Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures and can be performed to change, reduce or augment a person’s nose, get rid of a hump, make the nostrils more narrow, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury.
Rhinoplasty is performed under either local or general anesthesia and can last from one to several hours depending on what is involved. When performing Rhinoplasty in San Antonio, Dr. Koneru prefers to use an outpatient surgical facility. For most Rhinoplasty cases in San Antonio, Dr. Koneru uses an open approach through a small incision on the columella (bottom of the nose).
If you are considering Rhinoplasty in San Antonio, you should call our office for a consultation. An experienced, competent surgeon is essential to achieving good results with your rhinoplasty surgery. There are many things that can be changed with the surgery, and it is important that you choose a surgeon who listens to your concerns and wishes.
For example, some patients seek out Rhinoplasty in San Antonio to reduce a large hump on the top of the nose. Usually, it is not a simple matter of just filing down the bump. Dr. Koneru can show you during your consultation digital imaging that can predict the results of specific changes. We find that the main value of this imaging technology is that you and Dr. Koneru are on the same page as far as your expectations with the surgery. Filing down the hump alone will likely leave you with a flat top to the nose and the nasal bones will need to be broken to create a pleasant appearance.
Other patients seeking Rhinoplasty in San Antonio may feel their nose is just too big. Again, with the aid of digital imaging, Dr. Koneru can review the appearance of your nose and show you the effects of adding a chin implant or fat grafting the chin will have on the appearance.
Recently, much has been written about the non-surgical Rhinoplasty. This procedure involves giving fillers in the nose to change the appearance and augment areas that will help blunt prominent areas. Using fillers in this area is considered an off label use, but has been shown effective in a select group of patients.