Questions about Nose Surgery

Plastic Surgeon serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills and Towson, MD

To get personalized answers to your rhinoplasty questions, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 616-3000. Below is a list of common nose surgery questions and answers.

Does insurance cover the cost of rhinoplasty?

If you are seeking rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, then no, insurance is very unlikely to cover any portion. But if you have a medical reason for getting nose surgery – such as a deviated septum or other issues leading to breathing problems or congestion – then some insurance policies may provide coverage. Our office will help you determine your situation.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Good nose surgery candidates want to change some physical aspect of their noses. If you are in your mid-teens or older and are in generally good physical and emotional health, then this is probably the right procedure for you if you want to improve the appearance of your nose. The only way to know for sure is to visit Dr. Basner for a one-on-one consultation.

How long is the recovery after surgery?

Your recovery will vary by exactly how your nose surgery is performed and your body's reaction to the surgery. Generally, you can expect to take some time off work and certain physical activities. You will have to keep your head elevated for a few days after the surgery. Bruising and swelling will subside within 1 to 2 weeks. You should be able to return to work within a week, and most full exercise routines within 2 to 3 weeks.

What are the risks of the procedure?

Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty does carry the risk of certain complications. A consultation and exam is necessary to determine your specific risks and to screen you for candidacy. Examples of possible complications include infection and bleeding. Serious complications are rare.

How long do nose surgery results last?

The results of this procedure are permanent. The reshaping that happens will provide you with a lifelong improved nose appearance; however, the natural aging process can cause some subtle changes to your nose, mainly some sagging and drooping.

To learn more about our practice, our plastic surgeon and the rhinoplasty procedure, please contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Adam Basner. Dr. Basner performs nose surgery for patients from all over, including Baltimore, Towson, Columbia and Owings Mills.