Rhinoplasty procedures have regained popularity in recent years, even with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. That said, even though the global health crisis has hampered growth for cosmetic surgery, the industry is slated to grow. Recent projections suggest by 2028, the revenue from rhinoplasty procedures will surpass 7.3B after its expected drop in 2021. 

Before any cosmetic surgery, it’s essential to do your own research. Below are some of the top statistics you need to know and should consider before pursuing a Rhinoplasty procedure in 2021. 

How Many People Get Rhinoplasty?

As per recently collected information, in 2020, nearly 352,555 people received a rhinoplasty procedure. This is down 3% from the previous year, and down 9% from the year 2000. (Source:PlasticSurgery.org)

What Age Group Gets Rhinoplasty the Most?

20-29-year-olds made up nearly 31% of all rhinoplasty procedures in 2020. They are followed by the 30-39 age group, which accounts for 24% of all procedures. (Source: PlasticSurgery.org)

Do Men get Rhinoplasty?

Yes, male rhinoplasty procedures accounted for nearly 18% of all procedures in 2020. In addition, rhinoplasty is the most popular cosmetic procedure among men, totaling around 65,121 rhinoplasty procedures in 2020. (Source: PlasticSurgery.org)

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

According to statistics from 2020, the average cost for a rhinoplasty was $5,483. However, factors such as location, anesthesia, and facility costs will ultimately influence the final cost of your rhinoplasty. (Source: PlasticSurgery.org)

What are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

There are a few different types of rhinoplasty, depending upon your cosmetic goals. Types of Rhinoplasty include dorsal hump reduction, tip reshaping, & septoplasty. A septoplasty is a medical procedure that is performed to correct a deviated septum, which is commonly covered by insurance.

In addition, there are two primary techniques used for Rhinoplasty procedures: open & closed. In a closed Rhinoplasty, the surgery takes place entirely within the nose and leaves no visible scars from the outside. Open Rhinoplasties are performed when more visibility within the nose is needed. This involves a third incision outside of the nostrils on the columella, which is the bridge of skin between the nostrils. (Source: EliteTampa)

How Long is Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Typically, the recovery time to fully heal from Rhinoplasty is about 12 months. While a majority of the swelling from the procedure will subside within the first few weeks, residual swelling can last anywhere from 6 months to a year. This swelling is almost entirely on the tip of your nose and is mostly unnoticeable to most people. Bruising tends to last for a maximum of three weeks post-op, mostly around the eyes and nose. That said, some factors can alter your recovery time which includes your age, health, lifestyle, procedure, and your compliance with the surgeon’s post-op instructions. (Source: EliteTampa

How Long Does Rhinoplasty Last?

Rhinoplasties offer near-permanent results. 20 years after your rhinoplasty, there may be some change to your face overall, but the adjustments to your nose will remain mostly unchanged. (Source: PlasticSurgery.org)

What are Common Rhinoplasty Myths?

Myth: Rhinoplasty causes breathing problems. (Source:TorontoFacialPlastic.com)

Fact: Rhinoplasties are often performed to correct breathing problems. 

Myth: Rhinoplasty is a quick and easy procedure. 

Fact: Each rhinoplasty procedure is different, and rarely do two patients get the same type of procedure or results. Due to that, there is a high level of complexity and detail necessary to create the natural results many seek. (Source:RoyalCentreofPlasticSurgery.com)

Myth: Rhinoplasty results look fake.

Fact: Rhinoplasty surgeons strive for a high level of detail. In most cases, a well done Rhinoplasty can be nearly indistinguishable from any other nose. (Source:TorontoFacialPlastic.com)

Myth: Rhinoplasty affects some of our senses. 

Fact: In some cases, the rhinoplasty procedure may cause the nasal tissue to swell, which can cause a change in your sense of smell and taste. However, these changes are temporary, and as your swelling subsides, you’ll have your senses revert to normal. (Source:Toddbkochmd.com)

Myth: Rhinoplasty scars are obvious. 

Fact: There are two types of techniques for rhinoplasty procedures: open and closed. Depending on the procedure, you may have no visible scars at all. Incisions for closed rhinoplasty happen entirely within the nostril, so they aren’t visible from the outside. Open rhinoplasties have one visible scar, which is on the underside of the nose, on the columella. This scar is generally minimal and mostly unnoticeable. (Source: EliteTampa)

What are the Benefits of Getting Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty at the Same Time?

When a rhinoplasty and septoplasty are performed at the same time, it is referred to as a septorhinoplasty. The benefits of getting this combined procedure include saving on costs, less risk due to less surgery, combined recovery time, and all-around convenience. (Source:RivalCosmeticSurgery.com)

Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Generally, you can be considered a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you are in good physical health, have no complicating medical conditions or illness, and have realistic goals for what a Rhinoplasty can offer you. You should avoid getting a rhinoplasty if you are pregnant or have diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, arthritis, or a bleeding disorder. 

Most people are also above the age of 18 before they pursue a rhinoplasty. This is because the face and nose tend to grow and change throughout the teenage years. If a rhinoplasty is done while the nose is still growing, there’s potential for facial abnormalities. (Source: EliteTampa)

Non-smokers are also preferred for these procedures; in order to be a good candidate for rhinoplasty, you must be able to stop smoking for an extended timeframe or be able to quit smoking entirely. (Source:FacialDoc.com)

If you are interested in a rhinoplasty for medical reasons, you’ll need a deviated septum that complicates your ability to breathe easily through your nose. (Source: MayoClinic)

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