Nose job frequently asked questions in Charlotte NC
Here are the answers to some nose job frequently asked questions:
Will my insurance or Medicare cover a nose job?
Not unless it’s done to treat a medical problem. Sometimes a deviated septum can cause breathing problems and sleep apnea, which can lead to a variety of other problems in turn. But if it’s strictly cosmetic, you’ll have to pay for it yourself.
How many nose jobs are performed every year in the U.S.?
The most recent year we have numbers for is 2015. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says just under 218,000 nose reshaping procedures were done that year.
How often do nose jobs fail?
About 90 percent of those who get nose jobs are satisfied with them, and only about one in thirty actually needs to be redone. If the surgeon lacks experience, or fails to communicate properly with the patient, this can lead to unsatisfactory results. And sometimes things go wrong during recovery, when the nose is fragile. Even severe sun exposure can damage the nose at this point.
If I don’t like my nose job, what can I do about it?
Revision rhinoplasty can be done, but it requires a very skilled surgeon, since the nose will be more fragile. You should wait until about a year after the first surgery before you have the second one done. (For best results, look for a surgeon who does a lot of revision rhinoplasty to do the first nose job.)
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has devoted himself entirely to facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you have more nose job frequently asked questions, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.