Whether you want to correct breathing issues or enhance the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can do both, and boost your self-esteem. Dr. Cecil Yeung of the Yeung Institute is a leading facial plastic surgeon in Houston known for his minimally invasive rhinoplasty surgical techniques. With Dr. Yeung’s expert skills and cutting-edge technology, you get natural-looking results and a shorter recovery period. Learn about the many possibilities of rhinoplasty for a more confident appearance. Call or schedule a consultation using the online booking system.
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is a cosmetic procedure that changes the shape and appearance of your nose. It’s meant to enhance your facial features and symmetry, especially if your nose is disproportionate with your face, or you have a bump. Rhinoplasty can also correct breathing problems from a broken nose or structural defects inside your nose, such as a deviated septum.
What can nose surgery correct?
You might elect to get nose surgery to make your nose more symmetrical, to make your nose smaller, or to fit better with your other facial features. Rhinoplasty can be used to:
- Resize a large nose
- Reshape your nose
- Remove a bump
- Straighten your nose
- Redo a previous rhinoplasty (revision rhinoplasty)
- Repair your nose after an accident or injury
- Reset a previously broken nose that didn’t heal properly
- Correct a deviated septum to improve obstructed airways (septoplasty)
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Any healthy man or woman who desires to change, correct, or enhance their nose in some way may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Dr. Yeung recommends that you wait until your nose is fully developed, usually after the age of 15, before considering nose surgery. Once your nose finishes growing, Dr. Yeung can address any structural concerns and discuss whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Additionally, if you need to redo rhinoplasty after previous surgery, or surgery in an emergency room, you may benefit from elective rhinoplasty. It’s best if you don’t smoke and you have a realistic outlook of how rhinoplasty can improve your overall appearance. Men and women who wish to change the appearance of their nose often include those who:
- Want to achieve overall facial symmetry and balance
- Want to improve their profile
- Want to gain more confidence
What is the procedure for rhinoplasty?
Because of his dual specialties in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery and facial plastic surgery, Dr. Yeung is an expert in all aspects of rhinoplasty surgeries. Depending on your specific needs, he may perform either open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. During an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Yeung makes a small incision under the tip of your nose so he can reshape the areas that need revision.
With closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Yeung doesn’t make any incisions on the skin outside of your nose. Instead, incisions are hidden inside your nose. During both types of surgery, you are under anesthesia so you’re not in pain.
Rhinoplasty typically takes 3-5 hours, depending on the complexity. It’s normal to have swelling and bruising immediately afterward, but most men and women return to work in about a week. Full recovery takes about 10-14 days.
When you’re ready to take the first step toward a more confident facial appearance, call or schedule a consultation using the online system.