Rhinoplasty The Woodlands, TX

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If you’re unhappy or dissatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of your nose, you might be considering rhinoplasty, Dr. Chaowen Wu performs open and closed rhinoplasties according to your specific goals and concerns to ensure optimal and natural results inspired by your own body. Please schedule an appointment if you’re ready to receive the gift of Wu and revel in your truest self.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, popularly called a “nose job,” is a common surgical procedure to reshape the nose. During this plastic surgery, the shape, size, projection, or overall projection of the nose is changed to create more facial balance and symmetry. Besides cosmetic purposes, a rhinoplasty can also straighten a deviated septum to improve your breathing.

Dr. Wu curates a highly personalized rhinoplasty surgery plan to reshape your cartilage, change the bone structure, nose shape, or treat breathing problems.

What are the types of rhinoplasty?

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is a technique wherein a tiny incision is made at the base of the columella, i.e., the bridge of tissues separating the two nostrils. After making the incision, the surgeon can open up the nose to adjust the entire nose structure, including the cartilage and bone. This is ideal for patients needing extensive changes.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is a technique wherein the incisions are made discreetly within the nostrils. This technique is minimally invasive and involves a shorter recovery period, but it’s only suitable for the beauties needing minimal adjustments.

woman's profile after rhinoplasty in the woodlands

You’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you…

  • Are in generally good physical and mental health.
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations from the rhinoplasty.
  • Are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or general appearance of your nose or have trouble breathing.

Dr. Chaowen Wu will carefully examine your nose and discuss your goals during an extended consultation. She’ll also review your medical history, ask about your lifestyle, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for a rhinoplasty.

What happens during the rhinoplasty?

Your surgery is performed at a fully accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. During the surgery, Dr. Wu will make the necessary incisions inside your nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or at the base of the columella (open rhinoplasty), depending on your specific goals and requirements.

The surgeon will adjust the nose cartilage, bone, and other tissues according to your goals. In some cases, the procedure may also involve placing bone or cartilage grafts from other parts of your body. Dr. Wu will walk you through the entire procedure before the surgery, so you’ll know what to expect.

After making the necessary adjustments, the surgeon will close the incisions and place a nasal splint and bandages.

What’s the post-rhinoplasty healing process like?

Depending on the specific details of your procedure, you may need 1 to 2 weeks of professional downtime. This should give you enough time to rest and heal before resuming work. You must keep your head elevated for the first 24 hours to minimize bleeding, swelling, and bruising.

The nose splint will be removed after 1 to 2 weeks, but you’ll still have some post-treatment swelling and bruising for a few weeks. It may take up to 12 months for your nose to settle completely in its new position.

womans face in profile after rhinoplasty in the woodlands

Why choose Dr. Wu?

Dr. Chaowen Wu is a fellowship-trained plastic and aesthetic surgeon specializing in natural procedures that align with your specific expectations and goals. She uses the least invasive techniques possible to meet your goals while minimizing the risk of complications. She has an exceptional educational background, having completed a dual degree MD-PhD program at Wayne State University School of Medicine followed by a 6-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and finally topped with an entire year of fellowship dedicated to honing her skills in aesthetic plastic surgery.

If you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your nose, please schedule an appointment to receive the gift of Wu. During your consultation, Dr. Wu will patiently listen to your concerns to curate the ideal surgical plan for you.

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