Rhinoplasty Michigan Specialists
Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job in Michigan, is a surgical procedure that corrects cosmetic irregularities of the nose. During a rhinoplasty, the bones and cartilage inside the nose are reshaped to create a more subtle and symmetrical appearance. Here at SurgeonGate, you can learn about nose reshaping and reach leading rhinoplasty surgeons in Michigan. We are on a mission to make cosmetic surgery safer and more effective by connecting patients with the most experienced and specialized surgeons in their city. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in Michigan, request a consultation today!
What conditions can rhinoplasty treat?
- Nasal asymmetry (skewed left or right)
- Nasal side profile such as a nasal bridge hump/depression
- Hooked, drooping, bulbous, and other irregular shaped tips
- Wide, large, upturned, and other irregular nose shapes
- Structural impairments such as a deviated septum
Where can I get a Rhinoplasty in Michigan?
At SurgeonGate, you can request a consultation with a specialized rhinoplasty surgeon in Michigan. If you live in Michigan and are serious about rhinoplasty, start by learning about the procedure right here on SurgeonGate.
You want to be familiar with the process and costs related to surgery. Ask your friends and family for opinions, and start thinking about how you want your nose to look. You can even collect pictures of your “ideal nose” to show your doctor. When you are ready, request a consultation below. You will be contacted within 1-2 business days and placed with a premier rhinoplasty surgeon who is experienced with patients like you. Request a consultation today to begin!
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How much does rhinoplasty cost in Michigan?
$6,200 is the average price for rhinoplasty in Michigan. The cost of the procedure can range from $3,000 to as much as $9,000 for complicated cases. Note that, you only have one nose, and it is not something we recommend people bargain shop on. Patients that opt for cheaper clinics risk paying the difference in dissatisfaction and revision surgeries. In fact, there are surgeons who have built very busy clinics merely performing revision rhinoplasties, as poor results are not uncommon. We recommend waiting until you have the finances in order to work with a reputable surgeon in Michigan. When you are ready, apply with SurgeonGate so you can ensure your doctor is an experienced and board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon.
Rhinoplasty, as with many cosmetic surgeries does not have a fixed price. Every single Rhinoplasty case is unique and requires a different amount of time and resources to complete. The only way to find out exactly how much a Rhinoplasty procedure will cost you is to go in for a consultation and discuss your needs with a surgeon. Remember that most plastic surgeons will offer financing options and payment plans to make your rhinoplasty procedure more affordable.
Does Michigan insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Health insurance will not cover a rhinoplasty surgery that is performed for cosmetic reasons. If you are undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure due to obstructed breathing, also known as a septoplasty, your Michigan health insurance provider may cover some or even all of the surgery depending on the extent of your obstruction.
During a consultation, your surgeon will take a detailed look at your airway passages to determine if your health insurance will assist you with your rhinoplasty expenses. If they believe that insurance will help cover the cost of your surgery, they will likely submit an application along with some images of your nasal passages. Once your insurance provider approves the surgery you can then book the procedure when you are ready.
What will I experience during rhinoplasty?
You will begin your Rhinoplasty procedure by being administered either general anesthesia or local anesthesia to ensure no pain is experienced during the operation. Most often you will be completely asleep throughout the majority of the process.
During the procedure, your surgeon will create small targeted incisions around the nose in order to access the bone and cartilage beneath. At this point, the doctor will begin crafting your desired nose or clearing your nostril paths by adding and removing either bone or cartilage. For example, your surgeon may add cartilage in order to remodel the tip of the nose or use fat grafts to add nasal volume. There are a plethora of techniques that surgeons use during rhinoplasty and what actually occurs during surgery depends on your nasal structure and what your goals are.
What is the best rhinoplasty technique in Michigan?
Closed rhinoplasty is the most popular technique in Michigan. When researching rhinoplasty, you may often hear the terms “open” and “closed” rhinoplasty as if they are two distinct procedure. It’s important that you know what these terms mean so you understand how your procedure works. Your surgeon will most likely use the closed rhinoplasty technique as it prevents scarring. They may have to use the open rhinoplasty technique if you have a challenging case.
During a closed rhinoplasty procedure, the surgeon creates incisions from inside the nasal cavity. The closed rhinoplasty technique has been performed for decades and is the more common technique preferred by doctors as some studies show that the healing period is significantly reduced when compared to the open technique.
During an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon creates incisions in the columella, which is the strip of cartilage that separates the nostril openings, and literally opens the nose. This provides the surgeon with greater internal visibility.
Positive open rhinoplasty results are also very common. Some people prefer open rhinoplasties as they may provide the surgeon with greater control during the procedure and in turn more consistent results. If you have a significant amount of work that needs to be performed on your nose, your surgeon may suggest using the open rhinoplasty technique.
What is the recovery like for rhinoplasty?
Most patients return to school or work within 2 weeks. The recovery is not as challenging as other procedures but it does take care and patience, as it is the most important part of the process. Immediately after the procedure, you should expect visible swelling and bruising. Some patients feel as if they are congested and can only breathe with their mouths during the periods of swelling. Most rhinoplasty patients also say that you shouldn’t expect to sleep comfortably or look especially presentable in the week after your operation. The first week will be spent mostly at home, getting the proper rest you need to recover. You will need to take at least 10 days off work or school. Many patients even take 2 weeks off, to avoid any stress and pressure during their recovery period.
About 7 days after the procedure, your nasal packing will most likely be ready for removal. You will visit your surgeon for a follow-up exam in which your packing will be removed and your nose examined. Your surgeon will examine your nose in detail to ensure that no excess swelling or bleeding has occurred and that you are healing normally. This is also important for the surgeon to catch any complications that may arise before they become serious.
After removing the packing, your sleep patterns and breathing should immediately begin to improve. At 10 to 14 days post-op, any swelling or colored bruises will most likely be reduced enough for you to return to your normal schedule, perform non-strenuous activities, and even feel presentable in social settings. Most rhinoplasty specialists recommend that you wait up to 1 month before performing vigorous activities such as weightlifting and heavy exercise. In the end, the most important component of healing is that you keep to your follow-up appointments and visit your surgeon regularly in the following weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will rhinoplasty leave scars?
No visible scars will remain after closed rhinoplasty. The incisions are created within the nose, and once healed, there will be no evidence of surgery. If your surgeon decides to use the open rhinoplasty technique, an incision will be created and thus a scar will form under the columella of the nose. If the incision under the nose is created accurately and properly repaired, the scar will become nearly undetectable with time. With that being said, if your surgeon believes the open technique can yield you better cosmetic results, it is worth the tradeoff. Working with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon is critical to preventing scars.
Is rhinoplasty surgery painful?
Rhinoplasty is not a painful procedure, as you will be provided with local and general anesthesia in order to ensure a comfortable experience. After the surgery, patients are often prescribed moderate strength pain medication for 2-3 days after the surgery before switching to standard over-the-counter options in order to ensure a pain-free recovery. After rhinoplasty, you may experience slight changes in your breathing patterns and may even have to sleep upright during the recovery period, which is actually preferred as it can reduce swelling.
Many rhinoplasty patients claim that the most painful part of the entire experience is actually removing the nasal bandages used to control bleeding. However, not all surgeons recommend such nasal bandages for their patients. When you consult with your surgeon, inquire about their preferred healing methods.
What are the risks of rhinoplasty?
Possible risks with rhinoplasty include damage to the nasal structure, infection, bruising, allergic reactions, and changes in the functionality of your olfactory system (sense of smell). Although these risks are extremely rare, especially with an experienced surgeon, it is still important that you are informed on the possible side effects of surgery. Any concerns you have about rhinoplasty should be discussed directly with the surgeon during your pre-operative consultation.
What happens during a rhinoplasty consultation?
Many people believe that each doctor has a distinctive style that all their patients are left with and this is sometimes true. When looking for a high-quality rhinoplasty surgeon in Michigan, we look for someone who listens closely to the needs and desires of every single patient, offering a unique approach rather than a one size fits all approach.
Your surgeon should educate you on the respiratory and breathing implications that will come with reshaping your nose in different ways. Don’t forget that the nose is where we breath and changes to its structure will most certainly affect your breathing experience to some degree.
The consultation is where you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and desires directly with your surgeon. You will have the ability to share your thoughts about your nose and how you would ideally like it to look. It is critical that you understand everything that will be taking place during your procedure and that you present your surgeon with a clear vision of what you want. We encourage you to be as open and honest with your surgeon as possible, they here to help you not to judge you. During a rhinoplasty consultation, expect to discuss the points listed below.
- Your goals, in regards to nasal shape, structure, and functionality.
- General health, medical history, allergies, and past procedures
- Active prescriptions, vitamins, supplements, smoking, alcohol, and even drug use
- Any previous procedures or surgeries that can add a layer of complexity
- Measure your facial proportions to determine the best look for you
- They may possibly take photographs for you to compare your results
Who is a candidate for rhinoplasty in Michigan?
The ideal Michigan candidate for rhinoplasty is physically healthy, mentally healthy, and has no condition which could affect recovery, and postoperative healing. In the state of Michigan, candidacy for any surgery is ultimately determined by the surgeon. Request a consultation using the form below to have a local specialist reach out to you as soon as possible and find out if you qualify. During the consultation, your surgeon will analyze different features of your nose including width, length, crookedness, and skin thickness to determine if rhinoplasty is right for you.
What should I ask my Michigan nose surgeon?
- Can you explain the risks and complications that are associated with my procedure?
- What can I expect as far as long-term results? Are the results permanent?
- What do you expect of me in order to maximize my results?
- How can I help you to understand my goals and exactly what I want?
- Where will you perform my procedure?
- If I am not happy with the results of my nose surgery, what are my options?
What are the benefits of a nose job in Michigan?
- Enhanced nasal symmetry
- More subtle appearance
- More natural nose size
- Aesthetic nasal tip
- Balanced facial proportions
- Proper nasal width
- Aesthetic facial ratios
Is A Rhinoplasty Right For Me?
Rhinoplasty is a permanent surgery that will forever restructure your nose. If you are on the fence about Rhinoplasty we recommend you request a consultation so a surgeon can answer all of your questions in detail. Your surgeon may even recommend exploring a non-surgical alternative such as using dermal fillers to smooth out small bumps and create a more natural looking nose without the need for surgery.
What is an ethnic rhinoplasty?
Every nose is unique and therefore, every surgery is performed differently. As opposed to common belief there is no specific technique used when working with patients from certain ethnic descents. It is true that people of African descent, for example, tend to see certain patterns in their nasal structures including wide nostrils, wide or low nasal bridges, and a large or poorly projected nasal tip. If your nose takes on one of these features, your surgeon will reshape your nose accordingly.
With such patients, the tip is typically sharpened in order for the shape to protrude through the thick skin. The nose is often de-fatted as well so changes to cartilage shape are more visible. Occasionally, the nostrils are narrowed using incisions to create a more functional and balanced air passage. Learn more about ethnic rhinoplasty here.
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