Rhinoplasty in McAllen, TX
Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers rhinoplasty for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery that improves the nose cosmetically or functionally. The surgery is often referred to as a “nose job.” Dr. Ayala offers cosmetic rhinoplasty that improves the look of the nose, as well as functional rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and virtual rhinoplasty.
What is Functional Rhinoplasty?
Although functional rhinoplasty may have some aesthetic benefits, the primary goal of these procedures is to improve breathing, sleeping, sinus congestion, and other issues that are caused by abnormalities inside the nose.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?Revision rhinoplasty may be cosmetic or functional in nature. Dr. Ayala recommends revision rhinoplasty when someone is unhappy with the results of the primary nose job. The nose may have healed improperly or the original surgery may have not addressed all the patient’s needs.
What is Virtual Rhinoplasty?Virtual rhinoplasty is a technique that uses advanced technologies, such as the Vectra H1 Imaging System, to create 3D before and after images of a patient’s rhinoplasty procedure.
How is the Vectra H1 Imaging System Used for Facial Plastic Surgery?Dr. Ayala uses the Vectra H1 imaging system for rhinoplasty surgery to capture an in-depth image of the patient’s nose and help the patient discuss potential outcomes of the surgery. No guarantee of outcome is intended with this discussion.
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
- Appropriate for functional and cosmetic purposes
- Improves facial balance
- Enhances other facial features, such as cheeks, eyes, chin and mouth
Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?The best candidates for rhinoplasty are men and women who are unhappy with the look or function of their noses. Common aesthetic concerns that are remedied with rhinoplasty are:
- Crooked orientation
- Too thin or too wide
- Upturned or downturned tip
- Large or small nostrils
How Does the Rhinoplasty Procedure Work?Rhinoplasty is performed using various techniques that are considered open or closed. Closed rhinoplasty is typically used for cases that are cosmetic in nature and only requires small incisions inside the nose. Open rhinoplasty is more intensive and necessary when Dr. Ayala needs to access the structures inside the nose, such as when a patient has a deviated septum.
What is Recovery Like After Rhinoplasty?Your nose will be in a splint for the first seven days. The swelling and bruising may last up to two weeks or longer. It may take nine to 12 months for the nose to completely heal. Other potential complications that could arise post-surgery include:
- Bruising or facial swelling
- Septal perforation
- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak