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Rhinoplasty in Dallas, TX


Your nose is central to your facial contour, and when the nose is not in balance with its surrounding features, it can become a source of insecurity and frustration. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, alters the size, shape, and projection of the nose to enhance its appearance.

This surgical procedure is beneficial for patients with aesthetic concerns as well as patients who are looking to improve their breathing capabilities.


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What Are Your Rhinoplasty Goals?


Reduction of Bumps or Humps


Bumps or humps on the nose can be present from birth or can develop after an injury. Rhinoplasty reduces the size of humps on the bridge to produce a straighter, smoother, and better defined nasal shape.

Alteration of the Nasal Tip


Some patients experience upturned tips. Others have drooping nasal tips that make their noses look overly long. Rotating the tip allows for better projection and creates a more harmonious nasal profile.

Adjustment of Nostril Size


Flared nostrils can make the nose appear overly wide. Alternatively, narrow nostrils can make the nose look as though it is too small for the face. Rhinoplasty helps to find a happy medium.

Narrowing of the Bridge Width


Men and women with large or flat bridges often look as though their nose is larger than it is. By narrowing the bridge, the proportion of the nose is improved. Some patients also experience better nasal projection from this technique.

Improvement in Breathing


Deviated septums are congenital or the result of an injury. This condition, where one nostril is larger than the other, creates difficulty breathing. Septoplasty, which is a form of rhinoplasty, corrects this.

Ready To Acheive Your Goals? Schedule Your Dallas Rhinoplasty Consultation With Dr. Morales.

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Rhinoplasty Options


During your consultation with Dr. Morales, he will discuss your goals and evaluate your nose to determine the optimal rhinoplasty technique for you. Based on your desired outcome and Dr. Morales’ recommendations, a personalized treatment plan will be implemented.

Closed
Rhinoplasty

  • Incisions are made on the inside of the nostrils
  • No resulting scars
  • May be appropriate for patients requiring minimal to moderate correction
  • The incision is made across the columella (strip of skin between the nostrils)
  • A small scar develops across the base of the columella
  • May be more appropriate for patients needing significant nasal alteration

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Procedure

Rhinoplasty is a complicated and nuanced surgical procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Once Dr. Morales has determined which surgical technique is appropriate for you, he will make the incisions and begin to shape and sculpt the nose. The methods used for this will depend on your nasal concern.

Patients who are looking for nasal reduction will experience the shaving and contouring of the bone and cartilage, whereas patients who are interested in augmentation may undergo tissue grafts (from the septum, ear, or rib) or nasal implants.


Recovery Experience

Your nose will be covered by nasal dressings/splint and packed with gauze to control bleeding and swelling while helping to ensure that the nose heals with the correct shape. Patients may experience some discomfort and difficulty breathing due to this packing, which is usually removed after a couple of days. Any post-operative discomfort can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. Patients should also rest with their heads elevated during the recovery process to ensure proper blood flow and drainage.

Most patients return to work and their day-to-day activities within one to two weeks.


Cost

The cost of your rhinoplasty varies on the technical skill of your surgeon, the techniques used, and additional factors like anesthesia fees, facility fees, and geographical location. You will be provided with a cost estimate during your consultation that will take all of the above factors into account.

Results

While the noticeable bruising and swelling will subside within a few weeks, it can take up to one year for your nose to completely heal internally. After this time, you can expect that the results of your rhinoplasty will remain consistent.

Dallas Rhinoplasty Before & After


Frequently Asked Questions


Men and women consider rhinoplasty to correct aesthetic or functional nasal concerns. Candidates for rhinoplasty do not smoke, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results.
Rhinoplasty is one of the few surgical procedures that can be safely performed on adults and teenagers. To be a candidate for rhinoplasty, your nose must be fully developed. This typically occurs around the age of 14 for girls and 16 for boys. Teenagers who are considering this surgery should be mature enough to undergo surgery and have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Rhinoplasty, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. David Morales, is very safe. Unfortunately, as with any cosmetic surgery, risks are present.

These include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Poor wound healing
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Nasal septal perforation
  • Difficulty breathing
Once the swelling has subsided, you will be able to see the full extent of your rhinoplasty. Even though rhinoplasty is considered to be permanent, some patients do experience aesthetic changes during the healing process that require a revision. Revision rhinoplasty can be performed to correct a complication or to enhance aesthetics further.
While rhinoplasty can be performed as a standalone procedure with wonderful results, Dr. Morales commonly combines rhinoplasty with facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, or brow lift surgery. Combining procedures allows for a harmonious balance between the facial features and may allow some patients to achieve a more refreshed and youthful facial contour.