Vida Bela Plastic Surgery: Chelsea Snider, MD & & Abby Culver MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons located in Plano, TX
Your nose is the center of your face and shows individuality and ethnicity. However, you may wish to enhance the look of your nose or improve your breathing or snoring. At Vida Bela Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas, Chelsea Snider, MD, is a craniofacial surgeon with a thorough understanding of facial aesthetics and proportions who specializes in rhinoplasty. To schedule a consultation with the surgical expert, contact the office by phone or book online today.
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What is rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is a surgical procedure that improves the look of your nose to enhance facial features, symmetry, and breathing.
Dr. Snider is a craniofacial surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, and she has an in-depth three-dimensional understanding of facial aesthetics and proportions.
Dr. Snider uses her surgical skills and eye for beauty to sculpt the bones and cartilage in your nose to obtain smooth and harmonious results while preserving your individuality.
What can rhinoplasty treat?
Dr. Snider enjoys performing rhinoplasty to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. The surgical procedure is often sought out to address a variety of nasal issues, including:
- Nose size
- Width of the nasal bridge
- Nasal bridge bumps or depressions
- Size and position of the nostrils
- Bulbous, upturned, drooping, or hooked nasal tip
- Nasal and facial symmetry
- Deviated septum
- Enlarged turbinates
The conditions that affect the appearance and function of your nose may be congenital or the result of trauma. Dr. Snider also performs rhinoplasty to treat tumors and other defects.
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Dr. Snider determines if you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty during your consultation. She asks detailed questions to better understand your aesthetic concerns and goals, and then she examines your nose, evaluates your nasal breathing, and takes a thorough medical history.
You’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you’re in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
What are rhinoplasty procedures?
Dr. Snider individualizes your rhinoplasty based on your specific needs and goals. In addition to the traditional rhinoplasty procedure, she also performs:
Your nasal septum is the wall of cartilage and bone that separates your nostrils. If your nasal septum is deviated or crooked, it may impair breathing. During a septoplasty, Dr. Snider straightens the cartilage and the bone in your septum to open the airway and improve nasal breathing.
A septoplasty may also make your nose straighter and improve its appearance. Dr. Snider may combine septoplasty with rhinoplasty so you get the best possible results.
Your turbinates are the structures in your nose that clean and humidify the air you breathe in. Allergies, irritation, or an infection may cause swelling of the mucus membranes that line your turbinate, which may obstruct breathing. Dr. Snider performs turbinate reduction surgery to ease the obstruction and improve your breathing.
Nasal trauma surgery
Whether it’s from a fall or car accident, nasal trauma typically affects the nasal bones and nasal septum, leading to visible asymmetries that affect your appearance and breathing.
For nasal trauma surgery, Dr. Snider creates an individualized surgical plan aimed at restoring the original shape of your nose, enhancing its overall appearance, and improving your nasal breathing.
The positioning of your chin may impact the perceived position of your nose. Dr. Snider may suggest adding a genioplasty (chin surgery) to your rhinoplasty procedure to rebalance your face and provide a more harmonious appearance.
Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Snider’s favorite procedures to perform. To schedule a consultation to discuss your surgical options, call Vida Bela Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.