Monday, March 16, 2015

How long does Rhinoplasty take?

Rhinoplasty is a surgery typically performed under general anesthesia. While every nose is different, some can be fairly straightforward while others quite difficult. A very crooked nose can require particular grafts, sutures, and controlled fractures. A knuckled, crooked, twisted, or weakened nasal tip may take longer to finesse than others. Revision rhinoplasty may require ear cartilage or rib cartilage to be used which takes more time. Base reduction of the nostrils may also add to the operative time. In general however, open rhinoplasty typically takes between 1.5-2 hours for uncomplicated cases and 2-3 hours for more complex ones.

Dr. Funk is performs rhinoplasty in Houston and is double board certified.