According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 500,000 people have had nose reshaping surgery performed by a plastic surgeon in the past two years. Both women and men have become more interested in nose surgery since the advent of improved nose reshaping techniques. People select top Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Weider for his knowledge and experience in developing and implementing a personalized treatment plan to meet their expectations. Depending on the patient’s age, ethnicity and specific deformity, he may recommend:
- Reducing the size of the nose
- Increasing the size of the nose
- Changing the shape of the nose tip or bridge
- Narrowing the span of the nostrils
- Adjusting the angle between the nose and upper lip
- Improving breathing difficulty
- Improving genetic defects or the results of traumatic injury
- Balancing features on the face
Dr. Weider performs nose reshaping, technically known as rhinoplasty, for women and men over age 16 who desire to improve the appearance and/or functionality of the nose. Dr. Weider brings together his many years of experience, artistic talent and refined skills to bring harmony and symmetry to the nose. During consultation with Dr. Weider, you will learn about every aspect of the rhinoplasty procedure including:
- How nose structure, nasal bones, cartilage, face shape, skin thickness, facial features and age may influence the procedure
- Techniques that may be involved in the procedure, including open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty
- Facility choices such as our fully accredited facility or surgical center
- Guidelines to reduce the risk of complications
- Costs for nose reshaping surgery, including: surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees and facility fees
Dr. Weider performs nose surgery to achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance and improved functionality. The time required for nose reshaping may be two or more hours, depending upon the extent of the procedure. During nose surgery, Dr. Weider will use general anesthesia. He may create incisions inside of the nostrils to perform the closed rhinoplasty procedure. In some cases, discreet incisions may be placed on the nose. This is called open rhinoplasty. During open nose surgery, Dr. Weider will separate the skin from the supporting bone and cartilage framework. Then, he will sculpt the nose into the desired shape. Finally, the skin will be re-draped over the new framework and sutured in place. Nasal packs or soft plastic splints may be placed in the nostrils to stabilize the septum, the dividing wall between the air passages.
AFTERCARE FOR NOSE SURGERY
Dr. Weider will see you in the first few days after the procedure to guide you through recovery. Most people return to work within one week to ten days following rhinoplasty surgery.
During recovery, you will be provided with guidelines for activity restrictions and discomfort management, including medications that will help with discomfort. You will receive patient comfort tips such as soaking gauze pads in ice chips so they may be applied to the nose for comfort. As with all medical procedures, complications may occur during or after the surgical procedure. The guidelines provided by Dr. Weider help to reduce the risk of complications. For example, he will insist you cease smoking four to six weeks prior to and after surgery, as smoking increases the risk of poor healing. You may experience swelling, bruising, bleeding and numbness following surgery which subside over time. Rare complications may occur and can usually be controlled by Dr. Weider. Complications may include excessive bleeding, prolonged numbness or swelling, slight asymmetry between the sides of the nose.
The results of the rhinoplasty will be visible when the swelling subsides and usually last for many years to follow. The longevity of results may be affected by aging, poor lifestyle habits, smoking, medical conditions and the use of certain medications. Nose reshaping may enhance the appearance of the entire face and have a positive impact on self-image.
Contact Weider Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Weider is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a wealth of experience performing all aspects of cosmetic surgery. During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions and formulate an individualized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. At Weider Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to ensuring that every patient’s visit to our office is a comfortable, educational and pleasurable one. Please call Weider Plastic Surgery today at 972.566.8444 or email us to learn more about these procedures and to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Weider.