Is Rhinoplasty Worth It?

The nose is a central part of the face and can often cause feelings of insecurity if you’re unhappy with how it looks.  A common solution is the nose job which is a type of cosmetic surgery that can help you achieve facial balance, an improved aesthetic, and confidence in your appearance. However, this procedure is invasive which means there will be a recovery time following the surgery. There are costs to think about, rhinoplasty techniques to choose from, and more. It can all feel a little overwhelming and you may even be wondering: Is rhinoplasty worth it?

In this article we’ll discuss everything you need to know about rhinoplasty from what the procedure entails, how much it’ll cost, what recovery looks like, how long results last, and more. After reading this article you’ll be able to determine if rhinoplasty is worth it for you.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also commonly known as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the shape and/or size of your nose. It typically includes the removal or alteration of bones and cartilage to create your desired result. There are many different nose shapes that rhinoplasty can fix. Some of the features of the nose that rhinoplasty can improve include:

No two noses are the same, so each rhinoplasty procedure will look different. During your consultation with your facial plastic surgeon, you’ll discuss the best approach to achieve your desired cosmetic goals. 

How Can a Nose Job Improve Your Quality of Life?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can help you achieve facial balance and as a result, restored confidence in your appearance. Confidence can transform anyone’s life as this changes how you present yourself in the world. If this cosmetic procedure helps you gain back lost confidence, it’s worth it.

Additionally, a septoplasty, a procedure to correct a deviated septum, is a type of nose job that has medical benefits. Septoplasty and rhinoplasty are often combined into a joint procedure known as a septorhinoplasty to improve quality of life both in cosmetic and medical ways. Below is a list of the most common ways that a nose job can improve your quality of life.

  • Improved breathing
  • Facial balance
  • Eliminated sinus problems
  • Increased confidence

If you’re unhappy with your nose for how it looks or functions, rhinoplasty can help.

Rhinoplasty Before and After

Female Rhinoplasty Before Female Rhinoplasty After

Rhinoplasty before Rhinoplasty After

Rhinoplasty Before Rhinoplasty After

Rhinoplasty Cost

A typical rhinoplasty costs around $4500 to $9,000. This price depends on the complexity of your procedure which is often linked to what nose shape you’re trying to fix. While the cost is a common way to determine if you’ll be happy with a rhinoplasty surgeon, it shouldn’t be a factor when scheduling consultations. Instead, it’s important to learn about the plastic surgeon’s experience, education, and past client results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Dominic Castellano, a double board-certified surgeon, he’ll walk through a more exact estimate of your procedure and explain any additional fees so you’re not surprised by any hidden fees after the surgery.

Rhinoplasty Process

The rhinoplasty process includes three steps: consultation, procedure, and recovery. Each step plays a big role in your cosmetic procedure and should be understood if you’re considering having a nose job.


The first step toward getting your nose job is sitting down with your plastic surgeon during a consultation. During this meeting, you will discuss the facial problems you want to address, your desired results, and any concerns you may have. Your plastic surgeon will help outline the right rhinoplasty procedure for your specific needs and desires.

At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the consultation is free and Dr. Dominic Castellano is s double board-certified plastic surgeon that’s dedicated to creating a personalized rhinoplasty procedure for each client. When you meet with Dr. Dominic, you can rest assured that your rhinoplasty needs and desires are being heard, respected, and ultimately satisfied.


Every rhinoplasty procedure is unique, but they all follow a basic approach to treatment. No matter your type of rhinoplasty, you’ll be sedated with anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will then makes an incision either on the columella, the skin between your nostrils, or within your nose. Whether you have an open or closed rhinoplasty, which determines where your incision will be made, is discussed in your consultation and depends on the specifics of your procedure.

Most rhinoplasty procedures will be focused on the bone, cartilage, and skin of your nose. This may include removal, addition, or alteration. For more specifics on how your rhinoplasty procedure will be performed, schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon.


Immediately following your rhinoplasty, your nose will be covered in bandages. Don’t be alarmed if you notice some blood on your bandages; this is a normal part of the initial recovery stage. During the first week, you will experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising.

Avoid doing any exercise, spending too much time in the sun, smoking, showering, or lying on your stomach. It’s best to keep your head elevated and avoid any direct contact with your nose.

After the first week of recovery, your stint and will be removed and the swelling will begin to subside. However, most swelling won’t be gone until after three or four months and there may be some residual swelling for up to a year. The residual swelling is often minimal, contained to the tip of the nose, and nearly unnoticeable. After one year, you can be confident that the nose you see is the permanent result of your rhinoplasty.

Are There Any Risks Involved in Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty procedures are extremely common. At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Dominic Castellano, is double-board certified and focuses exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the neck and face. With hundreds of 5-star Google reviews and years of experience performing successful rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic can ensure a safe procedure with minimal risk. 

Find an Experienced Plastic Surgeon

Once you’ve decided that a nose job is worth it, the next step is to find an experienced plastic surgeon who you can trust. Good plastic surgeons have experience and transparency. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon questions so you can better understand their experience, expertise, and approach to nose jobs.

Dr. Dominic Castellano and the team at Elite Plastic Surgery would be happy to answer any of your questions. Contact Elite Plastic Surgery today to set up a free consultation to discuss your rhinoplasty.

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