What are the signs and symptoms of a broken nose?
Bleeding, swelling, nasal deviation and difficulty breathing can occur with a broken nose. Even if all of these signs and symptoms are present, the nose may not be fractured. For example, temporary asymmetrical swelling may cause the appearance of nasal deviation but this will resolve. X-rays are frequently unreliable. However, I recommend that patients be evaluated after nasal trauma to make sure that there is not a hematoma which could destroy part of the septum, causing long term problems.
I like my nose except the large bulbous tip. Can I change just the tip?
All rhinoplasty procedures are individualized. The surgery can be limited to just the tip as long as this change will give you a natural, balanced result.
Can I lengthen my nose?
A nose may be too short secondary to a poorly done rhinoplasty procedure or an unwanted inherited nasal characteristic. There are several techniques used to correct the problem, including a septal extension graft or decreasing tip rotation.
Does insurance cover rhinoplasty surgery?
Benefits will depend on your health insurance policy. Most plans will cover the correction of damage after nasal trauma. They also typically will contribute to the correction of any functional problems such as breathing obstruction up to the limits of your policy but not cosmetic changes to the nose. Our staff will help patients communicate with their insurance company to determine if preauthorization is necessary and clarify their coverage.
Will I look completely different after a rhinoplasty?
A bad rhinoplasty result will call attention to your nose and the fact that you have had previous surgery. If the operation gives you a natural nose that is proportional to your surrounding facial features, it will not completely change your appearance so those around you that did not share your experience will not know that you have had a rhinoplasty.