Am I given steroids after my rhinoplasty surgery?
I do give my patients a small dose of steroids for several days after their rhinoplasty surgery. This does not impact the final result but will minimize post operative swelling and accelerate recovery.
Is it possible to reduce the visibility of my nostrils from the front and side?
If the patient has a short nose, this can be corrected by placing a septal extension cartilage graft to lengthen your nose. In a patient with a hanging columella (the strip between the nostrils) the nostril show can be eliminated by raising the columella which can be done under local anesthesia if the patient and surgeon prefer.
What is the cost of rhinoplasty?
This is a question that people email to us several times a day. Without seeing a patient or pictures it is impossible to even provide an estimate because there is so much variation from patient to patient.
Can I have a rhinoplasty after my crooked septum was straightened?
The fact that you had a previous septoplasty should not interfere with rhinoplasty surgery but this can be confirmed when you are evaluated for the cosmetic procedure. It is unfortunate that both the functional and aesthetic improvements were not done at the same time so the patient has one operation, one anesthetic and one recovery.
Do I need a rhinoplasty or can I improve my nose with fillers?
Fillers can be used in patients who need refinement such as changing unwanted contours and augmenting irregular depressions. In a large nose where a reduction and definition is the goal a rhinoplasty is usually necessary to achieve the desired result. While filler injection is much easier for the patient, the results are temporary. Discuss your alternatives with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.