is a very popular procedure at the Hunstad Kortesis Center. This procedure utilizes
techniques such as cartilage removal, nasal bone manipulation and/or tip
shaping. It is designed to improve the appearance of the nose
and, in some cases, to improve breathing. Two techniques, closed and open, are
utilized but most commonly, the open technique is used.
In a closed
rhinoplasty technique, incisions are hidden inside the nose. This is
possible when the bridge and/or dorsum of the nose are the issue. It can
also be used in cases of a deviated septum.
technique allows for all cartilage and bone components from top to tip to be
clearly visualized and accurately shaped. This includes an abundance of
procedures to correct everything from dorsal hump to flaring nostrils!
The scar crosses
the columella between the nostrils and extends into the folds usually
undetectable within six
to twelve weeks. There is usually swelling following a Rhinoplasty, which may persist for as long as six months,
however the new shape is visible upon splint removal approximately 5 days
after your procedure. Numbness of the tip, which is temporary, may also
During the recovery period after a
rhinoplasty, bruising and swelling usually occur as well as nasal
congestion (a stuffy nose). While this can be uncomfortable, most
patients are surprised by how quickly it begins to heal after a few
The cost of
is determined by
many factors. Things that are very important that should be discussed
with your plastic surgeon include what type of anesthesia provider is
caring for you? Is it a board certified anesthesiologist such as what
we have at the Hunstad Kortesis Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery or is it a
nurse anesthetist who normally in the hospital setting is supervised by
the anesthesiologist. Having a board certified anesthesiologist is the
goal standard by which all others are judged and provides the highest
level of safety and care, but comes with a slightly increased cost as
you could imagine.
asked is, is the
are only a few certifying agencies that can certify the surgical
facility. You should be sure that your procedure is being performed in
an accredited facility. Accreditation Boards include AAAASF, which is
the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical
Center, AAAAHC, the American Association for the Accreditation of Health
Care Facilities, and JACHO, the Joint Commission for the Accreditation
of Hospital Facilities. All of these organizations are recognized as
proper certifying bodies, and the surgical facility should be certified
by one of these entities.
Another question to
ask is, is the plastic surgeon and the staff advanced cardiac life
support certified? Although this is not required having the physician
and all clinical staff certified in advanced cardiac life support such
as we have at the Hunstad Kortesis Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, ensures
the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care of all patients
should there ever be an emergency.
One should consider
asking for tour of the surgical facility. Is the surgical facility
properly outfitted? Is there proper cleanliness, proper lighting, and
proper space for the procedure as well as the recovery room and,
overnight facilities, which are commonly necessary following important
and body contouring
procedures? At the Hunstad Kortesis Center, we are very proud of our fully
certified surgical center and are excited to have any prospective
patient tour our facility and they have all universally found to be
quite impressive and outstanding.
These are important
questions to ask when considering the cost of
Rhinoplasty surgery. Rhinoplasty
is an important procedure and needs to be performed properly in a proper
facility with proper personnel. These important issues will help ensure
that you have a successful high-quality outcome.
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surgery? At the Hunstad Kortesis Center, we accept
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How many follow-up visits are needed after
vary per surgeon, but typically range from 2- 8
2. When are the splints removed after rhinoplasty
Splints are removed
between 5-7 days.
3. When are the stitches removed after rhinoplasty
are removed at 5 days.
4. When is it okay after rhinoplasty surgery to run
or lift weights?
about 1-2 weeks and exercise can begin shortly
5. Is it possible for the nose to grow after
is usually performed on adult sized noses.
Accordingly, the nasal structures have already
reached their adult size. If performed during
adolescence, the nose should grow to its adult size.
6. What kind of material is used when grafts are
needed to rebuild the nose?
Either cartilage or
bone is used to help rebuild the nose. These grafts
can be taken from the nose itself, the patient ‘s
own rib or ear, or through cadaver cartilage.
7. What sort of surgeon is preferable?
A surgeon that is a
member of the ASPS and has performed a larger
quantity of rhinoplasty surgery is preferable.