Rhinoplasty in Long Island, NY
A nose job, or rhinoplasty, can be performed for aesthetic and functional reasons. For those living in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Eunice E. Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), may recommend rhinoplasty to improve your breathing and sleeping.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is performed on the nose. Most people are familiar with the procedure as a way to improve the aesthetics of their noses, but the procedure can also help patients with breathing problems. The most common reasons why people may need rhinoplasty for breathing problems are:
- A natural abnormality obstructs the airway
- Trauma to the bone and cartilage has healed improperly
Cosmetic rhinoplasty may be combined with techniques to improve the function of the nose, but you may incur charges that are not covered by insurance.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Improved breathing is the overall goal of functional rhinoplasty. When you can breathe better, you may have higher energy levels and sleep better. Dr. Park explains the specific benefits of your rhinoplasty during the consultation appointment.
Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The best way to know if you would benefit from rhinoplasty is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Park. During the appointment, she evaluates your symptoms and performs an examination of the structures inside your nose. Dr. Park may also recommend X-rays and other imaging tests.
What to Expect from Rhinoplasty
If Dr. Park determines that rhinoplasty is your best option to help with your symptoms, she will explain the surgery and anticipated outcomes.
Rhinoplasty can be performed to improve the appearance of your nose or to improve the way your nose functions. Functional rhinoplasty is intended to correct abnormalities with the bone and cartilage inside the nose. The main goal is not to improve the way your nose looks, although this may be a secondary benefit.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Long Island, NY?
Based on Dr. Park’s diagnosis, your rhinoplasty may be covered by medical insurance, but only if the surgery is considered medically necessary by your insurance carrier. We provide an estimated out-of-pocket cost, and this may vary based on the determination by your medical insurance. For your portion of the cost, we accept payment by cash, checks, and major credit cards. You can apply now, and you may be approved before your consultation.
Breathing and sleeping problems may be remedied with rhinoplasty to improve and repair the anatomical structures inside your nose. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York and would like to know more about functional rhinoplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eunice E. Park.