in Houston, TX
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. During a rhinoplasty, the surgeon is able to reshape, reduce or augment a patient’s nose for cosmetic, and sometimes functional, purposes.
What Issues Can Nose Surgery Correct?
A rhinoplasty may be performed to correct a birth defect, to repair an injury, to improve breathing, or simply to improve a patient’s appearance.
Who is a Candidate for Nose Surgery?
Candidates for rhinoplasty should be at least 13 years old since it is important that patients have finished their facial growth before proceeding with this surgery. Patients considering rhinoplasty should be in overall good health, should not be smokers, and should have realistic expectations about the outcome.
Does Rhinoplasty Require Anesthesia?
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. There are two methods for performing a rhinoplasty: open and closed. The surgeon will choose the appropriate procedure for each individual patient.
How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Take?
Rhinoplasty takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
What Will the Recovery Process Look Like After Nose Surgery?
Immediately after surgery, the patient’s nose and eyes are usually bruised and swollen. Splints and some packing material will remain inside the nose for a few days. Most patients feel like themselves within a few days and are able to return to regular activities in about a week.
What Should I Avoid After Nose Surgery?
During recovery, the rhinoplasty patient should refrain from strenuous exercise and showering, use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher and avoid nose blowing, vigorous toothbrushing, or any activity that puts pressure on the nose.
What are the Risks of Rhinoplasty?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved in a rhinoplasty, including excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and localized pain, discoloration, or numbness.
What Happens if I Don’t Like My Nose Surgery Results?
Occasionally, a patient may be dissatisfied with the cosmetic results of the operation and a second surgery, called a revision rhinoplasty, may be desired. For most patients, however, rhinoplasty is an uncomplicated procedure with pleasing results.
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To learn more about our Rhinoplasty procedures or about any of our other Face procedures, call us today at (281) 971-9711 to schedule a consultation. Banerji Plastic Surgery is proud to serve Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas.