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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- 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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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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
- Anesthesia risks
- Blood clots
- Poor wound healing
- Changes in skin sensation
- Nasal septal perforation
- Difficulty breathing