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Transform Your Appearance With Rhinoplasty

Enhance your facial harmony, improve nasal function, and boost your self-confidence with a rhinoplasty. At Saxon MD, serving Austin and Dallas, TX, our experienced plastic surgeon specializes in personalized rhinoplasty procedures. Whether you are seeking aesthetic refinement or functional correction, our team is here to guide you.

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Rhinoplasty at Saxon MD

Experience exceptional rhinoplasty results at Saxon MD, led by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon. Our practice, located in Austin, TX, and Dallas, TX, offers top-quality care and personalized treatments to help you achieve your desired nasal appearance.

With Dr. Sarah Saxon's expertise and artistic approach, you can trust that your rhinoplasty procedure will be performed with precision and attention to detail. Dr. Saxon and our dedicated team are committed to providing natural-looking results that enhance your facial harmony and boost your self-confidence. Discover the transformative power of an Austin or Dallas rhinoplasty at Saxon MD. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sarah Saxon today and take the first step towards a beautifully enhanced nose.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the appearance and function of the nose. It involves reshaping the nose by modifying its size, shape, or proportions to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Rhinoplasty can address various concerns, such as a prominent hump on the bridge, a wide or asymmetrical nasal tip, or a deviated septum that affects breathing.

During the procedure, the surgeon may use either an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty technique. In the open technique, a small incision is made on the columella (the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils), allowing for better visibility and access to the underlying structures. The closed technique involves incisions inside the nostrils, resulting in no visible external scars. The surgeon then carefully reshapes the nasal cartilage, bone, and tissues to achieve the desired changes. A rhinoplasty procedure is always planned around the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals. For example, the term ethnic rhinoplasty refers to a rhinoplasty procedure that enhances the nose’s appearance with an eye to preserving the patient’s unique nose shape and ethnic identity. Revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery that had an unfavorable outcome.

Advanced technology, such as 3D imaging, is often used to assist in preoperative planning and visualization of the expected outcomes. This helps both the surgeon and the patient to communicate and understand the potential results of the procedure. A Dallas or Austin Rhinoplasty with Dr. Sarah Saxon can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient's preference.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Improved Facial Harmony: Rhinoplasty enhances facial balance and harmony by reshaping the nose to fit the individual's facial features better. It can address asymmetry or disproportion, improving overall attractiveness and self-confidence.

Enhanced Nasal Function: Rhinoplasty corrects structural issues within the nose, such as a deviated septum, improving nasal airflow and alleviating breathing difficulties. This leads to better sleep quality, increased energy levels, and improved respiratory health.

Aesthetic Enhancements: Rhinoplasty allows precise alterations to the shape, size, and contour of the nose, achieving your desired look. It can refine the nasal tip, reduce a dorsal hump, narrow the nasal bridge, or reshape the nostrils, enhancing facial symmetry and boosting self-esteem.

Psychological Well-Being: Rhinoplasty improves self-confidence and body image, addressing perceived flaws and insecurities related to the nose. It positively impacts psychological well-being and social interactions, leading to a better quality of life.

Non-Surgical Options and Concurrent Recovery: Non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers or Botox provides temporary enhancements without surgery. Advancements in surgical techniques and anesthesia result in faster and more comfortable rhinoplasty recovery periods compared to the past.

Who is a candidate for a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common facial cosmetic procedures.

The nose is the centerpiece of the face, so deformities are often quite noticeable to those requesting treatment. Nose surgery can be done to improve both form and function, but they often go hand in hand. For example, deviations in the septum (the partition between the two sides of the nose) can often create a crooked tip or base of the nose.

Dr. Saxon strives to deliver the best rhinoplasty Dallas or Austin has to offer and has a particular expertise in rhinoplasty, and having a background in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery) allows her to refine the nose while maintaining the structure to keep you breathing normally after your surgery. No matter what parts of your nose you would like to change, Dallas & Austin facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Saxon aims to create a natural appearance to help your nose blend in with the rest of your face without a “done” look.

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What are common reasons that patients get a rhinoplasty?

  • Dorsal hump – a bump on top of the nose
  • Flat dorsum – the top of the nose is too flat
  • Bulbous tip – the tip of the nose is too wide
  • Crooked nose – either congenital or from a broken nose in the past
  • Overprojected tip – The tip of the nose comes out too far from the face
  • Wide nostrils – the bottom of the nose is too wide making the entire nose look larger
  • Breathing issues
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Rhinoplasty is a day surgery

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What is recovery like after rhinoplasty?

Dallas or Austin Rhinoplasty is a day surgery, meaning patients go home after a brief recovery in the post anesthesia care unit.

Dr. Saxon utilizes nerve blocks with long-acting anesthetics which helps patients stay comfortable both the day of surgery and beyond. Although pain medication is given, most patients only take them for a day or two and then transition to Tylenol or ibuprofen. Most describe their nose as being sore but not unbearable. A cast is placed on the nose for a week, and congestion lasts several days to several weeks after Austin or Dallas rhinoplasty surgery.

For the most part, Dr. Saxon does not use packing material inside the nose which makes recovery much more tolerable. We usually recommend that patients take one week off of work following surgery, but many feel well enough to do some work from home if need be.

What is a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) with Dr. Sarah Saxon

Schedule Your Austin or Dallas Rhinoplasty consultation at Saxon MD Today

If you're considering rhinoplasty Dallas or Austin area residents are invited to schedule a consultation with the experienced team at Saxon MD. Our skilled plastic surgeons will provide personalized guidance and discuss your aesthetic goals, addressing any concerns you may have. Take the first step towards achieving the nose you desire and boosting your self-confidence.


Patients are under anesthesia during and immediately after the procedure so they do not experience pain. However, some discomfort and swelling can be expected during the recovery period. Pain medication and proper post-operative care are provided to manage any discomfort.

Rhinoplasty, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. These may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, asymmetry, changes in sensation, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. Discussing these potential risks with a qualified plastic surgeon and following their pre- and post-operative instructions to minimize complications is important.

Rhinoplasty aims to achieve long-lasting results; however, the aging process and natural changes in the body can still affect the nose over time. The structural changes made during rhinoplasty are intended to be permanent, but factors such as aging, injury, or weight changes could impact the nose's appearance.

After rhinoplasty, patients are typically advised to avoid putting any pressure on the nose for a few weeks. Wearing glasses that rest on the nasal bridge can cause discomfort and potentially affect the healing process. It is recommended to consult with the surgeon for specific instructions, but typically patients may need to wait about four to six weeks before wearing glasses again or opt for alternative options, such as contact lenses, during the initial recovery period.

The cost of rhinoplasty in Dallas or Austin can vary depending on several factors. These include the surgeon's level of experience, the location of the surgery, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and the complexity of the procedure. In the United States, rhinoplasty can cost anywhere from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. You should schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon to obtain an accurate cost estimate. Typically, insurance companies do not cover rhinoplasty as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, if the surgery involves correcting a deviated septum that impairs breathing, insurance may cover a portion of the cost.

Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!

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