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What is Rhinoplasty?

. . . defined as plastic surgery performed on the nose. Most everyone typically refer's to this procedure as a "nose job", "nose reshaping", "nose surgery" or "nose reconstruction".

The term rhinoplasty Plano residents are familiar with is derived from the German “rhinoplastik” which means “changing the shape of the nose”.

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty (or nasal surgery) is a procedure that reshapes the nose for aesthetic or corrective (breathing) purposes. By altering the tip or bridge of the nose, the nostrils, or the angle of the nose and lip, rhinoplasty Plano can provide balance and proportion to the nose.

Is Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of plastic surgery. While often thought of as a purely nasal cosmetic surgery, nose reshaping is also performed to correct injury after accident and to provide relief for certain breathing problems.

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The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty Plano Texas

Rhinoplasty can be done in a hospital, a doctor’s office in Plano, or an outpatient surgical facility. Your doctor will use local or general anesthesia. If it’s a simple procedure, you’ll receive local anesthesia to your nose, which will also numb your face. You may also get medication through an IV line that makes you groggy, but you’ll still be awake.

Each operation for Rhinoplasty Plano is unique and is customized for the specific anatomy and goals of the person undergoing the procedure. The procedure usually takes between one and two hours. If the procedure is complex, it can take longer.

Rhinoplasty may be done inside your nose or through a small external incision at the base between your nostrils. Your surgeon will likely readjust the bone and cartilage underneath your skin.

Typical Rhinoplasty Plano (nasal plastic surgery) might involve:

  • Inserting nasal implants to help support the shape and structure of your nose

  • Removing cartilage from the bridge, tip or sides of your nose

  • Removing small wedges of skin

  • Repositioning the bone to straighten your nose

  • Reshaping the cartilage in your nose

  • Reshaping the tip of your nose

  • Narrowing of the nostrils

  • Adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment

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Plano Rhinoplasty Techniques

Rhinoplasty Plano options are highly individualized to our Plano clients specific needs, and the exact techniques a cosmetic surgeon will use during a procedure will look a little different each time. The two primary types involved with rhinoplasty Plano include "open" and "closed," and the difference between the two involves the placement of the incision. There is also a secondary type and non-surgical options.

Open (External)

This is used for major nose reshaping. Incisions will be made in the skin between your nostrils underneath your nose. This area is called the columella. Next, the skin is lifted to reveal the inside of the nasal cavity, giving your rhinoplasty surgeon access to perform the necessary reshaping. Thus, the hallmark of the open rhinoplasty Plano clients receive, is the vastly improved surgical access permitted by the trans-columellar incision.

Closed (EndoNasal)

This is the most common type of rhinoplasty Plano residents undergo, and is used for minor nose reshaping. During a closed or endonasal rhinoplasty procedure, all of the incisions will be placed on the inside of the nostrils. Once the incisions have been placed, your facial plastic surgeon will lift the skin to reveal the underlying cartilage and bone. It has the advantage of decreased operative time, less swelling and postoperative healing and avoidance of a scar along the columella.

Non-Surgical (Filler)

Not as common as the other types and no incisions are made. To correct minor imperfections in the nose, this method uses injectable fillers to smooth a bump, an indentation, a scar, or to give a better tip definition.

Secondary (Revision)

This is a surgical procedure that is performed when a patient is not satisfied with the outcome of his or her initial procedure. The surgery is designed to repair both form and function of a nose that has previously been operated on, and can also be open or closed.

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Types of Rhinoplasty

There are many additional terms that have been coined for the different types of rhinoplasty Plano, but the main objective of any rhinoplasty is to have a nose that you find attractive, with breathing functioning as well as or better than before surgery. Depending on a patient's goals for treatment, rhinoplasty surgery can correct physiological complications that disrupt your ability to breathe properly and it can also refine the shape of your nose for enhanced aesthetics.

Functional Rhinoplasty

When Plano patients are generally happy with the appearance of their nose but have trouble breathing due to injury or genetic defects, functional rhinoplasty can help.

Candidates for functional rhinoplasty in Plano (to repair the inner structures of the nose and create free airflow) include patients who:

  • Suffered trauma such as a broken nose causing poor breathing

  • Obstructed nasal breathing, resulting in snoring

  • Were born with a deviated septum or excessively narrow nose

  • Septal perforations (a hole or puncture in the nasal septum)

  • Narrowing, collapse or stenosis of the nasal valves

  • Nasal birth defect impairing function

Additional Uses for Functional Rhinoplasty:

  • Nasal Septoplasty: Straightening a Deviated Septum

  • Turbinate Reduction: Reducing Enlarged Turbinates

  • Nasal Polyp Removal

  • Nasal Valve Collapse

Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

Beauty, especially when it comes to the nose, is all about proportion and balance. This is where cosmetic nasal surgery comes into play.

Aesthetic rhinoplasty is among the most common aesthetic operations in the field of facial aesthetic plastic surgery, but it is also viewed as one of the most complex. Cosmetic or aesthetic rhinoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the nose. Countless techniques have been developed to creatively alter the function, shape, length and size of the nose and meet your specific goals.

Nasal Bridge Procedure

This problem is due to the excess width or thickness of the nasal bones, calling for a wide nose rhinoplasty surgery. This undesirable width is typically treated using a technique called osteotomies. This involves making controlled bone fractures which allows the nasal bones to be positioned inward thereby narrowing the appearance of the nose.

Straighten Crooked Nose

To create a more straight nose the underlying framework must be made as straight as possible. This includes repositioning the septum and nasal bones. The bony nasal deviation is corrected by the reduction of dorsal nasal asymmetries with nasal rasp, osteotomy, or powered instrumentation and mobilization of the nasal bones (osteotomies) in order to bring the bones to the mid-line.


Osteotomies are a specific maneuver performed during rhinoplasty surgery to help narrow a wide nasal bridge and (or) to straighten a crooked bridge.

Correcting Radix

The radix is the upper bony portion of the nose. You can reduce the radix by carefully shaving away small portions or add volume to a depressed area using a portion of cartilage found elsewhere on your body.

Nose Tip Surgery

Tip Rhinoplasty nose job refers to shaping of the nasal tip. This can be done closed or open. Most tip sculpting procedures are best done through an open approach where your surgeon can three-dimensionally see the cartilage frame without having to pull and yank it around through small nostril incisions.

Alar Adjustment (Alarplasty)

Alarplasty is a rhinoplasty surgery that is specifically performed on the alar. This is the part of the nose where a person’s nostrils are rounded, essentially covering the tip of the nose to the area where the nose connects to the cheeks and nasolabial folds. Alarplasty can adjust and reshape the alars, making nostrils less prominent overall.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

The definition of an ethnic rhinoplasty in Plano is relative and varies greatly based on perspective. Therefore, ethnic rhinoplasty is generally considered as a nasal surgery where the nose is surgically altered to create a symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing nose that suits the individual patient’s face without diminishing the patient’s ethnic characteristics.


Nasal tip plasty is rhinoplasty type specified for the tip of the nose. The tiplasty elevates the tip of the nose or adjusts an already existing tip in order to create a proper angle between the nose and the lip.

Upturned Nose

An over-rotated or upturned nose can be caused by a number of factors, including genetic nasal structure or complications from a former rhinoplasty. This is a very common problem and there are many ways to improve an upturned tip.

Projection Adjustment

The projection of the nose is the distance that it extends outward from where it meets the upper lip to its tip. A nose that is over or under projected, can look out of proportion with other facial features and massively affect your noses overall look.

Nasolabial Angle Adjustment

The nasolabial angle consists of two lines, the first of which runs from the tip of the nose to the area above the upper lip, and the second line from the upper lip to the bottom of the nose, where the nostrils are separated.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty in Plano

A rhinoplasty offers many benefits. It can be purely cosmetic, or it can be reconstructive and done to correct a problem.

Feel More Confident

Aesthetic issues may prevent a person from interacting with other people for fear of being mocked, being the odd
one out, or being pitied. After undergoing rhinoplasty plastic surgery, however, many patients in Plano report a marked boost in confidence.

Improve Appearance

The slightest imbalance in a person's nose can make a distinct difference in their appearance. Rhinoplasty in Plano has been known to create a more balanced look.

Correct Birth Defects

Some nasal malformations are caused by birth defects. Removing them during a nose reconstruction procedure improves the Plano patient’s appearance, as well as the ability to breathe through the nose.

Fix a Broken Nose

A broken nose needs to heal properly to protect your health and your airways. In some cases, you’ll need a rhinoplasty in Plano to make sure everything moves back into place and stays there.

Improve Breathing

In a lot of cases, an otolaryngologist can expand nasal passages or correct structural deformities to make breathing easier.

Help with Sinus Problems

There are surgical options available to help patients alleviate their suffering from frequent sinus infections and (or) sinus pressure headaches, and improve overall health.

Nose Job to Reduce Snoring

Snoring can be a sign of disrupted sleep or sinus issues as well, so if you can stop snoring, you may find that you see improvements in your overall health and well-being.

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Risks of Rhinoplasty

When considering any type of surgical procedure, it is important to understand the risks associated with the surgery. As with any major surgery, Plano rhinoplasty carries risks that should be discussed with your doctor.

Risks that can be specific to rhinoplasty include:

  • Adverse reactions to the Anesthesia used

  • Increased risk of infection

  • Poor wound healing or scarring

  • Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain)

  • Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is rare.

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Unsatisfactory nasal appearance

  • Skin discoloration and swelling

  • Possibility of revisional surgery

  • Hematoma, forms when blood collects under the skin

  • Scarring at the base of the nose

  • Bursting of small blood vessels on the surface of the skin

  • Under-or over- correction that necessitates revision rhinoplasty.

  • Visible irregularities through the skin

  • Recurring nosebleeds

  • Permanent numbness in and around your nasal area

  • Pain, discoloration or swelling that may persist

Managing Pain from the Surgery

The pain involved with any type of Plano Rhinoplasty surgery is usually minor and most patients find that over-the-counter analgesics are enough to manage this pain. For patients who are particularly sensitive to pain, your rhinoplasty surgeon may be able to prescribe stronger pain medication.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

The First 2 to 12 Weeks Healing Timeline

The nose undergoes significant changes in the first 2 to 12 weeks following rhinoplasty in Plano. The swelling gradually dissipates over the first several months and thus the appearance of the nose changes gradually.

  • When the cast is removed after one week, the nose will look swollen.

  • Usually by the end of the second week, the swelling and bruising have subsided enough that the casual observer will not readily notice that the nose has been operated on.

  • To the patient, the nose will look swollen or "puffy" for several months.

  • By about 3-4 months, Plano residents report that the majority of the swelling will be gone but will look larger in photographs.

  • It can take as long as a year for the final shape to become apparent.

  • You should give yourself several months if if there are any work or social engagements that would cause concern.

Managing Postoperative
Edema (Swelling) after the Surgery

Swelling can persist during this time, particularly in the tip and over the area where a bony hump was removed. Following a hump removal during a rhinoplasty, it is very common for there to be excessive swelling over the central portion of the nasal bridge overlying the area where the bony hump was removed. This area often appears more swollen that the rest of the bridge and can remain swollen for several months. As a result, patients frequently worry that the bump will be permanent.

Taping the bridge of the nose and the supratip area (area above the tip) can significantly reduce postoperative edema (swelling). Gentle pressure from the tape does two things. First, it can help 'press' out some of the swelling that results from trapped fluid in the tissues. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, pressure on the tissues causes the collagen fibers in scar tissue to become more organized, which reduces the volume of the swollen area.The most effective for taping is in the first six months after surgery. You should still get a benefit even if you haven't started taping until 2 months after surgery.

It is very common for Plano rhinoplasty patients to report (in the first several weeks after surgery) that their upper lip feels stiff and that it is difficult for them to smile. Fortunately, this resolves by itself in the first several weeks after surgery as the swelling subsides. Be patient, your smile should return to normal.

What To Expect from Bruising
After A Plano Rhinoplasty Procedure

Bruising and swelling are a normal part of rhinoplasty Plano recovery. They are dependent on several factors related to both the surgical technique and the patient. Techniques that increase bruising and swelling include whether or not the nasal bones were broken (osteotomies), the extent of soft tissue dissection/elevation from the bony-cartilaginous framework, and whether the surgery was performed open or closed. Patient factors include age, skin thickness, nutrition, bleeding tendencies/disorders, and medications that thin the blood.

Obviously, not many of these variables are within the control of the patient; however the extent of the bruising and the severity of swelling can be minimized by following these tips:

  • Avoid any medications that thin the blood for a minimum of 2 weeks before Rhinoplasty Plano surgery and do not resume them until your physician directs you to. These medications include (but are not limited to): aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatories, heparin, lovenox, coumadin, plavix.

  • Avoid multivitamins/herbal remedies/teas etc that contain high levels of Vitamin E, Ginseng, Ginkgo -- these can cause you to bleed more freely.

  • If you have a tendency to bleed or bruise easily, have a history of a bleeding disorder, or have a family member with a bleeding disorder, you should discuss this with your physician before surgery.

  • Ice packs are to be applied to the cheeks for the first 48 hours after rhinoplasty Plano.

  • Keep your head elevated higher than your heart. This will help minimize the amount of edema (swelling).

  • Avoid smoking

  • Herbal supplements such as bromelin, papaya extract, and arnica may be of benefit, but few studies have proven their effectiveness.

  • Sun exposure in the first several months following rhinoplasty can cause the skin of the nose to become red or "splotchy". It can also predispose you to getting sunburned more easily. For the first several months after rhinoplasty, patients should wear sunscreen and/or a hat to prevent the above mentioned problems.

External Splints, Casts and Bandages

Surgeons frequently place an external splint on the exterior of the nose after surgery. The cast can help preserve the operative result and also can aid in reducing swelling. Most surgeons leave the cast in place for one week.

Rhinoplasty Cost Plano TX

What is the Cost of Rhinoplasty?

When figuring out the price of a nose job, there’s more than just the physician’s fee involved for Plano patients. Many factors can influence the total cost of a nose job, including whether your insurance will kick in if the doctor is in network or out-of-network in your insurance policy, where your surgery will take place and how far you’re willing to travel.

Average Costs of Rhinoplasty

The cost of rhinoplasty in Plano depends on the complexity or difficulty of your nose and the level of experience/ expertise of your surgeon, among other things.

According to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2014, the average cost of rhinoplasty Plano is $4,694. The average cost of rhinoplasty is $5,125, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, neither of these figures include other expenses, such as anesthesia and operating facilities, so the total price can range from $5,000 to $10,000+.

Surgeons Costs

The fee charged by the plastic surgeon is an important component in the overall costs of rhinoplasty. This cost can vary according to the skills and experience of the surgeon. Board certified surgeons often invest a lot to deliver a completely satisfying and successful treatment experience to their patients.

Where you live will also impact the price of your surgery. The cost of rhinoplasty varies from city to city, and between large metropolitan areas and less populated regions. Even within the same area, two different facilities may charge different amounts for their services.

Anesthesia Costs

The anesthesiologist charges a separate fee for their services. Your doctor may use an anesthesiologist or a certified nurse anesthetist. You can either have IV sedation, which means you are heavily sedated but not asleep during the procedure, or general anesthesia. These two options carry different price tags.

Plano surgeons will charge their fee usually by the hour, and the fee can vary depending on their qualifications and experience of the Rhinoplasty Plano surgeon. Expect the anesthesia costs to usually be around $600 to $1,000.

Hospital/Facility Fees

The surgeon in Plano Texas will usually have an option to perform nose plastic surgery at one of these three surgical facilities: a hospital in or near Plano, an accredited surgery center, and a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each option will vary.

Should you choose to stay overnight in a hospital and undergo an inpatient treatment, it would significantly increase the overall nose job cost. Expect the cost for the operationg facilities fee to be around $700 to $1,100, added to the cost of a rhinoplasty cost Plano TX.

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