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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) Procedure Steps

Rhinoplasty Procedure Steps

Nose reshaping surgery, clinically known as rhinoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance the shape or size of the nose. Nasal airway obstructions may also sometimes be corrected with rhinoplasty. Steps involved in the nose surgery procedure will largely remain the same, but the techniques can vary.

During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about the procedure steps. Some surgeons may also present photographs or show a video of the actual nose surgery procedure.

Patients often feel more confident once they know what the procedure will entail. Terrific and astute board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery provide rhinoplasty to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities in this area of the fantastic and powerful Lone Star State.

Pre-op Consultation

Consultation is the first key step that lays down the foundation of nose surgery. During the consultation, the patient will have an opportunity to clear their doubts and concerns about the nose plastic surgery as well as the surgeon’s professional credentials. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s nose and face anatomy, skin type and thickness in the nose area, and their general health condition.

The surgeon will also review the patient’s previous health records, and order a few diagnostic tests if required. The patient can review rhinoplasty before and after photos as well as testimonials of previous patients to gain more insights about the procedure as well as develop reasonable expectations.

Customized Surgical Plan

Based on the inputs collected during the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will create a customized nose surgery plan to meet the specific aesthetic goals of the patient. The plan will be designed to maintain a delicate balance between the patient’s cosmetic needs and their natural nasal and facial structure. The surgeon becomes less invasive and more targeted with a customized surgery plan.

The surgeon will carefully determine the nose improvements and functional corrections required and decide whether closed or open surgical technique may be used. The type of anesthesia, incision location, and the choice of operating facility are some of the decisions that will be made in consultation with the patient. Experienced and proven cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other regions across the horizon in this area of the country for nose surgery.

Anesthesia

Rhinoplasty may be performed using light general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The patient’s fitness to undergo general anesthesia will be determined beforehand. The procedure will be performed by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist who will be present in the surgery room throughout to monitor the patient’s response.

Surgery

The reliable and capable surgeon will modify, add, or remove tissue from the nasal area using open or closed nose surgery technique. Silicone nose implants or cartilage or bone grafts may be performed in some cases. Open rhinoplasty will involve a small external incision along the columella, but closed rhinoplasty can be performed through tiny incisions inside the nostrils. No scarring will be visible in case of closed rhinoplasty.

Wound Closure

Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will carefully close the incisions with sutures or tape. A temporary nasal packing may be put in place to give support to the newly sculpted nose.

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.

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