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Redefine and reshape your nose with surgery (rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job” is one of the most performed plastic surgery procedures. It can create a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance with a more refined nose. When considering changing the shape, size, or contour of the nose, it is important to have it done with an experienced surgeon. Dr. Scott Farber is an industry leader specializing in face and neck procedures and highly experienced in rhinoplasty. 

Why choose Hill Country Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Farber is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who uses only the most advanced techniques. He consistently achieves superior results, setting the standard for plastic surgeons in the field. Dr. Farber is fellowship-trained in aesthetic and reconstructive craniomaxillofacial surgery, and his years of training and experience have made him an expert in his field. He understands the importance of delivering patients results that exceed their expectations, and he takes great pride in his work. Because every face is unique, every nose reshaping procedure is fully customized for the individual. 

Why do I need to ensure my rhinoplasty is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon?

The key to a beautiful and natural-looking nose job is careful analysis, communication, and attention to detail. It is important that you choose a plastic surgeon who has the technical expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals with nose surgery (rhinoplasty). At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, Dr. Farber will improve the appearance of your nose and correct any breathing issues, if present. Every nose is completely different, and every patient requires a customized approach to achieving their goals. Dr. Farber employs the most advanced techniques to ensure your new nose is stable, balanced, and suits your other features.

What are some problems that can be corrected by nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?

  • Bulbous nose tip
  • Nasal hump
  • Droopy nose tip
  • Pinched nose tip
  • Crooked nose shape
  • Wide or long nostrils
  • Flat nose bridge
  • Wide nose bridge
  • Impaired breathing function
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What improvements can nose surgery (rhinoplasty) make?

  • Remove the hump
  • Straighten the nose
  • Straighten the septum to allow for improved breathing
  • Contour the nostrils by changing their shape
  • Reduce the size of the nose
  • Improving the shape of the tip, base, or dorsum of the nose
  • Improve the angle between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose

How is nose surgery (rhinoplasty) performed?

Your Initial consultation with Dr. Farber will establish exactly what you want your new nose to look like. It is important that you discuss with Dr. Farber exactly what features you do not like about your nose, so he can create a tailored plan to give you the results you desire! Dr. Farber will carefully examine the external appearance and internal structures of the nose. This will allow him to create a plan that maximizes safety and efficiency, as well as cosmetic and functional results.

How will my nose shape be corrected?

Reshaping the nose involves meticulous technique performed by an experienced surgeon very familiar with the face and its delicate features. Dr. Farber will ensure that your surgery will address your ideal nose size that suits your anatomy. By making a small incision on your columella, and inside your nose, Dr. Farber can access the underlying structure of the nose to correct it. On occasion, cartilage grafts may be needed to support the new shape. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you can expect to go home after surgery.

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What to expect during my consultation visit?

Prior to your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the terms we will be using during our discussion. During your initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery:

  • We will discuss your concerns and goals before recommending treatment options that are tailored specifically to your needs.
  • Once we identify your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss all treatment options that are available to you. 
  • Every patient is unique, and we will develop a tailored surgical plan that addresses your specific goals. 
  • In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other important details such as your family breast cancer history.
  • It is very important that we obtain accurate information in all areas, as it may impact the outcome of your surgery. 
  • If you have any prior breast imaging, please send it to the office prior to your appointment.
  • While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning for your surgery. 
  • Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation or during your pre-operative visit.

What should I expect after my consultation?

  • You will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery. If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you.
  • If you have questions after your appointment, you can contact our office or message us through the patient portal. Some patients will require medical clearance from their primary care physician or a specialist or additional tests before undergoing surgery.
  • Once you have determined that you would like to have surgery and have completed any clearances and tests that were requested, contact our office at (210) 658-3555 to schedule a pre-operative appointment with one of our surgeons.
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When will my follow up appointment be scheduled?

Your follow up appointment will be scheduled at your pre-operative appointment before surgery. If you need to change your appointment time or date, please contact our clinic at (210) 658-3555. The surgeon may adjust any of the above guidelines and instructions based on the patient and type of surgery performed.

Limitation, risks, complications

Risks of the procedure include risks of anesthesia, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, opening of the incision, widened scarring, numbness on the abdominal wall, skin discoloration, recurrent looseness of skin, deep fat may die (fat necrosis), deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, asymmetry, need for revisions, persistent pain.

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Rhinoplasty FAQ

What can I expect after rhinoplasty (nose job)?

How much does a rhinoplasty (nose job) cost?

Will my nose need to be broken?

Can I see the results right away?

Are there any other procedures that may complement a rhinoplasty (nose job)?

What can I expect after rhinoplasty (nose job)?

Following nose surgery in San Antonio, your nose will be splinted for about a week to stabilize it and support proper healing. During the first week, most of the visible bruising should resolve. You can expect to return to work, school, or your usual activities in about 1 week. The main swelling typically subsides in a few weeks.

How much does a rhinoplasty (nose job) cost?

The cost of a rhinoplasty (nose job) varies from patient to patient. All noses are different, and some need more correction than others. It is recommended that you come in to see Dr. Farber to get your customized rhinoplasty consultation.

Will my nose need to be broken?

Not every rhinoplasty (nose job) requires breaking the bones, however it all depends on the shape you start with and the shape you want to achieve. A consultation with Dr. Farber can clarify if you need this during your procedure.

Can I see the results right away?

For drastic corrections, yes you will see the changes as soon as the splint is removed. For the finer corrections to the tip, for example, your nose shape will continue to improve as swelling continues to subside for up to a year.

Are there any other procedures that may complement a rhinoplasty (nose job)?

Ear surgery, facial implants, and chin augmentation can all complement the changes made during a rhinoplasty. Careful evaluation of your facial features can help determine if you may be a candidate and benefit from any of these additional procedures.

Interested?

Are you interested in learning more about this procedure? To schedule a consultation, please contact us. Hill Country Plastic Surgery is the premier plastic surgery center in the San Antonio area, and our friendly team members are here to help you and will reach out promptly.

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