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Pearce Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty

(Nose Surgery) Austin, TX

Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Pearce in Austin, Texas, for aesthetically pleasing nasal contours.

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Many patients struggling with nasal imperfections such as asymmetry, large nostrils, or a displeasing bump feel as though their nose appears unflattering. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, addresses these issues by improving the size and shape of the nose to create a balanced and attractive appearance.

What Can Rhinoplasty Improve?

Bumps on the Nasal Bridge

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.

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Angle of the Nasal Tip

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.

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Width and Shape of the Nostrils

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.

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What Should I Expect During the Rhinoplasty Process?

  • Consultation

    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.

  • Open Rhinoplasty

    • Performed using general anesthesia.
    • The incision is made under the nose across the columella (tissue between the nostrils).
    • This technique is the preferred method for Dr. Pearce due to the optimal visibility and control of the changes made.
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CONCERNS

Recovery

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.

Results

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.

Scars

Incisions are placed either inside the nose or on the columella to ensure scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.

Cost

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.

Nose Surgery FAQs

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

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.


How long will my procedure take?

Nose surgery can take approximately two to three hours to complete, depending on the specific corrections that need to be made.


Is rhinoplasty painful?

General anesthesia is administered throughout your procedure, so you do not have to worry about feeling any pain or discomfort during surgery.


Are there any risks or side effects involved with rhinoplasty?

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.


Can rhinoplasty help with breathing problems?

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.


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