What is a nose job or rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping of the nose both on the inside and the outside.  This not only can approve appearance, but also can improve breathing function through the nose.

Who would benefit from rhinoplasty?

Anyone who doesn’t like the appearance of his or her nose.  Many patients have a dorsal hump on their nose that can make the nose more masculine. Some people simply don’t like the roundness of their nasal tip.  Some feel that their nose hangs to low or is turned too high.  Some people feel their nose just isn’t straight.  All of these deformities can be corrected via rhinoplasty.

How does rhinoplasty surgery work?

Rhinoplasty surgery begins with an incision on the undersurface of the nose.  The nose skin is then peeled back as the underlying cartilage and bone is exposed.  This cartilage and bone is then reshaped to give a more aesthetic look to the nose.  Through several specific techniques the nose can be made to look longer, shorter, wider, or narrower.  Small asymmetries and bumps can also be removed.  This results in a dramatic change in facial appearance. Click here to see a 3D animation of rhinoplasty in the face section on the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s website.

Why should I choose Dr. Graham to perform my rhinoplasty?

In addition to being an experienced surgeon, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Graham has had additional training in rhinoplasty surgery by attending the world renowned Dallas Rhinoplasty Course through the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Department.

What are the main risks of this surgery?

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Please refer to the following form published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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What is the rhinoplasty recovery time? Driving? Restrictions?

This is dependant on the type of work you perform.  Many patients with office jobs only require a week after rhinoplasty.  During that first week both an internal and external nasal splint will be in place. You will most likely also have some bruising around your eyes. After the first week you can return to work, but likely with some bruising, although makeup will cover the majority. However, patients who perform heavy labor may require 2-4 weeks to recover.You may drive when you are off narcotics and feel confident to control the car, even in an emergency.  Most patients are able to drive within 1-2 weeks.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The average cost of rhinoplasty in the US is $6-7000. Dr. Graham’s pricing for rhinoplasty can be found here.

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