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The nose is one of the most prominent features of your face. The shape and size of the nose contribute to your overall appearance. When it is symmetrical to the rest of your facial features, it can contribute to an aesthetically pleasing look, but if it appears disproportionate or disfigured, it may cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance. In such cases, a rhinoplasty may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed around the world. This surgical technique is designed to improve the shape and size of the nose. It is commonly used in patients who want to correct an asymmetrical nose and improve certain aspects of it, including the nasal tip, nostril size, and bumps.
In addition to the cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty, it can also provide functional benefits that can significantly improve your quality of life. The structure of the nose may contribute to breathing problems, but this issue can be rectified with rhinoplasty.
Types of Rhinoplasty Surgeries
When you are considering rhinoplasty, you should know what your goals are before you decide to undergo the surgery. Rhinoplasty in Austin is customized to fit the individual needs of each patient, and the type you have will depend on your unique goals. There are specific techniques used to address certain cosmetic and functional issues within the nose.
Using the open rhinoplasty technique, Daniela Atencio, MD, will have more access to the nose structure and will be able to freely make dramatic changes to the nose. Using this method, an incision will be made between the nostrils and around the tip of the nose.
The closed rhinoplasty technique utilizes smaller incisions, along with a small endoscopic camera that Daniela Atencio, MD, will use to gain a better view of the treatment area. It’s less invasive than the open approach and can help facilitate a faster recovery and less visible post-surgical marks.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Your rhinoplasty in Austin will begin with the administration of an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. After it has taken effect, Daniela Atencio, MD, will make the necessary incisions. Through these incisions, she will work to correct the nose structure and enhance its overall shape and proportion. After the corrections are made, she will close the incisions and bandage the treatment area.
After the Procedure
Rhinoplasty surgery in Austin may take about an hour to three hours to complete depending on the changes required. Since it is an outpatient procedure, you can safely return home the same day the surgery is performed. You will, however, need to wear a splint for about a week. You can also expect to experience some swelling and bruising in the treatment area, but these are temporary and will subside.
As you recover, you will need to take time off work and avoid performing strenuous physical activities that can increase the risk of damaging your nose. Over the course of time, you will notice a gradual improvement in the shape of your nose.
The total cost of rhinoplasty surgery in Austin Texas is determined based on factors like your medical examinations, surgeon’s fee, hospital charges, post-surgery garments, and anesthesia. The exact techniques used will also impact cost, as will the total time needed to perform the surgery.
Contact Our Office
Interested in learning more about rhinoplasty in Austin? Contact our office to schedule your informative consultation with Daniela Atencio, MD. As a highly skilled plastic surgeon with years of experience, she can provide close attention to detail and unparalleled care.
Your Rhinoplasty will be performed in Dr. Daniela Atencio’s surgery center located in Austin, TX