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Rhinoplasty in Houston, TX

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Not only is rhinoplasty one of the most common and popular plastic surgeries around, but it is also one of the most effective at dramatically transforming the appearance. Houston, TX-area double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, provides various techniques to correct a number of nasal issues.

Some of the most common reasons patients choose rhinoplasty is to:

  • Improve a crooked nose
  • Remove a hump or bump
  • Reduce nasal width
  • Change the nose’s size
  • Narrow the nasal tip and/or adjust its projection
  • Alter the size of nostrils

Since there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nasal surgery, Houston rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Brissett works closely with the patient to provide the best, most natural results and is well regarded for his expertise in the area of rhinoplasty. He has transformed countless lives and appearances with his skilled rhinoplasty techniques.

What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can improve the overall appearance of the nose and make it more proportional to the rest of the face. It can also correct functional problems with the nose, such as a deviated septum or difficulty breathing. Dr. Brissett understands that these issues can have a profound impact on a person’s self-confidence and quality of life. Our team is proud to work with patients and determine the best course of action — so they achieve their desired results.

who is a Candidate for RHINOPLASTY?

The best candidates for rhinoplasty:

  • Have cosmetic nose issues they want transformed
  • Have realistic outcomes
  • Have breathing issues
  • You are physically healthy
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect during RHINOPLASTY

An outpatient procedure, rhinoplasty is performed while a patient is under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. Depending on the technique used and the patient’s unique needs, surgery can last 2 – 4 hours. There are many types of rhinoplasty procedures:

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty, or external rhinoplasty, involves the plastic surgeon making a small incision on the underside of the nose between the nostrils to give the surgeon better access to the lower and middle parts of the nose. The surgeon can then manipulate tissue, skin, and bone as needed. In addition, the placement of the incisions allows for minimal scarring. Open rhinoplasty is used for more complex nose surgeries.

Closed Rhinoplasty

With closed rhinoplasty, or endonasal rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside of the nostrils. This technique is usually used for less complex surgeries, such as when the nose already has a good shape and isn’t considered too wide or too long. Due to the placement of the incisions, there will be no visible scarring.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Many people of various ethnic backgrounds wish to enhance and transform their nose without losing aspects of their heritage. If this is the case, then ethnic rhinoplasty is the way to satisfy these complementary goals. Using proven skill and experience, double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, has the extra level of finesse that is required when making a patient’s aesthetic dreams become a reality.

Upset With Prior Rhinoplasty?

The overall goal of a rhinoplasty procedure is to provide a natural, aesthetically appealing nose that functions well. Due to a number of factors, a patient’s rhinoplasty (nose surgery) may not live up to his or her expectations. With the highly technical surgery, Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, can perform a revision rhinoplasty in order to correct a previous procedure.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Is rhinoplasty safe?
All surgical procedures, including rhinoplasty and nose reshaping surgery, come with some risks. These risks can be minimized if you follow our guidelines for preparation and recovery. Rest assured that Dr. Brissett routinely performs rhinoplasty with excellent outcomes.

Do you need to break my nose?
In some cases, breaking the nose is necessary to reshape the cartilage and bone. Our team at Brissett Plastic Surgery can let you know if this is necessary during your initial consultation. Any broken bones will be reattached and reshaped for a more pleasing appearance and better function.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a safe way to achieve subtle changes in your nasal profile. While this procedure involves cosmetic injectables and requires no incisions, the results are temporary and will need to be redone once or several times a year to maintain your appearance.

How long does the swelling last after a rhinoplasty?
Swelling is a normal part of the healing process following rhinoplasty. The initial swelling typically reduces significantly within the first few weeks. However, it's not uncommon for subtle swelling to persist for several months, and in some cases, up to a year. Dr. Brissett and our team will guide you through the recovery process, offering advice on how to minimize swelling and ensure a smooth recovery.

Can a rhinoplasty improve breathing problems?
Yes, rhinoplasty can be tailored to enhance the appearance of your nose and correct structural issues that may be causing breathing difficulties. During your consultation at Brissett Plastic Surgery, we can discuss whether your rhinoplasty procedure can be customized to address any breathing issues you might have.

Will a rhinoplasty affect my sense of smell?
Rhinoplasty can temporarily affect your sense of smell due to swelling inside the nose. This is generally a short-term effect that resolves as the swelling subsides. Each patient is fully informed about what to expect during the recovery phase, including changes in sensory experiences like smell.

how long is recovery from RHINOPLASTY?

After surgery, a patient’s nose can be stabilized with splints made of soft material. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the next day where the splints will be removed and external dressings will be placed on the nose, which will remain for about 2 days. Patients should expect some pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling after surgery that should fully subside within a few weeks. The nose will reposition and evolve into its surgically enhanced shape for months after surgery. The finished product should be fully realized within a year with a beautifully shaped, positioned, and proportionate nose.

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