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6 Biggest Rhinoplasty Risks

Rhinoplasty, or nose job, continues to be the number one facial cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. This frequency means the public should be aware of risks, and the 6 biggest risks from a rhinoplasty was recently highlighted in an article from Realself. Since rhinoplasty is the most common surgery I perform, I thoughtRead More

Am I Too Old for a Nose Job?

A topic of public interest has been kids getting plastic surgery. I have commented on pediatric rhinoplasty in past blogs , but a less common question has been can one be too old for a rhinoplasty? It’s become commonly accepted that many cosmetic and other elective surgeries are done when we’re younger, so that weRead More

Booking a Rhinoplasty for a Teenager: What You Should Know

A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is the most common cosmetic procedure requested in my practice.  Whether from a sports injury or from genetics, many teenagers aren’t happy with their nasal appearance.  Sadly, some are so bothered by it that it affects their self-confidence or self esteem.  This may be due to unfortunate teasing they getRead More

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