At the Plano TX practice of Dr. Alfred Antonetti, rhinoplasty surgery is performed for those who wish to achieve an aesthetic improvement by changing the shape and / or size of their noses. By creating a more attractive profile and more balanced facial features, rhinoplasty surgery helps many patients greatly improve the way they feel about their appearance. This, in turn, can improve their self-esteem and quality of life.
Candidates for Rhinoplasty Surgery
Many people who opt to have rhinoplasty feel that the size or shape of their nose is not in balance with the rest of their facial features. Many times, these people are candidates for the surgery. However, in order to determine each patient’s candidacy, Dr. Antonetti must carefully analyze the medical circumstances of each patient. Rhinoplasty candidates should have a fully matured nasal bone and the shape of the nostrils should be stabilized. This typically occurs in the mid-teens, at the earliest. Candidates should also have realistic expectations regarding their procedure. At our Dallas practice, those interested in this procedure receive extensive information regarding the surgical process and the result they can expect to achieve.
Rhinoplasty may also be used to treat breathing problems in people with deviated septums or related conditions. Most commonly, however, patients choose this surgery to enhance their appearance and boost their self-confidence.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
It begins with an incision made either inside the nose or across the skin that separates the nostrils (the columella). Most incisions can be hidden within the nose, leaving you with minimal scarring. The cartilage and bone of the nose is then exposed, at which point it can be sculpted to the desired shape. After the procedure is complete, the skin is stitched back in place.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty Surgery
In the days immediately following your rhinoplasty procedure at our fully accredited and certified facility, you can expect to experience soreness and discomfort. Dr. Antonetti will prescribe pain medication to help you remain as comfortable as possible during your initial days of recovery. During this time, swelling and bruising will increase, but can be lessened with cold compresses.
Contact Dr. Antonetti for a Rhinoplasty Surgery Consultation in Dallas
The staff at our Dallas practice feels that it is important for each of our rhinoplasty patients to fully understand their procedure and have realistic expectations regarding their results. For that reason, Dr. Antonetti provides each patient with extensive information – from the initial decision making process to their recovery.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, please contact our Dallas / Fort Worth area practice today.