Rhinoplasty in Dallas
Rhinoplasty in Dallas might be the right plastic surgery for patients when unsatisfied with the appearance and proportion of their nose or have breathing problems, including a deviated septum. Aesthetic rhinoplasty, also known as nasal surgery or a “nose job,” is typically performed to reduce the nose’s overall size, reshape the tip, remove a nasal hump, correct asymmetry, or improve a poor angle between the nose and the upper lip. In some patients, it is necessary to add tissue to improve the contour. Some patients require a functional rhinoplasty in addition to a cosmetic/aesthetic rhinoplasty. Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz helps patients correcting their nose features and relieve their breathing problems. Request your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Azouz in Dallas and take the first step to enhance your natural beauty.
What is Functional Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is not only a cosmetic procedure but a reconstructive and functional facial procedure as well. Rhinoplasty can also correct a deviated septum and improve any breathing problems associated with the internal nose structure.
Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If you are not satisfied with your nose proportion or shape, Rhinoplasty in Dallas could be an alternative to correct and improve the nose appearance. Other patients present with enlarged turbinates that lead to a lower threshold for allergies, frequent sinus infections, sinus pressure, and poor sleeping patterns. Patients may also be unable to smell due to this anatomic nasal blockage.
A cosmetic rhinoplasty helps put the face in better aesthetic proportions, and a functional rhinoplasty has the benefits of improved breathing, smell, and better evacuation of the sinuses. Cosmetic rhinoplasty can improve the look of the nose in many ways, including:
- decreasing the size of the nose
- improving the tip of the nose
- making the nose more straight
- removing a hump on the dorsum (bridge)
- improving the size and shape of the nostrils
How Rhinoplasty is Performed in Dallas?
The procedure’s extent depends on your aesthetic desires, medical needs, and Dr. Azouz’s professional opinion. Dr. Azouz will either utilize the closed rhinoplasty technique, where incisions are inside the nose, or an open rhinoplasty procedure where a minimalistic incision is made across the tissue that separates the nostrils.
Generally, the procedure involves reshaping the nose’s structure and reducing excess bone or cartilage to decrease the size of a larger nose. Correcting a deviated septum is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure, which provides a better alignment for proper airflow and breathing. Dr. Azouz provides specific aftercare instructions and close follow-up care to ensure ideal results and healthy recovery.
Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplsty in Dallas by Dr. Azouz is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, which allows you to be comfortable during the procedure and eliminates the risks of general anesthesia.
The recovery of a cosmetic rhinoplasty is usually quick. Patients can feel congested for two to three weeks following surgery. Patients are restricted from heavy activities such as contact sports, HITT workouts, and heavy endurance running for four to six weeks following surgery. Dr. Azouz will guide you through your recovery process letting you know when you can increase your activity level.
How long will my nose be swollen after a Rhinoplasty?
The nose consists of many layers, including skin, cartilage, and mucosa. Swelling can become trapped within these layers after surgery. The swelling is heavily dependent on the amount of surgery performed, the patient’s skin quality, and if the surgery is primary or secondary. While most swelling will improve five to ten days after surgery, some patients report that their nose will continue to shrink even a year or longer after surgery. There are many techniques to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty. These include taping, silicone gel, and massaging and moisturizing the nose.
Combination of a Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) with Other Types of Plastic Surgery in Dallas
Many patients decide to combine their functional rhinoplasty with a cosmetic rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty can be combined with a variety of plastic surgery procedures, including:
The cost of cosmetic rhinoplasty in Dallas is highly variable and based on a patient’s overall needs. Insurance providers do not cover cosmetic rhinoplasty. Some of the costs of functional rhinoplasty can be covered by some insurance plans. Contact Dr. Azouz to learn more about how we can help you afford your rhinoplasty and provide financing options for your plastic surgery.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty results can improve the overall aesthetic appearance. The results are seen shortly after surgery. However, you can continue to see results with decreased swelling for up to a year following your surgery.
Schedule your Consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you would like to enhance your natural beauty and consider Rhinoplasty as an option to achieve your aesthetic goals, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your consultation or call at (972) 702-8888 and take the first step towards a new and improved natural-looking nose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients with a broken nose are often good candidates for both functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty. Often the nasal bones are rebroken and set to create a more symmetric and better aligned nasal bridge. Patients who have trouble breathing can benefit from turbinectomy and correction of a deviated septum (functional rhinoplasty).
Dr. Azouz is able to use cartilage from the nasal septum, the ear and sometimes the ribs in cosmetic rhinoplasty. Donor cartilage is becoming more available for patients who do not have their own cartilage available. Dr. Azouz does not recommend placing silicone grafts within the nose as they are frequently associated with malposition, infection, and encapsulation.
Yes, Dr. Azouz removes silicone grafts from the nose.
Dr. Azouz performs closed rhinoplasty to avoid excessive scarring to the nose. Closed rhinoplasty also has the benefit of reduced swelling and preservation of nasal lymphatics.
There is no one perfect nose for a man or a woman. Each persons face is unique and Dr. Azouz strives for the most natural results.
Yes, a rhinoplasty can create a finger more aesthetic appearing nose.
Rhinoplasty Patient Review for Dr. Azouz
“I broke my nose in a basketball game and dr Azouz did an amazing job and you can not tell that I broke my nose. I look better than ever. The best surgeon one can ever find.”