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What is a Rhinoplasty?

Balanced facial features define beauty. When the nasal structure is disproportionate, attention is drawn away from the brilliance of other features. Rhinoplasty is a unique and very delicate procedure that requires the attention of a surgeon who routinely performs this surgery to restore facial harmony. Dr. Givens is among the most accomplished board-certified facial plastic surgeons specializing in Rhinoplasty in Austin. Her precision, keen eye for facial balance, and advanced surgical technique make her the ideal surgeon to perform custom nasal reshaping.

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The Natural Austin Nose Job Technique

A rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a customized surgery, with no two procedures alike. The first step in planning a successful treatment is a private consultation with Dr. Givens to discuss your personal vision for your nose surgery in Austin and determine which surgical approach is right for you.

  • Open Rhinoplasty: In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made on the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils) in an upside down V-shaped pattern to minimize scar visibility. All other incisions are made within the nose. Dr. Givens commonly utilizes the open approach to correct marked tip deformities, significant overprojection or nasal trauma, and extensive revision surgery.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: In a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made within the nasal structure leaving no external scar. This surgical approach is advantageous for cases in which less comprehensive changes to the nasal structure are required and/or when the goal of surgery is to improve anatomic nasal airway obstruction.

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Recovery after Rhinoplasty in Austin, TX

A rhinoplasty in Austin, at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery, is an individually tailored surgery that creates more harmonious facial balance and beauty by reshaping and supporting the nasal structure. While each patient will have a unique experience, Dr. Givens has found that those who educate themselves before surgery and follow her post-operative care instructions usually have the easiest recoveries and the best outcomes.

Your external nasal splint will be removed from the nasal bridge one week after surgery, and the majority of bruising and swelling will resolve within two weeks. While it is normal to feel impatient while waiting for your final nasal reshaping result, remember that same day surgery does not equal same day recovery! You should allow yourself extra rest, a nutritious diet to promote healing, and avoid stress during the healing process.

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Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Men or women who would like to improve the shape, size, and aesthetic look of their nose are candidates for rhinoplasty. Those who are looking to improve functional aspects of their nose, such as a deviated septum, are also candidates for rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Are in good health physically and mentally
  • Do not have serious medical concerns
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Do not take or can safely stop taking blood-thinning medications
  • Have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved with rhinoplasty 
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The Benefits of a Rhinoplasty

Issues Addressed with a Rhinoplasty

  • A nasal structure that is too large, small, wide, narrow, or long
  • A crooked or previously broken nose
  • A nasal bridge that is too high or low
  • A hump on the nasal bridge
  • A bulbous, hanging, short, upturned, or asymmetric nasal tip
  • Wide, flared, pinched, or asymmetric nostrils
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose

Benefits Achieved with a Rhinoplasty 

  • A nasal structure in balance with the face
  • Enhanced symmetry of nose
  • Improved nasal bridge, tip, and/or nostril definition
  • Elegant, refinement of the nasal bridge after hump removal
  • Restored ability to breathe through the nose
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence

How is a Rhinoplasty Performed?

A Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to both improve appearance and restore nasal patency. The secret behind this innovative technique is the placement of well-hidden nasal incisions and delicate remodeling of bone and cartilage. 

To achieve a naturally balanced result, Dr. Givens utilizes a series of sequential steps to restore the nasal anatomy, enhance symmetry, and improve breathing. Nasal reshaping surgery can be performed simultaneously many facial restoration procedures including facial contouring, skin rejuvenation, revision and repair procedures, and non-surgical maintenance.

When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality. From your first consultation to the final reveal, Dr. Givens invests her time and resources into learning about you, understanding your aesthetic goals, and developing a personalized plan and customized approach tailored specifically to your individual needs.

What does Recovery Entail?

Preparation for recovery after receiving a rhinoplasty in Austin, begins at your one-on-one initial consultation with Dr. Givens. While recovery after a Rhinoplasty is generally about 1-2 weeks, this may vary depending on a patient’s innate healing abilities and the extent of work performed. 

Givens Facial Plastic Surgery provides all surgical candidates with a Surgery & Post-Treatment Care Book pertaining to the individual procedures chosen. Each book provides a detailed aftercare plan based on prior patient experiences and commonly asked questions. Topics of discussion include recommended post-surgery items to purchase, postoperative care and cleaning instructions, a 30-day recovery guide, and a timeline for return to normal activities including bathing, beauty care, exercise, work, and things to avoid. 

It is highly recommended that you and your caretaker read this packet SEVERAL times BEFORE surgery to adequately prepare for the recovery process. Those who follow these instructions faithfully generally have the smoothest postoperative course and proper healing.

What is a Revision Rhinoplasty?

A revision rhinoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure that addresses new or persistent imperfections of the nasal appearance and breathing issues after a failed initial nasal reshaping procedure. This very procedure is among the most delicate and challenging of all facial surgeries. A revision rhinoplasty requires expert technique skills and a comprehensive understanding of complex nasal anatomy. Having achieved the respect of the aesthetic industry, Dr. Givens is among the most accomplished rhinoplasty surgeons practicing in the greater Austin area and beyond. 

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"Dr. Givens performed my revision rhinoplasty/septoplasty, as well as a revision chin implant, in 2020. I knew immediately she was the right choice for these complicated surgeries. She asked the right questions and was very thorough in documenting our conversations. She was a good and compassionate listener as well as a great communicator. She prepared me for what to expect every step of the way and there were no surprises."

Mindy

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The Art of Nasal Reshaping with Dr. Victoria Givens

A rhinoplasty is widely respected among surgeons as one of the most challenging facial surgeries to perform. It requires advanced surgical skills, a complete understanding of complex nasal anatomy, an artistic eye for balance and structural support, and the ability to envision how the nose will appear after surgery. If you are considering undergoing a rhinoplasty, your choice of surgeon could not be more critical. Dr. Givens is a top female facial plastic surgeon who has garnered a reputation for excellence in nasal reshaping in Austin. Her comprehensive evaluation and customized treatment plan will enhance your natural facial beauty and create a refined, elegant result.

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FAQ

Can a Rhinoplasty improve my breathing?

A rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to enhance appearance and restore function. A septoplasty straightens septal deviation within the nose and improves breathing. Together, a septorhinoplasty enhances the outer appearance and inner structure of the nose while increasing overall nasal patency.

How long does it take to achieve a final result after a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is performed to create a nasal shape that balances well with your facial features and demonstrates your natural beauty. To achieve this, the nasal structure must be meticulously altered and reshaped to not only enhance appearance but also support the underlying anatomy to last a lifetime. While it takes a minimum of six months for the majority of nasal swelling to resolve, it will take at least a full year for the nose to reach its final contour. In cases that involve significant tip correction, inherently thick nasal skin, or extensive revision surgery, full results may take up to two years.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A RHINOPLASTY IN AUSTIN?

The cost of a rhinoplasty in Austin at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery is variable and depends on individual patient anatomy, complexity of the case, and whether or not other adjunctive aesthetic procedures will be performed simultaneously. Rather than focus on a specific number, you should concentrate on selecting a surgeon with significant experience and whom you trust to give you the results you desire. A detailed quote that includes all necessary fees will be provided during your private consultation with Dr. Givens.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PERFORM A RHINOPLASTY?

The time required to perform a rhinoplasty is based on surgeon experience, operative technique, and complexity of patient anatomy. Additional time may be required if your procedure is performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments. When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality.

At what age can I undergo a Rhinoplasty?

There is no ideal age to have a rhinoplasty. However, a comprehensive medical assessment and physical evaluation with Dr. Givens is required if you are considering a nose job in Austin. While it is Dr. Givens’ preference to perform significant nasal reshaping post-puberty, there are exceptions to this rule and the decision to undergo surgery is case dependent.

How successful is Revision Rhinoplasty surgery?

Most of the time, an experienced surgeon can produce long-lasting results that both of you are pleased with—often for several decades. However, even in the most experienced hands, there are no guarantees in surgery. Dr. Givens’ approach to success begins with a private consultation to physically examine your nasal structure and ultimately understand your concerns prior to developing a customized treatment plan.

How soon can I undergo a Revision Rhinoplasty, and is it more expensive than a Primary Rhinoplasty?

While Dr. Givens is empathetic to your concerns and needs, she will not schedule a revision rhinoplasty in Austin for at least six months from the date of your first surgery and more likely closer to a full year unless absolutely necessary. It is imperative to allow for most if not all of the post-operative swelling and inflammation to resolve prior to further operation. A revision surgery is often more expensive than a primary rhinoplasty as repair and restoration procedures are usually very time-consuming and much more complex.

Will I need a Revision Rhinoplasty if I break my nose after my first nasal reshaping surgery?

Trauma to the nose affects each patient differently. As a result, there is no guarantee as to if you will need further treatment. However, you should notify Dr. Givens if you do incur a traumatic incident after your initial reshaping procedure to address the issue and discuss future treatment options.

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