What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic treatment used to improve the appearance of the nose. It may also help repair a functional or breathing issue in some patients. Many choose to get a "nose job" when they want a nose lift or nose reshaping. When looking for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in your area, it's important to look for a surgeon that is certified in plastic surgery. Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz is an experienced surgeon who offers rhinoplasty surgery, providing patients with a natural-looking result. Although rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results usually are quite dramatic. Rhinoplasty at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can be used to make a nose look smaller or improve a nose that is wide, too large, or misshaped. The goal is to create a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions as it should. Contact Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.
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Can I Get Rhinoplasty?
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for rhinoplasty since their facial growth is considered complete. If you are unhappy with the overall look of your nose and have distinct issues you wish to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be good for you. If you have trouble breathing through your nose, this procedure may be good for you. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed, as your appearance will be changed. Call Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today to have any of your rhinoplasty questions answered. Dr. Hanz is looking forward to meeting with you and helping you reach your cosmetic goals.
How Will My Rhinoplasty Be Performed?
Nose surgery is performed while you are under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. This treatment offers different surgical techniques, depending on your unique cosmetic goals as discussed with Dr. Hanz. The goal during your treatment will vary on what you are correcting, but in general, it is to either reduce excess cartilage, tissue, and bone or to build and increase cartilage for reconstruction. Dr. Hanz will reposition your nasal features to suit your aesthetic desire, and the skin will be re-draped over the newly improved framework. Sutures are implemented either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external crease for minimal scarring.
What Can I Expect After My Rhinoplasty?
After your rhinoplasty is complete, you will rest comfortably in the recovery area until you are released to recover at home. The area around your nose will be swollen, bruised, and sore for a week or so but should start to subside after that. You can expect some discoloration under your eyes in addition to the nose. Ice packs and pain medication can assist with these effects. Your post-op checkup with Dr. Hanz will take place within a couple of days after surgery so he can check your healing process. It takes around 2 – 4 weeks to recover from nose surgery. During this timeframe, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions about Rhinoplasty
How much will my rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on the technique used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. Hanz will listen to your concerns and goals to help create a custom treatment plan. After, he will go over costs. Dr. Hanz wants to help make your surgery easy to afford so you can focus on finding the best plastic surgeon in your area instead of the cheapest so Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered by insurance. If you may be using your insurance, please tell Dr. Hanz in your consultation. He or someone on his team can help you submit the needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Restylane or JUVÉDERM) might be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which might help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to improve the actual structure of your nose for better function.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This is often a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Hanz, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change so he can customize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. Hanz. Once he understands your goals, he can help you choose which procedures should be in your custom plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help your whole face appear more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Rhinoplasty is a great idea to address the distaste you may feel when looking at your appearance. If you are unhappy with the look of your nose or if you are experiencing breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Nose surgery is a very common cosmetic procedure with very high success rates. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hanz aims to reshape your nose so your entire face appears more proportionate and attractive. Even minor tweaks can make an impressive difference. We invite you to contact Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX and make a consultation.