Dr. Sturm’s Comprehensive Approach to Rhinoplasty

Your nose is a central and prominent facial feature. Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is a common cosmetic surgery aimed at enhancing facial appearance by adjusting nose shape.

Contrary to common misconceptions, rhinoplasty doesn't involve "breaking" the nose. Dr. Sturm employs precise techniques to reshape the nose delicately, likening it to sculpting a diamond rather than cracking a walnut.

During rhinoplasty in Houston, Dr. Sturm can address various concerns, including widening or narrowing the nose, straightening crookedness, refining the nasal tip, removing humps, and improving the nose-to-lip angle. Additionally, functional nasal surgery techniques are used to address breathing issues, such as septal perforation repair and turbinates reduction.

Your Houston nose job is meticulously planned to achieve aesthetic goals, harmonize with facial features, and ensure comfortable breathing.

Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty?

Adults of any age are potential candidates for rhinoplasty as long as they are in good overall health. Rhinoplasty should only be considered when the nose has reached its full adult size and is finished growing. For younger patients, we determine this by waiting one year after a girl has started her period or one year after a boy’s shoe size has remained the same. Nose surgery can be performed on both males and females. Each nose is different, and so are the desires and goals for each patient. Dr. Sturm works with each patient to devise an individualized surgical goal, and throughout her career, she has regularly performed rhinoplasty procedures on individuals dealing with:

  • A crooked nasal bridge
  • A nasal tip that’s bulbous or projects too far
  • A hump or bump in the nose
  • A nose that’s too large for the face
  • A nose that projects too far
  • An overly wide nose
  • A deviated septum
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Rhinoplasty Before & After

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Can I Achieve a More Feminine or Masculine Nose?

Yes. Dr. Sturm can make the nose appear more feminine or masculine by refining the nasal contour and reducing or increasing its size. She performs nasal feminization on anyone who desires a more feminine nose. Alternatively, for men who want a more masculine nose, she can widen the bridge, tip, and/or nostrils to create a more prominent, masculine nasal appearance.

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation With Dr. Sturm

If you’re interested in undergoing a nose job in Houston, the first step will be to sit down for a private consultation with Dr. Sturm. Dr. Sturm specializes in rhinoplasty, and after examining your nose and listening to your aesthetic goals, she’ll be able to devise a treatment plan that’s custom-tailored to your situation. She’ll work closely with you to determine which specific changes to your nasal structure will result in the most attractive and proportionate facial appearance. Dr. Sturm will also give you thorough instructions to ensure that you’re prepared for your primary rhinoplasty in Houston.

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What Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?

After your Houston rhinoplasty, you’ll likely need to spend between one and two weeks resting and recovering before you start easing back into your normal routine. During the first few days, your nose will be protected by a splint, and you may experience some bruising and swelling. Dr. Sturm will also give you instructions to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. For example, you’ll likely want to:

  • Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling
  • Periodically apply a cold pack
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet
  • Take light walks to keep your blood flowing
  • Contact Dr. Sturm immediately if you experience any unusual complications
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least four to six weeks

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Will I have scars?

Is rhinoplasty painful?

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

How long does rhinoplasty take?

Will I have scars?

Scars with rhinoplasty are typically small, undetectable, and fade with time. The incisions are hidden in inconspicuous areas like in the nasal creases or at the base of the nose.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

General anesthesia is used during rhinoplasty surgery, which will keep you asleep and pain-free. Pain after rhinoplasty is mild; Dr. Sturm can prescribe pain medication that will help keep you comfortable.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of rhinoplasty will depend on several factors, such as the extent of the procedure, whether it is primary or revision surgery, and whether it’s combined with another procedure. Since every person’s surgical plan is different, it’s recommended that you schedule a consultation so a precise cost estimate can be determined for you.

How long does rhinoplasty take?

Depending on the unique specifics of your procedure, your Houston rhinoplasty could take anywhere from two to four hours to complete. You’ll then need to remain at the facility for a few hours for monitoring; after that, someone else will be able to drive you home.

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