Nose Surgery

Plastic surgery of the nose, also known as rhinoplasty or more popularly known as a “nose job”, can improve your facial appearance by reducing the size of your nose, making it more appealing and harmonious with the rest of your face. Surgery of the nose can also benefit impaired breathing due to nasal abnormalities. Dr. Haydon and his staff will help you decide if a nose surgery in Austin is the right step for you. For a consultation, please fill out the form on the bottom right of this page.

About Nose Surgery in Austin

Nose Surgery Description

Oftentimes a deviated septum may lead to a crooked nose and can even impair breathing. In this procedure the nose can often be straightened and breathing improved. In addition, the entire nose can be reshaped to remove a hump, sculpt and define the tip and even narrow the width of the nose. Surgical repair of this may be covered by your health insurance.

Length

1 to 2 hours, or longer.

Side Effects

Temporary swelling, numbness, bruising around the eyes, nose and headaches along with bleeding and stiffness. Some rhinoplasty procedures require wearing a splint or guard over the nose. Hematoma (a pooling of blood under the skin,) infection, and reaction to anesthesia are normal side effects.

Recovery

Smokers are expected to quit until nose is completely healed. Minor swelling may continue for months. Patients should avoid straining, bending, lifting, and wearing eye glasses immediately following surgery. Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 2 to 3 weeks with limited exposure to sunlight.

Risks

Small burst blood vessels may appear as tiny red spots on the skin’s surface, which are usually minor, but may be permanent.

Results

Permanent, but it may take about a year for the final results to take shape. A second, corrective procedure is rarely required. Please visit our photo gallery forĀ before and after nose surgery photos.

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