Fall into a New Nose

If you’ve never liked your nose, your disdain probably started somewhere during your high school years. That’s when most people take a much more focused look at their face and figure because, well, you’re insecure and in high school.

Now, possibly a couple decades later, you still hate that bump on your nose or those flared nostrils. And now you’re secure enough to do something about it with rhinoplasty. Dr. Barrera uses his board-certified plastic surgery skills to give our patients from Houston and surrounding areas a nose they like seeing in the mirror every morning.

Changing your nose

Nose surgery removes, rearranges, or reshapes the bone or cartilage of the nose to correct irregularities. In 2019, over 207,000 people in the U.S. opted to have rhinoplasty to change their nose. That’s a lot of people who decided they didn’t have to look at the same old nose every day.

But Dr. Barrera doesn’t have “stock” changes that he pushes on his patients, his individualized approach to nose surgery seeks to keep some features that make your nose all yours, removing those that detract. During your consultation, the two of you will discuss your goals, along with what you like and don’t like about your nose. Dr. Barrera’s goal for these surgeries is a natural, balanced result, usually opting for more subtle changes.

Benefits of rhinoplasty

These are some of the issues Dr. Barrera corrects with nose surgery:

  • Removing a bump on the bridge
  • Modifying the bridge
  • Reshaping the tip
  • Reshaping or resizing the nostrils
  • Repairing a formerly damaged nose
  • Increasing or decreasing the overall size
  • Improving breathing capacity

The procedure

Because of its three-dimensional nature, nose surgery presents special challenges that don’t necessarily arise when simply seeking to lessen signs of aging on the skin, for instance. Nose surgery is complex and delicate. That’s why our patients trust Dr. Barrera’s board-certified training and expertise, and his extensive experience with rhinoplasty.

Patients are put under general anesthesia for our nose surgeries, because the surgery can be quite involved. An “open” approach in most common. This is the method where the incisions are created across the tissue between the patient’s nostrils. It allows more significant changes to things such as overall nose size. If the goal is to reduce the nose size or shape, or to straighten it, the skin covering the underlying bone and cartilage will be separated, allowing the cartilage and bone to be reshaped. Once this has been done, the skin is then re-draped over the surface. Flared nostrils can be narrowed by creating an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip.

If the situation is right, Dr. Barrera uses the “closed” method where all incisions are made within the nose itself. This method is used when smaller refinements are sought.

Do you want to finally do something about those issues you have with your nose? Call Dr. Barrera at (713) 468-5200 to set up a consultation.

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