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 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. Learn more about the procedure here.

Rhinoplasty 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. Click here to learn more about rhinoplasty recovery.

Nose Surgery Before & After Stories

Septorhinoplasty at age 26

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Rhinoplasty at age 18 

Click here to view additional before & after images

Nose job complications

Complications are rare and, when they occur, minor. These may include infection, nosebleed or a reaction to the anesthesia. Visit our FAQ page for more information on nose job complications.

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

Patient Reviews

Check out this 5-star review from a highly satisfied Rhinoplasty patient!
Rhinoplasty Patient Testimonial Austin TX | Dr. Jennifer Walden“I have so much more confidence now. I’m not worried about people staring at my crooked nose or the bump that used to be there. I love my nose now – I have so much more confidence. Dr. Walden did such an amazing job. I’ve received many compliments from people on how natural it looks and how they forget I had the procedure done. That’s exactly what I wanted! I didn’t want it to be obvious to everyone that I had the procedure done. I would definitely recommend Dr. Walden to anyone who needs septo-rhinoplasty done.” Rhinoplasty Patient of Jennifer Walden, MD

Schedule a consultation

For more answers to your rhinoplasty questions, check out our Rhinoplasty FAQ webpage. 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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