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Can I have a nonsurgical nose job, if I’m thinking of getting a real rhinoplasty later?

Try to avoid any nonsurgical rhinoplasty before traditional cosmetic nasal surgery. Nasal injections may have complications or side-effects that may interfere with future cosmetic rhinoplasty. Scar tissue may form and nasal cartilage may be altered with any procedure, even nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Some residual injected material may still be present in the nasal tissue long after …

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Does a deviated septum affect the appearance of the nose?

The nasal septum is the foundation of the nose and contributes to its appearance. Deviated septums are very common. However, most patients are not aware of having a deviated septum, as their external nose is symmetric. A deviated septum may present itself on the external nose as a big or large nose, crooked or twisted …

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What is functional rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, plastic surgery to reshape the nose, when perfomed along with a septoplasty, turbinate surgery, or sinus surgery is often called functional rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty. This type of rhinoplasty is performed primarily to restore nasal function of breathing and airflow. Surgery may be performed on various components of the internal and external nose to improve …

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What is endonasal rhinoplasty?

Also known as closed or incisionless rhinoplasty, it's a rhinoplasty approach that uses no external incisions. This surgical approach may be applied from the most simple to the most difficult revision rhinoplasty cases. There is also less swelling and nasal numbness too, as compared to the open rhinoplasty approach. Any surgical approach for rhinoplasty should …

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Can I combine cosmetic rhinoplasty with other facial surgery?

Yes, it's generally preferred to combine procedures. First, by combining surgery, insurance may cover a portion of the procedure, and you may save money on fees. Secondly, tissue modified from one area may be used for another surgical area, such as cartilage from septoplasty used for rhinoplasty. Lastly, the recovery process following surgery would only …

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When can I resume regular exercise after rhinoplasty?

Strenuous activities or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising, until an appropriate healing time has been allowed. This restriction during the recovery period varies based on the operation performed and patient's medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia. Heavy activity, such …

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How long is the procedure?

Rhinoplasty surgery is not one procedure, but rather many potential procedures. The length of surgery varies based on the specific needs of each patient, and may range from a few minutes to a few hours. Most rhinoplasty procedures, however, are only a couple of hours.

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