An Austin Plastic Surgery Institute rhinoplasty, or aesthetic nose surgery, reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing size, removing a bump, narrowing the span of the nostrils, changing the angle between the nose and upper lip, or changing the shape of tip or bridge. Rhinoplasty may help to relieve breathing problems (in which case it may be covered by insurance).
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a result that looks natural and blends with the rest of the face. Patients should have realistic expectations and understand this procedure will change the appearance of their face, and must be at least 16 years of age to ensure that the nose is fully developed. To learn more about Austin rhinoplasty, please contact our office today to talk to one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
"44 Year Old Septo Rhinoplasty - Austin, TX - Dr. Haydon performed a procedure on me in April 2015 and I knew from the moment I first met him I would return for any other needed procedures in a heartbeat. His bedside manner is kind, reassuring, and informative and he does a great job with managing expectations for outcomes. His medical expertise and surgical skills are excellent. His nurse and office staff are great, as well. At this point, I've had a consult, pre-op vist and several post-op visits and not a single appointment ran late... I've been seen on time, everytime. Impressive!UPDATE: Three weeks (21 days) post-septorhinoplasty and liking my new nose more each day as swelling slowly diminishes. Breathing is still much better than pre-op, as well. I experienced very minimal bruising (what was there was light yellow/barely brown and located right next to my nose and inner corners of the eyes) and resolved in about 4 -6 days) after the procedure even though I had osteotomies, dorsal hump reduction, etc.. In my opinion, that's a real testiment to the skill, techniques used, and gentle hands of my surgeon. I can't provide enough positive feedback about Dr. Haydon... I love him! Next item up on my PS wish list is getting rid of the "number 11" lines on my forhead. :-)UPDATE Day 49 (7Weeks): In the last two weeks I've gone back to full activiities and spending a lot of time outdoors in the Texas heat, so swelling seems to have increased somewhat. But the overall shape seems to be settling in nicely, now I just need time and patience for the swelling to resolve in the coming months. I'm still a big believer in Dr. Haydon's skills and care!UPDATE 56 days (8 weeks): Swelling is slowly diminishing despite high activity levels and time outdoors in the Summer. Hard to believe how different it is compared to the "before" photos even though I know my new nose still has a long way to go until the final result is reached. Have I mentioned in any of these reviews that I love Dr. Haydon? :-)"- U. / RealSelf / Jun 07, 2015
"At 54 years old I decided to finally do something about the end of my nose. I had kind of a bulb thing going on. While I could certainly live with it, if the price was right and the procedure wasn't too inconvenient I considered having it done. I set up an appointment for Thursday and talked with Dr. Gorman after meeting his very friendly staff. He told me it would be a rhinoplasty tip procedure and downtime would be very minimal. He was very easy to talk to and listened to my concerns, answered all my questions to my satisfaction and since I knew someone who had gotten work done by him I felt confident in his skills. We set up the procedure for the following Tuesday and after filling out some paperwork, I showed up on Tuesday morning and was back home early that afternoon. I am eight days into the procedure so there is still swelling but I have to say the results are very pleasing, even with the improvement to follow over the next 3-6 months I'm very happy at this point. There was very little pain, very little swelling and by day 3 I felt ready to resume my normal routine. I'm hesitant to talk about pricing because generally you get what you pay for and finding a surgeon who does the cheapest job isn't always the best way to go in fact it's rarely the best way to go. So I did not select Dr. Gorman based on price, but the cost was extremely reasonable and I thought it was a bargain. So for office staff, bedside manner, skill and the convenience of having the surgery room right next-door to the office I give five stars."- J.B. / Yelp / Sep 29, 2016
"Dr. Haydon did a wonderful job with my nose! I love the way it is healing. I love that it still looks like my nose, only better. Plastic surgery is a leap of faith, in my opinion. And I definitely do not regret it! I trust Dr. Haydon and the Westlake hills surgery center with all my heart!"- J.K. / Facebook / Jan 03, 2017
"A few months ago I got rhinoplasty done with William Gorman and I absolutely love it! He's sooooo amazing! And not to mention the staff there is so sweet and helpful! William Gorman left my nose looking flawless, the nose I always dreamed of!"- V.G. / Google / Jun 19, 2017
"Very happy with my septorhinoplasty! I had a deviated septum from an accident I had as a young child. The fracture had caused me to have significantly reduced breathing on one side and I also had a slight bump that I hated. I was happy with the timing of the surgery, the pricing, Dr. Hayden's bedside manner, and especially with the results post-op."- L.M. / Facebook / Feb 15, 2018
Many surgeons prefer the open rhinoplasty approach during nose surgery because they can gain a better view and better access to the inside of the nose. The incision using this approach is made on the skin between the nostrils or under the nose near the nostrils. Once the incision is made, the skin is moved back to allow access to the internal structures. The incision lines, which heal nicely leaving scars barely visible, are fairly small and usually measure between 2-3 mm.
The closed rhinoplasty technique is used on noses that have features that are easily corrected. It is commonly used when the tip of the nose has good shape and is not too long, too wide, over or under projected. The incision during this approach is not visible after surgery because it is made on the inside of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes around 1-2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will wear a nose splint and will experience bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes. Once the bandages and splint are removed, the nose will look normal, but it may take longer for the bruising to subside completely. It can take up to a full year for the nose to gain its final contour and softness.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
Are Surgery Fears Normal?
Yes, and this fear is always elevated when surgery involves the face. However, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. undergo rhinoplasty each year making it one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. One way to help calm your fears is to make sure you find a reputable and skilled surgeon that has extensive experience with nose surgery.
Will Nose be Broken?
About half of rhinoplasty patients will benefit from a manual nasal fracture during surgery. This planned break allows access to perform certain functions during surgery such as narrowing the width of the nose or correcting an asymmetrical nose. This is a common practice and heals within just a few weeks following surgery.
What is a Nasal Pack?
Nasal packing is the insertion of gauze and/or cotton packs into the nasal chamber after surgery. These are used to control bleeding, but are not necessary 100% of the time. They are generally used if the surgery includes the septum.
Is Surgery the Only Answer?
Noses that are too large or too wide, or have a specific deformity may only be able to be enhanced through nose surgery. However, the look of some noses may be able to be enhanced using an injectable filler such as collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, or fat taken from another part of the body, “injection rhinoplasty” may be an option before resorting to surgery. This is an in-office procedure that can help to soften and camouflage a bump, alter the tip of the nose, and smooth out irregularities.