Enhance the Overall Appearance of Your Face with Rhinoplasty
If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping surgery) at our Victoria, TX, practice may be right for you. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Brian F. Burns takes a highly personalized approach to rhinoplasty, and he will work closely with you during the planning process to help achieve your unique goals. To discover how you might benefit from nose reshaping surgery with Dr. Burns, schedule an appointment at South Texas Plastic Surgery today.
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
If you are considering rhinoplasty, you will first hold a personal consultation with Dr. Burns to determine if this treatment is right for you. Rhinoplasty is designed for patients who want to:
- Adjust the size of their nose to help bring balance to their facial features
- Eliminate or greatly improve the appearance of a bump on the bridge of the nose
- Correct a drooping, protruding, or enlarged nasal tip
- Enhance the appearance of nostrils that are excessively flared or pinched
- Correct a nose that is asymmetrical
After closely examining your nose, Dr. Burns will discuss your goals and explain the basics of this procedure.
Dr. Burns will work conservatively to achieve the most dramatic results with a minimal amount of impact to surrounding tissues.
When you arrive at South Texas Plastic Surgery for a rhinoplasty procedure, we will first administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Next, Dr. Burns will use one of two techniques to access nose cartilage and bone. During closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nose, which prevents visible scarring. With open rhinoplasty, the incisions are made across the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils to allow for a more dramatic cosmetic enhancement. The technique that is right for you will depend on the natural shape of your nose and other individual factors.
After the incisions are made, we will carefully remove or graft cartilage to reshape the nose. Dr. Burns will work conservatively to achieve the most dramatic results with a minimal amount of impact to surrounding tissues. Once reshaping is complete, the doctor will close the incisions and cover your nose with gauze and splints.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
Dr. Burns will provide detailed instructions to follow during your recovery. Since you will receive anesthesia as part of your procedure, you will need to have a family member or friend drive you to and from your appointment. You should get plenty of rest during the first 48 hours following surgery and be sure to keep your head elevated. The initial swelling should subside within a few weeks, though the area may remain tender. You will return to our practice for follow-up appointments so that Dr. Burns can monitor your recovery and address any concerns you may have.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More
Dr. Burns has been using his exceptional surgical skill to improve the lives of patients since 1993. By undergoing rhinoplasty at South Texas Plastic Surgery, you can experience greatly boosted confidence in your appearance. To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Burns, reach out to our practice today.