A rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes and improves the appearance of your nose. Many Omaha patients decide on corrective surgery because they are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, but breathing problems can be corrected simultaneously with a septoplasty. Also known as a functional rhinoplasty, a septoplasty corrects a patient’s deviated septum and is usually covered by insurance.
Concerns Rhinoplasty Can Address
Omaha patients who want to alter the cosmetic appearance of their nose can combine their procedure with a septoplasty for a nose that looks and functions better.* Cosmetic aspects of the nose that can be addressed include the:
Bumps or depressions
Nostril size and shape
Boxed tip nose (too big) or hanging tip (hangs down).
All of these concerns correspond to certain nasal anatomy, and it can be difficult to communicate results. To help you envision your options, Dr. Ayoub will use TouchMD to simulate the results of surgery and review each step. After your consultation, you will be able to log into TouchMD to view the individualized treatment plan to help you decide.
What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Every patient’s reason for seeking rhinoplasty differs, so whether you need a rhinoplasty to solve breathing issues, or you are choosing a rhinoplasty because you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, Dr. Ayoub can help.
Restores Facial Symmetry
Sometimes the natural shape of one’s nose can give the appearance of facial asymmetry. This often causes frustration for those who feel like their nose is causing them to look less than appealing. By performing rhinoplasty, Dr. Ayoub can restore facial symmetry and give you a more aesthetically appealing look.
Changes the Size and Shape of the Nose
Most patients choose rhinoplasty because they are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose. Some patients feel their nose is too wide or too narrow for their face, while others do not like the hump in their nose or their wide nostrils. Additionally, if your nose is crooked or out of alignment, Dr. Ayoub can realign your nose and create a more symmetrical appearance.
Boost Self Confidence
Rhinoplasty is a great way to boost self-confidence for those who have spent most of their lives feeling ashamed or embarrassed because of the way their nose looks. With Dr. Ayoub’s skill and artistry, he can reshape your nose to a more flattering appearance and help you gain confidence as you have never had before.
Alleviate Sinus Problems
Rhinoplasty is not used to merely correct the shape and size of one’s nose. In fact, many of Dr. Ayoub’s patients choose rhinoplasty to alleviate sinus problems. If you have trouble breathing because of the internal structure of your nose, rhinoplasty can restructure your nasal cartilage and underlying bone to open up your nasal airways and alleviate your sinus problems.
Correct Congenital Issues
Rhinoplasty is the preferred way to resolve congenital disorders of the nose, specifically for children and teens who suffer from structural nasal deformities due to congenital issues such as craniosynostosis and cleft lip and palate. These disorders cause breathing difficulties and speech delays, which is why rhinoplasty may be required sooner rather than later.
Simply wanting a rhinoplasty does not necessarily mean that the procedure is right for you. To truly know if rhinoplasty is the best fit, the first thing you should do is schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ayoub at his plastic surgery center in Omaha, NE. During your appointment, Dr. Ayoub will determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty by reviewing the following guidelines to ensure your safety:
Your facial growth is complete
You are physically and mentally healthy
You have realistic expectations for your procedure
You do not use any form of tobacco, or if you do, you promise to quit for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your surgery
You listen as Dr. Ayoub explains the rhinoplasty procedure and communicate back to him that you understand what is involved
Remember, rhinoplasty is a very individualized procedure, which is why Dr. Ayoub wants to make sure that his patients choose it based on their desires and not because they feel pressured to change their appearance to meet the expectations of someone else.
Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty: Which is Right for Me?
Rhinoplasty has been performed for decades and, with the right plastic surgeon, the results can be life changing.* There are two techniques for rhinoplasty:
Open: The entire nasal structure is visible by making a vertical incision on the underside of the columella (tip of the nose). This gives your plastic surgeon a more accurate view as well as more access to certain aspects of the nose that you want to change. There will be a small scar after the incision has healed.
Closed: A newer approach to rhinoplasty with limited ability to alter the structure of the nose. The only benefit is that there will be no visible scarring.
Dr. Ayoub prefers open rhinoplasty because it provides him with an overview of the nasal structure. In cases where bone and cartilage need to be reshaped, Dr. Ayoub has a clearer picture.
What is the Cost of a Rhinoplasty?
In preparing for the financial responsibility of your rhinoplasty, it is important to understand the different factors that will affect your overall costs, such as the expertise and experience of your surgeon, the quality of the surgical facility where your procedure will be performed, the anesthesia you will be administered, your post-surgery care, and any prescription medications you may require. We have further explained each of these below. Once you are ready, you can visit our Pricing Page to learn more.
Surgeon’s Expertise and Experience
The expertise and experience of a surgeon can make all the difference in your rhinoplasty experience; therefore, you can expect the cost of your surgeon’s fees to mirror his or her experience. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced training in surgical treatment options, Dr. Ayoub offers patients in Omaha, NE the latest advancements in rhinoplasty to help each patient achieve their desired results. He will review his specific fees with you during your initial consultation, so you can know what to expect to pay before your rhinoplasty procedure.
The Quality of The Surgical Facility
The cost of your overall rhinoplasty procedure will factor in the quality of the surgical facility used by your plastic surgeon. At Westfield Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Ayoub performs all surgical procedures at a nearby outpatient surgery center. This facility is top-rated and is equipped with the latest technology to provide Omaha patients with the highest-quality care available.
An anesthesiologist will administer your anesthesia during your surgery at the nearby outpatient surgery center where Dr. Ayoub performs rhinoplasty surgery. While the cost of this service will be based on your specific surgical needs and medical health history and is controlled by the surgical facility, we can help you with any questions you may have regarding your cost breakdown.
The fees you pay for your rhinoplasty will include your post-op appointments with Dr. Ayoub, regardless of how many post-surgery care appointments you will need until you are officially released to resume your normal activities. However, if you require additional bandages, ice packs, or over-the-counter pain relievers, those post-surgery care costs will be your responsibility.
Cost of Prescription Medications
The cost of your required prescription medications will depend on whether you have insurance or the type of insurance coverage available. Be sure to call your insurance provider prior to your surgery for more information on what you can expect to pay for your prescriptions.
Get a Pricing Estimate
At Westfield Plastic Surgery Center, we want all of our patients to have the ability to achieve the look they desire without being held back because of finances. In order to help you better prepare for what your rhinoplasty will cost, we offer the BuildMyBod tool. This comprehensive estimation tool can be fully customized to help you understand what you can expect to pay for your procedure.
No matter your reason for choosing rhinoplasty, Dr. Ayoub can help. He and his staff will walk with you every step of the way and help you understand everything you need to know about your rhinoplasty before you make a final decision.
When you visit with Dr. Ayoub for your initial consultation, he will perform a full evaluation of your nose, talk to you about your overall medical history, listen as you explain why you want to have a rhinoplasty, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that will suit your needs and help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What should I do in preparation for a Rhinoplasty?
Before you visit Dr. Ayoub in Omaha, NE for your rhinoplasty, there are some things you should check off of your “To Do” list. Namely,
Find a friend or family member to bring you to your appointment and be ready to take you home once you have been released
Have all prescriptions provided by Dr. Ayoub filled before your rhinoplasty
Clear your calendar for 1-2 weeks following your procedure to ensure you have ample time to recover
Stop using tobacco products at least 2 weeks before your surgery to avoid complications during and after your rhinoplasty
How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Take?
Generally speaking, you can expect your surgery to take between 2-6 hours, depending on your specific needs. However, during your evaluation, Dr. Ayoub will fully explain your treatment plan and surgical procedure so you will have a better idea of how long your specific rhinoplasty should take.
What Will Happen During My Rhinoplasty?
Once you and Dr. Ayoub decide what type of rhinoplasty is suited for you, he will review exactly what you can expect for your specific procedure. However, no matter the type of rhinoplasty technique chosen, your procedure will be an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Once you have been put to sleep, Dr. Ayoub will get to work repositioning your nose to a more appealing and functional shape and size.
Recovering from a Rhinoplasty
You will be able to go home the same day as your rhinoplasty, but someone will need to drive you and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. In the first week after surgery it is normal for patients to experience:*
You will have a splint on the outside of your nose for one week.* If you have any septal work, you will also have splints inside your nose. You can return to work after one week, but you may still have bruising at that point.*
Should I Avoid Certain Activities After My Rhinoplasty?
While a rhinoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure with low risks for complication, you will need time to heal. For the first several weeks after recovery you should avoid:
Lifting heavy objects
Blowing your nose
During your follow-up exams, Dr. Ayoub will inform you when you can resume these activities without affecting the results of your surgery.
When Will I Notice the Results of My Rhinoplasty?
The results from surgery are immediate, but full recovery and refinement generally takes one year.* As time passes, the appearance of your nose will continue to improve. Your face is the first thing people notice about you, and your nose plays a central role in the harmony of your facial features. Whether you have imperfections due to heredity or injury, rhinoplasty can improve the proportions of your face and increase your self-confidence.*
To schedule your free rhinoplasty consultation, call our Omaha office at 402.829.6384.
*Individual results may vary
Specialists in Plastic Surgery Serving the Omaha, NE Area.
Dr. Ayoub is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering a wide variety of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures designed to help you become the best version of yourself. For more than 20 years, Dr. Ayoub and his team at Westfield Plastic Surgery Center have been an active part of the Omaha, NE community. Together they inspire a warm, welcoming environment for every patient.