Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
As a Revision Rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Katrib is constantly exposed to the various issues that can occur after a nasal surgery. Rhinoplasty is considered the most difficult of all plastic surgery operations. For that reason, the only way to achieve consistently good results is to heavily specialize in this ever-challenging operation. The first surgery is always the best opportunity to get the highest quality result. The ability to achieve an excellent result only goes down with each subsequent operation.
200-250 on average (average Plastic Surgeon in US performs 8-12 per year).
In order to provide the highest quality outcome, Dr. Katrib only performs a single Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty per day.
Techniques and Statistics
Dr. Katrib performs Open Rhinoplasty 98% of the time and Closed Rhinoplasty 2% of the time. Scars are imperceivable by 3 months on average.
65% Revision : 35% Primary.
– Primary surgery takes an average of 2-4 hours.
– Revision surgery takes an average of 4-6+ hours.
There is no objective measurement of success in Rhinoplasty. One person’s goals could be another person’s disaster. Thus, the only true measurement of success is if the patient is satisfied with the result from the operation. 90-95% of our Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty patents report immense satisfaction with their results.
– For Primary surgery, the revision rate is 3-5%, with most of these revisions being minor “touch ups” (rate of requiring entire operation to be performed again is 1%).
– For Revision surgery, the revision rate is 5-10%, with most of these revisions being minor “touch ups” (rate of requiring entire operation to be performed again is 1%).
Yes, virtual and in person consults are offered. Even if the initial consult is virtual, patients must still meet with Dr. Katrib in person pre-operatively. This may be either as a standalone trip or 1-2 days prior to the surgery date.
Consults are $500. This $500 is applied to the surgical fees if booked.
The average duration of a consult is 60 minutes. Revision consults may take more time. Patients are never rushed. During the consult, the patient’s issues and goals are discussed in detail and all risks, benefits, and alternatives are reviewed thoroughly. It is critical in Rhinoplasty that patients have a very clear understanding of what is and is not achievable.
wait time and costs
– 2-4 months for a consult.
– 2-6 months for Primary Rhinoplasty.
– 12-15 months for Revision Rhinoplasty.
– Primary Rhinoplasty – $12,000-$18,000 (can vary greatly depending on surgical needs and insurance involvement).
– Revision Rhinoplasty – $21,000-$30,000 (can vary greatly depending on surgical needs and insurance involvement).
Yes, financing is available through CareCredit (https://www.carecredit.com/go/224HNT/). Please contact the office for more information.
Yes, we accept a wide range of insurance policies. In some instances, insurance may actually increase, versus decrease, what the patient pays for surgery. As a deductible would be paid to the insurance company for the functional portions of the operation, if that amount is greater than the savings gained by using insurance, the patient could be spending more in total. Also, if insurance it utilized, there may be last minute denial of the “functional” portion of the procedure due to delays at the insurance company in the review process. In this case the surgery would become an all cosmetic event.
Dr. Katrib is double board certified. He is board certified in both Facial Plastic Surgery AND Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). This training pathway allows for the highest level of specialization regarding both the functional and cosmetic aspects of the nose.
Dr. Katrib completed medical school in 2011 and subsequently completed a very competitive 5 year residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 2016. He then completed further specialization in Facial Plastic Surgery, with a heavy focus on Rhinoplasty, from 2016 to 2017. Dr. Katrib has been a faculty member at the University of Louisville Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, focusing on Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facial Reconstruction since that time.
Yes. All Rhinoplasty Surgeons in the world have an assistant during the operation. This surgery cannot be performed alone. This may be a “Certified Scrub Technician”, a Resident, or a Fellow, or any combination of the three. Dr. Katrib does every operation himself, and these assistants cut sutures and suction. This is a critical part of the surgery, and the patients benefit greatly from this. No one is allowed to “practice” during our operations, but Dr. Katrib is teaching the newest and most cutting edge Rhinoplasty techniques on a daily basis.