Nose Surgery FAQ
1. Q. At what age can a person have a nose job?
A. Patients usually request nasal surgery at age sixteen -
surgery can be performed earlier but usually only for severe deformities.
2. Q. Will my insurance pay for my nasal surgery?
A. Insurance may cover reconstructive procedures such
as a deviated septum causing breathing problems or to
correct enlarged turbinates but insurance does not
cover a cosmetic rhinoplasty.
3. Q. Can I finance my surgery?
A. Yes. Our office offers many different financing
options with small monthly payments. We also accept
all major charge cards. Nasal surgery can now be
affordable for almost everyone.
4. Q. If my nose is crooked can Dr. Corbin straighten it?
A. A crooked nose is one of the most difficult problems
in nasal surgery. Most deviations can be corrected
but many times the whole face may not be symmetrical
in which case the nose may always seem crocked even
if it is straight relative to the face.
5. Q. Where will my surgery be performed?
A. Surgery can be performed in a hospital
operating room or an outpatient surgery center.
6. Q. What are the risks of nasal surgery?
A. Though complications with nasal surgery are
unusual they can occur. Bleeding and infection
can be associated with any surgical procedure
and they can certainly occur with a rhinoplasty.
The biggest complaint though is not accomplishing
the result that the patient desired necessitating
more surgery. That is why finding a surgeon
accomplished in nasal surgery is so important.
7. Q. How long should I take off of work?
A. The amount of time taken from work may be a
function of the type of work that a patient
performs. If the job requires minimal
physical activity the patient could be back
to work within a week. If the work is more
strenuous, more time may be needed before
returning to work.
8. Q. What should I do to prepare for nasal surgery?
A. At least two weeks prior to surgery you
should stop taking aspirin products, ibuprofens,
herbal medications or diet pills. You should
also eat lightly the night before surgery and
not drink alcohol. You should also have all
your prescriptions that you would need after
surgery purchased and make sure someone is
available to be with you after surgery.
Also a pre surgical vitamin program developed
by our office is helpful in preparing the body
9. Q. Who will be administering my anesthesia?
A. Anesthesia will be administered by a board
certified anesthesiologist. We only use medical Doctors.
10. Q. Will there be a visible scar?
A. No unless the ala need to be narrowed.
All of my incisions are kept inside the
nose even on redo operations. If the
nasal ala need to be narrowed, there
may be a visible scar though this area
generally heal very well.
11. Q. Does Dr. Corbin have to break my nose?
A. If the patient has a large dorsal hump or
the nose is wide, it may be necessary to
fracture the nose. This will be discussed
prior to surgery.
12. Q. Will my nose be packed after surgery?
A. I generally do not pack the nose as many
patients find this very uncomfortable. However,
if there is a lot of bleeding at the time of
surgery or I feel the patient may experience
a bleed after surgery if the nose is not packed,
I will pack the nose.
13. Q. Will I be bruised?
A. There may be some bruising following surgery
particularly if the nose is fractured.
This usually resolves within a week.
14. Q. How long will I be swollen?
A. Obvious swelling usually exists for one or
two weeks but more subtle swelling may persist
for up to six months.
15. Q. Can I wear glasses after nasal surgery?
A. Immediately following surgery it
would be a good idea to avoid resting anything
on your nose. Many times the glasses can be
modified to rest on the cheek and therefore
they can be worn.
16. Q. Does Dr. Corbin perform nose revisions?
A. I frequently do nasal revisions. They can
be one of the more challenging aspects of
cosmetic surgery but one of the most rewarding.
Individual patient nose cosmetic surgery results vary from patient to patient. We do not guarantee that any patients surgery results will look like any photos in this gallery, in our photo books or website.