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 our surgeons’ rhinoplasty patients from Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, and other cities near Grapevine, TX, have seen firsthand.

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What Is Rhinoplasty?

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. 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.

Women and men often choose this procedure for any combination of the following improvements:

  • Reducing or increasing the size of the nose
  • Changing the shape of the tip or the bridge
  • Narrowing the span of the nostrils
  • Changing the angle between the nose and upper lip

To help you decide exactly what changes you would like to have made, Dr. Bogdan and Dr. Cason like to utilize 3D computer imaging to allow you to visualize potential outcomes. Our practice uses Canfield Scientific’s VECTRA M3 imager and Face Sculptor software to assist with a consultation at his Grapevine office.

Meet the Doctors

Our fellowship trained plastic surgeons are both passionate about their craft, and work closely with patients to get excellent results.

Doctor Bogdan and Doctor Cason

Meet the Doctors

Our fellowship trained plastic surgeons are both passionate about their craft, and work closely with patients to get excellent results.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

Depending on your anatomy and the desired changes, the operation can be performed using the closed or open technique.

Open Rhinoplasty

This technique involves a small incision placed along the base of the nose between the nostrils. Dr. Bogdan uses the open technique when he needs unobstructed access to the inner structures of the nose and optimal control during the surgery, such as when performing procedures that require significant tip support or correction of a major deviation.

Closed Rhinoplasty

This technique is performed through incisions placed within the nostrils. Dr. Bogdan prefers the closed approach for the majority of his patients because it leaves no visible scars. While experiences vary, recovery is typically quicker with closed rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Most “nose job” patients from Fort Worth and surrounding areas choose to be put 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.

Can Rhinoplasty Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Many rhinoplasty patients also choose to have other facial cosmetic surgery procedures performed to achieve a more comprehensive makeover. These procedures may include:

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovery after rhinoplasty varies with the specifics of the surgery and individual patient factors. Common considerations include:

  • Discomfort: Pain is generally minimal and usually well controlled with either prescribed or over-the-counter medications for about 3 to 4 days.
  • Swelling & bruising: Swelling and bruising of the cheeks and eyes commonly develop within the first 24 hours of surgery. To minimize these side effects, apply cool compresses as directed and keep your head elevated at all times for the first week or so. It is helpful to sleep in a recliner or propped up with pillows.
  • Return to work and school: Patients are typically ready to return to regular non-strenuous activities in 7 to 10 days.
  • Splint: For 5 to 7 days after the surgery, the nose will be dressed in an external splint to maintain its shape as it heals.
  • Numbness: Many patients experience temporary numbness on the side of the nose, part of the tip, and even the upper lip. As nerves heal, patients may experience tingling, itchiness, and even intermittent pain; sensations typically return to normal within several months to a year.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

What’s the best age for rhinoplasty surgery?

The typical age range for our rhinoplasty patients is the 20s to 30s. Teens can have rhinoplasty once the nose has finished developing, which is typically around age 16.

Is the surgery painful?

While discomfort is common after rhinoplasty, it is commonly due to nasal congestion caused by swelling inside the nose. Most patients do not experience any significant pain. It takes about 2 to 4 weeks for swelling to dissipate.

Are there any nonsurgical alternatives to rhinoplasty surgery?

The shape of the nose can be slightly enhanced with a “liquid rhinoplasty” that involves dermal filler injections into the skin of the nose. The results are temporary and more subtle than with surgery.

Are nose jobs safe?

When performed by a plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, the surgery is considered safe. Dr. Bogdan and Dr. Cason are unique in the fact that both have completed additional fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face. Since the nose is such a central part of a person’s face and appearance, it should only be operated on by a plastic surgeon with dedicated training in rhinoplasty. Dr. Michael Bogdan and Dr. Roger Cason both share a particular passion for the complex art of rhinoplasty.

When will I see my final results?

Within 2 to 4 weeks, swelling should become almost unnoticeable, but subtle changes in the appearance of the nose will continue over the course of a year.

How long do rhinoplasty results last?

Rhinoplasty results last indefinitely as long as there is no trauma to the nose. The aging process doesn’t typically have a significant effect on the nose.

App for iPhone® & iPad®

If you have an iPhone or iPad, Dr. Bogdan encourages you to download his enhanced photo gallery application. This FREE app is available for download from the App Store℠.

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Dr. Bogdan's iPhone app

Your Next Step

If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty, request a consultation with Dr. Michael Bogdan or Dr. Roger Cason, fellowship-trained plastic surgeons specializing in facial aesthetic surgery. Or, you can call our office at (817) 442-1236 to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Michael Bogdan and Dr. Roger Cason bring the benefit of extensive training by the world’s leading experts in the area of modern rhinoplasty procedures. They both are among the select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery. Dr. Bogdan completed a highly sought-after fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and Dr. Cason completed the prestigious aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. During their respective fellowships, they trained with some of the leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and acquired advanced techniques that they use for every facial plastic surgery they perform.

If you would like further information about getting a "nose job", please click here to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bogdan or Dr. Cason, fellowship-trained plastic surgeons in Grapevine, Texas. Our surgeons look forward to meeting with you to discuss your personal goals and establish a treatment plan to achieve them. If you prefer, you can call us at (817) 442-1236 to schedule your appointment.