Dr. C. Spencer Cochran is world renowned for his rhinoplasty techniques and exceptional results. As a lecturer at the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium and as contributor to the definitive textbook on rhinoplasty and nasal surgery, Dallas Rhinoplasty: Surgery by the Masters, Dr. Cochran has taught advanced methods and techniques for achieving natural rhinoplasty results to hundreds of plastic surgeons.
Is Nose Surgery Right For Me?
Most healthy people who have never undergone nose surgery are good candidates for primary rhinoplasty. 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. 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.
How is Nose Job Surgery Performed?
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 Dallas Rhinoplasty 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 Dallas Rhinoplasty Center.