Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States each year. There are many reasons why a person wants to alter the cosmetic appearance of their nose, and even find there are functional benefits to going under the knife. Here, we look closer at rhinoplasty to help you see if you may be a good candidate for surgery.

The basics

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgery that changes the shape or improves the function of the nose. While it’s often done for cosmetic reasons to change the shape and appearance, it also can correct nose disfigurement or sinus problems. Typical concerns including a nose that’s too large, irregular shape, a large tip or nasal hump.

The surgery

A nose job is an outpatient surgery done under general or local anesthesia. There are many different techniques to surgery, but in general, the surgeon makes cuts within the nostrils and sometimes across the base of the nose, depending on what’s being corrected. The inner bone and cartilage are shaped into a more desirable appearance.


You’ll have swelling and some bruising around the eyes after surgery that will improve over the next few days. You usually wear a nasal splint for one week to help stabilize the nasal bones and help minimize swelling. After about 2-3 weeks, you can return to social activities without anyone really noticing that you had anything done. The final result of your surgery will be apparent once it’s healed over the next few months.

Thinking about getting a nose job? Set up a consultation to discuss your goals with the surgeon. It’s important to know that a nose job will enhance your features but not completely alter it. During your appointment, the surgeon will evaluate the structures of your nose and facial features to help you understand what can be achieved and if your expectations are realistic.

To get started, call (512) 601-0303 to schedule a consultation at our office in Austin, TX.


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