Nose implant surgery can be both reconstructive and or cosmetic. If reconstructive, your insurance company will cover most if not all the costs associated with your surgery, however, they will not cover the cost, if it is purely cosmetic.
Nose is the main feature of the face. Most of us are self-conscious of the form and shape of our nose as to too huge, too small, too beaky or too squat etc. The characteristic shape and form of the nose is genetically transmitted from parents to their offspring and develops throughout the lifecycle.
Nose implants are usually employed for nasal reconstruction so as to correct aesthetic deformities. The nasal implants are used for the treatment of nasal obstruction which may be induced by any abnormality in cell elongation etc. A successful implant fulfills all the needs and requirements of the patient and makes the patient comfortable. Various materials are used for nasal reconstruction. These may be harvested either from any person that may have donated (homograft) or from the tissue of same patient (autograft) or else composed of any artificial material (alloplast).
Despite the specific circumstances that led to the nasal deformity, the advanced procedures when it comes to assessing the problem of the patient and the prospective course of treatment such as patient’s pathologic defect, nasal anatomy, aesthetic qualities, design of the reconstruction implants, baseline perception and informing the patient of the potential positive and negative outcomes is a daunting task. In designing the nasal reconstruction procedure that requires an implant careful selection has to be ensured regarding the choice of the materials for the implant.
Most of the doctors recommend that Nasal implants may simply be removed altogether or else replaced with a smaller implant. To improve the looks of a flattened nose it is necessary to introduce some extra framework beneath the skin so as to lift and straighten the bridge-line. The operation is termed Nasal Augmentation or Augmentation nose job. Varied materials are used for the extra framework like bone, animal tissue (gristle) and a variety of artificially made materials that have been shown to be safe by repeated experimentation and are also tolerated by the body. Each of these has its own advantages and disadvantages and thus they must be chosen only after consultation with a specialist. The extra framework is sometimes introduced in the nose either through a cut in the nostrils or in the strut of skin between the nostrils. If a bone graft is employed for the extra frame it is taken either from the ribs or from part of hip. However it may also be taken from the back of elbow or outer surface of the skull. If animal tissue is used it is typically taken from the shell of 1 or each of the ears or from spare animal tissue within the nose.
Nose implant is usually performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or plastic surgeon and the procedure takes between thirty minutes to two hours. The costs include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiology, the implant and operating room fees and they start at $3000. Nasal Implants are designed to enhance the region of the nose, most nasal implants are trimmed and customized for each individual.
The results are usually remarkable, this procedure is also preformed to bring balance to a face as well as improve breathing.