Dr. C. Spencer Cochran and Dr. Jack P. Gunter are world renowned for their rhinoplasty techniques and exceptional results. As co-author and co-contributor of a nose surgery textbook, Dallas Rhinoplasty: Surgery by the Masters, Dr. Gunter and Dr. Cochran have taught their advanced methods for achieving natural rhinoplasty results to hundreds of plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery procedures involving the internal structures of the nose are widely considered to be the most difficult to perform, so it is recommended that patients choose the best surgeons available for their nose surgery. The rhinoplasty surgeons at The Gunter Center in Dallas, Texas are among the best in the world.
Candidates for Nose Surgery
Most healthy people who have never undergone nose surgery are good candidates for primary rhinoplasty. Those who have already undergone rhinoplasty and wish to correct aesthetic or functional problems with their surgically altered noses are invited to view our secondary rhinoplasty page. Using advanced techniques, the surgeon can correct aesthetic problems with the nose and restore harmony to the facial features. A nose that is too small, large, wide, or crooked may be corrected with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery can also help eliminate or lessen the appearance of a prominent bump on the nose or a less-than-satisfactory nasal tip. People who have suffered damage to their nose due to an injury and people who cannot breathe properly due to nose problems may benefit both on a functional level and with regard to aesthetics by having a rhinoplasty performed.
Surgery and Recovery
In the primary rhinoplasty procedure, an incision is created to separate the skin from the underlying bone and cartilage. After the skin has been lifted away, excess bone and/or cartilage is removed. In some cases, it may be necessary to add cartilage grafts to remodel the nasal structure. The surgeon then redrapes the skin to give the nose its new appearance. Depending on the needs of each patient, the change may be subtle or dramatic. The overall goal is to produce an aesthetically enhanced, natural-looking nose that functions properly and is in balance and harmony with the patient’s facial features. There are limitations to what can be accomplished with rhinoplasty surgery. The surgeon will carefully consider factors such as skin texture and thickness, previous injury, individual variations in healing, and facial proportions to ensure the best possible result.
After nose surgery, it is important to give the body time to heal. There will be varying amounts of swelling of the nose and the surrounding area. Elevation of the head and using intermittent ice compresses will help to decrease the swelling. The swelling usually reaches it maximum at 72 hours and the majority of the swelling subsides over the next few days. By two weeks swelling should not be noticed by the casual observer. Most patients are able to return to work at this point. Residual swelling is usually only noticeable by the patient and surgeon and will decrease gradually.
Contact The Gunter Center
To learn more about how you may benefit from rhinoplasty, you can schedule a nose surgery consultation at the Dallas, Texas office of The Gunter Center for Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgery. You may also visit our rhinoplasty website, Rhinoplasty USA, to learn how to send in your photos to our surgeons for an Internet consultation. The Internet consultation is an excellent option for patients who do not live in Dallas but would like to place their trust in the highly reputable and world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeons at The Gunter Center.