Given it’s complexity and high demand there are many myths and incorrect assumptions about the surgery. Five of the most common are listed below.
1. Insurance will cover my rhinoplasty.
Generally cosmetic rhinoplasty in Phoenix is not covered by insurance. If there is a functional component, such as fixing a deviated septum for better breathing or another structural problem that needs to be addressed for health, that portion of the surgery may be covered by insurance.
2. Any plastic surgeon can perform a rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure where small errors can effect not only the cosmetic outcome but the vital functions of the nose. The nose’s correct function is vital to smell and breathing. Therefore you should choose a surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty to achieve the best outcome possible and alleviate the risk of surgical complications.
3. Rhinoplasty is only for the wealthy.
The focus on celebrities in the media has unfortunately distorted people’s perceptions regarding plastic surgery. Often leading to the assumption that only the wealthy can afford these procedures. In reality most rhinoplasty patients have an income under 50,000 dollars a year. Payment options are available to assist our patients.
4. It is easy to spot a person that had rhinoplasty.
While a poorly performed surgery can be obvious and distracting to the aesthetics of the face, this unnatural result is usually a result of an inexperienced surgeon. Our staff has extensive experience and can assure you of a natural result that directs the viewer’s attention to the harmony between your new nose and other facial features. Experience makes the difference between an “overdone look” and a natural looking improvement.
5. Only vain people have rhinoplasty.
Although a small percentage of people are obsessed with appearance and let it define how they judge themselves and others, most patients are seeking to address a nose that has caused emotional turmoil and stress in their social lives. Frequently they have been teased or just feel their nose is too large or diminishes how others judge them. Sometimes a misshapen nose can be a result of a traumatic injury and may need to be repaired to allow better breathing as well as for aesthetic reasons.
Rhinoplasty is a commonly requested procedure at our Arizona cosmetic surgery practice. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger has extensive experience and training in this complex procedure. Please schedule a visit to one of our offices for a consultation. Dr. Meger will discuss the the proper procedure to obtain your aesthetic goal. Our offices are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale.