Quick Facts about Rhinoplasty
- Length: 2-3 hours
- Anesthesia: IV sedation
- In/Outpatient: outpatient (at Dr. Katz’s accredited surgical suite)
- Temporary Post-Op Symptoms: swelling, bruising, dull headache
- Return to work: 1 week
- Light exercise: 2-3 weeks
- Swelling completely resolves: up to a year
For more information about rhinoplasty, please contact Dr. Warren J. Katz by calling 972-239-7005.
An oversized or off-center nose can draw attention away from the rest of the facial features. Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the nose so it is in harmony with the entire face. If you are self-conscious of your nose for any reason, rhinoplasty can help. It can also improve any structural abnormalities within the nose (e.g., deviated septum) that may prevent you from breathing normally through your nostrils.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Katz for Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure and demands absolute mastery for the most natural-looking results. Also, this doctor’s experience is critical to patient safety.
Dr. Warren J. Katz is a trusted Dallas rhinoplasty surgeon with more than 30 years of surgical experience. He operates out of an on-site, fully accredited surgical suite for your convenience and comfort.
Dr. Katz has gained a great deal of notoriety as a result of both his plastic and rhinoplasty surgery revisions. More and more patients have been referred to him after their “botched” plastic and rhinoplasty surgeries, since Dr. Katz has been able to successfully deliver the initial desired results to his patients.
To Dr. Katz, rhinoplasty is not a “one-size-fits-all” procedure; instead, the procedure must be customized to your facial structures and your desired outcomes. You can trust that Dr. Katz will improve your nasal appearance while preserving the features that are unique to your face. In addition to cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Katz can also enhance the functional ability of the nose when internal nasal deformities impair breathing or cause sinus problems.
Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you have one or more of the following complaints:
- Your nose is too big or too small for your face.
- You have a bump on the bridge of your nose.
- The tip is wide/bulbous/droopy/elevated.
- Your nostrils are oversized/asymmetrical/flared.
- A structural irregularity inside your nose is making it difficult to breathe through your nostrils.
Dr. Katz meets with all rhinoplasty candidates on a one-on-one basis to discuss the procedure and determine whether it is a good fit. During your consultation, Dr. Katz will examine your nose and ask you to identify what you don’t like about it. He will also ask you to describe your ideal results, and work with you to set appropriate expectations of surgery. Based on this information, he will then draft a treatment plan that addresses your cosmetic/functional concerns.
More about the Surgical Procedure
There are a variety of surgical techniques used to achieve an aesthetically pleasing nose. Dr. Katz will reshape the nasal bones, cartilage and soft tissues to improve the external contour of the nose. From his many years of experience and expertise, Dr. Katz applies varying types of unique methodologies that successfully achieve the desired results.
What Will Rhinoplasty Recovery Entail?
Post nose surgery, Dr. Katz’s patients tend to have minimal discomfort that can be easily remedied with oral medication.
During the initial recovery period, you must refrain from any strenuous movement, including bending and heavy lifting. Avoid any activities that could result in direct contact with your nose and disrupt the healing tissues. You will receive more detailed instructions from Dr. Katz that should be followed carefully. You will also meet with Dr. Katz for several follow-up visits, so he can check your healing progress and let you know when you can go back to work and resume exercise.
You should see results immediately, with continued improvement as the swelling subsides.
How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost?
Rhinoplasty cost in Dallas will vary depending on a number of factors including the complexity of the operation and whether the patient is undergoing a primary procedure or a revision rhinoplasty. The typical cost is between $7,900 and $8,400, which includes anesthesia, the surgeon’s fee, and hospital fees. Dr. Katz will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate during your consultation.
What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty (also called secondary rhinoplasty) can be performed to correct problems from a previous rhinoplasty. This is a more involved and more difficult procedure than primary rhinoplasty. It may be necessary to rebuild the nasal structure and foundation. Materials that can be used include tissue (cartilage or bone from your own body) or synthetic materials. All details will be discussed during an in-depth consultation with Dr. Katz.
What’s the Difference Between Open and Closed Rhinoplasty?
There are two different approaches to rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty is performed with an external incision while closed rhinoplasty involves internal incisions only. Dr. Katz is very experienced in both techniques and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages, as they apply to your nose, with you.
Does Rhinoplasty Hurt?
There is usually some mild discomfort following nasal surgery. This is easily managed with post-operative pain medications.
Can Rhinoplasty Be Performed at Any Age?
It is highly recommended that patients wait until their face has reached skeletal maturity before undergoing rhinoplasty. For girls this generally occurs around age 14 or 15 and for boys this usually happens closer to age 15 or 16. However, Dr. Katz understands it is just as important to be ready emotionally for a facial surgery procedure and will typically recommend waiting beyond the minimum age.
How Soon After Rhinoplasty Surgery Will I Be Able to Return to Work?
Dr. Katz normally places an external splint on the nose for five or six days following surgery. Major nasal changes are apparent immediately upon removing the splint. More subtle changes take months to occur. The majority of Dr. Katz’s patients return to work (or school) one week after surgery.
What are the Risks or Complications That Can Occur with Rhinoplasty?
While rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed procedures, like all surgeries it comes with inherent risk. Patients can lower their potential for health risks by choosing a qualified facial plastic surgeon. Complications include:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Visible scarring
- Permanent nerve damage
Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Katz
For more information about rhinoplasty and how it can improve the look (or breathing function) for your nose, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Katz. Call our office at 972-239-7005 or send us an email to set up an appointment.