Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How long does rhinoplasty take?

Rhinoplasty surgery is a complex operation that takes patience and experience to perform. The time it takes to perform rhinoplasty is dependent on the complexity of the nose and the rhinoplasty surgeon. On average, Dr. Funk’s rhinoplasty take 1.5-3 hours. This is dependent on the severity of functional issues like a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates or nasal valve collapse. Crooked noses may take longer to get perfectly straight on the operating room table and bringing in the nostrils or alar base reduction may require another 20-30 minutes of operating room time.

What is most important is that the surgeon takes his or her time to obtain the desired cosmetic and functional nasal result regardless of how long the rhinoplasty surgery takes.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.