Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales, offers rhinoplasty procedures to his patients at his cosmetic surgery centers in Houston and surrounding areas like Katy, TX. Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, is a procedure used to alter the shape, size and dimensions of a nose to improve the overall appearance of the face. Cosmetic surgery of the nose is among the most complex and technically demanding operations performed in the head and neck area. Functional rhinoplasty is an effective procedure when there is evidence of decreased nasal airflow, which is usually secondary to a deviated nasal septum.
"Amazing Doctor - Dr. Morales performed my breast augmentation. I couldn't be happier with the doctor I choose. He is amazing! I was really nervous going for my initial consultation not knowing what to expect and not having any plastic/cosmetic surgery before. Dr. Morales and his staff really listened to my concerns and put my mind as ease. On the day of surgery Dr. Morales made sure I understood the procedure... - - Dr. Morales performed my breast augmentation. I couldn't be happier with the doctor I choose. He is amazing! I was really nervous going for my initial consultation not knowing what to expect and not having any plastic/cosmetic surgery before. Dr. Morales and his staff really listened to my concerns and put my mind as ease. On the day of surgery Dr. Morales made sure I understood the procedure before it was performed and answered all my questions. I was really impressed that leaving the hospital he gave a bouquet of flowers. Dr. Morales and his staff went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of from the moment I walked in the door my first consultation. I highly recommend Dr. Morales and his staff for any type of cosmetic/plastic surgery! Beyond happy with my choice in Doctor and my results!"- M. / RealSelf / Jan 05, 2017
"36 Years Old, 3 Boys and in the Best Shape Ever!!! - Best Doctor ever!!! I did research for months before I found Dr. Morales. He has been so good to me and I feel great!!! I went from a size 14 in dress to a size 4-6, from a size 34 in jeans to a size 27 and am still loosing inches!!! - - I had 2 c-sections in one year and was very depressed with the body I was left with. I did my research and found a great doctor. I feel great! I had a mommy makeover and some lipo here and there. It was a great experience. Dr. Morales did an excellent job in making sure I was satisfied with all of his work!!!"- E. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2016
"55 Y/o Female - Houston, TX - He is fantastic. - - Dr. Rolando Morales Jr. is fantastic. I am so thankful I chose him as my surgeon; I had consulted with six others before making a decision. He is very skilled and the best at his craft. He cares about his patients. He far exceeded my expectations. I had several procedures at one time; upper and lower eyelid surgery, bilateral brow lift and under eye fat grafting. He is the BEST..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 15, 2016
"I found Dr.Morales being the top Doctor for plastic surgery as i am now seeing some results in both my procedures i have gotten with him, Dr.Morales is very honest with you, Linda his coordinator is the best i like her so much she is very helpful. Thanks for my new look Doc."- I.G. / Facebook / Nov 03, 2016
"I love Dr Morales! He is an artist and a complete professional!! ?"- C.P. / Facebook / Oct 14, 2016
During the Surgery@headingTag>
Cosmetic or functional surgery of the nose takes 2 hours to 3 hours, and is performed under general anesthesia. Many of these procedures require incisions inside the nostrils and a small incision in the natural creases along the sides or near the base of the nose. Nasal septal cartilage is removed to correct a deviated septum, or harvested for cartilage graft. The cartilaginous and bony structure are carefully trimmed or augmented as necessary. At the end of the operation, a cast will be placed on the nose. If there is any bleeding, a light dressing may be placed inside the nostrils, but will be removed within 2 days.
The most uncomfortable part of the recovery is the inability to breathe through the nose for several days due to swelling. If any sutures were placed in a natural crease, they are removed in several days. The cast is usually removed in 1 week, however, the final result will be best seen 6 months after surgery when the swelling resolves. Patients will be able to go about light daily activities after the first few days, but more aerobic recreation should be delayed for about 3 weeks. Most patients return to their jobs within a week unless their job requires lifting or aerobic activity.
The cost of rhinoplasty varies for each patient, depending on the techniques used and desired results. Each patient could expect to pay $5,000-$7,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Bruising and Swelling?@headingTag>
Bruising and swelling is the biggest recovery aspect because there is minimal pain to the procedure. The delicate anatomy of the nose is very sensitive to trauma/surgery. When osteotomies (nasal bones) are in-fractured, there is much more bruising than expected. Most patients will have minimal residual bruising and swelling at 2 weeks.
Patients can expect to see the final results 3 to 5 months after surgery. The swelling takes months to resolve because of the delicate architecture of the nose. If the patient is unsatisfied with their results, any revisions are usually best one year after surgery.
Is it Painful?@headingTag>
There is actually minimal pain to the procedure. Most patients only require pain medications for 1-2 days.
Will I Be Able To Breathe?@headingTag>
The first few days may feel stuffy, and it may be difficult to breathe due to swelling. The swelling will last for a few days.