The nose is considered to be the focal point of the face. If you are unhappy with your nose – whether it is too large, crooked, or has unsightly bumps and a poor contour – it will be the one thing that you, and others, will focus on.
During a rhinoplasty, nose plastic surgery (or “nose job”), Dr. Hall will reshape the tissues of your nose to give you the nose that best fits your face. At your consultation, Dr. Hall will examine your nose both inside and out, and will work with you do come up with a treatment plan to correct the parts of your nose you don’t like, as well as correcting any problems with the airway that may be making it difficult to breathe through one side of your nose.
Sometimes, to help balance the face and create a more pleasing facial profile, Dr. Hall will recommend that a genioplasty (or chin advancement) or chin implant be performed at the same time.
You may be a candidate for a rhinoplasty, nose plastic surgery, if you are healthy, don’t’ smoke, and:
A rhinoplasty is performed in an outpatient surgery center, and is done under anesthesia. The surgery typically takes 2-3 hours. You will go home later that day with soft material inside the nose to hold the tissue in place, as well as a plastic splint or guard on the outside of your nose.
Over the course of the first week after surgery, swelling of the nose is noticible. A small amount of bruising usually occurs, but goes away after approximately a week. The sutures in the small, hidden incisions, as well as the material protecting your nose, are typically removed a week after surgery. After a week, most people can return to work – your nose will look good (although still very slightly swollen), and will continue to improve over the course of time.
If you have any questions about your Houston rhinoplasty, nose plastic surgery, or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your options, call 713.791.0700 and schedule an appointment to meet with him at either of his Houston locations. You can also use the contact forms to request an appointment by email or request a consult via the internet at 2nd.md. To schedule an internet consultation click the 2nd MD logo below.