What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to enhance the look and shape of the nose. Furthermore, rhinoplasty may help improve breathing function in many patients. At our Denver, CO facility, Dr. Raj TerKonda is a seasoned cosmetic facial surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to creating the most natural results. While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results can be quite dramatic. This surgery at Cherry Creek Face and Skin is performed to make a nose appear smaller in size or improve a nose that is too large or wide. The objective is to produce a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions well. Get more information on rhinoplasty by contacting Cherry Creek Face and Skin to schedule your consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of Rhinoplasty?
A customized rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr. TerKonda offers both aesthetic and functional benefits, including:
- Reducing or increasing nose size
- Diminishing and smoothing the bridge of the nose
- Reshaping the nostrils
- Balancing and improving facial harmony
- Opening airways to improve breathing
- Correcting a deviated septum
- Improving sleep by reducing snoring and sleep apnea
- Reducing sinus issues and problems
- Boosting confidence and self-image
Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are in good physical health and have realistic expectations about their results. This is because surgery cannot completely change your appearance but rather enhance your features. Dr. TerKonda will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine your eligibility for rhinoplasty. We also assess the structure of your nose and skin to make sure they will recover properly after the procedure. Inform us of any allergies and chronic illnesses that may impact your ability to heal.
"Dr. Terkonda has been one of the best doctors I have ever met. I found him after searching the country for a doctor to fix my 1st rhinoplasty, that went terribly wrong. The difference between Dr Terkonda and other surgeons is that he truly cares about how you feel, how your doing, and the overall outcome. He takes pride in his work, is humble, and trustworthy. "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 19, 2016
How does Rhinoplasty work?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you wish to correct, this procedure may be beneficial. It is important that expectations are understood, as your facial appearance will be altered. Cosmetic nose surgery is performed while the patient is under sedation, such as general anesthesia, and is usually an outpatient surgical procedure. There are various surgical methods, depending on your aesthetic goals and concerns. Our team performs rhinoplasty using either a closed approach or an open method. The objective during treatment is to remove excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to build and increase cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nose is repositioned while the skin is re-draped over the newly structured framework. Sutures are placed either inside the nose or along the natural external crease. Upon completion of your cosmetic nose surgery, the area around the nose will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. Ice packs and prescription medication can assist with these effects. Your follow-up appointment with our team will take place within 48 – 72 hours after surgery to check your healing progress. It takes about 2 – 4 weeks to heal from rhinoplasty. Within this timeframe, strenuous activity should be avoided.
What to Expect After Rhinoplasty
Dr. TerKonda provides detailed instructions for post-operative care. Swelling and bruising should begin to dissipate after several weeks, although it can take up to a year for the final results of rhinoplasty to be seen. It is important that you follow your guidelines closely, as this plays a major role in avoiding complications and achieving optimal results. Take any medications as prescribed, and apply a cool compress to relieve any soreness and inflammation. Our goal is to ensure that you look and feel your absolute best while maintaining natural results.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. TerKonda will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. When this is complete, he can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. TerKonda, instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Cherry Creek Face and Skin accepts several payment methods, and our office can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
While cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. TerKonda in your consultation. Our office will help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to properly process your claim.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This may be a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. TerKonda, you can talk about what you like about your nose and what you want to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan — so you get your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a more dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. TerKonda. Once he understands your goals, He can help you choose which procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help make your whole face look more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before getting another procedure.
Balanced Facial Features
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose or if you suffer from breathing problems, rhinoplasty may help. Nose surgery is a very common cosmetic treatment with high success rates. Our team aims to improve your nose so your whole face looks more attractive and proportionate. Even small tweaks can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to contact Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO to schedule a consultation.
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