Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

Your nose is such an important characteristic of your face. For many people, though, the shape, size, or overall symmetrical design of their nose bothers them. Others have trouble breathing because of the shape of their nose. For many, surgery can offer significant help. This surgery is called rhinoplasty, but many know it by the name of “nose job.”

What Is a Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is a term that can apply to various types of changes to the nose itself. Nose reshaping, as it is sometimes called, often means changing the overall shape of the nose by altering the bone within it. The nose’s cartilage can also be changed to improve the shape of it. These procedures are customized to fit your specific concerns and needs.

Are There Any Risks?

As with any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries inherent risks, including infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. It’s crucial to thoroughly discuss these risks with your surgeon and ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the surgery.

When Should You Consider Rhinoplasty?

Meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your specific needs. It may also be helpful if you want the opening to your nose to be aligned or changed. Some people also need to open up the narrow passage within the nose. Doing so could improve airflow and let you breathe better. If you’ve suffered a broken nose in the past, this procedure may help. It can also help those born with disfigurements.

You’re best for this procedure if you are overall healthy. Though it can be minimally invasive, you’ll need to meet with a plastic surgeon to go over your needs as a first step. You’ll learn about the procedure and changes possible in your specific case. Then, you can get the help you need to see improvement.

Contact Our Team to Learn More About Your Treatment Options

It’s time to learn more about rhinoplasty and how this procedure can change the way your nose looks and works. To get an initial consultation and explore your options, set up an appointment with David Altamira, M.D. Call our nose surgeon in Houston and Sugar Land, TX, now at 713-271-9000.

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