What is rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure used to enhance the look of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help correct functionality in some patients. El Paso, TX patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance or function of their noses are invited to schedule a free facial surgery consultation at SkinSational MedSpa with Dr. Reo Pugao. A seasoned cosmetic facial surgeon, Dr. Reo Pugao takes a subtle approach to create the most beautiful and natural-looking results. While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results usually are quite dramatic. If you would like to know more about the types of changes rhinoplasty can create, including making a nose appear smaller or correcting a nose that protrudes outward, contact our friendly team at our El Paso, TX med spa to schedule a free facial surgery consultation.
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What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty consultation?
Even small issues with the nose can have a big impact on a person’s quality of life. Rhinoplasty is an excellent solution for patients who are self-conscious about the size or shape of their noses. In addition, rhinoplasty can improve breathing if you have structural issues like a deviated septum. A consultation with Dr. Pugao offers many benefits, including:
- A chance to discuss your goals: Whether you want to make your nose smaller or correct a breathing issue, Dr. Pugao can create a surgical plan that meets your needs.
- Understand what is possible with rhinoplasty: We can review what to expect before, during, and after your procedure and explain the different techniques involved.
- Get to know Dr. Pugao: A consultation is an opportunity for you to get to know us better and be on the same page moving forward.
Who is a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery?
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty surgery are in good physical health, non-smokers, and have reasonable expectations about their results. Patients should also have specific goals in mind for their procedure. Dr. Pugao can perform an assessment to determine your individual candidacy. While there are no specific age requirements for nose surgery, Dr. Pugao prefers to wait until a patient has reached physical maturity. We make sure that our patients are emotionally and mentally ready for surgery as well.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are dissatisfied with some aspect of the size, shape, or functionality of their nose and have realistic expectations about what surgery can accomplish. Dr. Reo Pugao generously provides free facial surgery consultations at SkinSational MedSpa in El Paso, TX to help patients have a better understanding of what the results, cost, and recovery period for rhinoplasty will look like. If you decide to take the next steps for surgery, rhinoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under sedation. Dr. Pugao performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. The objective during the procedure is to decrease or eliminate excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to improve and add cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nasal features are repositioned, and the skin is reformed and draped over the newly improved framework. Sutures are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or in the natural external crease. After your cosmetic nose surgery, the area around the nose will be bruised and swollen for a few days. Ice packs and inflammatory medications can assist with these effects. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty.
What Should I Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Following your rhinoplasty surgery, you will be monitored closely in the recovery room, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The area around the nose will be bruised and swollen for about a week. For almost all patients, there is bruising beneath the eyes as well. Consistently using cold compresses and pain medication can help with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Pugao will take place within a day or so after surgery to check your healing process. It takes around 2 – 4 weeks to heal from rhinoplasty. During this recovery phase, strenuous activity should be avoided.
Is rhinoplasty surgery safe?
The safety of any surgery depends on factors like the patient’s health history and the surgical techniques used. Rhinoplasty is a relatively safe procedure when performed by a qualified surgeon. However, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. SkinSational MedSpa can inform you about these risks during an assessment.
How can I alleviate side effects during recovery?
Most side effects during the recovery process are mild and can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications. Some common side effects include swelling, bruising, and nasal congestion. These usually resolve within a few weeks. We also suggest sleeping with your head a little elevated and using cool compresses to reduce discomfort.
What about nonsurgical opinions?
Some patients turn to cosmetic fillers and other injectables to change the shape or size of their noses. While this does produce pleasing results, most patients desire a more permanent change to their appearance. That’s why we most often recommend surgery. Our staff in El Paso, TX, can provide information about treatment options during your visit.
Your Best Nose
Nose surgery is a great solution to address the displeasure you might feel when looking in the mirror at your facial profile. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose or if you have breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic treatment with high success rates. Dr. Pugao aims to reshape your nose so your whole face appears more proportionate and attractive. Even minor adjustments can make a huge difference. We invite you to contact SkinSational MedSpa in El Paso, TX, and schedule your consultation.