Rhinoplasty Columbus, Ohio
Achieve Symmetry & Balance With A Surgical Rhinoplasty
Externally, a rhinoplasty balances facial symmetry. Your nose will have a more proportionate size and shape matching your natural facial structure. More important, though, are the internal emotional effects of this procedure. The nose is the focal point of the face, so you may feel that size and/or crookedness are distractions. After your rhinoplasty, you won’t have to worry about the appearance of your nose; instead, you can focus on showcasing your inner beauty.
This Procedure Is More Than Just A “Nose Job”
Patients commonly want their noses to be a little more straight, flat, thin, small, narrow or proportionate. Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to improve contour, profile, size, proportion and overall appearance. During this nose surgery, the surgeon may add or subtract tissue and use sutures to achieve these desired effects. Many individuals are shocked that a series of such small changes can make such a dramatic improvement.
At the caring hands of expert surgeon Dr. Michelle Sieffert, your rhinoplasty will result in a beautiful nose that compliments your entire look. She is known for creating natural results that “blend in” with the rest of the face. Dr. Sieffert works with you to create a correctional plan that will also fix any structural issues inside the nose while prioritizing aesthetic balance.
Frequently Asked Questions
We do not accept insurance for cosmetic rhinoplasty. We also do not perform rhinoplasty revisions.
Rhinoplasty may be a great option if you want to make cosmetic changes, structural fixes or a combination of both to the nose. Across the board, candidates for rhinoplasty are in general good health, have completed physical growth and have established mental/emotional maturity. There is no upper age if you are in overall good health.
Rhinoplasty Changes Lives For The Better Every Day
It is essential to know that the human body will never be 100% symmetrical; this also may look unnatural. Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty have realistic expectations for their results. Dr. Sieffert will account for your goals and individual anatomy when developing your plan. You will also view before-and-after photos of similar patients, so you have a realistic expectation of your future results.
You may not be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you suffer from certain health conditions. Dr. Sieffert will review your medical history during your consultation to determine whether further studies or referrals are necessary. You may need to stop taking certain medications before surgery as well.
The cost of this procedure is dependent on your goals and needs. The total average cost of a rhinoplasty in Columbus, Ohio can range from $7,000-$11,000 depending on the kind of procedure. This total consists of all aspects of the surgery, including anesthesia costs, operating room fees, post-operative care, etc.
Once Dr. Sieffert understands your goals and you decide together on the right treatment plan for you, her surgical coordinator will provide you with an exact quote and discuss our financing options with you.
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- What can I do to help get the best results?
- Where and how will you perform my procedure?
- How long of a recovery period can I expect?
- What are the risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty?
- How are complications handled?
- Are financing options available?
You should ask Dr. Sieffert any questions you may have about your current health or medications, your goals, your expectations, the operative plan, the pre-operative preparations, post-operative management, your recovery, and possible complications. Feel free to ask questions about the surgeon’s experience, training and credentials, as well as specifics about the surgical center, the anesthesia staff and the nursing team.
All surgeries come with risks, but those associated with rhinoplasty are generally mild. The most common risk is nasal swelling, which can block your nasal passages and make your nose feel stuffed up. Swelling generally goes down within the first week or two, but it is not uncommon for swelling to persist. Make sure to address any concerns you have with Dr. Sieffert before the surgery.
Make sure to ask Dr. Sieffert about possible outcomes, so you know exactly what to expect before you make any decisions. This will ensure that you and your surgeon are on the same page about what you want to be done and what can be done. Dr. Sieffert and our patient care team will discuss all risks with you prior to your surgery.
While no surgery is pain-free, recovering from rhinoplasty is relatively easy. Pain and headaches tend to resolve after the first few days, and Dr. Sieffert will prescribe pain medication to help ease the symptoms. Rest, head elevation, ice, and homeopathic remedies such as Arnicare gel will aid recovery, too.
Bruising Is Normal & Can Be Expected
You may have noticeable swelling and bruising, including bruising under your eyes and on your upper cheeks if the nasal bones are manipulated during surgery. Most of the swelling and bruising subsides progressively over one to two weeks, but it may take longer for the micro-swelling to go down. Dr. Sieffert will make further recommendations before surgery to help with post-operative bruising.
Introduction To Normal Life Will Be Gradual, But Manageable
Everyone is different, and recovery time will depend on your body. However, most patients take about a week off before they resume normal activities. Your splint or cast will remain on for one week, depending on how your nose is healing. Many individuals feel up to going to work after a few days but prefer to wait until bruising and discoloration have subsided.
You will have activity restrictions, including lifting and exercising, for about the first month after your surgery that will periodically be lifted.
Swelling will mask your final results for some time. Most of the swelling should go away on its own within the first few weeks, but it can take up to a month. The final result, however, is not established until a full year has passed and the underlying anatomy has adjusted to the surgical changes.
Yes! According to RealSelf.com, rhinoplasty has a 91% “Worth It” rating stemming from more than 20,000 reviews. You’ll find the surgery to be extremely rewarding particularly if it’s something you’ve been considering for a long time. Although it takes some time to see your final results, the everlasting positive effects on your confidence are worth it!
Schedule Your First Consultation With Us
Rhinoplasty in Columbus, Ohio is a truly life-changing aesthetic procedure. Dr. Sieffert specializes in striking a beautiful facial balance, which will bolster your confidence and highlight your other features. We invite you to get in touch with us today to schedule your initial consultation and discuss if rhinoplasty is the correct solution for you!
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