If flaws with your nose make it the center of attention, you may be considering a nose job. Dr. Balinger offers rhinoplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for the nose. Dr. Balinger may recommend a nose job to correct:
- Nostrils that are out of proportion with the nose, such as being too small or large
- Bumps or crookedness
- Upturned or downturned tip
- Disproportionate width
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is not intended to remedy problems with breathing and sleeping in the way that reconstructive nose surgery does, but some nose jobs do provide secondary benefits.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The average cost of rhinoplasty is $6,000 to $10,000. Your cost is based upon the treatment plan that is developed during your consultation. Houston Plastic Surgery Associates offers free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
- Balances facial features
- Improves facial profile
- Takes attention away from your nose so that people notice your eyes, smile and other features
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Dr. Balinger uses two approaches for rhinoplasty. The open rhinoplasty technique is used for more complex cases where the inner structures of cartilage and bone need to be modified. The technique involves making an incision in the soft tissue between the nostrils and lifting the skin away from the nose. For the closed technique, all surgical steps can be performed through the nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty is most appropriate for correcting smaller bumps and concerns with the orientation and size of the nose tip.
What is Recovery Like After Rhinoplasty?
Recovery from a closed nose job tends to be shorter compared to open rhinoplasty. After your nose job, you will have bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You should not attempt to breathe through your nose, and you will need to avoid blowing your nose. Your nose is covered with a splint to keep the cartilage and soft tissue in the correct position. The first week is primarily resting at home. By the second week, you may feel better, yet you may tire easily. Swelling and discomfort can take several months to resolve.
How Long Will Rhinoplasty Results Last?
The changes that are made to your nose during the rhinoplasty procedure are permanent.
Why feel embarrassed by your nose when rhinoplasty can correct any flaws that you see? Bumps, crookedness, upturned tip, and much more can be improved with a nose job. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers rhinoplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free rhinoplasty consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.