At Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Overland Park, KS, we know that for some, the nose they were born with is not the nose that they want to live with. Luckily, there is an effective procedure called rhinoplasty that can transform your natural nose into your ideal nose. Our expert surgeon and surgical team can walk you through this entire procedure and help you achieve some incredible and transformative results.
Undergoing Nose Surgery in Kansas City: What Is the Best Age for Rhinoplasty?
There is no set age that is the right age for rhinoplasty. However, there are some parameters that patients must fall within to be considered as treatment candidates. Most patients who schedule this procedure are range between the ages of 18 and 40. While this is often considered the ideal timeframe in which you should schedule this procedure, it doesn’t mean that those over the age of 40 or under the age of 18 are disqualified from this procedure.
Teenagers, young adults, middle-aged adults, and the elderly can all schedule this procedure to improve their noses and reach their aesthetic goals. Whether you qualify for the treatment will all come down to your goals, your current health, your medical history, and your desire to undergo this surgical procedure.
Nose Surgery and Teenagers
Many teenagers are interested in undergoing rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes. The main factor in determining whether a teenager qualifies for this procedure is whether their nose has fully formed and is no longer growing. This is something that our experienced surgeon can determine during an initial consultation. While 18 is the technical age of adulthood, some teenagers’ noses are fully formed and have stopped growing at the age of 15 or 16.
It comes down to a case-by-case basis. Many teenagers want to improve the appearance of their nose or correct imperfections that have resulted from genetics or as a result of sustaining a sports or non-sports-related injury. If you are a teenager interested in nose surgery, an initial consultation with our surgeon can determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the technical term for a surgical procedure designed to improve the size, shape, appearance, or function of the nose. It is also known as nose surgery, or in cultural terms, as a “nose job.” This procedure can deliver some life-changing results, especially for those who feel less confident about their overall appearance because of their nose.
What Is the Purpose of the Procedure?
There are multiple purposes for nose surgery. For some, it is a way to improve the appearance of their nose. There is nothing wrong with the function of their nose, and they have no problems breathing; they simply want to address aesthetic imperfections by adjusting the size, shape, or proportions of their noses.
Then, some patients simply want to improve the function of their noses. They have no desire to change their appearance but have trouble breathing due to conditions like a deviated septum. Those who want to improve the function of their nose can schedule this procedure to improve airflow and breathing.
Addressing Both Cosmetic and Functional Concerns
There are also patients who schedule this procedure to address both the function and appearance of their nose. Whatever the case, and whatever your concern, whether it is simply medical or cosmetic or both, we can create a perfect treatment plan that helps you achieve your desired results.
What Can Nose Surgery Treat?
This procedure can address a number of different imperfections with the nose. It can address cosmetic imperfections that have resulted from an injury or imperfections that are simply genetic. It can:
- Improve the angle of the nose
- Remove bumps on the nose
- Reduce the size of the nose
- Improve breathing
What Happens During the Rhinoplasty Procedure?
During rhinoplasty, the surgeon will use some specific techniques to address your particular concerns. Typically, patients are put under IV sedation which helps promote a faster recovery than when general anesthesia is used. If you schedule this procedure to reduce the size of your nose, improve the shape, address the angle, or remove humps and bumps, the surgeon will separate your nose skin from the bone and cartilage.
Then, he will reshape the area as needed, and replace the skin on the nose. Those who choose this procedure to address a deviated septum will undergo a similar process, but the incisions will be made inside of the nose. However, the surgeon may choose to perform the procedure with an open approach, making incisions between the nostrils to address the problem.
Customizing Your Procedure
If you choose to undergo rhinoplasty at our Kansas City office, you may want to customize your procedure by adding an additional procedure such as chin augmentation that may compliment your results. Many patients schedule chin augmentation alongside nose surgery to achieve the most aesthetic-looking appearance.
If you’re interested in this procedure, you can let one of our experts know during your initial consultation so we can provide more information about what it does, how it works, and determine whether you are a good candidate.
Will My Insurance Company Cost Cover the Cost of This Procedure?
Most insurance companies cover this procedure in whole or in part if it is scheduled to improve the function of the nose. While this is the case for many insurance companies, we always recommend that patients contact their insurance company before beginning the treatment process to know what to expect and prepare financially ahead of time.
What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?
As soon as your procedure is over, you will spend some time in recovery, but you won’t have to plan on an overnight stay. You’ll be able to return home and immediately begin resting. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities and return to work within one to two weeks after their procedure. After your surgery is over, the surgeon will apply a splint to help protect and enhance the healing of your nose.
This will be removed within one week of your procedure. A splint will also be inserted to protect the septum if you undergo this procedure to address a deviated septum.
Ensuring a Quick and Healthy Recovery
When you focus on resting and following the recovery directives, you can ensure a quick and healthy recovery. The best way to prepare for your recovery is by planning ahead.
The Benefits of Planning Ahead
Getting meals ready ahead of time, whether that’s ordering a meal delivery service that offers healthy options or making meals that can be frozen and easily reheated, will make a significant difference in your recovery. Whether you have a family that you need to feed or you live on your own, pre-planning meals will save you time and effort so you can rest and relax. It will also ensure that you’re eating nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Asking for Help
Having someone available who can help you for the first few days of your healing will also make your recovery easier. If you have normal household duties that need to be taken care of, such as dog walking, carpools, or household cleaning, make sure that you have someone who can help complete those duties so that you don’t have to put forth the effort doing those things and can instead spend your time resting.
Am I a Candidate for This Procedure?
The best candidates for this procedure are patients in good health and who have realistic expectations about the procedure and the outcome. Patients who are not happy with the appearance of their nose or have problems breathing as a result of the poor function of their nose make good candidates for this procedure. It can improve the appearance and the function of the nose in both men and women.
The Best Candidates
It’s important that patients are committed to the recovery process and are willing to follow the post-procedure directives to ensure that they ensure the best possible results. An initial consultation here at our Kansas City office will help determine if this procedure is right for you. You will meet with one of our surgical staff members. They will discuss the procedure in detail, review your medical history, and learn more about your aesthetic or functional nose-related goals.
Then, we can confirm whether this procedure is right for you and move forward with the process. We will provide you with some pre-procedure directives that will help ensure you are ready for the surgery and let you know exactly what to do on the day of your appointment. We’ll also give you some directives on how to prepare for your recovery so that you can spend time resting and healing.
The Aesthetic Surgical Arts Difference
Your nose is front and center, and nothing can change that, so if you’re not happy with your nose, chances are, you’re not happy with your appearance. If you have spent most of your life living with a nose that you’re not happy with, know that there is a solution that can help you achieve the nose of your dreams. You no longer have to resign yourself to living with a nose that you don’t love.
The surgical team at our Kansas City office will walk through this journey so that you can achieve a beautiful and proportional nose. Once you experience that renewed sense of confidence that comes from this procedure, your only regret will be that you didn’t schedule this procedure sooner. You can trust that our surgical team will walk with you through this process from your initial consultation to your recovery and be there to answer any questions you may have.
Scheduling Your Consultation
This process begins with an initial consultation. It’s the first step in the process, and it’s an important one because it helps us get to know more about you and your goals and confirm whether no surgery is right for you. Taking that first step by scheduling a consultation will help you become more informed about this procedure and better understand what kind of results you can expect post-op. Our team is ready and waiting to help you become the best version of yourself.
Transform Your Nose and Increase Your Confidence
Living with a nose that inhibits your breathing is not truly living, and neither is living with a nose that affects your confidence in your appearance. Whatever the reason you want to surgically alter your nose, you can rest assured that when you choose our Kansas City office to meet your needs, we will do everything possible to exceed your expectations. Contact us today at Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Overland, KS, to schedule your initial consultation.