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Rhinoplasty – also referred to as a nose job – is a plastic surgery procedure that is used to alleviate functional and aesthetic imperfections of the nose. Many patients undergo this procedure in order to correct unappealing defects such as flaring nostrils, dorsal hump, tip of the nose, nasal crookedness, or improper size. Rhinoplasty, as well as septoplasty, is also a recommended procedure for individuals who may have breathing problems due to a deviated septum, damage from trauma, or other structural issues. During nose reshaping surgery, plastic surgeons work to change the shape or the size of the nose to meet your functional and cosmetic goals in order to balance your facial features. Many patients who receive a nose job find that they have a better defined nasal appearance that boosts their sense of self-esteem and confidence.

Nose reshaping is one of the top 3 cosmetic surgical procedures today. In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that there were more than 213,000 rhinoplasty procedures in the United States alone. Although satisfaction rates will vary from one patient to the other, up to 90% of all rhinoplasty patients are happy with the outcome of the procedure. It is very important for nose job candidates to work with a highly trained and experienced surgeon in order to obtain the best possible result from this cosmetic treatment.

Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Arroyo offers rhinoplasty to patients in his Houston and West Houston backyard, as well as surrounding Texas cities of River Oaks, Bellaire, Katy, Memorial, Briarforest, Sugarland, Pearland, Kingwood, Jacinto City, Galena Park, Pasadena, Cloverleaf, Aldine, Spring, the Woodlands, and more. The surgeon’s goal with rhinoplasty surgery is to give men and women an enhanced nasal appearance along with improved breathing. Dr. Arroyo understands that the needs of different people are unique and goes out of his way to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. More so, the surgeon utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques to achieve the desired nose job outcome while minimizing the risk of scarring and other side effects.

Who is a candidate for a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps achieve a more desirable nose that is more proportional to the rest of your face. This cosmetic treatment will reduce a nasal hump or bump, narrow a wide nose, make a crooked nose straight, refine a bulbous tip,vcorrect the tip of the nose that protrudes down too much, and correct breathing problems. You may be a good candidate for a nose job if:

  • You are in good physical and emotional health
  • You are self-conscious or unhappy about the current appearance of your nose
  • You have an injury or trauma-related nasal deformity that needs to be corrected
  • You have a nose that is misshapen or crooked
  • You are unhappy with the size of your nose (too small or too large)
  • You wish to correct noticeable cosmetic defects such as humps, depressions or flared nostrils
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment

Dr. Christian Arroyo really cares about his patients and will make even the shyest or most anxious patient feel at ease. Once you visit for an initial rhinoplasty plastic surgery consultation, the surgeon will listen to your concerns, examine your problem areas, and let you know whether this treatment is for you. He will do this by using a state of the art virtual consultation tool in which he will be able to show you in real-time what the procedure would entail, where the scars would be located and what you can expect using your own pictorial anatomy. If you are a smoker, the surgeon will ask that you quit at least 4 weeks before the surgery. More so, Dr. Arroyo emphasizes that all patients ensure that they are doing this procedure strictly for themselves, not because someone else asked them to.

Dr. Arroyo’s Unique Sedation Method

During rhinoplasty in Houston, TX, Dr. Christian Arroyo utilizes a unique sedation method that is referred to as Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) Sedation. This technique is considered to be generally safer than general anesthesia and allows the patient to breathe on their own without any intubation during plastic surgery. Furthermore, patients do not suffer from side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or pain associated with general anesthesia. Once you have been prepped for surgery, the surgeon’s team will administer a specific type of oral medication to ease the nerves and assist with pain control. Instead of the typical intravenous medication, this is an oral version that many of his rhinoplasty and septoplasty surgery(for deviated septum) patients find to be very comfortable and preferable. It helps to utilize fewer intravenous medications during surgery and has lower chances of resulting in anesthesia side effects such as respiratory depression. After this the patient is brought into his in office operating room where a painless IV is started and intravenous medications are administered to give the patient a nice comfortable sedation, completely unaware of anything and without intubation. The patient is very closely monitored by Dr. Arroyo’s surgical staff with patient safety being the #1 priority. After the surgery is done, you wake up relaxed without pain, nausea or vomiting and ready to go home and recover.

Rhinoplasty Options

Dr. Arroyo offers two primary types of rhinoplasty (open and closed rhinoplasty) to meet the goals of the surgery. The surgeon may also perform a revision treatment or nonsurgical reshaping to suit the needs of the patient.

Closed rhinoplasty

In a closed rhinoplasty technique, the surgeon will create a small incision via the nostrils. Once the incision is made, the skin of the nose will be separated from the bone and cartilage (supporting framework). The surgeon will reshape, augment, or rearrange the bone and cartilage and nasal tissues in order to achieve the desired shape. Dr. Arroyo will then close the incision and cover the treatment area. Placing incisions inside the nostrils allows for optimal results where scarring is not visible. Closed nose jobs are only ideal for patients who need minor reshaping and improvements in the appearance of their nose.

Open rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is a more extensive form of rhinoplasty that is used to make significant changes to the nasal anatomy. The surgeon will create a small incision on the tissue between the nostrils, offering a wider and better view the confines of the nose. This makes it easier to manipulate the bone and cartilage. The surgeon will then peel back the skin of the nose to reveal the internal structures and reshape in line with the goals of the surgery. Once the reshaping is complete, Dr. Arroyo will close the incisions and place bandages on the nose. The surgeon keeps the incisions to a minimum (typically around 5mm) in order to prevent noticeable scarring after open rhinoplasty surgery.

Revision rhinoplasty

Also referred to as a secondary rhinoplasty – this is a surgery that is performed to correct dissatisfaction or problems that persist after previous nose surgery. This is a complex procedure where Dr. Arroyo will work carefully to deliver the results that you desired but were not attained with the first procedure. Revision rhinoplasty may be an open or closed procedure.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty

Some rhinoplasty patients – particularly those with mild cosmetic imperfections – can benefit from non-invasive nose reshaping. Dr. Arroyo may use a variety of treatments such as injectable fillers to smooth out sharp angles, change the angle of the tip, or restore symmetry to the nose. For example, if you have a bump, the surgeon may use fillers to even out your nose. Keep in mind though that nonsurgical treatments only offer temporary relief and not a permanent solution.

Dr. Arroyo will be in a position to examine your nose, listen to your concerns, and let you know which rhinoplasty option is best suited for your needs. The surgeon takes keen attention in each one of his patients and will take the time to break down the treatment steps in a language that you can understand.

Procedure Approach

Rhinoplasty is considered to be an outpatient procedure that is performed in Dr. Arroyo’s AAAASF certified in-office operating room. The surgery will start with intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable throughout. Once this is done, the surgeon and his team perform the treatment based on the agreed-upon surgical technique to yield the best possible outcome to balance your facial features. Typically, the surgery takes 2-3 hours to complete, after which the surgeon’s team will monitor you for a short time before you are allowed to go home for recovery. Make sure you have a family member or trusted friend to drive you home once you are discharged from Dr. Arroyo’s facility.

Recovery after your Nose Job in Houston

Recovery after rhinoplasty in Houston TX varies from one patient to the other, usually depending on the extensiveness of treatment and the patient’s overall healing ability. Immediately after the surgery, your nose may be placed in a splint to provide added support. Dr. Arroyo encourages his nose surgery patients to get up and move around as soon as they are able to after surgery in order to promote proper blood flow. You can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and pain over the first few days. The surgeon will provide medication to alleviate this discomfort. A post-op appointment will be needed after about 6 days to monitor your progress. Most facial rhinoplasty Houston patients are able to resume light work within 2 weeks. However, you will need to wait until after 6 weeks before you can get back to vigorous activity. It is important that you strictly adhere to Dr. Arroyo’s precise post-op instructions in order to ensure a speedy, uninterrupted recovery. If you have any questions or are worried about anything during this healing process, Dr. Arroyo’s office will always be available to provide the support you need.

How Much is a Nose Job
in Houston, TX

Nose jobs prices in Houston, Texas vary based on the extensiveness of the surgery and the unique needs of each patient. Many of Dr. Arroyo’s patients can expect to pay between $7,000 and $11,000 for this cosmetic surgery. Health insurance companies will not pay for the nose job price unless it is being done for functional reasons as a medical necessity. During your initial Houston rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Arroyo, the plastic surgeon’s team will provide a cost estimate so you can arrange for financing.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Can I have rhinoplasty on a broken nose?

A broken nose is a serious problem that should immediately be addressed by a facial plastic surgeon. The reconstruction procedure may entail repairing the nasal bones or correcting the airways to ensure proper breathing. Dr. Arroyo is highly experienced in both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty facial plastic surgery. If you have a broken nose due to injury or trauma, get in touch with the surgeon’s office for immediate and timely assistance.

What is a nasal pack?

Nasal packing involves the placement of an intranasal device to apply constant pressure to the septum of the nose. This applies direct pressure on the nasal septum, reduces mucosal irritation, and decreases bleeding. Dr. Arroyo may decide to use a nasal pack depending on the specifics of your rhinoplasty surgery.

Is rhinoplasty permanent?

Many plastic surgeries – such as facelifts and neck lifts – require repeat surgeries in the future. However, rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is a one-off procedure with a permanent outcome. Unless you are dissatisfied with the results of your procedure, there is no need to have a subsequent rhinoplasty plastic surgery in the future.

At what age can I have a rhinoplasty?

Dr. Arroyo can perform rhinoplasty surgery on patients at any age as long as the nose has stopped growing and pubescent growth is complete. During your initial consultation visit to Dr. Arroyo’s office, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have regarding this plastic surgery treatment.

What result can I expect?

In the hands of a highly experienced surgeon, rhinoplasty plastic surgery delivers a natural-appearing nose that is more proportional to your face. Dr. Arroyo takes the time to create a treatment approach that will yield the best outcome for you. Many of his patients experienced elevated self-esteem and self-confidence following rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery.