An Experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon Can Improve the Proportions of Your Nose
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, you may benefit from rhinoplasty, a procedure commonly referred to as a “nose job.” Dr. Peter Fisher is a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon in San Antonio, TX. He uses the latest treatment methods, and he will customize your surgery according to your features and cosmetic goals. At San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center, he can improve disproportionate or misshapen nasal tissue through rhinoplasty, giving your entire face a more symmetrical look. The treatment can dramatically enhance your appearance and increase your sense of self-confidence.
Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an effective treatment in addressing a range of cosmetic issues such as:
- A bump or indentation on the bridge of your nose
- Overly flared nostrils
- A bulbous or long nasal tip
- Asymmetry or a disproportionate size
- A crooked nose after facial trauma
To be considered for rhinoplasty, you should be in generally good health with no conditions that could compromise healing. In addition, if you are a smoker, you should be willing to quit before your surgery and during recovery to improve healing and limit complications.
What Should You Expect during Rhinoplasty?
Because rhinoplasty can address such a variety of concerns, the treatment methods vary significantly. No matter the specific protocol, Dr. Fisher will perform your surgery under general anesthesia. During closed rhinoplasty, he will make tiny incisions inside your nose. If you have an open rhinoplasty, he will create the incisions across your columella (the cartilage between your nostrils). In this case, scarring will be virtually invisible thanks to Dr. Fisher’s precise techniques.
Through the incisions, Dr. Fisher may remove soft or hard tissue. For example, if you wish to address flaring nostrils, he may eliminate a wedge of tissue from the outside corners of your nose. If you have a bump on the ridge of your nose, he may remove a small amount of bone. Some types of nose jobs involve tissue grafting. For instance, if you have an indentation on the bridge of your nose, Dr. Fisher may fill in the area with your own bone, that of a donor, or a synthetic material. If needed, he can also perform a soft tissue graft. Many patients choose to undergo a rhinoplasty at the same time as other facial surgeries to achieve a more dramatic result.
"Dr. Fisher can help you determine whether a rhinoplasty can help you achieve your cosmetic or health goals. He will always work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your unique needs."
Recovery from Nose Surgery
After rhinoplasty, you should expect your recovery to take several weeks. For the first several days, you will need to wear a splint and sleep with your head elevated. You should also eat a soft diet and avoid activities that could jar your nose. Dr. Fisher will prescribe medications to help keep discomfort and swelling to a minimum.
You can typically return to work and most of your regular activities within two weeks. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise until Dr. Fisher gives his approval. Most swelling will subside after the first few weeks and you will begin to notice the results of your treatment. Nevertheless, it could take up to a year for your nose to stabilize completely. Once it does, you will enjoy a thoroughly enhanced look and increased confidence. Your resulting boost of self-esteem could impact many aspects of your life, including your professional and social interactions.
Contact Your San Antonio Rhinoplasty Surgeon Today
If you want to enhance your nose and overall facial appearance, call our office at (210) 616-0798 or contact us online to find out if rhinoplasty is right for you. Dr. Fisher can help you determine whether a rhinoplasty can help you achieve your cosmetic or health goals. He will always work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your unique needs.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi