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    Will medical insurance cover the costs of rhinoplasty in Dallas? Dr. Sam Jejurikar, board certified plastic surgeon of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Discusses Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) Surgery.

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    Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can be performed for many reasons, but most commonly is done to improve appearance, improve breathing, or after an accident or trauma.  Although specific medical insurance policies vary, many medical insurance plans will cover some of the costs of nasal surgery if it can be documented that it is being done for functional reasons (i.e. to improve breathing). Any aspect of the procedure done to improve appearance, however, including reshaping of the tip, removal of a hump, narrowing of the nose, etc., generally is not covered by these same insurance policies.

    To learn more about rhinoplasty, including its risks and recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute or at Legacy Medical Village in Plano at 214-827-2814.

    Many patients come to the office, complaining about the appearance of their nasal hump. Some of the patients want the hump to go away, but don’t necessarily want surgery to fix it.

    The great news is that dermal fillers can be used to correct this. The most commonly used filler used for this is Radiesse, which is made out of calcium hydroxylapatite.  Although the results are not permanent, they generally last 12-18 months.  Radiesse is not a great treatment for and overly long or short nose, a wide or bulbous nasal tip, or an overly wide nose.

    If you are troubled by the appearance of your nose, and you would like to learn more about nonsurgical nose jobs and surgical rhinoplasty, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.

    Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures performed for men and women. One of the most common complaints patients have is of a bump on the top of the nose. This is known as a dorsal hump.

    When the dorsal hump is the only cosmetic concern, closed rhinoplasty can be easily performed to correct this. In this form of rhinoplasty, incisions are made only within the nostrils. This means no visible scars and less postoperative swelling. A fine instrument is used to shave the excess cartilage and bone of the nose, leading to a more pleasing profile and nasal appearance.

    Should you have any questions regarding rhinoplasty or any other facial cosmetic procedure, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.

    The terms “closed rhinoplasty” and “open rhinoplasty” are thrown around frequently by plastic surgeons.  The difference between these two operations is actually quite small.  In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the columella (base of the nose) and extended into the nostrils.  In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made just within the nostrils.  This is sometimes also called an endonasal rhinoplasty.  Thus, the only real difference between these operations is the presence of a very small scar across the base of the nose.

    So, what are the implications for patients?  First, with an open rhinoplasty, visibility of the cartilaginous and bony portions of the nose is much improved.  This oftentimes allows surgeons to perform substantially more intricate work to the tip and base of the nose.  Because there is such greater visualization, and the skin is lifted much more during this procedure, swelling tends to be worse after this procedure and it can take longer to achieve the final result

    The scar at the base of the nose tends to be forgiving and, in most patients, tends to fade considerably over time, to the point of being virtually unnoticeable.

    Should you have any other questions regarding rhinoplasty, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.

    Many patients have asked me if they can smoke cigarettes up to the time of their cosmetic surgery.  The procedures most often in question are breast lifts with or without implants, breast reductions, tummy tucks and facelifts.  Simply put, smoking and these procedures can be recipes for disaster.  I strongly encourage smokers to quit smoking before these surgeries, as tobacco, nicotine, and carbon monoxide, all of which are within cigarettes, can impede wound healing.  In operations which involve lifting and tightening large amounts of skin, this can result in skin separation, or worse yet, skin loss.

    Most board-certified plastic surgeons are selective in the procedures that they will offer to tobacco users.  Some procedures that do not require a significant amount of skin lifting, such as rhinoplasty, liposuction and breast augmentation, are thought to be somewhat safer to perform in smokers than procedures that require more skin manipulation.  For that reason, most plastic surgeons will perform these surgeries in smokers, but will still extend significant disclaimers and warnings.

    Virtually everyone knows that smoking can cause pulmonary problems, heart disease and lung cancer.  For those reasons alone, I encourage all patients to quit using tobacco products.  In regards to cosmetic surgery, tobacco usage can cause significant problems with healing.  Because cosmetic surgery is elective, it only makes sense to quit tobacco usage prior to surgery to minimize this potential risk.



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