Rhinoplasty in Dallas

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Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS talks about open and closed rhinoplasty techniques.

These days, it seems like we all know of someone who has had a "nose job." When celebrities undergo this popular procedure, it usually makes headlines in the tabloids. That is because even subtle changes in the shape of the nose can have a dramatic impact on a person's appearance — a fact that Dr. Bogdan's patients who choose rhinoplasty in Dallas have seen firsthand.

As the nose is one of the most prominent features of the face, it has a significant influence on our overall countenance. If you are unhappy with your nose, it is something that affects you every time you look in the mirror. In Dallas, rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is a relatively common plastic surgery procedure, and one of the oldest. In fact, modern cosmetic rhinoplasty has been around for over 100 years.

If you are thinking about rhinoplasty, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty in Dallas.

Dr. Bogdan

A board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Bogdan provides advanced surgical skill for his patients' needs.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty - also called a "nose job"- is surgery to re-shape the nose. This procedure can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. To help you decide exactly what changes you would like to have made, Dr. Bogdan likes to utilize 3D computer imaging to allow you to visualize potential outcomes. Dr. Bogdan uses Canfield Scientific's VECTRA M3 imager and Face Sculptor software to assist with consultation at his Southlake office.

Choosing Rhinoplasty

Depending on your anatomy and the desired changes, the operation can be performed using the closed rhinoplasty technique, which leaves no visible scars, or the open technique, which leaves a small scar on the underside of the nose. Most patients who undergo a "nose job" in Dallas do so under general anesthesia. It is normally not necessary to be intubated for the procedure, as a soft cushion airway is generally sufficient. The procedure can take from 1 to 4 hours, with the closed approach taking less time than open procedures.

When choosing rhinoplasty, many people also choose to have other facial cosmetic surgery procedures performed to achieve a more comprehensive makeover. These procedures may include forehead lift, eyelid surgery, and face lift in Dallas.

Recovery and Results

For 5 to 7 days after the surgery, your nose will be dressed in a splint, which maintains the shape of the nose as it heals. Swelling and bruising of the cheeks and eyes is common within the first 24 hours of surgery, but cool compresses will provide some relief. Discomfort after surgery is commonly due to nasal congestion, which is usually caused by swelling inside the nose. Pain is generally minimal, and should be well controlled with either prescribed or over the counter medications.

Within 2 to 4 weeks, swelling should become almost unnoticeable, but subtle changes in the appearance of the nose will continue to occur over the course of a year. To see the results of this popular plastic surgery in Dallas, click here to view some rhinoplasty before and after photos of Dr. Bogdan's patients.

Your Next Step

Since the nose is such a central part of your face and your appearance, it should only be operated on by a plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing rhinoplasty. Dr. Michael Bogdan is uniquely qualified in the area of facial plastic surgery, and rhinoplasty is one of the procedures in which he specializes. He is among the select few plastic surgeons nationwide who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery. He completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in association with the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. Through this exclusive fellowship, he acquired some of the most advanced surgical techniques, which he utilizes in each procedure he performs.

If you are interested in getting a "nose job", click here to request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty. Or, you can call his Southlake office at (817) 442-1236 .

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