If you are looking for a Houston rhinoplasty surgeon, Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A., located at the Houston Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, is highly regarded due to his excellence in operative skills with state-of-the-art techniques. The calm, non-pressuring environment that our rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston provides attracts patients throughout Texas, from such southeast cities as The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Pearland.
In addition to his skills, Dr. Livingston, at Livingston Plastic Surgery, is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Our cosmetic rhinoplasty professional is also the Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston – the Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Otolaryngology. He is also a plastic surgery consultant for cosmetic procedures for WebMD.com.
A pleasing facial appearance can make an important first impression. So in this quest toward a more attractive look, patients may wish to alter the shape of their nose.
Technically termed “rhinoplasty,” nose surgery can be a tedious and delicate procedure, in which the nose is modified to help correct a variety of imperfections, such as:
- Breathing difficulty
Whether you are dissatisfied with your nose due to heredity, a previous injury, or cancer, Houston rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Livingston will evaluate your concerns, and create a personalized treatment plan to help your reach your aesthetic goals. By creating a complementary nose, or merely helping a patient breathe better, nasal surgery can be helpful, and sometimes life changing, for any patient who is 16 years of age or older. Computer imaging can also be utilized to help the patient preview his or her potential outcome from nasal surgery.
Our Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Houston rhinoplasty patients may also be interested in nasal surgery in order to correct breathing problems due to a deviated septum (“septoplasty”).
Rhinoplasty Procedural Steps
General anesthesia is usually required to provide his patients with a pain-free experience.
Performed by using either a closed procedure with incisions made inside of the nose, or by an open procedure where incisions are hidden along the bottom of the nose (“columella”), the tissue covering the nose will be separated from the underlying support and cartilage reshaped. Grafted cartilage is sometimes necessary to enhance the features of the nose.
In order to help patients with deviated septums breathe better, the nose will be straightened and tissue projections removed to open and clear the nasal passage way. Finally, the nasal skin will be redraped and all incisions closed.
The Results of a Rhinoplasty
Following surgery, nasal packing and splints are applied for one week and the patient should stay as upright as possible, with the head elevated during sleep.
Swelling and bruising will begin to diminish within the first few days and patients will be able to return to work or school within three to five days. Scarring from the procedure will be minimal. Patients should expect to see the final results from their nasal surgery within 6-12 months.
To see some of our patient results, feel free to browse Dr. Livingston’s rhinoplasty before and after photos. For additional information regarding the procedures available, you can view our featured videos on the media gallery.
To learn more about rhinoplasty in Houston with our surgeon, Dr. Livingston, please schedule an initial consultation. During your visit, the two of you will discuss your expectations and goals, your medical history, and the risks and benefits of nose surgery.
Houston, Sugar Land, Pearland, and The Woodlands rhinoplasty patients may call (281) 501-1812 to schedule a consultation. If you prefer, you can fill out our online contact form.