Rhinoplasty is a procedure that often helps the patient enhance their overall facial appearance through the reshaping of the nose. Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, feels that the best candidates for rhinoplasty are those who are looking to reduce the size of their nose, or change the shape of the tip, the nostrils, or the bridge of their nose.
The nose is considered the most prominent feature on the face and because of this, small cosmetic changes can improve the appearance of the whole face. Dr. Shenaq makes his incisions inside the nose. Through the incisions, the cartilage and the bone are sculpted to improve the external appearance. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with a septoplasty, a procedure that corrects nasal obstructions and related breathing issues. Dr. Shenaq will work closely with you to evaluate your nose and create an individualized surgical plan based on your needs and concerns at our Galleria or Sugar Land, TX office. During the consultation, he will also consider your skin and other facial features to create your best results.
"I have had several procedures performed by Dr. Shenaq most recently a rhinoplasty, and each one has exceeded my expecations. His work is very natural looking; I feel like he just sculpted a better version of me. The quality of care provided by Dr, Shenaq and his staff is un-paralleled. They were so compassionate and made me feel comfortable and safe during every step of the process. They were patient when I had questions and reassuring when I had concerns. I couldn't recommend them enough. E.S."- E.S. / Office Visit / Aug 27, 2013
Rhinoplasty offers many benefits to patients looking to enhance their facial appearance. This procedure can be performed at any age however, it is suggested that children and teens wait to undergo this procedure until their facial growth is complete. Good candidates for rhinoplasty may have any of the following nasal issues:
- A disproportionate nose
- Deviated septum
- Enlarged nasal tip
- Excessively flared nostrils
- Crooked or off-center nasal bridge
What to Expect
Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. Each patient's surgical experience will differ due to their individual needs and goals. There are a number of approaches and techniques that can be used during nose surgery, including open and closed rhinoplasty. When augmenting the nose, the surgeon can take cartilage from deep within the nose or the cartilage may be harvested from other areas of the body such as the ribs.
Following surgery, patients can expect to have swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for approximately 2 weeks. Patients will need to keep their head above their chest to help improve swelling. Congestion is also common following rhinoplasty and may be caused by the splints and nasal packing worn the first few days post-surgery. After removing the splints, patients will be able to see and admire their newly shaped and contoured nose.
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Your Best Face
The nose is often considered a focal point of our face, which is why it is important to ensure that your nose complements your overall facial aesthetic. For patients whose nose crooks one way or the other or those suffering from injuries to the nose, rhinoplasty may be a good option. We strive to give every patient the look they desire with advanced techniques and surgical options to make sure your new nose meets your cosmetic goals. Schedule a consultation to learn more about nose surgery and how it can improve your appearance and breathing.