A nose job or rhinoplasty in Houston is usually performed for cosmetic reasons but may involve functional procedures for patients who may have issues with breathing. Each patient has a specific anatomy, shape, skin in the quality and unique desires. Our goal is to understand your specific needs and tailor your procedures in order to provide the best outcome.

How Rhinoplasty Works

Incisions can be placed either entirely inside the nose or also on the outside. Through these incisions, the nose is shaped to meet your desired needs. This may include shifting the bones to narrow the bridge, shaving down cartilage to reduce a dorsal hump, or defining the nasal tip with various techniques such as cartilage grafting and precise suture placement. Sometimes cartilage is added to improve appearance and may be harvested from the nasal septum, the back of the ear, or the rib. A splint is placed in order to help protect the healing tissues and it is usually removed within one to two weeks.

A rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes three to five hours. Most swelling and bruising will be resolved in the first two weeks. Most patients can return to work within ten to fourteen days. You may resume exercise in four weeks.

Final results may take up to one year to manifest as the last of the residual swelling from the healing process subsides, particularly around the nasal tip where the skin is thicker.

When to Consider Rhinoplasty

It could be time to consider rhinoplasty if you are substantially unhappy with the shape, size, or length of your nose and its impacts on your overall facial appearance. In addition, you could consider the procedure to correct mild to severe breathing difficulties from a deviated septum.

Individuals may undergo a rhinoplasty in Houston with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deigni once the nose is done developing. This is usually around age 12 for girls and 15 for boys – though this age may vary. It is important to note that while nasal bones and muscles stop growing after puberty, cartilage continues to change throughout your life, which could impact the procedure’s outcome. With this in mind, it may be better to wait until your early twenties to ensure better-looking and longer-lasting results.

Besides age, several other essential factors need consideration before a rhinoplasty, such as emotional maturity, motivations for surgery, and expectations for results. If you find your nose’s appearance to be a source of significant emotional distress, embarrassment, or self-consciousness, a nasal surgery could be an excellent option for you to consider. With Dr. Deigni’s unparalleled skill, rhinoplasty could notably improve your confidence and, subsequently, your mood, self-image, and overall quality of life.

Does Rhinoplasty Differ for Men and Women?

At Deigni Plastic Surgery in Houston, rhinoplasty involves the utilization of meticulous techniques to alter the nose’s bone, skin, and cartilage during surgery. While each procedure is already unique to the individual, there are a few distinctions between male and female patients. For instance, men have thicker facial skin and underlying muscle fibers than women, so rhinoplasty results may look unnatural if the skin is tightened excessively. Thus, a male rhinoplasty typically involves less drastic skin changes than female nose surgery to ensure natural and aesthetically-pleasing results.

In addition to anatomical distinctions, men and women often strive for differing aesthetic outcomes after rhinoplasty to maintain appropriate facial proportions. For example, women typically seek to decrease nose size and create rounder, softer-looking nose contours. Conversely, male rhinoplasty patients typically desire features that appear more angular and well-defined and typically focus less on adjusting nose size.

Consider Getting a Rhinoplasty in Houston for Aesthetic Enhancements

Your nose is quite literally central to having well-balanced facial symmetry. In fact, because of its location, it is often one of the first facial features people might notice when looking at you. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, it is easy to understand how your self-confidence can be negatively impacted. Having a rhinoplasty in Houston can permanently improve your overall facial proportions, resulting in higher self-esteem, better-perceived attractiveness to others, increased sociability, and even easier breathing. If this is something you would like to know more about, contact Deigni Plastic Surgery at 281-721-4373 to schedule a consultation with a compassionate member of our team.