About Rhinoplasty Surgery
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. It is also performed to help improve breathing function in some patients. Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, is board certified and fellowship-trained in facial cosmetic surgery. He performs rhinoplasty and takes a conservative approach to produce the most natural results. However, even subtle changes can be quite dramatic. Rhinoplasty can be used to make a nose appear smaller, enhance a nose that is too wide or has a bump on top, or correct noses that protrude outwork or have a hook feature. The goal is to create a more aesthetically appealing and shapelier nose that meets your specific cosmetic goals.
Rhinoplasty Ideal Candidates
Both men and women are candidates for rhinoplasty surgery. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose and have distinct problem areas you would like to correct or enhance, nose surgery may be the answer. It is important that your facial growth is complete, so even though teens are candidates for this procedure, this is a factor that will need to be assessed. Rhinoplasty does change the appearance of your face, so it is important to have realistic expectations and discuss your specific reasons for having this surgery during the consultation.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with t...he first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"10 days post “mommy makeover” and have to write a review because of how smooth the process was and how wonderful Dr. Lee is. Great bedside manner and superb skill level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and strives to get his patients the best possible outcome. Recovery process has been smooth thankfully. I was back to work 1 week post surgery. Also, Dr. Lee really listens to your concerns and works with you as a team. He even called me over Christmas to review a post op concern I had emailed him about. Eva in the office is also wonderful. Highest recommendations!"- D. / Google / Dec 28, 2019
"Dr.Lee is highly skilled and takes very good care of his patients during and post operation. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!"- C.K. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
"Very welcoming place."- J.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
Plan Your Procedure
Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Depending on your specific patient case, either an open or closed (endonasal) approach will be taken. The goal during surgery is to remove cartilage, tissue, and bone when there is too much present, or to add cartilage or bone if it is needed to help reshape the structure. The nose is repositioned and the skin re-draped to over the newly enhanced framework and sutures are placed either inside the nose or along the natural crease.
What to Expect with Rhinoplasty
After nose surgery, you will be monitored carefully in the recovery area and then released to rest at home. The nose will be very swollen and bruised for the first few days. In fact, the swelling and bruising typically also occurs under the eyes. Cold compress and prescriptions medication will be provided to help control bleeding, swelling, and any discomfort. We will want to see you back for a follow-up appointment within the first 72 hours to assess the healing process. It takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty and any strenuous activity should be avoided during this time. Rhinoplasty creates beautiful results, but it also requires a high degree of surgeon skill, as surgical artistry is needed to create the shape you want. We encourage you to do your research and discuss all of the possibilities during your initial consultation.
Get the Nose You Desire
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, or if you have breathing problems you wish to address with rhinoplasty, we encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation. Nose surgery is a very common cosmetic procedure with high patient success rates. If rhinoplasty is not the surgery for you, another nose surgery such as septoplasty or may be recommended.