Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Loans and What To Expect

Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Some General Information.

The information compiled in this article is of a general nature and covers some of the questions we have been asked when providing personal loans for cosmetic surgery clients.

This information has been gathered from a range of sources including some anecdotal observations from clients. 

This article is general information and may not be specific to your needs.

We may be able to help you with finance for your chosen procedure. 

Any decision made in relation to cosmetic or plastic surgery should be made in conjunction with a qualified medical practitioner.

Before and After. Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery.

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If you are contemplating cosmetic or plastic surgery of any kind it pays do your research and find the surgeon who is best qualified to meet your needs.

This is a big decision and can be a life changing event. Cosmetic and Plastic surgery can lead to an increase in confidence and self- esteem.

Most people struggle to find the money that is required for plastic or cosmetic surgery.

www.Loans123.com.au  specialises in loans for Cosmetic and Plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery loans and Cosmetic surgery loans are offered on an unsecured personal loan basis.

Loans 123 understands that cosmetic and plastic surgery is a very personal decision. Each procedure and decision being unique to the individual concerned.

Rhinoplasty or also known as a Nose Job

Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as a nose job, is in the top 5 cosmetic procedures in performed in Australia.

Rhinoplasty surgery is not only for (looks) aesthetic reasons, it can improve your health and wellbeing. The incidence of Rhinoplasty plastic surgery is increasing in Australia.

Rhinoplasty surgery can help people that are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their current nose. This can be done by reshaping, resizing or smoothing the nose to enhance the symmetry of their face. 

Other reasons for Rhinoplasty surgery can be to improve and correct nasal and breathing issues. Often these issues can be rectified or improved through reconstructive nose surgery, that helps people to increase their quality of life.

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7 main reasons people choose Rhinoplasty surgery for:

  • Their nose may be crooked or misshapen.
  • They want their nose to be smaller
  • They want to increase the size of their nose to match their features.
  • Surgery can smooth lumps and bumps.
  • Reconstruct the nose after damage or accident.
  • A nose that is deformed due to a birth defect.
  • Just dissatisfied with the appearance of their current nose.
  • Reconstruct the nose to improve the quality of breathing

Some Things you should consider before having a Nose Job (rhinoplasty)

Before you choose to have rhinoplasty, surgery there are some important issues to consider:

  • Be realistic, there are limits to how far your surgeon can alter the shape of your nose. 
  • You need to be clear and make sure that your surgeon understands why you want a nose job.
  • They need to work with you and decide the on the best method or surgical procedure of reconstructing your nose to your satisfaction.
  • If you have broken your nose, you should medical attention immediately. Swelling of the nose tissues could delay surgery if untreated.
  • There may be projections inside the nose that can be reduced to improve your breathing.
  • If you need nose surgery to improve an obstructed airway it will require a thorough evaluation by your surgeon. This is because your nasal structure will need to be altered to improve your airflow and breathing. If you have a septum that is deviated, the surgeon can recommend that it should be straightened.
  • The bone and cartilage that divide the nose is called the septum. A deviated septum occurs when the bone and cartilage that divide the nose becomes crooked or off centre, making breathing difficult.
  • Results of your surgery may take up to 12 months to settle and become evident. It is important to wait for complete healing before making any decisions about further surgery.
  • There is a financial cost to you as cosmetic surgery does not usually qualify for rebates from Medicare or private health insurance companies www.loans123.com.au can help with this.   
  • If you smoke, you are at increased risk of complications from any surgery.
  • If you are planning any surgery, you can expect a better outcome if you quit smoking.

Before and After Rhinoplasty or Nose Job

 

The Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Operation

This operation, depending on the type of surgery will usually include:

  • You will be given a general or local anaesthetic (local is when you are still conscious).
  • Surgery to repair a broken nose or other injury will require the use of surgical instruments that are usually inserted up each nostril to push the bones and cartilage back into proper alignment. If it is a bad break the surgeon may need to make an incision or cut so that the he/she can see to arrange the bone correctly.
  • Cosmetic surgery can include ‘open’ or ‘closed’ techniques.
  • The ‘Open’ technique – involves accessing the nasal bones through incisions inside the nostrils and through the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
  • The ‘Closed’ technique – involves accessing the nasal bones through incisions that are hidden inside the nostrils. Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted away from the underlying bones and cartilages.
  • Surgical procedures used depend on the work or reshaping required. The nasal bones may need to be broken and realigned or chiselled and/or the cartilage may need to be trimmed back.
  • Stitches, usually any incisions or cuts are closed using dissolving stitches.

 

After Your Surgery

After the operation, you can expect to feel pain in your nose and face.

  • You will have swelling and bruising around your eyes. The swelling will usually decrease and should go down in a few days. The bruising may take up to two weeks to go away.
  • You will feel like you have a ‘stuffy’ nose. This is due to the swelling and congestion caused by the surgery. There may be dried or clotted blood in your nasal passages.
  • Numbness due to the nature of the surgery and the impact on some of your facial nerves.
  • You will need various dressings, splints and medication to assist the healing process. Your nose will be packed with a surgical gauze. Your nose bridge may be covered with a plaster of Paris splint.
  • The plaster of Paris splint is used to help minimise swelling and keep your nose from moving and to assist in keeping the new profile while healing takes place. 
  • You will suffer from blocked nasal breathing until the gauze is removed. You will have to breathe through your mouth until the gauze is removed.

After the first few hours:

  • You will be able to get out of bed and move around.
  • You may have to wait four or five hours before you are able to eat and drink.
  • You may need pain relief. Ask if you need additional medication.

Complications You May Encounter After Nose Surgery

These are some of the complications that may occur. All surgery carries some degree of risk. 

  • Possible excessive bleeding or the risk of infection.
  • Small surface blood vessels in your nose may rupture.
  • There could be delayed healing.
  • You could suffer from sudden nosebleeds.
  • You may notice some unevenness or irregularities in the shape of your nose. These usually settle with time.

This is a guide and not a complete list of what may go wrong. Your medical history, lifestyle, general health, smoker /non-smoker or several variable factors may increase the risk of certain complications. You should speak to your surgeon so that you are clear on what you can expect.

What You Can Do After Nose Surgery

You should always be guided by your surgeon, not your friends and family. Some general self-care suggestions include:

  • Your surgeon and the medical team will give you instructions on how you should look after your wounds and how to keep your nose clean.
  • Check any medications you take home from hospital, so that you are sure what they are for, how often and for how long you must take them. 
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is important to ensure that you take the whole course.
  • Hold your head upright as much as you can.
  • Your bandages and gauze in your nose may be left in place for up to a week.
  • Wait and let your surgeon remove the dressing and take out the nasal packing.
  • You need to avoid blowing your nose as this may rupture or damage the work done by your surgeon.
  • Make sure that you report any bleeding, severe pain, sudden nose bleeds or unusual symptoms to your surgeon.
  • Depending on your occupation you may need to be off work for around two weeks.
  • You will be advised to avoid contact sports or activities that could cause damage your nose for about six weeks. Be aware that broken nasal bones can hurt and/or ache for up to two months. Your surgeon will advise you on the appropriate pain relief.
  •  A point to remember is that aspirin can increase the risk of nosebleeds

How Much Does It Cost for Rhinoplasty in Australia?

Will my insurance cover the cost?

This depends on the type of insurance coverage you have. The biggest factor is the reason for your rhinoplasty surgery. Cosmetic surgery procedures are elective and nonmedical and are not usually covered. 

If your surgeon recommends undergoing rhinoplasty surgery in relation to a medical condition, some conditions that may be covered are a deviated septum, breathing difficulties through your nose, an accident that causes your nose to be damaged or traumatised then your health insurance coverage kicks in. If it is partial or full coverage of the expenses, your insurance benefits affect the overall cost of your nose job.

Our research indicated that rhinoplasty surgery or a Nose job will cost between $6,000.00 and $15,000.00.

This depends on: 

  • Where you have the surgery done. There are differences between states and cities. 
  • The type and complexity of the surgery.
  • The expertise and authority of your surgeon. They set their own fees.

Some techniques and procedures require different surgery methods and require the experience of an experienced plastic surgeon. Their fee will be higher than a less experienced surgeon.

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