June 7, 2022
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is one of the five most common plastic surgeries performed in the United States. If your nose is impacting your self-confidence, a rhinoplasty procedure could help you achieve the facial harmony you are hoping for. When your breathing and health are being impacted by your nose, a septoplasty could bring life-changing relief. The Advanced Aesthetics team has decades of plastic surgery experience and we can help answer all of your questions.
What is a Rhinoplasty and a Septoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is often referred to as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping.” During a rhinoplasty, a surgeon discreetly reshapes the nose to balance out the proportions of the face without leaving noticeable scars. If a patient is suffering from a medical issue, such as a deviated septum or a cleft palate, the surgeon will adjust the alignment of the nose to resolve the impairment with a procedure called a septoplasty. A septoplasty and a rhinoplasty can be done in conjunction to restore appearance and function at once.
What Can a Rhinoplasty Fix?
- Out of Balance Nose Size
- Wide, Upturned, or Oversized Nostrils
- Nose Width Issues
- Humps or Depressions in Nasal Bridge
- Nasal Tip Concerns
- Asymmetric Nose
What Can a Septoplasty Fix?
- Structural Defects Causing Breathing Issues
- Existing Sleep Apnea or Snoring issues
- Recurring Sinus Infections
- Impaired Sense of Smell or Taste
If You are Considering a Rhinoplasty or a Septoplasty, You Must …
- Be Physically Healthy
- Have Realistic Expectations
- Be A Non-Smoker
- Have Completed Your Facial Growth (Typically older than 14-16 years old)
Is a Rhinoplasty or a Septoplasty Covered by Insurance?
As with most plastic surgeries, insurance only covers what they deem to be “medically necessary.” If you desire a rhinoplasty because of dissatisfaction with your appearance, you will have to pay for the procedure out of pocket. If your breathing or quality of life have been impacted, insurance will likely consider a septoplasty medically necessary. We can help provide the documentation you need to prove your septoplasty is medically necessary if you are suffering from a relevant condition.
Can a Rhinoplasty Improve Self-Confidence?
If you struggle with self-confidence based upon your image, you are not alone. In fact, a study released by the CDC found that 83% of women and 75% of men experienced body image issues. Plastic surgery can help you improve your appearance, which can boost your self-confidence. If your nose structure is impairing your breathing or impacting your facial balance, schedule a consultation with Advanced Aesthetics to learn more about how a rhinoplasty or a septoplasty could help!