Whether for aesthetic or medical reasons, many people want or need rhinoplasty to alter the size or shape of their nose. Those who feel that the appearance of their nose doesn’t suit their other features may opt for rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons. As a medically necessary procedure, rhinoplasty can also repair an injury or help those who have trouble breathing due to the structure of their nasal passages.

Contact us online today to learn more about your options for rhinoplasty. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas. Count on our team at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas to help you look rejuvenated through cosmetic surgery.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

There are two primary benefits of rhinoplasty: cosmetic enhancement and improved function. In some cases, a rhinoplasty can accomplish both of these goals at the same time.

Aesthetic rhinoplasty can improve the size and shape of your nose. Common reasons to consider rhinoplasty include a bump on the bridge of the nose, uneven nostrils or a profile that’s too prominent. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to make a nose larger, although this is not as common. Old injuries, like broken noses that healed incorrectly, can be repaired with rhinoplasty as well.

Rhinoplasty to restore nasal function offers the health benefit of restoring full use of the nasal airways. Abnormalities of the nose may be present from birth or can result over time. Rhinoplasty can help resolve chronic snoring and sleep apnea, a condition where breathing ceases in intervals through the night. Physical problems with the nose can lead to chronic sinus infections or inflammation, which can also be resolved with rhinoplasty.

In some cases, rhinoplasty may be included with additional procedures like chin or cheek implants. Combining surgeries can help bring out the best in your final results. Rhinoplasty can also be performed as part of facial reconstructive surgery or a facelift.

Procedure Options

Because there are many different reasons why people may schedule a rhinoplasty consultation, we offer several approaches to ensure that your needs are met. This way, our team can be sure that you’ll receive both the aesthetic and the medical benefits you hope for.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty can be challenging due to changes in tissue and cartilage. Our surgeons have the right combination of skills and expertise to revise a former surgery and help you feel better about your appearance.
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Nasal Obstruction

Reasons for nasal obstruction surgery include nasal polyps, obstructed sinuses and enlarged turbinates. Nasal obstruction surgery can clear your nasal passages and allow you to breathe freely again.
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A deviated septum can cause sinus problems and block the nasal passages. Septoplasty helps correct this displacement.
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Recovery and Results

Most people experience some initial discomfort like swelling and bruising right after their rhinoplasty. You’ll notice a change in the appearance of your nose right away. As swelling continues to reduce, your final results will be revealed, though keep in mind that subtle changes to the shape of your nose may continue for six to 12 months. Most people are able to return to work within one to two weeks.

Rhinoplasty from the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas can help bring your face into better harmony and resolve breathing issues. Most patients also notice a new boost in their self-esteem after rhinoplasty because they feel more positive about their appearance.