What can rhinoplasty do to enhance the appearance of my nose?
Rhinoplasty can narrow or straighten the bridge of your nose, eliminate a hump or reduce nostril size. It can also change your nose's outward projection or reshape an overly bulbous, narrow, wide or boxy tip. It can even decrease the overall size of your nose.
Can rhinoplasty help me to breathe better?
This surgery usually involves straightening the septum to clear the nasal passages, which can restore breathing or eliminate snoring. In many cases, trauma such as a broken nose will cause scar tissue buildup inside the nasal passages. Surgery can clear the airway of this scar tissue.
Will my insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Many health insurance plans will cover rhinoplasty procedures aimed at improving nasal function. Patients with conditions such as a deviated septum can have difficulty breathing and issues with snoring. Surgery treats conditions that impair a person's quality of life, often improving the ability to sleep and exercise. In some cases, functional and cosmetic concerns are addressed in the same procedure, and insurance will pay for the medically necessary part of the surgery.