Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Pearce in Austin, Texas, for aesthetically pleasing nasal contours.
One of the most common problems that people experience with their nasal structure is the prevalence of bumps or humps on the nasal bridge. These conditions impact the softness of the nose, which results in a less harmonious and balanced facial appearance. Rhinoplasty can create softer edges by removing the cartilage and bone that causes the misshaped structure.
It is also common for the angle of the nasal tip to project too far upward or downward on the face. This can create a hook-like appearance that severely damages your facial profile. By altering the tissue on the tip of the nose, Dr. Pearce can create a new side profile that is not impacted by an overly projected nasal tip.
Often, people come in for rhinoplasty surgery because of the shape or size of their nostrils. Whether patients would like to open their nostrils for a wider appearance or close up overly large nostrils, rhinoplasty can help bridge the gap between the appearance you want and the appearance you currently have.
Rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Pearce will take his time to understand what you desire regarding the size and shape of your nose. Dr. Pearce will also go over any questions and concerns you may have during your consultation.
Following your rhinoplasty procedure, you will be asked to wear a nasal splint to protect your nose and minimize swelling. Swelling and bruising will occur around the nose and eyes but should resolve after a few weeks. Most patients will need at least one week to recover before they can go back to work. Make sure to avoid all strenuous activities until your surgeon clears you during a follow-up appointment.
Your results will become more evident as the swelling dissipates over the coming weeks and months. It can take up to a year to see the final outcome of your rhinoplasty procedure.
Incisions are placed either inside the nose or on the columella to ensure scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.
The total cost of your rhinoplasty will depend on factors such as surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and the technique used for your procedure. Dr. Pearce will provide you with a cost sheet and help you determine your best options during your consultation.
Candidates must be in good general health and have realistic expectations for what rhinoplasty can achieve. You will also be asked to quit smoking for a few weeks before and after your surgery.
Nose surgery can take approximately two to three hours to complete, depending on the specific corrections that need to be made.
General anesthesia is administered throughout your procedure, so you do not have to worry about feeling any pain or discomfort during surgery.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with rhinoplasty. These include anesthesia risks, numbness, damage to deeper structures, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, infection, irregularities in contour, and loose skin.
Rhinoplasty is designed specifically to address the aesthetic conditions of the nose. However, rhinoplasty can be combined with septoplasty to address mechanical problems that obstruct breathing.