Your facial appearance is usually your most identifiable characteristic. Your nose is the most central and distinguishing feature of your face. Rhinoplasty, often called a nose job, has grown in popularity and is now the most common facial cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic facial plastic surgery aims to improve your physical appearance and self-image. The goal of rhinoplasty is to adjust the proportions of your nose to enhance your overall facial appearance. Rhinoplasty is also used to correct breathing problems resulting from an obstructed airway. In both cases, many patients experience life-transforming results.
Changing the Shape and Proportions of Your Nose with Rhinoplasty
Your options for rhinoplasty are numerous. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common forms of cosmetic plastic surgery in Austin. Many people use it to modify the aesthetic nasal appearance, reduce airway obstruction, and reconstruct congenital nasal abnormalities. Rhinoplasty involves the manipulation of skin, subcutaneous soft tissue, cartilage and bony framework, and mucous membrane linings. The goal is to reshape your nasal framework to produce the desired nasal contours.
You can use rhinoplasty to treat many perceived imperfections in your nose. You may desire adjustments to the size of your nose in relation to the rest of your face. Our surgeons change the width of the bridge of your nose or the size and shape of your nostrils. If your nasal profile has visible humps or depressions on the bridge or an enlarged, drooping, or hooked nasal tip, rhinoplasty can address your concerns. Rhinoplasty can also help if your nostrils are large, wide, or upturned.
Rhinoplasty is also used to correct an obstructed airway. The procedure carefully adjusts the nasal structure to produce better alignment of the septum and improve airflow and breathing.
Rhinoplasty aims to create facial balance and a proportional look. Keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. The results of your surgery may not be completely symmetric. This is normal and expected. Our team sometimes performs secondary rhinoplasty to refine the final appearance.
Types of Nose Surgeries
Closed Rhinoplasty is a term in reference to a nose surgery that avoids any external incisions on the nose. This is commonly performed when minimal nasal tip work needs to be done and the primary concern is the dorsal hump of the nose.
Open Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is commonly performed when more work needs to be done in shaping the nose. An open rhinoplasty involves a small transverse incision on the columella of the nose. However this allows the surgeon to have direct visualization of the underlying structures of the nose.
Liquid Rhinoplasty is when the nose is shaped using fillers. This avoids the need for surgery or anesthesia.
Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
You may be a good candidate if your facial growth is complete, you are physically healthy, and you do not smoke. It is important to keep realistic goals in mind and a positive outlook for the improvement of your appearance. Recovery from rhinoplasty will take some time for all the swelling to resolve and achieve your final results. Our surgeons may use a splint or bandages to aid initial healing. The majority of swelling normally subsides in a few weeks but it can take months to have all the swelling resolve, and your new nasal contours will gradually change during the healing process. It is important to follow the instructions from our surgical team during recovery and healing.
No surgical or medical procedure is without risks. It is crucial for people interested in rhinoplasty to consult an expert on our Austin team to discuss the treatment and determine whether it is right for them. One of the experienced plastic surgeons would be happy to review the risks and considerations associated with rhinoplasty during a consultation. Then, you can make a decision that aligns with your situation and goals.
Call Our Surgeons to Discuss Rhinoplasty in Austin
Rhinoplasty in Austin can provide patients with years of improved self-confidence and quality of life. Our community-based office offers many valuable treatment options in a friendly, reassuring, and comfortable setting. Correcting the proportions of your face and providing peace of mind is possible with this treatment. If you are interested in learning more, contact our office to arrange a consultation today.