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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Normal aging can cause the nasal tissues to droop and sag. Rhinoplasty can help restore a more youthful look.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Do uses two primary surgical techniques to perform nose job procedures:
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.
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.
When done by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Do who understands ethnic variations in anatomy, rhinoplasty results are often outstanding. Rhinoplasty surgery can:
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.
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.
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.