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November 16th, 2009 >> Cosmetic Surgery
After weighing the risks and consequences of getting a nose job, you may finally decide on undergoing this surgical procedure. However, there are other things you might want to consider before having your schedule set for a rhinoplasty.
The time you need to go back to work will not really take a week. Two days after the surgery, you can go for office work and that is if you won’t mind wearing a bandage on your nose. Vigorous activities such as exercises may be done after three weeks. Usually, a need for pain medication is not necessary after a nose job since the discomfort may be very minimal. There may be swelling and slight bruising around the surgical site that may disappear after a week or up to 10 days.
A bandage may be placed over the area for a week to protect it from infection. You may see the changes right away after surgery yet you will appreciate it more when the swelling subsides which usually takes three months.
Just like any other cosmetic procedure, rhinoplasty may cost differently in a certain state to another. Also, it may depend on the surgeon and how much his professional fee costs. However, some health offices support financing if the said procedure you opt to take is not covered by your health insurance. If the procedure is for cosmetic purposes, which usually is the reason for having one, the expenses are all charged to the patient. In the United States, the rate for a nose job ranges from 7,000 USD to 12, 0000 USD. This cost is inclusive of:
Clinical Check-Up or Appointment
You need a clinic visit prior and after a nose job. This is vital to develop a surgical plan and assess for certain existing medical conditions that may not warrant the procedure to be done on you. Also, it is necessary to monitor on the progress of recovery and to assess for any signs of complications such as infection. These, however, rarely happen after a nose job. A check-up is one of the services you can avail from the services of your surgeon of choice or is inclusive of the whole package.
Operating Room and Medical Supply Costs
Rhinoplasty must be done in a sterile area to prevent infection. You pay for the use of an operating room and the materials used during the procedure. Sterile materials including scissors and surgical knives are used during this surgery. Single-use materials such as sterile gloves, gauze, suturing needles and the suture itself are also needed during a nose job. You may also be paying for the anesthesia, antiseptics and other medications used during the procedure.
A licensed cosmetic surgeon underwent various trainings in performing plastic surgeries including rhinoplasty. It does not only take seminars but intensive didactics, operating room exposures, written and practical examinations for one to be a skilled surgeon. This is a procedure that needs a lot of skills so you won’t be losing your nose after the surgery. The fee paid for the expertise of the surgeon varies according to the price they set. You must not consider the cost alone in choosing your surgeon but think more of your safety that lies on his hands.