You’ve made the decision to get a septoplasty. Goodbye, deviated septum! What a relief to know that, soon, you’ll be able to breathe normally, through your nose! No more snuffling, snoring, headaches, or other daily challenges that only someone else with a deviated septum can truly understand.
It’s odd to think that surgery to make aesthetic changes to your nose could lead to a different type of nasal problem. But, in certain cases, rhinoplasty can cause nasal valve collapse. That can lead to breathing difficulties. While that may be disappointing, we can fully restore your ability to breathe normally and comfortably.
Just because you want to change the way your nose looks does not necessarily mean you need a full nose job. Perhaps it’s only the tip that is the problem, even if the overall appearance seems “off” to you. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may all you need to achieve your desired changes.
Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, yet not convinced you want facial surgery? It’s a big step, and a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to budget substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative.
Nasal valve surgery is a common procedure we do at Raval Facial Aesthetics that can do wonders to correct breathing problems. Often, we have patients ask if they can also have some cosmetic changes done to their nose at the same time as their nasal valve surgery - essentially asking if they can have their nasal valve repair and Rhinoplasty done at the same time. We’re happy to say the answer is yes!
If you’re considering a surgical change to your nose, it’s important to learn what rhinoplasty can and cannot do for you. It helps to understand what the surgery itself involves. There are two types of nose surgery, referred to as open or closed procedures. There is just one difference between the two, but it can make a significant difference in your results.
If you’re like most people, cost is one of the factors you consider when deciding whether to have surgery or some type of cosmetic enhancement procedure. Will your health insurance help pay?
Each insurance company has its own set of policies regarding what is or isn’t covered. And, of course, individual coverage can vary widely, too. If you have non-traditional insurance such as a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account, that may also affect your coverage options.
Denver is well-known as the Mile High City, but there are numerous communities throughout the state that are much higher in elevation. Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics we also see patients from outside the state, who fly in for their surgery. So it makes perfectly good sense when patients ask us about potential altitude-related considerations.
You love your grandparents dearly. If only you hadn’t inherited Grandpa’s nose! The United States may be famous as a melting pot, but for many of us, our cultural heritage is readily apparent. Especially in the size and shape of our nose. As proud as we are of our ancestry, some people wish their nose looked just a little more “Western.”
We know you want to see your new nose and get back to your normal routine as soon as possible! So let’s talk about what you should expect during your rhinoplasty recovery. Bear in mind that various aspects of your healing process will require more or less time.