Are you considering having rhinoplasty?
Whether you're planning to do this for cosmetic or reconstructive, or Functional purposes (such as nasal septum problems), you'll probably have a lot of questions about nose surgery that need to be answered before going to surgery.
That's why we've set up FAQs about rhinoplasty for your convenience.
How long does it take to heal after a rhinoplasty?
Recovery time can vary from patient to patient. It also depends on the type of rhinoplasty you receive and the size of the procedure. However, the average recovery time can be between two and three weeks.
Does insurance cover Rhinoplasty operation?
Insurance often does not cover cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures. However, some reconstructive or functional procedures may be covered by your insurance policy as long as you can prove that you are doing so to repair a functional nasal defect caused by a disease or injury.
What are the possible side effects of rhinoplasty operation?
As with any cosmetic or medical procedure there are some minor potential risks associated with rhinoplasty. Dr. Wael ElShaer will take the time to evaluate your nose during the initial examination and explain the potential risks to you.
What is the legal age for rhinoplasty?
The legal age for rhinoplasty can be 14 or 15 years. It is also necessary to undergo a comprehensive preliminary assessment of the patient's psychological condition.
How do I prepare for nose surgery?
After the initial consultation, Dr. Wael ElShaer will provide you with a full list of instructions to help you prepare for rhinoplasty.
Is rhinoplasty performed in the clinic or in the hospital?
Depending on the nature of the procedure, rhinoplasty is usually performed in the hospital. You are asked to stay for a few hours after the operation to check how you are doing and then discharged from the hospital, while simple fillers, threads and botox procedures (liquid rhinoplasty) are performed in the clinic.
What is the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty?
Open rhinoplasty is when the surgical opening is in the columella under the tip of the nose and this procedure is much easier than a closed rhinoplasty in which the openings are from the inside of the nose only. Often we need to perform external opening when we need a comprehensive repair of the nose, especially the tip of the nose and nostrils problems, but the closed method is in cases where the bone needs to be dealt with only and does not need procedures in soft tissues or the tip of the nose.
What substances are used for liquid rhinoplasty?
Many substances including hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxypatite can be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty. These are classified under major brand names such as Juvederm®, Restylene ®,and Radiasse® respectively.
Does repairing the deviated nasal septum help stop snoring?
In some cases, septum repair surgery (deviated septum correction) can reduce or stop snoring.
Does repairing the deviated nasal septum help treat migraines?
In some cases where migraine are caused by nasal septal deviation they benefit completely after the operation and these conditions are determined after careful examination
Is rhinoplasty permanent?
Rhinoplasty is permanent, your nose will not change its shape on its own. However, the instructions of Professor Dr. Wael Al-Shaer must be followed after the operation and regular follow-ups to maintain the result.
What is a rhinoplasty revision?
A rhinoplasty revision is a secondary rhinoplasty that you can undergo if you are not satisfied with the results of the first procedure or to correct complications after the operation that may arise.