Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Before and After Photos

Rhinoplasty | Nose Surgery Results | Before After Photos | Las Vegas NVRhinoplasty is one of the most popular kinds of plastic surgery with hundreds of thousands electing to get nose surgery every year. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Bryson Richards from Las Vegas Nevada, who has a well-established practice in Las Vegas, are quite forthcoming with details on what to expect before, during and after rhinoplasty.

Why people request before and after photos

There are several reasons why people ask to see before and after photos, one of which is to get an idea of the skill of the cosmetic surgeon. Nose jobs are known to be among the most difficult and each plastic surgeon has a different style. A look at the photos may help you see his expertise in action. On the other hand, poorly shot photos can make the best of work look less than perfect.

Looking at how effective the rhinoplasty has been on other patients will help you get a clearer view on the extent of change. Before and after photos will also help you zero in on people with similar ‘before’ noses as yours. Look at what their after pictures are like and see if you prefer a particular style. It can help with creating a mental picture of what you might look like too.

Viewing these shots could enable you to see how a major reconstructive job can be different from a minor one. For some, this means they are able to take a more educated decision on how big a change they want for themselves.

Why before and after photos are not enough to make a decision

While before and after photographs can help you build a mental picture, they are not the holy grail on picking the best cosmetic surgeon for you. Far more important than just these photos are the plastic surgeon’s credentials, his references, expertise and track record. Understand how many such procedures he conducts each month, find out what his qualifications are.

It is also important to look for a cosmetic surgeon who is in an area you can access easily. Though many argue, that for the right surgeon it is well worth travelling a little extra. For instance, Dr. Bryson Richards’ practise in Las Vegas draws people from a number of places, including some further afield.

And beyond all this, is that all important element of comfort and trust. Unless you feel the right vibe when you meet your plastic surgeon, your rhinoplasty is likely to leave you feeling a little dissatisfied no matter what.

Making a record of your Rhinoplasty

Any good plastic surgeon will always take very specific measurements in the consultations before they fix your nose. He will take photographs of your face for the before records and also to serve as a guideline during the procedure. Post surgery, photographs will be taken, and once the swelling has reduced it will enable you to compare how much your appearance has changed.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

How much does Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Cost?

Rhinoplasty | Nose Surgery | Plastic Surgeon | Las Vegas NVRhinoplasty is not your average cosmetic surgery. Nose surgery requires a certain precision that some say is not unlike the work of an artist. Being able to sculpt a beautiful well-shaped nose that appeals to your aesthetic sense while retaining its all critical functional capabilities, needs the trained hand of an established plastic surgeon like Dr. Bryson Richards in Las Vegas, NV.

Pricing for nose surgery

Besides the plastic surgeon’s fee, you will need to pay for any medical tests related to the procedure before, during and after the surgery itself. There will of course be prescriptions to take. Your basic Rhinoplasty bill will also cover surgical facility and hospital costs. Disposables and garments used post-surgery will also be factored in. Most cost estimates quoted do not normally include anesthesia charges, so check with your cosmetic surgeon and add this into your estimate. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the procedure on an average cost around 4500 dollars in 2013, but can go up to 10,000 dollars depending on the experience and credentials of your plastic surgeon. Extensive reconstruction may cost much more.

Insurance and Rhinoplasty

The costs of a nose job or Rhinoplasty, are nothing to sniff at. It is therefore critical to be completely sure of your choice of cosmetic surgeon and to also check to see if you are eligible for any kind of insurance cover for the procedure you are undergoing.

Nose surgery when conducted for health reasons may be covered by your insurance provider. If you suffer from breathing trouble or congestion related to the shape of your nostrils, nose or nasal cavities, then corrective surgery may become essential for you to get relief. In such cases, the nose surgery undertaken may be covered on medical grounds. Some insurance providers may demand to see proof of other treatments not working before you opt for surgery. They may also need copies of tests conducted by your plastic surgeon (rhinomanometry to check for airflow, acoustic rhinometry to image the inside of your nose or even a CT scan).

If you need to get reconstruction of the nose done, along with internal work on the nose to clear obstructions, it might still be covered as this counts as reconstructive work and not cosmetic.

For patients opting for Rhinoplasty for purely cosmetic reasons, insurance will not cover any part of the expenses.

Expertise counts

Nose surgery is arguably the most difficult kind of plastic surgery there is. So what it all boils down on Rhinoplasty, is expertise and based on the track record of a cosmetic surgeon, pricing may also vary. You would do well to choose a more trained hand for a few hundred dollars more than go with someone new who charges far less.

Just as important is your level of comfort with the plastic surgeon. Unless you have faith in your cosmetic surgeon and trust his judgment completely you will find yourself second guessing decisions before and after the nose surgery. Dr. Bryson Richards and his team in Las Vegas take every precaution necessary to ensure a safe and comfortable process for you. Personalized attention and consultations make getting rhinoplasty much easier on you, with results that will align better to your own expectations.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Overview

Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Nose Surgery | Las Vegas NV | Lake HavasuRhinoplasty or a ‘nose job’ as it is often referred to, is something people choose for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Since it involves significant technical expertise, be sure to pick a reliable plastic surgeon to conduct your cosmetic surgery. If you live in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Bryson Richards will offer you his full-service plastic surgery practice in Las Vegas.

Is Rhinoplasty for you?

If you’re electing to have nose surgery to enhance your looks, you need to first consult with your plastic surgeon so they can help you better assess what changes you may need, if any. Dr. Bryson Richards will be able to look at your facial features and see if your expectations match up to what the surgery can deliver for you. This consultation also helps decide the extent of changes you need to have done and determine the recovery time and pricing.

Your surgeon will also want to know your medical history, whether you are on any medication, and any allergies you may have. He will then take detailed measurements and photographs of your face. Your alternatives and a recommended course of treatment will be shared with you so you can take a well-informed decision.

In some cases, rhinoplasty is required to enable the more optimal functioning of the nose. Some people have a deviated septum, making it hard to breathe. Corrective nose surgery can address this problem and ease symptoms like congestion. Sharing your medical background is critical to ensure safe and successful Rhinoplasty procedure.

What nose surgery can do for you

Nose surgery helps correct the size of large noses to be more proportionate to the face. It can also work for someone where the tip of their nose is a upturned, hooked, droopy, or bulbous. Corrective surgery can fix nasal asymmetry, reposition nostrils or modify those that are too big. For those who have depressions or bumps on the bridge of their nose, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can work wonders. It is also indicated as a means to fix congestion and breathing problems related to nasal obstructions like a deviated septum.

What to expect during the surgery?

Prior to your surgery, you will be asked to stop smoking until after the procedure. Some of your medication may need to be adjusted. Aspirin and herbal supplements that increase bleeding will also have to be avoided.

Nose surgery is an outpatient procedure lasting a few hours. You will be administered local or general anesthesia depending on what the cosmetic surgeon sees fit. Incisions are made on the nostrils and in some cases on the base of the nose. Your skilled plastic surgeon then uses his expertise to reshape your bone and cartilage into the desired form. In the case of a deviated septum, the plastic surgeon will straighten it and reduce projections in the nose.

Recovery from Rhinoplasty

Mild swelling and bruising in the nose and eye area after nose surgery is normal. A nasal splint will help the changes set. Some mild swelling, not easily visible to untrained eye, may last longer, but will be completely gone in a few months. Don’t try anything too physically demanding or active for a month or so. Cold compress can help relieve any swelling and your plastic surgeon may also give you painkillers if they’re needed.

In the hands of a respected plastic surgeon like Dr. Bryson Richards, you should soon be on your way to a complete recovery, with your newly sculpted nose.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070