Many people are unhappy with the shape of their nose, but not everyone knows how effective rhinoplasty can be in transforming this part of the face. David Davila, DO, FACOS, and the team at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, specialize in rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job.” To learn more about the nose job process, call the office to find an appointment time that fits your schedule or spend a few moments on the online booking page.
Rhinoplasty describes a surgical alteration of the nose. Commonly called a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
It is also a procedure that has been around for quite a long time. Practitioners have decades of research to guide them, and advancements in surgical tools and procedures make rhinoplasty an incredibly customizable process.
The decision to move forward with any plastic surgery procedure is a distinctly personal one. There is no “right” or “wrong” reason to choose rhinoplasty, as long as you are making the decision based on your personal desires and goals and not out of a desire to conform to anyone else’s ideals.
Some of the issues rhinoplasty can address include:
Rhinoplasty allows for the correction of multiple issues during the same procedure, making it a great value. The nose is one of the first things people notice about a person’s face, which is why so many people pursue rhinoplasty.
Dr. Davila discusses the steps and the recovery process in detail before you schedule your nose job procedure. Patient education is a foundational practice of the Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center.
You receive medication to help you rest and relax during your procedure. Once that medication takes effect, Dr. Davila makes small incisions within your nostrils to access the tissue just beneath your skin.
He then carefully lifts the skin, making room to alter the tissues that shape your nose. From this point forward, each rhinoplasty is unique.
Some patients only need a small portion of cartilage or bone removed to create the ideal nose shape. Others require more sculpting to address symmetry and size issues.
If you need to achieve more fullness or structure in your nose, Dr. Davila can reposition cartilage from your ear or other areas to enhance contouring. If you have a deviated septum or a separation in the tissue that divides your nostrils, Dr. Davila can correct that during your procedure.
Post-surgery, you may have nostrils packed with gauze, or a splint may be in place to provide support during the initial healing stage. Swelling and bruising are also normal and subside over the coming days and weeks.
It can take months before you see the results of your rhinoplasty and as long as a year before your nose reaches its final contouring. The good news is that once this healing process is complete, you can expect your results to last a lifetime.
Learn more about rhinoplasty during a personalized consultation at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center, which you can book online or over the phone today.