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Nonsurgical vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty. Which is Right for You?

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It's no secret that the nose is a defining facial feature. Having a less-than-perfect nose can be a source of insecurity for many. Surgical and nonsurgical rhinoplasty may correct some nasal deformities and make you feel confident about your appearance again.

Rhinoplasty is a smart option if you are unhappy about the size or shape of your nose. You may also want to consider nose reshaping at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to restore symmetry and balance.

Today, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will explore the differences between both surgical and nonsurgical procedures so you can decide which technique is best for you in Dallas. Learn about the pros and cons of each approach below.

What's involved with rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty surgery involves altering the underlying bone and cartilage to enhance a patient's nose. Surgery can also treat nasal obstructions caused by conditions, like a deviated septum, that could prevent you from breathing properly.

Rhinoplasty surgery is mainly for people who want long-term or dramatic changes to the size, shape, or appearance of their noses. It can correct structural deformities that cause chronic sinus infections and pain.

Of course, there are some downsides to undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. It does come with some level of risk. However, Dr. Dauwe will perform a complete examination to ensure your safety and set realistic goals. Patients in Dallas should also expect to spend several weeks in recovery.

How does nonsurgical rhinoplasty work?

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves carefully injecting dermal fillers to smooth out mild to moderate defects in the nose. This approach is ideal for people who want less invasive ways to improve their facial features.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a simple procedure that does not require general anesthesia or weeks of side effects, like swelling and bruising. Most patients have very little downtime and can return to light activities the same day as their nose reshaping treatment.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not your best option if you have breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum. This is because dermal fillers cannot change the underlying structures of the nose and can only address specific cosmetic issues. Because fillers are temporary, they may also need to be repeated as needed.

Which type of rhinoplasty is best for me?

Dr. Dauwe can help you decide which rhinoplasty works best for your needs and goals. We understand that every patient's situation is different and requires a personalized approach. So, if you want drastic changes that can only be achieved through rhinoplasty surgery, we can lead you down this path.

On the other hand, if you want a less invasive treatment for minor cosmetic concerns or have health conditions that prevent you from undergoing surgery, nonsurgical rhinoplasty could be a better fit. Our patients love how easy it is to schedule dermal fillers and enjoy their results almost immediately.

Try nose reshaping in Dallas

Want to make the most of your rhinoplasty? Dr. Phillip Dauwe welcomes patients who have cosmetic or functional issues with their noses. We specialize in correcting all kinds of problems that interfere with your health and quality of life. Call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to see how we can help you with your nose in Dallas, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.