of the reasons many Americans come to the Bahamas for rhinoplasty. At the Bahamas Medical Center, our highly trained surgeons, our state-of-the-art equipment, our modern facilities, and our great customer service make our facility the easy choice. Of course, the beauty of the beaches in the Bahamas makes it an ideal place to relax while you recover, too. If that sounds good to you, call for an estimate of what rhinoplasty in the Bahamas would cost you. General pricing for rhinoplasty surgery is $9400 at Bahamas Medical Center. Airfare from New York to the Bahamas is often priced below $550 RT allowing patients to choose the Bahamas for their rhinoplasty, enjoy a short vacation, and still return home with plenty of savings to smile about.
Monica Rix Paxson is an award-winning author writing on topics related to science and medicine. She has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and the BBC.
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