Houston Rhinoplasty

Houston TX Nose JobRhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure which can alter the appearance of the nose and help to relieve functional breathing obstructions. Because the nose play a prominent role in the balance of one’s facial appearance, changing the nose can achieve better harmony between the nose and the rest of the face. A well-proportioned nose that is harmonious with the other facial features can have a tremendous and powerful impact on our overall facial appearance and the way that others view us. Good candidates for rhinoplasty include men and women who are in good health and are looking to improve the appearance of the nose

Before & After Rhinoplasty PhotosDr. Vitenas performs rhinoplasty in his office operating suite and at the adjacent Day Surgery Center, an outpatient facility at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston (located near Pearland, Friendswood, and Clear Lake). The surgery takes one to three hours to complete and is performed with general anesthesia.

The incisions for rhinoplasty may be made entirely on the inside of the nose, which is known as the endonasal or closed approach. In some cases, the incisions may be made on the inside of the nose along with a small external incision made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils, which is known as the external or open approach. Once the incisions are made, the nose is then sculpted to the desired shape.

The recovery after rhinoplasty takes about one to two weeks. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising. The majority of swelling will fade within about two weeks, though it can take as much as a year for some unnoticeable swelling to dissipate. Some bleeding may also occur. The nose may ache and patients may experience a dull headache at first, though any discomfort can be managed with medication. The stitches are removed about three days after surgery. Patients are often able to return to work within a few days after surgery, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.


Q – What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to change the appearance of the nose and create better harmony among the facial features. The surgery can also help to relieve functional breathing obstructions.

Q – Who is a candidate for rhinoplasty?

Men and women who are in good health and looking to improve the appearance of the nose may be good candidates for rhinoplasty.

Q – What should I expect during a consultation for rhinoplasty?

During the consultation for rhinoplasty, Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. You will see pre-op and post-op photos of previous rhinoplasty patients, and computer imaging will be used to help you visualize your own personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.

Q – Where is the surgery for rhinoplasty performed?

Dr. Vitenas performs the rhinoplasty surgery in his office operating suite and at the adjacent Day Surgery Center, which is an outpatient facility at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

Q – How much does a nose job or Rhinoplasty cost?

Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty can be done to address a number of different concerns with the shape and size of the nose. Depending on the patient’s desired outcome the surgical technique applied will vary and with it so will the price. On average the price of a Rhinoplasty ranges from $8,000.00 to $10,000.00. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact form with your contact information and a brief description of what it is that you are looking to achieve through surgery so that the doctor can review your case and give you an estimate based on your physical anatomy.

Q – How much does a nose job of a Non-surgical Rhinoplasty cost?

Non-Surgical Nose surgery or non-surgical Rhinoplasty can be done to address different concerns with the shape of the nose. Depending on the patient’s desired outcome the non-surgical Rhinoplasty can be an excellent option. On average the price of a non-surgical Rhinoplasty ranges from $800 to $1000. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact us form with your contact information and a brief description of what it is that you are looking to achieve through surgery so that the doctor can review your case and give you an estimate based on your physical anatomy.

Q – What type of anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is performed with general anesthesia.

Q – How is rhinoplasty performed?

For rhinoplasty, incisions may be made entirely on the inside of the nose (endonasal or closed rhinoplasty), or they may be made on the inside of the nose along with a small incision made on the skin between the nostrils (external or open rhinoplasty). After the incisions are made, the nose is sculpted to a new shape.

Q – How long is the surgery for rhinoplasty?

The surgery for rhinoplasty is about one to three hours long.

Q – Where are the incisions made for rhinoplasty?

The incisions for rhinoplasty may be made entirely on the inside of the nose, which is known as endonasal or closed rhinoplasty, or there may be an additional small incision made on the skin between the nostrils, which is known as external or open rhinoplasty.

Q – Does rhinoplasty leave scars?

For endonasal or closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are confined to the inside of the nose and result in no visible scarring. For external or open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the skin between the nostrils on the underside of the nose, resulting in a small, well-concealed scar.

Q – Is rhinoplasty a painful procedure?

Patients may experience some discomfort at first after rhinoplasty, but this can be managed with medication.

Q – How long is the recovery after rhinoplasty?

The recovery after rhinoplasty takes about one to two weeks.

Q – What is the recovery like after rhinoplasty?

Patients can expect a recovery time of about one to two weeks. Swelling and bruising are common. While most of the swelling will dissipate in about two weeks, some unnoticeable swelling can take as much as a year to fade. Patients may also experience some bleeding.

Q – When will I be able to return to work after my rhinoplasty surgery?

Patients are often able to return to work within a few days after rhinoplasty.

Q – When will I be able to exercise after my rhinoplasty procedure?

Patients will need to postpone strenuous activities and exercise for about four to six weeks.

Q – When are the stitches removed after rhinoplasty?

It will be about three days after the rhinoplasty surgery when the stitches are removed.

Q – What are the risks or possible complications of rhinoplasty?

The potential risks or complications associated with rhinoplasty may include bleeding, infection, and scarring.

Q – Is it possible to finance my rhinoplasty procedure?

There are financing options available for plastic surgery, and Dr. Vitenas will discuss these with you during your initial rhinoplasty consultation.