Rhinoplasty Dallas (Nose Jobs)
Want to change your nose?
The nose is a central facial feature that cannot be easily hidden and can hugely impact someone’s confidence if they feel it looks out of proportion to the rest of their face.
Through rhinoplasty, we can balance the facial proportions and create permanent results tailored to each patient’s desires.
Dr Liland is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in aesthetic facial surgeries. If you’re considering a rhinoplasty in Dallas, get in touch today to organise a free consultation.
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 patients choose to undergo a rhinoplasty in Dallas, but they tend to fit into two main categories:
The main reason our patients undergo rhinoplasty is that they dislike the appearance or shape of their noses. 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)
- Resolve facial asymmetries (Facial Symmetry Surgery)
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 nose function. 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
During your consultation, Dr. Liland will assess your facial shape and features and ensure your rhinoplasty procedure and technique is specific to your needs. Some of the most common types of rhinoplasty include:
- Alarplasty – This technique reduces the width of a patient’s nostrils as they desire a more narrow appearance.
- Augmentation rhinoplasty – Although most rhinoplasty patients desire a smaller or more refined nose, some patients feel insecure about having a small nose. For these patients, an augmentation procedure can be used to enhance the size of their nose, typically using a cartilage graft to achieve the size and shape they desire.
- Dorsal hump reduction – Most rhinoplasty patients desire a dorsal hump reduction as many patients feel insecure over a bump on their nasal bridge. Generally, these patients feel insecure over how they look from the side and wish to have a straighter nasal bridge. Dorsal hump reduction is performed by shaving the cartilage on the nasal bridge causing the bump to achieve a more refined and straighter appearance.
- Tip refinement – Although many rhinoplasty patients wish to alter their nasal bridge, many patients also have concerns over their nasal tip. Some patients feel their nasal tip droops or wish to have what they believe is a more desirable or proportional shape.
Revision Rhinoplasty Dallas
Generally, revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct a previous 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 aesthetic or breathing issues. You must wait at least six months before undergoing 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 the optimal nasal function is preserved and the previous issues are corrected. There will also be scarring from the original procedure, making the process harder. Having realistic expectations of this surgery is essential as it is much harder to correct a nose job than to conduct the original rhinoplasty surgery.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Dallas
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 will be tailored to each patient and their goals.
We have plenty of experience helping patients from all ethnic backgrounds, including African American, Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern.
This is a different type of surgical procedure that is performed on a patient’s nose to resolve a medical issue known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it difficult for a patient to breathe properly as the cartilage that divides the two nostrils is crooked, causing one of the nostrils to become partially or entirely blocked. Septoplasty surgery straightens the bone to correct a deviated septum and enhance a patient’s breathing.
In many cases, septoplasty patients undergo a nose reshaping technique alongside their surgery to enhance their breathing, and any aesthetic concerns they have regarding their nose can also be addressed.
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 rhinoplasty patients have spent considerable time wishing to undergo the procedure. However, it is still important to be clear on your goals, and you should also bring 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 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 best suits your facial features. Any questions or concerns can be addressed with Dr. Liland, who will explain the procedure, risks, and recovery in more detail.
Before the Procedure
Before the procedure, you should not take aspirin or Vitamin E medications. It is also important that our rhinoplasty patients stop smoking at least six weeks before their surgery to reduce the risks of any complications resulting from the procedure.
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
There are two main surgical techniques for performing a rhinoplasty procedure.
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 can view the anatomy of the nose and carry out techniques with enhanced accuracy.
Regardless of whether you have open or closed rhinoplasty, the stages involved are as follows:
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.
The nose has three main sections: 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 an 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. If permanent stitches were used, they must be removed 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.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost 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. Still, 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 must check with your healthcare provider to determine if you qualify for financial coverage. For more information on the cost of a rhinoplasty procedure, you can read our blog ‘The Average Cost Of A Rhinoplasty Procedure In Dallas, Texas‘.
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 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 three weeks, most people can return to work and light activity. After about 4-6 weeks, most patients can return to regular 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.
What Are The Risks of Rhinoplasty?
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
Where are we located?
Our office address is:
3500 Oak Lawn Ave
Our office is north of Dallas city centre. We’re in Turtle Creek, our office is in the building on the corner of the crossroads where Oak Lawn Avenue and Lemmon Avenue meet.
How to reach us
- By Bus: Two bus stops are located on either side of Lemmon Avenue, directly outside the office. They are served by the 207 bus route.
- By Car: It’s a 10-minute drive from the City Center District. Take Cedar Springs Road northwards, continue as the road merges into Turtle Creek Boulevard, then turn left onto Lemmon Avenue. Several car parks are available nearby, with the closest being next door, accessed via Welborn Street.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Liland is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has years of experience in cosmetic rhinoplasty and can provide a full range of procedures.
If you want to take the next step and learn more about your options, contact us online or call us. Dr Liland will help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution best suits your needs.