What is the average cost of rhinoplasty in Austin, TX?
The cost of rhinoplasty can vary significantly based on the degree of correction you need, but you can expect to spend in the range of $6,000 to $10,000. Dr. Leeman will provide you with an accurate price for your customized rhinoplasty during your consultation.
How long is the procedure?
Rhinoplasty can take from an hour and a half to three hours, depending on how much correction you need, and the techniques used. Once Dr. Leeman has examined you and determined what your surgery will entail, he will provide you with a more specific estimate.
When can I blow my nose after surgery?
After receiving rhinoplasty, you must avoid blowing your nose for one week to avoid excess bleeding. In some cases, we recommend waiting longer, up to three weeks.
Will I have scars?
As rhinoplasty surgery involves an incision at the base of the strip of tissue between your nostrils (columella) or within the nose, the scars are virtually invisible. Initially, the incision will appear red but will fade to a thin white line hidden below the nose structure.
Will the procedure be painful?
If your rhinoplasty was minor, we will likely perform the surgery using only local anesthesia – in which case you may feel pressure, but no pain. If your rhinoplasty involves more extensive adjustments, we may recommend the use of general anesthesia. After the procedure is complete, you will likely experience mild discomfort and pain due to the swelling, but generally, the recovery is not difficult to experience.
How soon can I start exercising?
As an average, it can take about four weeks for patients to heal enough that they can resume light exercise. We have, however, seen patients heal faster and return to exercise or other vigorous activities more quickly.