Are you unhappy with the overall appearance and functionality of your nose? Enhance your facial features and your ability to breathe freely with rhinoplasty. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer rhinoplasty to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure in which a patient’s nose is reshaped. The reshaping may be performed for necessary medical reasons to correct breathing issues, or merely to improve the overall appearance of the nose for aesthetic purposes. A rhinoplasty procedure will differ according to each patient’s specific situation. During rhinoplasty, Dr. Downey can change the size and width of the nose, correct humps on the bridge, alter the nasal tip, change the size and shape of nostrils, and fix any asymmetry or septum deviation. Oftentimes, the patient will also experience trouble breathing or chronic congestion.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of your rhinoplasty in Houston typically ranges between $4,500 and $7,500. The total cost for your rhinoplasty will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients. Because rhinoplasty is often more about cosmetic appearance and is less of a medical necessity, it is typically not covered by most insurance plans.
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Before the rhinoplasty procedure, either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is administered. Incisions are made inside the nose or across the tissue that separates the nostrils depending on the nature of the specific surgery. The structure of the nose is sculpted to the proper shape, skin and tissue is draped back over, and the incisions are closed. Splints and tubes are used to support the nose during the healing process and are generally removed after one week. The swelling will come and go for several weeks, and a majority of the swelling will go down about two months after the nose job.
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- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
What Can I Expect During My Rhinoplasty Recovery?
Patients often experience swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for the first seven to 10 days following their rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Downey may provide you with prescription medication that can help manage your pain. In addition to icing consistently for the first 48 hours following your procedure, Dr. Downey and her team will ask that you keep your head elevated when laying down for the first two weeks following your rhinoplasty. Patients are typically cleared to return to work and regular daily activities about one week following their rhinoplasty. While you will be able to see some results of your rhinoplasty once your cast and splint are removed, ultimate results will appear once all incisions are healed and swelling subsides, about six to eight months later.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
A nose job is only suggested for patients who have realistic expectations for improving their nasal appearance and who are 13 years of age or older. Ideal candidates are also non-smokers and are otherwise physically healthy, allowing for proper healing after the nose job procedure. Also, keep in mind that Dr. Downey should have an idea as to why you want to undergo the procedure. Surgery to improve a blocked airway will require special attention and careful evaluation.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.
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