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Improved Proportion & Shape Of The Nose To Boost Self-Esteem & Confidence!
The shape of your nose is often hereditary, however, sometimes the appearance of your nose can be altered during an injury or prior cosmetic nose surgery.
Regardless, if you’re unhappy with the proportion and shape of your nose, it starts to take a toll on your self-esteem and confidence; but we’re here to help you out! Michael J. Streitmann, M.D., a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, offers cosmetic nose surgery to improve the proportions of your facial features.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a procedure performed to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose while enhancing facial harmony, whether you’re looking to refine the tip, bridge, nostrils, profile or width of the nose. Many patients come to us at our location in Houston, TX or the Woodlands for cosmetic nose surgery to alter or improve:
- A nose that is too small or too large in comparison to other features
- A bump on the ridge of the nose
- Nostrils that are excessively flared or pinched
- A crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Discomfort or breathing difficulties resulting from structural abnormalities
If you are considering rhinoplasty, it can be extremely helpful to have a basic understanding of the procedure, including recovery, projected expense, and more.
Below, we have provided a useful series of answers to many commonly asked questions about rhinoplasty, cosmetic nose surgery.
A rhinoplasty procedure can be performed under general anesthesia. You can expect the procedure to take about two hours, and you will need someone to drive you home afterward.
An open rhinoplasty:
- Utilizes incisions inside the nose, as well as one under the nose (between your nostrils).
- Is commonly used in complex cases requiring significant surgical alterations.
A closed rhinoplasty:
- Only uses incisions inside the nose.
- Is commonly used to make minor changes and adjustments.
Yes. A rhinoplasty can improve the functionality of the nose. The procedure can often help reduce breathing problems, headaches, sinus issues, and other chronic health complaints. Particularly if combined with a septoplasty or turbinate reduction.
Recovering from rhinoplasty is a relatively mild process, particularly when compared to other cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Streitmann generally performs rhinoplasties on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to go home to complete recovery.
For about a week, you will wear a nasal splint to promote proper healing. Pain-relieving medications are an option if you are experiencing discomfort or need to relieve swelling or bruising. Generally, sutures and splints are removed about a week after surgery. Once the swelling has completely subsided, you will be able to see your full results, which could take up to 6 months.
Yes. A rhinoplasty can be combined with numerous other cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. Depending on your specific goals, you may want to combine rhinoplasty with a facelift, brow lift, eye lift, fat injections, or cosmetic fillers.
For many patients at our Houston plastic surgery office, achieving their ideal outcome is best done with one or more procedures.
In order for your health insurance to provide coverage for a rhinoplasty procedure, improved functionality generally needs to be a goal of surgery. If your rhinoplasty is for cosmetic purposes only, your insurance usually does not offer coverage.
Many of our patients undergo rhinoplasties for a combination of functional and cosmetic reasons, with the hope of correcting structural problems while also improving overall aesthetic. In these cases, many insurance companies may facilitate at least partial coverage.
Understandably, one of the questions we receive most from our prospective patients is: how much does a rhinoplasty cost? While many factors can affect the answer, you may be surprised to learn that the procedure could be more affordable than expected.
Typically, if you meet the following basic criteria, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty:
- In good health
- Over 13 years old (so that facial growth can be marked as completed)
- Not a heavy drinker or smoker
- Have appropriate expectations for the outcome of the procedure
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Dr. Michael J. Streitmann MD has extensive experience evaluating each patient to determine whether rhinoplasty is the right fit. Your medical history, desired outcome, and other factors will be discussed during a consultation appointment so that our team can help you decide if a rhinoplasty procedure is the best option for you.
If you are searching for board-certified surgeons who perform rhinoplasties in Houston, we highly recommend scheduling a meeting with Dr. Michael J. Streitmann MD.
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Dr. Michael J. Streitmann will consult with you to discuss your expectations and desired outcome, as well as any potential risks or concerns, in order to ensure the success of the surgery. Once the cosmetic nose surgery is complete, it may take up to a year to notice fully refined results; however, the results are natural and permanent.