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What is a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose, commonly called a nose job. Rhinoplasty can help balance facial features to give your face more symmetry. It can also help fix breathing problems caused by a deviated septum or problem with other structures inside the nose.

Dr. Do is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Houston. He has performed hundreds of nose jobs in Houston and can help you achieve your desired look. If you’re like most patients, you probably already have an idea of what you want. Maybe you’re unhappy about a bump on the bridge of your nose or would like a narrower tip. Rhinoplasty can help:

  • Improve a crooked appearance
  • Remove a hump or bump
  • Reduce a bulbous tip
  • Change the size or shape of the nostrils
  • Adjust a tip that hangs down too much
  • Increase or decrease the overall size of the nose.

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AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR RHINOPLASTY?

If you are 18 or older, are in good physical and psychological health, would like to improve the appearance of your nose, and have realistic expectations, you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.

If you are younger than 18 you must have parental consent.

Dr. Do will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your goals and expectations.

Rhinoplasty can help correct:

  • Breathing Difficulties

Deviated septum (uneven nostrils) and collapsed nostrils are common anatomical problems that can make it hard to breathe.

  • Snoring

Snoring is mainly caused by deviated septum (uneven nostrils). It can be congenital, meaning you’re born with it, or caused by trauma, such as an injury to the face.

  • Nose Shape

Rhinoplasty can help correct a nose bridge or nostrils that are too big or too small, narrow nostrils, and even a short philtrum (the vertical groove between the nose and upper lip).

  • Nose Size

Rhinoplasty can help reduce or enlarge the overall size of the nose, correct a bulbous tip or a tip that hangs down too low, or change the size of the nostrils.

  • Asymmetry

Symmetry means a person’s facial features are proportional. An overly large or small nose can create asymmetry. Rhinoplasty can help balance your facial features and call attention to your eyes and lips.

Types of Rhinoplasty

  • Reduction Rhinoplasty

This procedure involves reducing the size of the nose. Dr. Do may correct the bridge, tip, and/or nostrils, depending on your goals. He will use 2D and 3D models for optimal results.

  • Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Accidents, congenital conditions, and cancer are some common reasons for nasal deformity and loss of nasal structure. Reconstructive rhinoplasty involves using grafts and other advanced technology to help reconstruct the nose. Reconstruction may involve more than one surgery and requires an extremely skilled surgeon, like Dr. Do.

  • Augmentation Rhinoplasty

This procedure involves using bone or tissue grafts to build the tip and/or bridge of the nose. Dr. Do may use cartilage from the nasal septum to create a graft. He will also use 2D and 3D models for optimal results.

  • Aging Rhinoplasty

Normal aging can cause the nasal tissues to droop and sag. Rhinoplasty can help restore a more youthful look.

  • Post-traumatic Rhinoplasty

Since the nose projects outward, it is vulnerable to injury. Trauma can cause serious functional and aesthetic damage, including damage to the nasal septum. Post-traumatic rhinoplasty can help correct nasal structure after an injury or accident.

  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Each of us has unique facial features based on our racial backgrounds, which are often complex. People of African descent tend to have noses that feature a low bridge, bulbous tip, and round nostrils, while Caucasians tend to have a narrower bridge and pronounced tip with more projection and definition. The decision to alter your nose to achieve a certain look is a very personal one. It’s important to choose an experienced surgeon who has a thorough understanding of ethnic anatomical variations, like Dr. Do.

  • Adolescent Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is usually reserved for those who are done growing (typically, people 18 and older). However, exceptions may be made for teenagers who are having difficulty breathing or have suffered nasal trauma from an accident or disease.

Rhinoplasty
Procedure

Dr. Do uses two primary surgical techniques to perform nose job procedures:

Closed Rhinoplasty
A closed rhinoplasty involves hiding the small incisions inside the patient’s nose. It is used in cases where the tip of the nose does not need to be modified. Scars are virtually undetectable with a closed rhinoplasty, but it’s not the appropriate technique for every procedure.

Open Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty involves making an incision between the nostrils to expose the tip of the nose. Open rhinoplasty gives the surgeon better access to the cartilage. It is used when the lower third and tip of the nose need to be restructured.

In some cases, Dr. Do may use advanced techniques, including making bone alterations and using the patient’s own blood as adhesive to seal the incisions.

The surgery is done under general anesthesia and starts with incisions on the inside of nostrils to lift a flap and gain access to underlying bone and cartilage. The required addition by grafts or reductions by removing tissues gives the desired result. The flap is then closed and sutured.

OUTCOME OF RHINOPLASTY

When done by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Do who understands ethnic variations in anatomy, rhinoplasty results are often outstanding. Rhinoplasty surgery can:

  • Improve the size and shape of the nose
  • Balance out facial symmetry
  • Correct breathing difficulties caused by trauma or a congenital issue
  • Improve self-esteem and quality of life

Dr. Do strives to achieve natural-looking results. A crooked nose, large hump or bump, or sagging tip can take attention away from your eyes, lips, cheeks, and other features. Rhinoplasty can help balance out the size and shape of your nose to let your other features shine.

The psychological impact of having a nose job can be huge—especially for those who have suffered teasing or bullying or who have trouble breathing because of a trauma-related injury or congenital issue. A nose job can help you look and feel your best. Greater self-confidence can make a huge difference in your quality of life. If you’re unhappy with the appearance or function of your nose, Aesthetic Surgery Institute is here to help.

Recovery from
Rhinoplasty

Dr. Do performs rhinoplasty procedures at an accredited surgery center with a highly trained medical team, including an experienced anesthesiologist. Nose job surgery usually lasts 2-3 hours.

After surgery you will be in recovery for about an hour. The surgery team may pack your nostrils with stabilizing materials, which will stay in place for 1-7 days. You may have a nasal splint, and it’s important to keep this in place as directed by your doctor (usually around 7 days). Stitches are typically removed within 5-7 days after surgery. Inner stitches dissolve on their own.

Most patients can return to work or school within 10 days. Most patients can exercise around 2 weeks after surgery, but you should not resume vigorous activities for 6-8 weeks.

WHEN WILL I
see the results?

Patience is a virtue after rhinoplasty surgery. It’s normal to have swelling and bruising after the procedure, but this can make it hard to see the changes right away. The nose is more prone to swelling than other areas of the body and swelling in the nose takes longer to go down. There’s not much that can be done about this—your body needs time to heal.

After around 6 weeks the swelling should go down enough to start seeing the results. It’s important to know you may not see the final results of your nose reshaping for 6 months to a year after surgery. But you’ll have a lifetime to enjoy your new look.

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FAQs

Q:How long do rhinoplasty results last?


Unlike facelift procedures, which may require later revision because of natural aging, the results of rhinoplasty are permanent. If you’re satisfied with the result after the swelling subsides, you will not likely need a repeat nose surgery in the future.

Q:What are the risks of having nose job surgery?


As with all surgical procedures, rhinoplasty comes with some risk. This can include anesthesia risks (your doctor will explain these), risk of infection, poor wound healing, change in skin sensation, nasal septal perforation (rare), skin discoloration, and difficulty breathing. Choosing an experienced, board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Do, who is one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Houston, can help you reduce the risk of complications. Your safety is his top priority.

Q:I had a bad nose job. Can Dr. Do fix it?


Dr. Do is an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon. He has performed many nose job revisions and may be able to correct problems resulting from a prior surgery you had. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Do today.

Q:How much does rhinoplasty surgery cost?


The cost of nose job surgery depends on how extensive your procedure is. If you have breathing problems because of a deviated septum or another problem, your insurance company may pay for most or all of this portion of the surgery. Cosmetic procedures, however, are not covered by insurance. Aesthetic Surgery Institute is committed to offering affordable rhinoplasty in Houston. We offer financing to make rhinoplasty accessible to all patients.

Q:Will rhinoplasty fix my breathing problems?


Cosmetic surgery alone will not improve your breathing, but Dr. Do can treat nasal airway obstructions during your cosmetic procedure. During your free consultation Dr. Do will complete a thorough evaluation to determine whether you are a candidate for multiple procedures.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person