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A rhinoplasty, or aesthetic nose surgery, reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing size, removing a bump, narrowing the span of the nostrils, changing the angle between the nose and upper lip, or changing the shape of tip or bridge. Rhinoplasty may help to relieve breathing problems (in which case it may be covered by insurance).
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a result that looks natural and blends with the rest of the face. Patients should have realistic expectations and understand this procedure will change the appearance of their face, and must be at least 16 years of age to ensure that the nose is fully developed. Talk to our staff about setting up a consultation with Dr. Wilder.
Your Initial Rhinoplasty Consultation
To find out if you are a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty, you should first consult with Dr. Wilder. During this consultation, you will need to tell Dr. Wilder about your needs and goals for the procedure.
Your personal records require review by Dr. Wilder, and you will be asked about current medications, supplements, allergies, and any recent procedures. Surgeons typically caution against elective operations if you suffer from any bleeding issue or have you get a medical clearance prior to surgery from that physician that treats you for that issue or condition.
A physical evaluation will be carried out, and photos will be taken. If you are being treated for a medical condition, Dr. Wilder may require that you get the physician to give us a written medical clearance prior to your surgery ~ that you are medically cleared /released to proceed with an elective procedure during this COVID-19 pandemic.
In certain cases, in order to achieve optional facial balance, Dr. Wilder suggests the option to also do a chin augmentation at the same time as a rhinoplasty.
You must stop using ibuprofen or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for a couple of weeks before surgery and a week after the surgery. The blood-clotting cycle slows down as a result of these drugs, which can increase bleeding during surgery.
Smokers often experience complications while recovery from surgical procedures, since tobacco impedes and delays the healing process. Nicotine blocks the blood flow, which leads to very little oxygen and blood supply to the tissues. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least thirty days before surgery and at least thirty days after surgery.
The cost of a rhinoplasty can vary according to what specifically is being addressed by the surgery. Some patients do not require or desire a full rhinoplasty. Their concerns might be addressed by simply doing a Tip Rhinoplasty. The way to know exactly what the cost for your rhinoplasty is to come in for a consultation with Dr.Wilder so that he can properly evaluate and recommend the optimal procedure for you.
“The year I was turning 60, I needed a “lift” no pun intended. I had never liked my profile and wanted to do a rhinoplasty. I was a previous patient of Dr. Wilder’s, and had asked him for years to do my upper eyelids, but he kept saying there was not enough skin to remove. He finally said there was enough to remove and I could do the upper blepharoplasty with my rhinoplasty. I could not be more pleased with my result! I am very conservative and did not want to have a “surgery look” and knew that Dr. Wilder was the right surgeon for me. I had seen his results, but the funny thing is that my mom and 3 siblings are all unaware that I did anything! It was big change for me, but I truly love that no one in my life that I didn’t choose to tell, knows I did anything! They all just think I am aging well.”
Contact Us to Learn More
To find out more about rhinoplasty in Austin, contact our office today and set up a consultation with Dr. Wilder.