Rhinoplasty – Corrective Nose Surgery – Frisco & Plano, TX*

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Overview

A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job”, may be performed for numerous reasons. Perhaps you have a bump in the middle, or a slight crook at the end of your nose. Maybe you’re experiencing respiratory issues due to a deviated septum or you have chronic sinusitis. Or it’s possible that your involvement in sports has resulted in damage to your nose. Other reasons a rhinoplasty may be necessary are the removal of tumors or polyps, or the need to revise a previous nose surgery. Whatever your reason for desiring a rhinoplasty, Frisco & Plano, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Najera, can deliver excellent results. He strives to provide lasting outcomes to improve nose function and a natural appearing nose.

Surgical Technique

There are various techniques used for rhinoplasty surgery. A rhinoplasty procedure involves adjusting the bone and cartilage of the nose. The technique used by Dr. Najera will depend on what is being addressed. The two most common approaches are an open rhinoplasty technique, or closed rhinoplasty. During the open approach, incisions are made on the tissue between the nostrils or just above the lips. The skin is peeled back to provide a nice view and greater access to the inside of the nose. Once the internal structures are corrected, the skin is re-draped and sutured. The scars associated with an open rhinoplasty surgery are minimal as the incision is less than 5mm. The majority of rhinoplasty surgeries are performed using the open method. Closed rhinoplasty is used for patients that desire minimal reshaping. The incision is usually made to the inside of the nose through the nostrils.

During/After Surgery

Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia and the patient usually leaves the same day. After the procedure, patients will have bruising around the eyes and nose, with moderate swelling. These side effects will subside within the first 1-2 weeks. Patients need to take it easy for a while, avoiding strenuous activity, swimming, blowing your nose, and even vigorous chewing. The final results will appear within 4-6 months and most patients are excited and pleased with their new nose. For others, an improvement in nose function allows them to breathe easier, eliminating many sinus and other unwanted symptoms.

Expected Cost

The cost of rhinoplasty varies for each patient, but it is generally $5,000 - $10,000. If the procedure is elective, the patient will pay the whole amount, but if the rhinoplasty is needed to correct a medical condition, insurance may pay part of the expense.

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Average Cost  
$5,000 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
2-4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Rhinoplasty FAQs

  • Length:  2 – 4 hours (depending on the extent of the procedure)
  • Anesthesia:  General occasionally local with sedation for smaller procedures)
  • In/Outpatient:  Usually Outpatient
  • Side Effects:  Temporary swelling, bruising, some pain, mild bleeding from the nose
  • Risks:  Pain, bleeding, infection, incomplete improvement, breathing problems
  • Recovery:  Back to work with makeup: 1 - 2 weeks; More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks
  • Final Appearance:  6 months for swelling to completely resolve (most swelling has resolved in 2 months)
  • Duration of Results:  Permanent

Get the Nose You Want!

If you are unhappy with the look and shape of your nose, or if you are faced with symptoms associated with breathing problems, a rhinoplasty surgery could be the answer you are looking for. Call now to learn more about the rhinoplasty procedures available at our Frisco plastic surgery office. Dr. Najera will provide a thorough consultation and determine the best surgical option to help you achieve the nose you want.

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