Cosmetic nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to change the shape and structure of a patient’s nose. Dr. McGee can increase or decrease the size and shape of your nose depending on your vision and goals. We can correct humps, bumps, crooked shapes and other irregularities in you nasal shape by altering the tip, slope or altering the appearance of your nostrils. Dr. McGee can also correct certain breathing problems related to the internal nasal structures.
Candidates for Rhinoplasty
We perform rhinoplasties most commonly on men and women under age 35, although it can be performed on people of any age. Assuming you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for having your nose reshaped. We sometimes perform rhinoplasty to correct aging changes of the nose such as a drooping tip in conjunction with a facelift, blepharoplasty or brow lift.
Nose Job Techniques
Dr. McGee uses a variety of techniques to reshape your nose. The appropriate techniques will depend largely on the goals established before surgery. In many instances, all of the incisions will be placed inside your nose so that there will be no external scarring at all. If you want to narrow the base of your nose or reduce the size of your nostrils, he will remove small wedges of skin at the base of your nostrils. While these incisions may be external, Dr. McGee is adept at hiding them in the natural crease where your nostril joins your cheek.
Fortunately, significant complications from rhinoplasty are infrequent. We will discuss all the risks and potential complications with you in your consultation. However, we have many happy rhinoplasty patients in the greater Round Rock area and can give you referrals.