Nose Surgery – Rhinoplasty
Surgery to reshape the nose, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic facial procedures done in the USA. While the general technique is somewhat standard in principle, there are many significant differences in specific rhinoplasty techniques used by individual surgeons.
For these reasons, the selection of a surgeon is critically important. Rhinoplasty surgery is done by both ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) and Plastic Surgeons.
At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, we approach each patient’s case individually, beginning with a consultation, computer imaging and planning, and finally, surgery. Our rhinoplasty surgeons in Dallas perform the procedure–comfortably and safely–under local anesthesia with twilight sleep (IV sedation). We do most of these procedures in our accredited office operating room.
Learn more about Rhinoplasty at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website here.
In our consultations, a Dallas rhinoplasty surgeon, not an assistant, conducts an in-depth consultation with each patient. The consult includes a discussion of specifics of the procedure, projected results, possible complications, and recovery. The surgeon uses computer imaging and many years of professional experience to help the patient visualize projected results and set appropriate, realistic goals for the procedure.
A cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance. However, any procedure that improves the patient’s breathing may be covered. In other words, a correction of a deviated septum causing nasal airway obstruction is considered medically indicated. This part of the procedure is usually reimbursed by insurance companies.
As with any other cosmetic surgery, the best way to obtain specific information is in a personal consultation with one or more Dallas rhinoplasty surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.