A rhinoplasty is an aesthetic treatment used to change the shape and size of the nose. Furthermore, it may help repair a functional or breathing issue in many patients. Houston, TX plastic surgeons Drs. Peter Chang and Ankur Mehta are experienced cosmetic nose and facial surgeons who perform rhinoplasty surgery, taking a conservative approach to allow for the softest, natural results. Although rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, results tend to be impressively dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Timeless Plastic Surgery can be recommended to make a nose appear smaller in size or change a nose that is large, protrudes outward, or is of an irregular shape. The objective is to allow for a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions well. Get more information on rhinoplasty before you contact Timeless Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment for a consultation at our Sugar Land, TX office.
"Really glad I chose Dr. Chang as my surgeon. - I've been wanting a Rhinoplasty since forever, but I was always unsure about lots of things such as the surgery itself and what to do. However, Dr. Ch ..."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 15, 2016
"Amazing! - Dr. Chang took the time to explain everything that I may have needed to know in regards to my rhinoplasty/septoplasty procedure! Not only was he able ..."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 18, 2016
"buccal fat pad removal, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, upper lip plasty - I had an amazing experience with Dr. chang, he explained me everything from day 1 of my surgery. overall i am very happy with the results and the timeless team. they followed up and made sure i had no problem with my recovery. i would definitely recommend Dr. chang to every one!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 28, 2017
"buccal fat pad removal, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, upper lip plasty - I had an amazing experience with Dr. chang, he explained me everything from day 1 of my surgery. overall i am very happy with the results and the timeless team. they followed up and made sure i had no problem with my recovery. i would definitely recommend Dr. chang to every one!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 20, 2017
"I've been wanting a Rhinoplasty since forever, but I was always unsure about lots of things such as the surgery itself and what to do. However, Dr. Chang and the Timeless staff addressed all of my questions and concerns, which reassured me and helped me make the final decision. It has only been 2 months since my procedure, but the results are already great. There were no complications at all due to the attentiveness of the surgeon and staff, and I already feel more confident."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 15, 2016
Rhinoplasty Ideal Candidates
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the appropriate course of action. It's very important that expectations are understood, as your nose and facial profile will be altered. Facial growth and maturity should also be complete. This will be addressed during your consultation, even more so for adolescents.
Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
Nose surgery is performed while the patient is under IV sedation and is an outpatient procedure. This treatment offers different surgical methods depending on the specific patient case. Dr. Chang and Dr. Mehta perform 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 build and increase cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nasal features are repositioned and the skin is draped over the newly structured framework. Stitches are positioned either on the inside portion of the nose or within the natural external fold.
What to Expect with Rhinoplasty
Upon completion of your cosmetic nose surgery, you will rest comfortably in the recovery room, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The nose and the surrounding area will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. In almost all patients, there is some discoloration beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Consistently using cold compresses and inflammatory medications can assist with these effects. Your post-op check-up will be scheduled within a day or so after surgery to assess your healing progress. It takes around 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. Within this timeframe, strenuous exertion should be avoided.
Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, we will listen to your concerns and goals to help develop your custom treatment plan. When this is done, we can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Timeless Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and our office can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not paid by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you are applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please let us know during your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
If you want to smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which might help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, we can tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow us to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation. Once we understand your goals, we can help you choose which procedures will be in your custom plan. Rhinoplasty can help your whole face appear more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before getting another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Nose surgery is a great option to address the distaste you might feel when looking in the mirror at your appearance. If you're dissatisfied with the size and shape of your nose or if you suffer from breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Nose surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure with very high success rates. Drs. Chang and Mehta aim to improve your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to get in touch with Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX and schedule an appointment.