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Differences Between Female and Male Rhinoplasties

Men and women in San Antonio are looking into rhinoplasties, or nose jobs.  While each rhinoplasty is individualized for each patient, regardless of sex, there are some general considerations to consider when doing a rhinoplasty from the gender perspective.  I should clarify these issues I will discuss relate to cosmetic surgery.  With respect to aRead More

Non surgical alternative to rhinoplasty

Your nose is a key central feature of your face and major determinant of your attractiveness.  Don’t be discouraged if you feel your nose is not as attractive as you like, as so many people have various nasal deformities—whether they be due to family genes (“I got my father’s nose.”) or from trauma.   TheRead More

Rhinoplasty for Men

Men comprise a large portion of my rhinoplasty practice. While some also want cosmetic changes, the majority of men looking for rhinoplasty want to breathe better. It’s not uncommon for men to complain of nasal obstruction. Many give a history of nasal trauma—typically from sport injuries or from fights. While these injuries certainly can resultRead More

Why is Nasal Function Important in Rhinoplasty?

Improving your nasal appearance may be your primary goal in wanting a rhinoplasty, but don’t forget it’s also very important to remember that maintaining (or in same cases improving) proper nasal function is equally important. It’s hard to enjoy a beautiful nose if you can’t breathe. In fact, the inability to breathe can be quiteRead More

Asian vs. Western Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasties are just as popular with Asians as with Western ethnic groups. The same unhappiness with appearance (crooked nose, dorsal hump, bulbous tips, etc) occur in Asians like in other races. In addition, many may also have trouble breathing and a rhinoplasty may be the answer to improve function. While the basic evaluation and techniquesRead More

3 Ways To Improve Your Recovery After Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Post-Op Care The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty is a major decision, one filled with anxiety. This is understandable. After all, you’re about to have one of the most defining features of your face—your nose—cut on. You want to be sure your surgery goes well and that you heal quickly. What many patients worryRead More

Rhinoplasty- Mastering the most complex surgery

I’m here in Orlando attending the Advances in Rhinoplasty course, which prompted me to think about why I wanted to attend.  It’s almost unanimously felt by all facial plastic and plastic surgeons that rhinoplasty is the most complex surgery in our field.  Every nose is different.  Meticulous attention to detail, surgical finesse, and intimate knowledgeRead More

Facial Plastic Surgeons vs. Plastic Surgeons

If you’re considering getting plastic surgery for your face, you will discover there are a lot of choices for surgeons. The most common consideration will likely be plastic surgeons. Most people tend to think plastic surgeons because that is who they think of for all things related to cosmetic surgery. That’s understandable. The popularity ofRead More

Am I Too Old for a Nose Job?

Recently, a topic of public interest has been kids getting plastic surgery. I have commented on pediatric rhinoplasty in past blogs and recently gave an interview discussing plastic surgery for kids. However, a less common question has been can one be too old for a rhinoplasty procedure? It makes sense that many cosmetic and otherRead More