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Making alterations to any area of your body can be result in dramatic changes to the way you look. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, or need reconstructive surgery following an accident, Dr. Fadi Constantine is one of the very best surgeons available to help give you the facial profile you are looking for.

What Is Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) is a cosmetic procedure, that will enhance the appearance or reconstruct areas of the nose. During rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified to improve the visual appeal of the nose. This type of surgery is also used to help repair nasal fractures and return the nose to it’s pre-injury appearance.

Who Can Have Rhinoplasty?

If you are in general good health you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. The nose must however, have reached its adult size, which is usually around the age of 15 – 16 years old. Anyone younger than this may not be suitable for the procedure.

What Can Rhinoplasty Surgery Help With?

Rhinoplasty can be use to rectify a number of common nasal complaints, including:

  1. Removing a hump on the nose
  2. Straightening the bridge the nose
  3. Reshaping the tip of the nose
  4. Increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils
  5. Correcting the nose after an injury
  6. Opening breathing passages
  7. Making the nose bigger or smaller

What Happens If I Want To Go Ahead With Rhinoplasty Surgery?

In the first instance, we would invite you to visit Dr. Constantine for an initial evaluation. During this time he will run through the procedure with you and find out more about what you hope to achieve from the surgery. He will recommend alterations to your nose based on the structure of your nose, face, and even your skin. This is also the perfect time to discuss any concerns you may have going forward.

What Happens Before The Surgery?

In most cases the surgery is performed as an outpatient at our medical centre. Please keep in mind that it is still a surgical procedure requiring to use of anesthesia and you will need to abstain from taking products containing Aspirin, and certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at least 7-10 days before your surgery. If you are a smoker, you should make every effort to stop smoking to help to reduce postoperative coughing and bleeding. You should also arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery and stay with you for the first night.

Whats Happens On The Day Of The Surgery?

On the day of your surgery you will be administered with an intravenous anesthesia to send you to sleep. The surgery may take one or more hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. During the surgery the doctor will alter the nose as discussed during your initial consultation.

What Happens After The Surgery?

Once you have fully recovered from the anesthetic, you should be able to go home. At home you should have bed rest with the head elevated on 2-3 pillows to help minimize the risk of edema and to reduce swelling. Your nose, upper lip, cheeks, and even the area around your eyes will look and feel swollen and sore for several days after surgery. This is normal and will gradually fade over the next 7 to 10 days. Ice on the face, bridge of the nose, and eyes should help to minimize these problems.

What Post-Operative Care Should I Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Following your surgery you should avoid excessive talking, smiling, hard chewing, strenuous activities, lifting heavy objects, bumping the nose, and bending over. Alcohol and tobacco should be avoided because they may prolong swelling and healing.

Dr Constantine will want you to visit in the weeks following surgery to assess the progress of your healing and to discuss any concerns you make have with him.

If you are interested in Rhinoplasty surgery, why not book a consultation with Dr. Constantine today? As a well renowned and highly sought after cosmetic surgeon in the Dallas area he has many years of experience under his belt and can provide you with the new nose you have been dreaming of.

Call us today on 214-739-5760.