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What You Should Know When Considering a Rhinoplasty Surgery

woman who had a rhinoplasty

Most people who are considering a rhinoplasty are unhappy and have struggled with their self-image related with the way their nose looks. They may be unhappy with its shape, size or the general structure and wish to make permanent changes. Typical concerns include a nose that is too small, too large, too pointed, too flat, too crooked, too wide, too straight, too round or too narrow.

If you are looking for more information on a rhinoplasty, we suggest you look for a double certified surgeon. Dr. Cecil Yeung is double-board certified in otolaryngology (ear, nose and mouth) and facial plastic surgery. This procedure can be a challenging operation and therefore it is crucial for your surgeon to have done extensive facial surgeries.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery designed to reshape the nose and may be referred to as a “nose job”. It is performed to correct a structural deformity or directly improve the appearance by making small changes to the size or shape of the nose.

Most rhinoplasties include:

  • Improvement of nasal crookedness
  • Removal of a bump or hump
  • Refining the tip
  • Reducing the width of the nasal cavity
  • Adjusting tip projection or altering the overall size of the nose.

There are some patients who may have underlying problems with the functions of their nose and choose to have a corrective procedure for a deviated septum and sinus disorder in conjunction with a rhinoplasty.

What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty?

The benefits of a rhinoplasty include:

  • Having a nose that better matches your face
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Less snorting and snoring
  • Easier breathing
  • Build a better profile.

What should I know when considering a rhinoplasty?

Depending on the amount of work you want to be done, your nose may be reinforced with small grafts of cartilage from other areas of your body. This helps to avoid a droopy or hollow nose that most people have after surgery. Dr. Yeung will customize the reshaping surgery to provide you with the best results that go well with your appearance or surgical repair concerns.

Dr. Yeung can perform two types of rhinoplasty depending on your needs. One of them is called close rhinoplasty, which involves making small incisions within the nostrils. The advantage of this procedure is that the scar is concealed within the nose.

The other surgery procedure is called open rhinoplasty, which involves making a short incision across the central part of the nose. The skin is then elevated to give access to the underlying cartilage and nasal bones so that they can be reshaped.

Most people are worried about the pain that comes with surgery, however when it comes to these particular surgeries, patients are placed under a general anesthetic.

Scars are also quite minimal when it comes to open rhinoplasty and can be easily covered up with mineral powders or makeup. The recovery and potential downtime ranges anywhere from 10 to 14 days, however most patients are back to work within a week.

Where can I find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston?

Dr. Yeung is well known for his quality and professional surgical skills as well as his minimally invasive and meticulous surgical techniques and for delivering the most natural looking results with a shorter recovery period.

The Yeung Institute’s state of the art surgery center is where most of the surgeries are done and patients receive excellent care in a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere.

If you are interested in undergoing a rhinoplasty, contact our office to learn more about the procedure today.

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