The nose is such a prominent part of the face that it can cause an individual to dislike their entire appearance if they are unhappy with it. As a facial feature that’s at the front and center, the nose should bring balance to the face. We can accomplish this with a rhinoplasty in Austin, one of our specialty surgeries.

Beautiful nose, beautiful face

The nose draws the eye because it sits in the center of the face. Because of this, even a very small imperfection can throw off the balance of your entire face. Straightening a crooked nose, removing bumps, or improving a nasal tip can be a life-changing procedure because it can provide a patient with an entirely newfound confidence.

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Key benefits of a rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty procedure can:

  • Make the nose smaller or larger
  • Decrease nostril size
  • Straighten a crooked or broken nose
  • Re-shape the nasal tip
  • Reduce nasal bridge
  • Improve overall facial harmony
  • Improve breathing
  • Correct issues regarding a deviated septum

Why get a rhinoplasty?

Every patient will have a different reason for choosing to undergo a rhinoplasty. Some have wanted to change their nose since childhood. For others, it may be a more recent consideration because their nose has been broken or has begun to change with age. No matter the reason, we will customize your rhinoplasty in Austin to address your specific concerns and aesthetic goals. 

How is a rhinoplasty performed?

Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. Typically, small incisions are made on the base of the nose and inside the nose. This allows the surgeon to properly re-shape the nose and make precise adjustments as small as a millimeter. At Austin Face & Body, we also offer preservation rhinoplasty. This specialized technique is primarily for individuals looking to address a dorsal hump and it focuses on preserving as much of your own tissue as possible. Historically, rhinoplasty has involved removing a significant amount of your native cartilage and bone, which can result in poor nasal support and subsequent nasal breathing issues and deformities with time. Preservation rhinoplasty can achieve your desired aesthetic result while maintaining nasal support so your result lasts a lifetime. The surgery takes a few hours and does not require an overnight hospital stay. 

Rhinoplasty recovery and results 

Rhinoplasty recovery can take up to two weeks, but it’s wise to plan four weeks of healing time before any sort of social event. Stitches and a cast are removed 1 week after surgery. Patients generally experience a stuffy nose feeling during recovery along with swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort are common as well. The swelling will go down significantly in two weeks’ time and will continue to fade over the next several months. For all the swelling to resolve, it takes a full year. 

The amount of swelling can often be alarming to patients, but please be aware that swelling after a rhinoplasty is normal and takes time to go down. To minimize swelling as much as possible, we advise patients to keep their head elevated and use cold packs frequently during the first week after surgery. There are also medications such as arnica and bromelain that can help reduce swelling and bruising. You will need to follow every instruction provided by our staff for post-operative care. Our staff is available to help with any questions or concerns you may have about rhinoplasty recovery.

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Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you’re interested in a nose job in Austin, you may be a great candidate. Ideal candidates are individuals who are in good general health, do not smoke, and who understand what a rhinoplasty can accomplish. We recommend that patients are older than 18 to ensure that the nose has completed growing. If you are younger than 18, you may be a great candidate in a few years. 

Your rhinoplasty consulation

When it comes to rhinoplasty, it’s important that patients have realistic expectations with defined goals. During your consultation, we will address your current aesthetic concerns about your nose and how we can achieve your specific desired outcome. Our priority is to attain the nose you want, while also ensuring excellent nasal breathing function and keeping your safety and wellbeing at the forefront.

Rhinoplasty FAQ 

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

Rhinoplasty fees will vary from patient to patient, depending the extent of the work performed, and on whether any other treatments are undergone in tandem with your nose job. Costs will include surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, facility fees and others. We will make sure you leave your private consultation with a full picture of your financial obligations. Financing is available to help make your aesthetic vision a reality.

Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

Because rhinoplasty is typically performed to correct cosmetic imperfections, insurance companies do not usually cover it. If you are having trouble breathing and a nose job is medically necessary, however, your insurance carrier may cover part or all of your treatment. If not, we can help you to apply for financing.

Are there any risks with nose surgery?

Risks associated with rhinoplasty include anesthesia reactions, bleeding, injection and nosebleed. In general, nasal reshaping is a very safe procedure and complications tend to be quite minor. We adhere to the highest safety standards and operate conservatively to minimize risk.

How old do I have to be to get a nose job?

Rhinoplasty can be performed as soon as the nose has finished growing. This typically occurs at around age 15 for girls, and age 17 for boys. If you are younger than 18, you will need parental permission to undergo surgery.

Why Choose Austin Face & Body for Rhinoplasty? 

As a gifted, board-certified plastic surgeon with a background in cutting-edge cosmetic and reconstructive techniques, Dr. Sean Paul established Austin Face & Body as a leading sanctuary for personalized aesthetic procedures. When it comes to rhinoplasty in Austin, you can expect nuanced results that preserve your natural beauty and heritage while minimizing flaws in the bridge, tip, and nostrils. Rhinoplasty requires not only skill and precision but a great deal of artistry as well. At Austin Face & Body, our team provides world-class imaging technology and equipment to ensure your outcome exceeds your expectations for excellence. 

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