RHINOPLASTY – NASAL RECONSTRUCTION
Rhinoplasty from Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery – Kingwood
One of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures is the rhinoplasty, commonly called the “nose job”, and properly known as nasal reconstruction. Patients seeking this surgery from Andy Courson, M.D. of the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery – Kingwood are in good hands!
It is not uncommon for a person to be unhappy with the look, size, and/or shape of their nose. Having a nose that is hooked, too large, too thin, bulbous, or disproportionately small compared to the rest of the face, are all shared concerns that many patients have. Other times, a person may have had an accident, been born with certain nasal defects, or have experienced severe problems with properly breathing through their nose. Any of these concerns or conditions would be grounds for seeking a facial plastic surgeon about having a rhinoplasty procedure.
Rhinoplasty surgery and nasal reconstruction are viable solutions for patients who wish to aesthetically enhance the appearance of their nose, and/or improve the overall function of the nose for health purposes.
Dr. Courson’s Knowledge & Expertise
To understand what makes a “good” nose, one must understand some basic aspects of facial beauty and attractiveness. The observing eye should be drawn towards a person’s eyes, smile, or hair. A prominent, asymmetric, or crooked nose can divert the observing eye away from these structures. The goal of rhinoplasty surgery is to give the patient a nose that “blends into the background” of the face, and allows others to focus on the eyes or mouth at initial glance.
The nose must also maintain a “natural” look. This means that the nose is appropriate for the patient’s age, gender, race, and culture. Finally, the nose must maintain its function after nasal reconstruction. As an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Courson will consider the structural integrity of the nose, not only in the immediate post-op period, but also years into the future as the person ages.
Patients who are generally healthy and have reached adulthood growth and development are good candidates for rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty not only changes facial features, but also changes lives by boosting one’s self-esteem and confidence. For teens and young adults, a poor self-image can be improved. Moreover, those who may have suffered from various respiratory conditions, can finally breath correctly and get better sleep at night.
Nasal Reconstruction Process
Reconstructive rhinoplasty procedures can involve re-contouring the cartilage and bone of the nose to aesthetically reshape it, while maintaining or improving breathing. Noses can be made smaller or slightly larger to add symmetric proportion to one’s face. Special expertise in the form and function of rhinoplasty surgery comes from training in both otolaryngology (ENT surgery) and facial plastic surgery.
Pre-operative consultation for rhinoplasty surgery involves an initial discussion with Dr. Courson on what changes are desired, and what would be the best recommended options for each individual case. This is aided by three-dimensional photography and morphing that allows patients to better understand what they can expect from surgery.
With today’s innovative technology, rhinoplasty surgery can be performed in a “closed” or endonasal procedure, or externally, in an “open” procedure; however, this depends strictly on what the patient needs, as well as what Dr. Courson will medically recommend. In either case, modern rhinoplasty techniques allow for shorter recovery times compared to decades prior. This is especially true for those who understand the post-operative recovery period and adhere to the surgeon’s recommendations for the healing process. Most procedures can be done on an outpatient basis.
Why Choose Dr. Courson for Rhinoplasty?
Andrew Courson, M.D. and staff of Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery – Kingwood have committed to ensuring that patients are well-educated and informed about their surgical procedure of interest. Dr. Courson maintains this commitment through patient-centered care provided during every patient consultation. He conducts open discussions, answers questions, and addresses patient concerns; as well as, offers thorough medical evaluations, and his expert medical opinions and recommendations to best help patients make an informed decision about their surgery.
If you are considering a rhinoplasty procedure, now is the time to gather all your information, gain insight on the various options that are available, make personal plans, and establish financials; all of which can be accomplished through consulting with Dr. Courson.