Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Through rhinoplasty, a skilled plastic surgeon can reduce or increase the size of the nose, remove an unwanted hump, reshape the tip or the bridge, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip.
Feel Better, Breathe Easier
Rhinoplasty provides an improved balance between the nose and other facial features. In addition to these enhancements to appearance, it can also be undertaken to improve a patient’s ability to breathe effectively. We take great care to achieve a natural result and to avoid the “surgical” look.
Dr. Jaffer’s many rhinoplasty patients have found a greater sense of well-being as a result of the procedure and through Dr. Jaffer’s caring guidance. Dr. Jaffer is a double board-certified Houston Rhinoplasty plastic surgeon whose practice has grown through the results he’s achieved for his clients.
Dr. Jaffer will discuss your desired rhinoplasty outcome at your consultation and provide his professional analysis as a nose plastic surgeon and artist. He listens carefully to every patient to achieve a look that is always natural, beautiful, and ideal for each patient. You can also trust that Dr. Jaffer will provide honest, caring advice – your partner in getting the best results from your procedure and for life.
Azul Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your nose job/rhinoplasty surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients throughout the greater Houston area. We also have many clients from outside the area owing to Dr. Jaffer’s excellent reputation.
RHINOPLASTY – BEFORE & AFTER
Who is a candidate for Rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery?
You may wish to consider rhinoplasty/nose reshaping to address aesthetic concerns and/or respiratory issues. The most common reason for seeking rhinoplasty is cosmetic, where an individual is unhappy with the general size and shape of the nose and desires it to be brought in harmonious balance with other facial features and proportions. Some patients may have an abnormal nose appearance due to birth defects, injury, or disease.
What is Rhinoplasty surgery and recovery like?
The rhinoplasty procedure is done on an outpatient basis under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care).
STANDARD RHINOPLASTY: Incisions are made inside the nostrils. The nasal bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped to improve the external contour.
OPEN RHINOPLASTY: Frequently used for difficult or more prominent noses. Involves one external incision across the columella (strut between the nostrils). Bones, cartilage, and soft tissues are reshaped under direct vision.
TIP-PLASTY: If only the nasal tip is abnormal, it may be corrected with either a standard or external (open) approach.
Large nostrils may be reduced through tiny incisions at the outer base of the nostrils with either type of rhinoplasty.
After rhinoplasty, a patient goes home with an external cast or splint in place. The nose may be packed for 24-48 hours. The cast or splint is usually removed in 7-10 days. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. The majority of swelling and bruising subsides progressively over 2-4 weeks. External sutures (if any) are removed in 4-6 days. Internal sutures dissolve. The semifinal result is evident in 3 months. The final result is evident in 12-14 months.
An additional procedure that may enhance the result is a chin enlargement. Correcting a deviated septum (Septoplasty) may also be appropriate if you need to improve your breathing.
Will insurance cover my Rhinoplasty procedure?
Insurance will not cover this cosmetic procedure. We offer several easy plastic surgery financing options, including those from Alphaeon, Prosper, CareCredit, and PatientFi.