Rhinoplasty Surgery Dallas

Creating the right proportion to balance facial features is the focal point of any rhinoplasty. Dallas patients with a bulbous nose often want to achieve this by:

  • Reducing the width of their nose.
  • Shaping the tip of their nose.
  • Extending the tip of their nose.

In some cases, even a slight change can drastically improve your nose and the overall appearance of your face. Your facial plastic surgeon will review possible treatment options and guide you through a consultation to determine the best approach to your rhinoplasty.

How Will Rhinoplasty Fix My Bulbous Nose?

The tip of your nose is made of cartilage, tissue, and skin. Dallas patients who want to fix the bulbous tip of their nose can have a number of different procedures depending on the:

  • Desired result: Shape, size, and width of your nose.
  • Overall appearance: Your nose should strengthen and enhance other facial features. The optimal size will vary based on the patient.
  • Problem addressed: Having a bulbous nasal tip can mean a variety of things. Each patient will require a unique approach that suits the individual situation.

During a consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and receive answers to questions that you have about your rhinoplasty. You should always go in for a consultation before deciding on the facial plastic surgeon that’s right for you.

Our Approach

The techniques we use at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center are tailored to each patient’s needs. Cartilage can be added for patients who feel that their noses are too flat. Excess tissue can be removed from the nose if a patient finds a nose is too wide. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to find out more about how we can help you.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Rhinoplasty Dallas

Rhinoplasty, or nasal surgery, involves reshaping the nose for either functional or cosmetic reasons. After surgery, most Dallas patients will need to wear a nasal splint and dressing to keep their nose in the right position for healing.

The Effect of Your Nasal Dressings on Sleeping Position

Dallas patients who undergo rhinoplasty often ask if a certain sleeping position will affect their result out of fear of jeopardizing their results. While it does help you to some extent, there is no evidence that changing position will affect your outcome. At least, not noticeably.

It Helps to Sleep on Your Back

Sleeping with your head propped up on pillows can help reduce swelling and relieve any congestion that you’re experiencing after rhinoplasty surgery. Most patients benefit from sleeping on their backs because they breathe better – similar to the way that it helps to prop yourself up with pillows when you have a cold. Sleeping propped up also prevents blood from collecting and causing your nose to bruise and swell.

If You Roll Over Your Rhinoplasty Results Will Not be Ruined

The point of a surgical dressing and nasal splint after rhinoplasty is to protect your nose from shifting while it heals. While you may feel uncomfortable if you turn to your side or stomach while you sleep, it is very unlikely to affect the results of your rhinoplasty. Even if you wake up with your nose pressed against the pillow.

The only downside is that you may experience more swelling and bruising, and more discomfort, as you heal. So when you go to sleep, try to stay on your back but don’t worry if you wake up in a different position.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures for teenagers. A safe and effective way to permanently reshape the nose, adolescents as young as 15 or 16 can safely undergo rhinoplasty. The reason for this age limitation is simple: that’s when your nose stops growing.

Can Older Patients Get Rhinoplasty?

Although it is common for older teenagers to undergo rhinoplasty, anyone can get this procedure as long as they are in good health. Dallas patients come in for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Facial trauma. Getting hit by an object or a car accident are two of the main causes of nasal trauma. The nose can break with relatively little force and may look differently after healing.
  • Treatment for deviated septum. Patients with a deviated septum may not experience relief with oral medication or nasal sprays. Over time, breathing problems can worsen and require a septoplasty to center the septum.
  • Changes related to aging. Like other parts of the body, your nose changes shape as you age. Large pores, age spots, and a drooping tip are all telltale signs of aging.

Dr. Bassichis is double board-certified as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) with years of experience performing rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and combined procedures. He approaches each nasal surgery from an aesthetic and functional perspective to improve aesthetic appearance and breathing when needed.

Rhinoplasty for Aging Nose

It’s normal for your nose to droop and develop age spots as you grow older. What surprises many older Dallas patients is how much lifting the nasal tip can change their appearance. By raising a droopy tip, injecting fat or filler into the nose, and performing laser treatments, patients can rejuvenate their face and help balance other features.

To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Bassichis, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.

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Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgery

Ask any facial plastic surgeon, like Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis, who is double boarded in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat Surgery), and he will tell you that rhinoplasty surgery, or a nose job, varies greatly from patient to patient. In fact, most doctors will tell you, of all their hundreds or thousands of nose job patients, they’ve never done the exact same rhinoplasty surgery twice. So, the answer to “Is it necessary to reshape or break the nasal bone during rhinoplasty surgery?” all depends on what type of rhinoplasty surgery you are having, and what type of results are you expecting.

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty surgery, or a nose job, is typically a cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of the nose. Many people undergo rhinoplasty surgery to narrow or widen a nose, remove a nasal hump or fix a crooked nose. But, there may be functional reasons to undergo rhinoplasty surgery, too. Patients in Dallas with a deviated septum, or who are chronically stuffy, have severe nasal drip, have a birth defect or have suffered nasal trauma in the past and have breathing troubles, may elect to have functional nasal surgery to repair that damage and make it easier to breathe. While cosmetic nasal surgery is an out of pocket expense, you may be able to be reimbursed by your medical insurance for some forms of functional rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery can involve a number of surgical elements. It can include the shaving, removal or breaking of the nasal bone (the latter of which is called lateral osteotomy); the removal or addition of cartilage; or adding synthetic tissues. Which procedures Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center will choose for your rhinoplasty surgery will depend on your unique case and desired results.

Why Would My Doctor Need to Reshape My Nasal Bone or Break My Nose?

There are many reasons that Dallas Dr. Bassichis may need to reshape your nasal bone or perform lateral osteotomy. First, is to remove a nasal hump. When removing a nasal hump, the hump portion of the nasal bone is typically shaved down, and then breaking of the nose may be necessary to narrow the nasal bone and close the “open roof” that is created by the shaving procedure of the hump reduction. Often when removing a nasal hump, if the nasal bone isn’t broken, the resulting nose will appear too wide. Second, a nasal bone may be shaved or broken to narrow down a wide nose. Finally, lateral osteotomy may be performed to fix a crooked nose, so the nasal bone can be realigned into a straight line, giving you a more pleasing aesthetic appearance.

When is Reshaping My Nasal Bone Not Necessary During Rhinoplasty Surgery?

As we’ve mentioned before, no two rhinoplasty surgeries are alike. Just because you are having rhinoplasty surgery, doesn’t mean that you will need to have your nasal bone reshaped, shaved or broken. In fact, if you are having tip work done alone, which includes your cartilage, or are having uneven nostrils either widened, narrowed or made more symmetrical, no nasal bone work is even needed.

I Want Rhinoplasty Surgery. What are My Next Steps?

If you’re ready for rhinoplasty surgery, you should call Dr. Bassichis in his Dallas office for a consultation at (972) 774-1777. During your consultation, Dr. Bassichis will listen to what bothers you about your nose and make sure that you have realistic expectations for rhinoplasty surgery.

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Dallas Rhinoplasty Surgery

Many people with nasal allergies wonder if a rhinoplasty, or nose job, as it is commonly called, will improve or eradicate their allergies. While Rhinoplasty itself is not a surgical option for curing nasal allergies, if you have rhinoplasty performed by a double board certified plastic surgeon in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery), like Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, you may find that functional changes to the nose may make it easier to breathe. Read on as Dallas surgeon Dr. Bassichis explains what rhinoplasty is, the cosmetic and functional benefits of rhinoplasty and how this surgery may or may not affect your allergies.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery to improve the shape of the nose, its function or both. There are two types of incision options for rhinoplasty; with a closed procedure, incisions are hidden inside the nose; with an open procedure, an incision is made on the columella (the part of the nose that separates your two nostrils). Whichever incision type your plastic surgeon chooses, these incisions allow for the nose skin and cartilages to be gently raised, which ultimately results in the reshaping and sculpting of the nose to your pre-selected, desired look.

What are the Cosmetic Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?

There are several cosmetic benefits to a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasties can correct:

  • An oversized nose by removing bone and cartilage.
  • A hump on the bridge of your nose, by gently rasping down the hump.
  • The nasal tip, by changing the arched lower lateral cartilages.
  • Nostrils that are large or wide, by focusing on reshaping your nasal symmetry.
  • Your overall facial look, by providing you with a nose that is proportional to the rest of your facial features.

Ultimately, the cosmetic goals of a rhinoplasty are to give you balance and harmony on your face and your profile.

What are the Functional Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?

In addition to the aesthetic benefits of a rhinoplasty, there are functional benefits to the surgery, too. A rhinoplasty can correct issues that lead to breathing problems – such as a deviated septum and chronic stuffiness – and even post-nasal drip and snoring. If you are getting rhinoplasty for functional benefits to improve your breathing, it’s possible that your medical insurance may reimburse you for some of the cost per surgery.

Is a Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

If you are looking to correct the cosmetic and functional aspects of your nose to improve your facial look and breathing, you are probably wondering if rhinoplasty surgery is right for you. Before you schedule a rhinoplasty with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis, it’s important that you have realistic expectations of what the surgery can and can’t do. While the surgery can give harmony to your face and improve breathing issues, it cannot cure allergies. Also, while Dr. Bassichis’ computer generated results can give you an idea of what your new nose will look like, it’s important to remember that your results may vary. In addition to having these realistic expectations, rhinoplasty candidates must:

  • Be in good medical and psychological health.
  • Have completed facial growth, meaning that a rhinoplasty is not ideal for young children.
  • Be a non-smoker, or willing to quit at least two weeks before and two weeks after your surgery, so as not to complicate the procedure or your recovery time.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re considering a rhinoplasty for cosmetic and/or functional issues, you should schedule a consultation with Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis. Call his Dallas office today at (972) 774-1777.

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Rhinoplasty Surgery Dallas

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for physical health, and sleep apnea is one of the leading causes for interrupted sleep. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that obstructs one’s breathing during sleep and produces symptoms such as:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up from deep sleep
  • Pause in breathing
  • Exhaustion after a full night’s sleep

In its worst form, sleep apnea is a condition that threatens the lives of many Dallas patients. Septoplasty is the most effective and permanent way to stop the symptoms from affecting their quality of life.

How Septoplasty Can Cure Sleep Apnea

There are numerous types of sleep apnea, and septoplasty is one of the few procedures that can cure it for good. If a patient’s sleep apnea is caused by a nasal obstruction in one of the three key areas of their nose, then plastic surgery can help alleviate symptoms to the point where they almost completely disappear. These three areas are:

  • Septum: Separating the right and left sides with a wall of bone and tissue, if the septum is skewed off-center then it has the potential to cause breathing trouble. A septoplasty can adjust the position of the nasal septum, eliminating the cause of sleep apnea.
  • Turbinates: On the bottom left and right of the nostrils, the areas of tissue that flare out to the side are called turbinates. When too large, they can prevent airflow and lead to sleep apnea. A septoplasty reduces the size of the turbinates, restoring a normal flow of air and reducing the chances of developing sleep apnea.
  • Nasal valve: The upper bridge of a nose that narrows significantly is known as the nasal valve. When the nasal valve is too narrow, air cannot pass through and breathing is obstructed. A plastic surgeon can use cartilage to rebuild the nasal valve so that air can pass unobstructed.

During a consultation, Dr. Bassichis will explain the method of surgery recommended for your form of sleep apnea. In some cases a combination of these procedures will be used to remove all breathing obstructions for increased patient comfort.

Healing from a Septoplasty

The standard recovery time for a septoplasty is a few weeks. It is especially important to rest during this time and anticipate spending at least a week home from work, while sticking to mild activity. This will reduce the chances of swelling or any complications from arising after surgery. It will also give the best opportunity for the nose to heal without risking damage to this site.

To alleviate the discomfort from surgery, Dr. Bassichis recommends:

  • Taking medication as directed.
  • Holding off on strenuous physical activities such as running or sports for an average of two weeks.
  • Applying ice or frozen peas to the area around your nose to reduce swelling and minimize bruising.

After a few weeks it will be difficult to tell that you’ve even had surgery, however a full recovery from surgery can take up to a year.

To schedule your septoplasty surgery, call our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to get started with a consultation

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When the bones and cartilage that form one’s nose are broken, such as in an accident or though contact during sports, they sustain a nasal fracture that can affect both the way they breathe and look. To prevent more severe consequences of a nasal fracture, it’s important to seek immediate medical assistance from a primary care physician or the emergency room. This care will allow timely surgical treatment to be received in the form of a rhinoplasty from a qualified facial plastic surgeon if the nose does not heal properly.

What a Rhinoplasty Can Correct

The black eyes and swelling that come with a nasal fracture will heal in time, but the only way to improve breathing and appearance is through a rhinoplasty. Dallas patients seek treatment from Dr. Bassichis after receiving treatment from their primary care doctor.

During the consultation, Dr. Bassichis will review what changes need to be made, and he will also:

  • Use photos prior to the nasal fracture as a template for surgery.
  • Set expectations for the final result of the rhinoplasty.
  • Outline the benefits and risks of the procedure.

The goal of a rhinoplasty after a nasal fracture is to get the nose back to the way prior to the injury, breathing and looking back to normal.

Causes of Impaired Breathing

Depending on how the nose breaks, there are a few different ways to correct the appearance and function of it. In most cases, breathing trouble is either caused by:

  • Deviated septum: Facial trauma causes the septum to get pushed off center and create trouble breathing due to blockage.
  • Nasal valve: When this area of the nose becomes too narrow, as in some patients who sustain nasal fractures, breathing through it can become difficult.

Both of these problems stem from a defect in the internal structure of the nose and are remedied with an open rhinoplasty. This allows Dr. Bassichis to view the entire nasal cavity and repair the damage caused by a nasal fracture.

Restoring Your Appearance with Rhinoplasty

While there is some cosmetic benefit to repairing nasal structures related to breathing, many Dallas patients require additional attention to the cosmetic aspect of their broken nose. A few of the problems corrected with a rhinoplasty include:

  • Crookedness: Usually affects their ability to breathe as well as making the nose appear off-center.
  • Cartilage loss: If the nose was broken badly, it is possible to lose cartilage and even bone. This lack of structure changes the appearance of the nose and can be corrected by grafting new cartilage to the area.

Dr. Bassichis provides Dallas patients with treatment adapted to their precise problems, restoring the nose back to the way it was prior to the nasal fracture.

On the Importance of Immediate Treatment

After sustaining a nasal fracture, it is imperative for patients to seek treatment immediately. In many cases, a primary care physician will prevent worsening damage and plastic surgery may not even be necessary. However, if they delay treatment, it can leave them waiting months for surgery to return their nose back to normal.

If you need plastic surgery for your nasal fracture, contact our Dallas office at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation today.

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