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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 facial plastic surgeons in Austin specializing in Rhinoplasty. Her precision, keen eye for facial balance, and advanced surgical technique make her the ideal surgeon to perform custom nasal reshaping.

Dr. Victoria Givens

The Natural 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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A Nose that Fits your Face

Recovery after Rhinoplasty in Austin, TX

A rhinoplasty 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.

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

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.

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.

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