Rhinoplasty FAQs

If you have questions about rhinoplasty, often referred to simply as a nose job, you are not alone. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that nearly 214,000 people underwent the procedure in 2018, and that number has only increased since then.

At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has helped many women and men achieve the balanced, proportionate nose appearance they desire with rhinoplasty. He is committed to providing exceptional results that are centered on your unique goals and facial attributes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty

The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about rhinoplasty:

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure designed to change the shape of the nose. The procedure can change the nose’s overall shape, make it smaller, create symmetry, and more.

What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can accomplish a variety of cosmetic or functional goals. The advantages of the procedure depend on your reasons for undergoing the surgery.

Benefits may include:

  • Modified shape and size of the nostrils
  • Decrease or increase in the overall size of the nose
  • Reshaped nose bridge
  • Reshaped nose tip
  • Improved symmetry

What is the Difference Between an Open and Closed Rhinoplasty?

An open rhinoplasty refers to a procedure in which an incision is made along the bottom of the nose. A closed rhinoplasty means that all incisions are made inside of the nose so that they are not visible after the procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty is to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte in a confidential consultation.

Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are not a heavy smoker or drinker
  • Have realistic expectations for your results
  • Have completed facial growth, typically by age 13

Will My Insurance Cover My Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Your insurance policy will most likely consider your rhinoplasty an elective procedure and not cover any of the cost if you are undergoing the procedure for purely cosmetic reasons.

However, if your surgery is considered a medical necessity, as in the case of certain sinus problems, birth defects, or other health issue, your insurance may possibly cover some or all of your rhinoplasty.

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