Rhinoplasty FAQs By Anya Kishinevsky, M.D. on November 04, 2021

man before surgeryDo you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your nose? If so, you may be considering a surgical solution. Before you decide if rhinoplasty is right for you, explore our rhinoplasty FAQs

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D, performs rhinoplasty at her state-of-the-art offices in Norwalk, CT, and Fairfield, CT. She can provide you with both practical and cosmetic benefits through rhinoplasty. Because patient education is key to the success of any cosmetic surgery, Dr. Kishinevsky invites you to check out this FAQ to help give you a frame of reference until you can meet with her to discuss your goals.

What Issues Are Addressed through Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty by Dr. Kishinevsky in Norwalk can refine:

  • The shape of the nasal tip.
  • The contours of the nasal bridge.
  • The size of your nose.
  • A deviated septum (a condition in which the cartilage separating the nostrils interferes with proper breathing)

Can I Undergo Rhinoplasty?


During a consultation, Dr. Anya Kishinevsky will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if surgery is right for you. In general, candidates must:

  • Have completely developed facial growth
  • Be healthy enough to undergo surgery
  • Not smoke or use other tobacco products
  • Have realistic expectations

Will Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?


Health insurance will cover the cost of many procedures addressing practical needs, but will not contribute to the cost of surgeries performed for purely cosmetic purposes. If you have been injured or have breathing difficulties that could be resolved through rhinoplasty, your insurance plan will likely contribute to at least a portion of the cost. However, if you are undergoing the procedure solely to improve your appearance, insurance will not cover any of your expenses. Fortunately, financing options can make cosmetic rhinoplasty affordable on most budgets.  

How Much Downtime Will I Need? How Long Does It Take to Heal?


You will want to take at least a week off of work or school to recover. Most of the swelling subsides after about two months, but you should know that it can take up to a year for the swelling to completely subside. 

Will There Be Visible Scars?


It depends on the refinements you need. “Closed rhinoplasty” is an approach in which all incisions are made on the inside of the nose, resulting in scars that won’t be visible to others after you heal. “Open rhinoplasty” means that an incision is created between the nostrils. When you choose an experienced and reputable surgeon, you can expect that the resulting scar will fade considerably and will be virtually unnoticeable to those around you.

Ready for Your Consultation? 


The best way to determine if rhinoplasty or any other cosmetic surgery is right for you is to book a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kishinevsky in Norwalk has helped many patients to achieve better self-esteem and a better quality of life through rhinoplasty and other plastic surgery procedures. During your consultation, she will evaluate your candidacy and answer all of your questions in order to help you make an informed decision. Schedule an appointment by calling (203) 388-9919 or reaching out to us online.

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Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Board-certified surgeon Anya Kishinevsky believes in a completely personalized approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery. She holds several distinctions, has repeatedly been featured on Connecticut Magazine's list of Top Docs, and is a member of the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Women's Medical Association

Learn for yourself why so many patients choose Dr. Kishinevsky for their care. Schedule a consultation at our Norwalk, CT, office online or call (203) 388-9919.

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