Rhinoplasty (AKA Nose Job)
Using detailed diagrams and illustrations; Austin Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. William Gorman will take you through a step-by-step informational session describing his professional recommendation for your nose surgery.
Why Would I Need A Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a highly desired procedure for those with a respiratory impediment (breathing issues), nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, a failed former rhinoplasty, or a desire to aesthetically enhance ones nose.
What Happens During A Rhinoplasty Procedure?
A Rhinoplasty surgery - closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty - Dr. Gorman creates a functional, aesthetic and proportionate nose by separating the nasal skin and soft tissues from the osseo-cartlaginous (bone-cartilage) nasal framework. Once separated Dr. Gorman will correct the framework for form and function using sutures, applying a package and/or stent to immobilize the area until your nose has properly healed. The incisions are generally hidden within the nose to minimize scarring. The procedure can take 1 to 3 hours depending on the procedure and patient, and the dressings can stay on for about a week - But, you can be active as soon as 24 hours after surgery. All procedures and patients are different so recovery and healing time is an ever-changing variable.
Non-surgical (or non-invasive) Rhinoplasty is possible with filler injections to alter the shape of a nose.