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Rhinoplasty in Nose Job in San Antonio, TX

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Dr. Michael Decherd and Dr. Matthew Isakson perform rhinoplasty surgery for women and men who desire a more aesthetically pleasing nose. The most common reason to have rhinoplasty is for cosmetic purposes. Whether caused by trauma or heredity, we can correct asymmetries and imperfections and create a balanced, natural look. Using a subtle approach to nose reshaping, he can help improve the appearance of noses that are too big, too wide, are crooked, or have a deformity such as a visible bump on the top or at the tip.

Surgical Considerations

Dr. Decherd and Dr. Isakson are skilled to perform both open and closed rhinoplasty. The approach taken during surgery will be based on the aesthetic goals of the patient, as well as the complexity of the surgical case. Open rhinoplasty is used for more complex cases and allows the surgeon greater access into the nose to manipulate cartilage and bones. The incisions are made on the tissue between the nostrils or on the natural crease of the nose just above the lips. Closed rhinoplasty is used for cases that require mild reshaping and are not as severe. The incisions are made to the inside of the nose through the nostrils.

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Recovery Time  
2-4 Weeks
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1-2 Hours
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Rhinoplasty FAQs

What Can I Expect?

Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and can take up to about 2 hours to complete. Once the incisions are closed, the nose will be placed in a splint for additional support. There will be swelling, soreness and bruising around the nose and possibly even under the eyes. It takes about 7-10 days for these side effects to disappear. Patients will be able to see their results immediately, however, it may take 3-4 months for the results to become optimal.

Is It Risky?

All cosmetic surgeries carry some form of risk, especially those that involve the face because that is what people see first. It’s important to find a qualified and skilled nose surgeon so that any risks can be minimized during surgery. Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S., and a good surgeon will create a satisfactory outcome that is natural, subtle and pleasing.

Does Nasal Packing Hurt?

After rhinoplasty, some patients will require nasal packing. This includes gauze or cotton packs to be inserted into the nasal chamber to help control bleeding. This can cause some discomfort, but the packing is short term and is usually only for the first 24 hours after surgery.

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