Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape and repair the nose, is commonly performed at Longwood Plastic Surgery. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury or help relieve some breathing problems or deformities acquired from trauma. In most cases, functional rhinoplasties are done through an advanced closed incision or minimally open technique to minimize pain, scarring, and downtime.
Most insurance policies don’t cover purely cosmetic or aesthetic surgery; however, if the procedure is performed for reconstructive purposes, to correct a breathing problem or a marked deformity, the procedure may be covered. Our team will work with your insurer to inquire about pre-authorization in select cases that are deemed reconstructive in nature.