Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Dallas and Allen, TX
Surgery to reshape the nose, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic facial procedures performed in the United States. While the general technique is somewhat standard in principle, there are many significant differences in rhinoplasty techniques used by individual surgeons.
Am I the Right Rhinoplasty Candidate?
There are a few things that make for a good rhinoplasty candidate:
- You should be in good health
- You should have realistic expectations for the procedure
- You should be a non-smoker or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
- You should be prepared to take time off to rest and recover
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty offers incredible benefits, including:
- An improved nose shape
- Reshaping the tip of your nose
- Smoothing out the bridge of your nose
- Increasing or decreasing your overall nose size
- Modifying the shape or size of your nostrils
- Improved breathing
- Improved side profile
- Increased confidence
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
The selection of a rhinoplasty surgeon is critically important. Rhinoplasty surgery is done by ear, nose, and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) and Plastic Surgeons.
At North Dallas Plastic Surgery, we approach each patient’s case individually, beginning with a consultation, computer imaging and planning, and finally, surgery. Our rhinoplasty surgeons in Dallas perform the procedure—comfortably and safely—under local anesthesia with twilight sleep (IV sedation). We do most of these procedures in our accredited office operating room.
Learn more about rhinoplasty at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website here.
In our consultations, a Dallas rhinoplasty surgeon—not an assistant—conducts an in-depth consultation with each patient. The consult includes a discussion of specifics of the procedure, projected results, possible complications, and recovery. The surgeon uses computer imaging and many years of professional experience to help the patient visualize projected results and set appropriate, realistic goals for the procedure.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance. However, any procedure that improves the patient’s breathing may be covered. In other words, a correction of a deviated septum causing nasal airway obstruction is considered medically indicated. This part of the procedure is usually reimbursed by insurance companies.
As with any other cosmetic surgery, the best way to obtain specific information is in a personal consultation with one or more Dallas rhinoplasty surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
How Long Is My Nose Surgery Recovery?
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on factors such as the rhinoplasty technique used and the extent of the surgery. On average, you can expect a recovery time of three to eight weeks.
When Will I See My Rhinoplasty Results?
When your bandages come off, and you are done healing, you will see a significant difference in your nasal shape. However, it can take up to a full year before the final shape of your nose is defined.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty
How long does rhinoplasty take to perform?
Procedure time will range depending on the complexity of your surgery. A simple rhinoplasty will take as little as 75 minutes, while a more complicated one can take up to three hours.
Is rhinoplasty an outpatient or inpatient procedure?
In most cases, rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure. You may have to stay a few hours post-procedure for observation, but you will be released to go home and not have to spend the night.
Does rhinoplasty offer permanent results?
Yes, once your nose has fully healed and defined, the results should be permanent. However, an accident that causes a broken nose can alter the shape.
Additionally, if you undergo rhinoplasty and are unhappy with the results, you can get revision rhinoplasty to fix your nose. Revision rhinoplasty may also be necessary if the nose healed irregularly.
What are the risks associated with nose surgery?
All surgeries carry some element of risk. Every time a patient is given anesthesia, there is a small risk that they will react badly to it. Additionally, there is a risk of a nose infection occurring, but this can be treated with antibiotics. Lastly, some patients experience severe nosebleeds within the first two weeks post-surgery. If this happens, you will be brought back in, and your nose will be repacked.
To reduce risks, always choose an experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty.
What plastic surgery procedures can be combined with rhinoplasty?
While many people choose rhinoplasty alone, others are interested in full facial rejuvenation and transformation. Rhinoplasty can be performed alongside other anti-aging facial surgeries like PTS facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and brow lift surgery, or it can be performed with facial augmentation procedures, such as chin augmentation or otoplasty (ear pinning surgery). Some patients choose to combine their nose surgery with non-surgical techniques, such as neuromodulators (injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic) or dermal fillers (like JUVÉDERM® or RADIESSE®).
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Contact information for individual North Dallas Plastic Surgery offices
North Dallas Office
8305 Walnut Hill Ln #210
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 363-2575Directions & Office Hours
Allen, Tx Office
317 N. Central Expressway Suite 100
Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: (214) 509-0270Directions & Office Hours