Rhinoplasty FAQs

FAQs For A Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills

How painful is a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is not generally a painful procedure.

Most pain is in the first 2-3 days, easily managed with basic pain medication.

Most patients transition to Tylenol on day 3

How is a rhinoplasty done?

Each rhinoplasty is approached slightly differently. There is no one size fits all approach. In general, the rhinoplasty can be done open or closed

  • Open - involves an incision that allows access to the entire internal structure of the nose for the most precise manipulation
  • Closed - more useful for very minor changes to the nose

What are potential risks of a rhinoplasty?

Because rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, there are some risks involved. For most people, the risks are rare or minimal, especially when the procedure is performed by a specialized facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Truesdale. Dr. Truesdale will share a full list of risks and complications based on the latest surgical research prior to booking surgery

Is your nose broken during a rhinoplasty?

The nose is not always broken during a rhinoplasty. The surgical technique for a rhinoplasty depends on several factors, such as the degree in which the patient would like narrowing of the nose, to correct nasal deviation, or to compensate for a hump reduction

Is a rhinoplasty permanent?

Yes. Rhinoplasty involves making permanent changes to the nose. In general, your nose will look very good after surgery and continue to improve over the next 12 months as swelling goes down

Is a rhinoplasty a major surgery?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, but does involve anesthesia

Any surgery should be taken seriously, but a rhinoplasty is not a major surgery that will affect the heart or lungs

A rhinoplasty is generally considered safe, but is approached very seriously as it’s the most central portion of someone’s face, and millimeters matter and every surgery prevents some level of risk

When are stitches removed after a rhinoplasty?

The nasal cast and sutures will be removed after five (5) to seven (7) days at your follow-up appointment.

Can I travel after a rhinoplasty?

If you need to travel, it is safe to fly nine (9) days after surgery.

Call Dr. Truesdale if you plan to fly or scuba-dive, as there will be changes in pressure.

Can I drive myself home after a rhinoplasty?

For optimal safety, plan to have a family member or friend drive you home after a rhinoplasty

What is the recovery time after a surgical rhinoplasty? How long do I need to take off of work or school?

Dr. Truesdale recommends at least one week off of work or school to focus on healing

How much is a surgical rhinoplasty?

The cost of a rhinoplasty varies greatly depending on the surgeon and the patient’s situation. The cost of the rhinoplasty includes the surgeon’s fee, operating room fees, and anesthesia fees.

At Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery, we believe the surgeon's philosophy and experience, and your comfort with him are just as important as the final cost of the surgery. Additionally, we always recommend that patients choose a specialized facial plastic surgeon for a rhinoplasty, which is often considered one of the most technically difficult surgeries and can have a profound impact on the entire look of the face

We are currently offering an incredible value as we celebrate the grand opening of Truesdale Facial Plastic Surgery

Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Truesdale and lock-in incredible pricing (quotes will be valued for 60 days)

Is financing available for a rhinoplasty?

Yes! Dr. Truesdale partners with three trusted financing institutions. We accept all major credit / debit cards, cash, or offer 0% interest patient financing through three providers:

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  • Can I exercise after a rhinoplasty?

    To prevent bleeding and increased swelling, avoid extreme physical activity, including athletic activities and intercourse. After 24 hours, you are encouraged to go for light walks and strolls. Light cardio, such as an elliptical machine or spin bike on a low resistance can begin on post-operative day seven (7). Do not engage in any heavy cardiovascular activity (running), any activity that involves straining (weight lifting) or anything that involves bending over (yoga, pilates) for at least three (3) weeks, unless otherwise instructed.

    When should you have a revision rhinoplasty?

    You can undergo revision rhinoplasty if you are dissatisfied by the results of a previous rhinoplasty. Dr. Truesdale typically recommends waiting until all swelling has subsided from the original rhinoplasty, typically at least 6 months to a year. A revision rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure than a primary rhinoplasty (a first-time rhinoplasty) so it can take more time to perform, typically is more expensive, and can take longer to heal. The healing time for a revision rhinoplasty is longer because the tissues have already been altered and formed scar tissue that will need to re-heal. Considering these factors, it is very important to make an informed decision on your rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Truesdale draws on his facial plastic surgery expertise to perform revision rhinoplasties for patients who are unsatisfied by results delivered by another surgeon.

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