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Improving the Shape & Functionality of Your Nose

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure tailored to reshape or repair the nose. Whether driven by aesthetic desires or functional needs, this surgery can enhance facial harmony, correct imperfections, and improve breathing.

Rhinoplasty, often called a “nose job,” is a specialized surgical procedure that Dr. Saxon expertly performs to modify the nose’s structure. This surgery can address both aesthetic and functional concerns. Whether refining the nose’s shape, correcting deviations, or improving breathing pathways, Dr. Saxon uses advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking results that harmonize with your facial features and meet your needs.

The Purpose of Rhinoplasty?

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Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

Aesthetic rhinoplasty focuses on enhancing the nose’s appearance to achieve facial harmony. Dr. Saxon meticulously sculpts and reshapes the nose, addressing imperfections like humps, wide nostrils, or an undesired tip. The goal is to provide patients with a natural-looking nose that complements their unique facial features and boosts their self-confidence.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty addresses breathing issues and structural abnormalities within the nose. Dr. Saxon employs this procedure to correct deviations like a crooked septum, nasal valve collapse, or enlarged turbinates. The primary aim is to enhance nasal function, ensuring patients experience improved airflow and respiratory health.

Dr. Saxon tailors the rhinoplasty approach to your specific needs and goals, ensuring both aesthetic and functional improvements are considered for a natural-looking, personalized outcome.

Before & After

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What is


The Types of Rhinoplasty Available

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Dr. Saxon will recommend the most appropriate surgical technique (closed or open) based on your specific needs and the complexity of the procedure:

Primary Rhinoplasty

Primary rhinoplasty refers to the initial surgical procedure performed on a nose that has not undergone any previous surgeries. Dr. Saxon tailors this procedure to address both aesthetic and functional concerns, ensuring a balanced and natural outcome. Whether reshaping the structure, refining the tip, or correcting deviations, primary rhinoplasty lays the foundation for the desired nasal appearance and function.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure undertaken when a patient seeks corrections or refinements following an initial rhinoplasty. Dr. Saxon performs this surgery to address any dissatisfaction or complications from the previous operation. Whether it’s to achieve a more desired aesthetic result or to rectify functional issues, revision rhinoplasty restores and optimizes overall nasal harmony and function.

Dr. Saxon’s

Unique Rhinoplasty Approach

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Dr. Saxon begins the process by evaluating the structure and aesthetics of your nose. She listens to your concerns and goals and curates a personalized surgical plan tailored to your facial anatomy and concerns. Depending on your needs, Dr. Saxon may perform a closed or open rhinoplasty under general or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is a technique where all surgical incisions are made inside the nostrils, leaving no visible scars on the nose. Dr. Saxon accesses and reshapes the underlying nasal structures through these internal incisions. This method is often chosen for its discreet nature and is particularly suitable for patients requiring minor adjustments or corrections.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty involves a small external incision on the columella, the strip of tissue separating the nostrils. This approach provides Dr. Saxon with greater visibility and access to the nasal structures, especially when significant reshaping or intricate work on the nasal tip is required. The external incision heals well, leaving a barely noticeable scar.

What to Expect

After your rhinoplasty with Dr. Saxon, you may experience bruising under the eyes, a feeling of stuffiness, and tenderness around the nose. A cast is typically placed on the nose for about a week, and any external stitches are often dissolvable to minimize discomfort. Dr. Saxon uses long-acting nerve blocks during the procedure, so pain is usually minimal, and most patients only need Tylenol after the first day or two.

The downtime post-surgery is generally brief, with most patients resuming normal activities within a few days, though strenuous workouts should be avoided for a few weeks. However, the full recovery time can vary, and it’s crucial to follow Dr. Saxon’s postoperative instructions closely. As the swelling subsides and the nose heals, the true results will appear over several months. It generally takes 1 year to see full results.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

How long is the recovery period after rhinoplasty?
The initial recovery takes a week, and most patients resume normal activities within two weeks. However, strenuous workouts should be avoided for one month. Full recovery can take several months, depending on your lifestyle, the surgical technique, and other factors.
In a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils, leaving no visible scars. An open rhinoplasty involves a small incision on the columella, but Dr. Saxon ensures it’s discreet and barely noticeable. The incision mark will also heal with time, making it imperceptible.
It’s advisable to avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses directly on the nose for the first few weeks to prevent pressure on the healing area.
While initial changes are noticeable after the swelling subsides, the final results of a rhinoplasty often take about one year to fully appear as the nose continues to heal and settle.


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Why Choose Saxon MD?

Dr. Sarah Saxon is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Her patients come from all over the country to enjoy her artistic surgical experience for natural and beautiful results. Dr. Saxon holds over a decade of rigorous training, including specialized fellowship training at Boston University. As one of the nation’s few experts in facial feminization surgery, she brings unparalleled expertise to every procedure, including rhinoplasty. Her dedication to quality and compassionate care, combined with her extensive education and technical expertise, ensures excellent outcomes. Schedule a consultation to embark on your aesthetic journey today.

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