One of the most requested facial plastic surgery procedures is rhinoplasty. The nose is extremely influential on facial balance and appearance. When the nose is misshapen or oddly sized, it can throw off the harmony and symmetry of the facial features. Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to blend with the rest of the features, allowing more focus on the eyes and lips. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we specialize in rhinoplasty for men, women, teens and all ethnic groups at our facility in Irving, TX.
Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures to perform with excellence. Cartilage and bone within the nose can be very unforgiving and if too much is removed, it can affect the entire structure. Revision rhinoplasty is often needed to correct poorly performed nose job surgeries. It requires extensive expertise and experience to contour the nose into the desired shape while preserving the strength and functionality, which Dr. Stefan Shuaib can offer. Dr. Shuaib is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and in Head and Neck Surgery.
Nose Job Specialist
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist. He has performed intricate nose reshaping procedures, providing beautiful outcomes for his patients. Each rhinoplasty procedure is carefully planned and personalized to the patient. At the time of consultation, pictures will be taken, and the images will be morphed to determine a jointly agreed upon plan for the surgery between Dr. Shuaib and the patient.
Rhinoplasty can be performed either open or closed – open requires incisions on the outside of the nose, while closed procedures place incisions inside the nose. While there are a few nose reshaping procedures that can be completed using closed methods, most of Dr. Shuaib’s rhinoplasty surgeries are performed with the open method. Dr. Shuaib utilizes advanced techniques to discreetly hide the incisions and scarring, with no uncomfortable nasal packing needed after the procedure. His methods also result in less bruising and a faster recovery for the patient.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty can be a life-changing procedure to achieve facial balance. To discuss whether a nose job may be right for you, contact our team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center. We can schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Shuaib at our Irving, TX, location.
- How is rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty involves changing the shape of the nose. Grafts are utilized to achieve desired changes. Grafts help shape the nose and hold it in place to not deteriorate over time. Grafts are taken frequently from the septum. Occasionally grafts are taken from the ear or the temporal region. For revision rhinoplasty or for significant bridge augmentation, rib grafts are needed.
Occasionally Allograft is utilized as a graft. This is a donor rib cartilage that has been processed to be used in surgery. There is no rejection risk for the allograft, it alleviates the need to harvest cartilage from a secondary site, and it can shorten the duration of the surgery.
My rhinoplasties are mainly performed “open”. What that means is that there will be a small three mm incision over the columella. This incision heals extremely well and is almost invisible 3-6 months after the surgery. If there is a nostril reduction or “alar base reduction” planned, there will be additional incisions on the outside of the nostrils. These incisions are hidden in a natural skin fold and heal very well.
- Will there be bruising?
There may be mild bruising which resolves after 7-10 days. Easily concealed with light make up.
- Will there be a lot of pain?
Typically pain is mild to moderate. Vast majority of patients do not require pain medicine 2 days after the operation.