Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping Surgery)

Rhinoplasty Procedure

One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose. It can also remove a hump, narrow nostril width or change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or correct injury, birth defects or other problems that affect breathing. Results depend on the patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age (teenagers should have had their growth spurt). Insurance may cover rhinoplasty if it is done for reconstructive or medical reasons, but likely not for cosmetic purposes.

How long is the rhinoplasty procedure?

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either local or general anesthesia. It lasts one to two hours unless more extensive work needs to be done.

How is a Nose job performed?

Dr. Walden uses one of two techniques: the incision is made either within the nostrils, which completely hides the scars, or across the columella (the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils), which leaves small scars that are hidden on the underside of the base. In both procedures, the skin is lifted, the bone and cartilage sculpted, and the skin replaced and stitched closed.

Rhinoplasty procedure recovery

For a short time after surgery you may experience puffiness, nose ache or a dull headache, some swelling and bruising, bleeding or stuffiness. Most patients feel like themselves within two days, and return to work in about a week. Contact lenses can be worn immediately but glasses will have to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks.

 Nose Surgery Before & After Images

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Nose job complications

Complications are rare and, when they occur, minor. These may include infection, nosebleed or a reaction to the anesthesia.

Vectra 3d imaging

Dr. Walden also has industry-leading three dimensional (3D) imaging technology called Vectra which can help you define your goals with the nasal reshaping procedure. Click here to learn more as she was featured on KVUE’s Health News in Austin, Texas highlighting this:


 

Austin Surgeon Using New 3D Imaging Technology

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If you are interested in learning more about a potential Rhinoplasty procedure please contact Austin TX based plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden today at 512.328.4100.

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Locations

map_locationJennifer L. Walden, M.D. Main Location

5656 Bee Cave Rd. STE E201
Austin, TX 78746 Directions >

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707 3rd St., Marble Falls
TX 78654 Directions >

map_location-03Hill Country Memorial Surgery Center

204 Gateway North, Suite B
Marble Falls, TX 78654 Directions >

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