Enhance Your Confidence With A Customizable Rhinoplasty Procedure.
The nose is a central facial feature that cannot be easily hidden and so can hugely impact someone’s confidence if they feel it looks out of proportion to the rest of their face.
Rhinoplasty Dallas creates permanent results that are tailored to each patient’s desires.
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What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’, is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the nose by altering the bones or cartilage to reduce the size of the nose or to straighten it. Rhinoplasty produces permanent results and has a 90% worth it rating on RealSelf.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery the procedure was the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the USA in 2020 as 352,555 patients underwent nose reshaping procedures.
Reasons For Rhinoplasty
There are various reasons why people undergo rhinoplasty, but they tend to fit into the two main categories of medical or aesthetic reasons.
The main reason our Dallas Rhinoplasty patients undergo rhinoplasty is that they dislike the appearance or shape of their nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can alter the nose in many ways including:
- Reduce the size of the nose and make it more proportionate to other facial features
- Straightening the nose by altering the angle
- Reduce dorsal hump (one of the most common reasons – caused by genetics or an injury)
- Reshape the tip of the nose
- Alter the nostrils
- Make nose larger (nose augmentation)
The typical distinction between an aesthetic nose job and a medical one is that medical rhinoplasty is undertaken when a patient does not have full function of their nose. The main medical reasons include having:
- A deviated septum
- Injury to the nose/ broken nose
- Nasal inflammation
Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Generally, good candidates for rhinoplasty include those who:
- Are physically healthy
- Do not smoke
- At least 18 years old as facial growth must be complete
- Have realistic expectations
The Different Types Of Rhinoplasty Procedures?
This technique is performed to reduce the size of the nose. An incision is made inside each nostril so that the bone and cartilage can be accessed. No visible scars are left as no incisions are made on the exterior of the nose and it is a quicker procedure with a shorter recovery time. However, this technique tends to be most suitable for patients undergoing minimal work.
The two incisions inside the nostrils are created as well as an incision in between the nostrils on the exterior of the nose. This allows the skin of the nose to be lifted which may be necessary for certain aspects of your procedure.
This does mean that a small scar in between the nostrils is formed but it tends to be very subtle. This procedure allows for greater precision as Dr. Liland will be able to view the anatomy of the nose and carry out techniques with enhanced accuracy.
Generally, revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct a previous rhinoplasty surgery that did not achieve the desired result or caused further concerns. The procedure often involves adding cartilage to provide additional structural support and addressing any aesthetic or breathing issues. You must wait at least six months before you can undergo another rhinoplasty procedure to ensure that the nose has healed.
Surgery has already been performed on the area meaning that revision rhinoplasty requires a complex technique to ensure that optimal nasal function is preserved and the previous issues are corrected. There will also be scarring from the original procedure which can make the process harder. It is important to have realistic expectations of this surgery as it is much harder to correct a nose job than to conduct the original rhinoplasty surgery.
Our genetic makeup determines our facial characteristics so there is not one rhinoplasty technique that can solve every patient’s needs. Ethnic rhinoplasty is performed on non-caucasian patients, who may require a different technique. To ensure a natural result that suits the patient’s facial features the rhinoplasty technique used will be tailored to each specific patient and their goals.
Instead of reducing the size of the nose, this type of rhinoplasty is performed to enhance the size of the patient’s nose as patients feel their nose is too small compared to their other facial features. Either the open or closed technique can be used and a graft of bone or cartilage is used to enhance the size of the nose. Generally, this graft is taken from the nose itself or the ear to build up the shape of the nose.
Preparing For The Procedure
Before the Consultation
It is important to research the procedure and spend time thinking about your ideal size and shape. Most of our Dallas Rhinoplasty patients have spent a considerable time wishing to undergo the procedure, but it is still important to be clear on your goals and it is also recommended that you bring in photos to show Dr. Liland. This way he can fully understand your goals and you should also write down any questions you wish to discuss at your consultation.
During your consultation, you will discuss your desired look and goals with Dr. Liland, so bringing in pictures of your ideal result is advisable. Dr. Liland will discuss your medical history and any current medications with you, before conducting an assessment of your nose. He will suggest the most suitable techniques and discuss the size or shape that will best suit your facial features. Any questions or concerns can be addressed with Dr. Liland and he will explain the procedure and the risks and recovery in more detail.
Before the Procedure
Before the procedure, you should not take any medications containing aspirin or Vitamin E. It is also important that our Dallas Rhinoplasty patients stop smoking at least six weeks before their surgery to reduce the risks of any complications occuring as a result of the procedure.
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
The stages of a Rhinoplasty Procedure consist of:
General anesthesia will be administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.
If you’re interested in learning more about anesthesia please visit our page on Sedation Options.
The incision area depends on the type of technique used (closed or open) but incisions are always created inside the nostrils, and sometimes between, so that the skin can be separated from the bone and cartilage.
There are three main sections of the nose: the bone, the upper cartilage, and the lower cartilage. The areas treated and the reshaping technique used will depend on the procedure. To remove a dorsal hump with open rhinoplasty, Dr. Liland will sand down and reshape the line of the nose. For procedures that straighten the nose, sections may be removed and then reinserted into another position.
Closing the Incision
The incisions are generally closed with dissolvable stitches and will be absorbed in around a week or so. If permanent stitches were used they need removing around one week after the surgery. Immediately following the surgery patients need to wear a dressing for the first 12 hours and will then be required to wear a splint for the first week.
Cost Of Rhinoplasty In Dallas
Rhinoplasty performed for aesthetic purposes will not be covered by your health insurance. According to RealSelf the average cost of the procedure is $7,650 but the price can drastically vary depending on the technique, the surgeon’s expertise, the location, and additional costs such as anesthesia fees.
Rhinoplasty performed for medical reasons can often be partially or even fully covered by insurance providers. You would need to check with your healthcare provider to discover if you qualify for any financial coverage.
Recovery From Rhinoplasty
It is necessary that an adult drives you home and stays with you for at least 24 hours after the operation. For the first week, you will have to wear a splint and your nose will be blocked, meaning breathing through the mouth is required. The initial side effects of bruising, swelling, and pain will be present and Dr. Liland can prescribe any necessary pain medication.
You should follow all post-procedure instructions given to you by Dr. Liland, including avoiding blowing your nose for the first week or so and keeping your head elevated, even when sleeping, to minimize swelling. After a week the splint and any permanent stitches will be removed and over the next few weeks, the swelling should significantly decrease as the nose heals.
The healing process varies depending on the type of rhinoplasty procedure and individual recovery times. However, after about 3 weeks, most people can return to work and light activity. After about 4-6 weeks most patients can return to normal vigorous activity. It can take up to a year for your nose to completely heal and the full result of the procedure to be visible.
Initial Side Effects:
- Breathing issues/ blocked nose
- Numbness of the nose
- Swelling/ bruising around the eyes
- Nose bleeds
- Breathing issues
- An altered sense of smell
General Surgery Risks:
- Excess bleeding
- Allergic reaction to the anesthetic
- Blood clots
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”N. Fatemian
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Dr. Liland is experienced in a full range of procedures and can help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution is best suited to your needs.
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