At Face Austin, your rhinoplasty will be performed by our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcelo Antunes. His experience and advanced techniques make him one of the best plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty in Austin, Texas, for this delicate, custom procedure.

What is a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a surgery that enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. Rhinoplasty can reshape, reduce or raise the nose for your desired needs. This procedure is not only cosmetic but can be a reconstructive procedure to rectify a congenital disability or fix an injury such as a broken nose and or relieve a deviated septum. The surgery addresses a range of nose shape issues, including:

  • Overly large nose
  • A hump on the nose bridge
  • Hanging nose tip
  • Bulbous nose tip
  • Crooked nose
  • Overly wide nose
  • Flat nose bridge
  • Overly wide nostrils
  • Overly wide nose structure
  • Pinched nose tip
  • Asymmetrical nose

Your nose job in Austin will be 100 percent customized – there is no “one size fits all” method or one nose shape that looks natural on every person. Dr. Antunes believes that there is no shortcut to quality, and he takes the time to get it done right the first time.

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Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty in Austin?

Anyone unhappy with the shape, size, or projection of their nose can consider undergoing a nose job, provided they are mentally and physically healthy. They are free from any major medical issues such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. Rhinoplasty can beautifully amend the nasal bridge, tip, or nostrils while simultaneously improving your breathing passageways. 

Austin rhinoplasty candidates must attend a private consultation with our team before undergoing surgery. This ensures that both doctor and patient are on the same page regarding expectations for the outcome. 

What Are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

The procedure used to treat your individual case will be selected after a consultation. Dr. Antunes must evaluate your facial structure to determine the ideal approach. The three methods by which the nose shape can be altered are:

Open rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty involves placing an incision at the base of the strip of tissue separating your nostrils, the columella. This allows for the greatest access to the nose structure and appropriate for many nose shape issues.

Closed rhinoplasty

For less extreme changes to the nose, it is possible to place the incisions within the nostrils. One incision is placed within each nostril. This procedure can be used for minor corrections or reshaping of the nose.

Liquid rhinoplasty

Some nose shape problems can be resolved with a “liquid rhinoplasty,” or the injection of dermal filler to treat asymmetry, a minor hump on the bridge, or a pinched nose tip. You may be a candidate for this option, but only a personal consultation will reveal whether this is the best alternative.

A surgical nose job in Austin is most often performed under general anesthesia. You will not experience any pain or discomfort but will only awaken after the surgery is complete. Your nose will be bandaged. After your surgery, you are free to return home, driven by a friend or family member, to rest and recover. You will have prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable during the early stages of healing.

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How long is the recovery from a rhinoplasty?

To enjoy the final result of rhinoplasty in Austin, you will need some patience. Initially, you will have some swelling and possibly bruising beneath your eyes, which typically faces within seven to ten days. After that time, you should feel confident enough to venture out to work and social engagements. However, residual swelling takes time to completely fade, although it won’t be significant.

During healing, you must be careful to avoid bumping, knocking, or any contact with your nose to ensure it heals easily and correctly. Dr. Antunes will have several follow-up appointments with you and is always available to you during your recovery.

Rhinoplasty to fix a deviated septum

If you have a deviated septum, this structural problem can be resolved during your rhinoplasty in Austin, TX. Take note that an incorrectly performed rhinoplasty may result in breathing problems, so ensure you choose the most qualified and talented plastic surgeon for this procedure. Dr. Antunes will protect and support the nose structure to help you breathe more easily.

RhinoPlasty FAQs

How long does a rhinoplasty last?

Dr. Antunes performs surgery that supports the long-term structural integrity of your nose so that your results will last a lifetime. Nose surgery that is primarily reductive, meaning it focuses on just removing skin, tissue, and cartilage, may not hold up over the years. Dr. Antunes is board certified in reconstructive techniques that maximize the longevity of your rhinoplasty.

When can I blow my nose after surgery?

Your plastic surgeon will provide you with a timeline for when you can blow your nose based on your results and healing patterns. Most patients can blow their noses again after a few weeks.

How can I expect my nose to look over time?

The majority of swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty occurs within the first several weeks. After this, the nose will gradually begin to achieve its final form, although minor swelling can persist for up to one year. Most clients can return to work wearing makeup after two weeks.

When can I swim after rhinoplasty?

To best support your rhinoplasty recovery, our team recommends waiting 4-6 weeks before swimming. Water pressure can impact the nasal structures before they are completely healed, compromising your aesthetic results.

Why choose Face Austin for rhinoplasty?

When choosing to alter your nose shape, you want to be very happy with the result. A nose job is one of the most difficult of all facial surgeries, and many plastic surgeons do not perform it but instead focus on other, less complicated procedures. Dr. Antunes has spent many added years of education to gain two board certifications and is among the most trained and experienced facial plastic surgeons in Austin, TX. His refined techniques, attention to detail, and focus on providing a superior patient experience make him the ideal surgeon for a facelift or a custom nose reshaping surgery in Austin, Texas.

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