I got my nose done and now I have a small what I believe to be is a polyp. The doctor did a good job, but I want my nose smaller. Can I have the surgery again with this polyp? (It's on a nostril not on the cartilidge) and do you think my doctor will give me a discount because I'm not satisfied?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 25
Thanks for your question. The "polyp" that just appeared after your surgery, may be due to some suturing done on your inside nose during the surgery. It's good that you feel that the Dr. did a good job, but if you are not satisfied, you must discuss this with your Dr. After nose surgery, the healing, some swelling and thus the appearence and size of your nose as well as your opinions about the surgery, very often change within 6-8 mos. Because the surgery is still in the healing phase, nothing should be done for about 6 months. If you do have a polyp or something inside, at the time of further surgery, this can be removed. If you and your Dr. feel that another surgery to make the nose smaller and you more satisfied, then most Dr.s would do a followup surgery for a discounted fee.
Good luck to you with your discussions and your eventual satisfaction.
It's been 8 months already, will my insurance cover the polyp removal?
You will have to discuss this issue with your insurance company.
Usually insurance will cover if a polyp is found and requires removal, but they may also cover a complication or side effect of a previous surgical procedure. This should be discussed with your Dr. and the insurance company.
If the polyp requires removal, usually the insurance company will cover it. Sometimes they will also cover a problem resultant from previous surgery. I advise you to discuss this with your Dr. and your insurance health carrier. If this answers your question, please click "accept". Thanks
35 years experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Certified by the American Board
Thank you for your question. Complete healing with nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) usually takes about a year. A revision of nasal surgery should not be performed until after one tear. Some persistent swelling can be present for that amount of time. If a revision is done before a year after the initial surgery, the result may not be optimal. There may be increased swelling if you are not totally healed. This swelling may then be permanent. It is best to have an exam of your nose to see exactly what the "polyp" is. It may be a suture granuloma which is a reaction to a suture that did not dissolve. If it is a polyp, then insurance will cover removal of the polyp. As far as the cost for revision nasal surgery, that is something that you need to talk to your doctor about. Every surgeon has their own way of dealing with this. If it is something that you have expressed to your doctor already, then your doctor may already be expecting to have that conversation with you. It is always good to talk about this in a positive way. If you are not satisfied with your result now, most doctors will want to do something to satisfy you.