You Are an Individual.
So is Our Process.
No matter what your ethnic background is, Dr. Siegel will guide you through the entire process and will focus on creating an outstanding, yet harmonious result that enhances your appearance. Despite his vast experience, he has no “formula” for nose surgery: your rhinoplasty is tailored to you and your unique needs.
Beyond your ethnic background are your individual facial features. A successful rhinoplasty has the following benefits:
- Improves balance between your facial features.
- Honors your background, rather than tries to ignore, bury, or muddle it.
- Increases your confidence in you appearance
- Improves breathing function (if you have snoring or breathing problems).
Why Choose Dr. Michel Siegel?
Dr. Siegel is recognized as being among the finest facial plastic surgeons practicing in Houston, and a consummate professional in rhinoplasty surgery. He is often called on to perform revision rhinoplasty to correct flaws from a primary rhinoplasty. He employs the most advanced surgical techniques in nose surgery and is meticulous from the initial consultation to the day the wrapping comes off.
As a true artist in the field of facial plastic surgery, he has gained a stellar reputation as Houston’s premier rhinoplasty surgeon. One can’t overstat the importance of choosing most qualified, experienced, successful, and compatible nose surgeon. Dr. Siegel has specialized credentials beyond what most surgeons have achieved, and is board-certified by the only two specialties that exclusively which focus on the nose and face:
- Board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
Frequently asked questions about ethnic rhinoplasty
What Are the Most Common Concerns Resolved with an African American Rhinoplasty?
Most often, patients seeking African American rhinoplasty are interested in having a narrower, better-defined nasal tip, a thinner nasal bridge, and narrowing nostril structure, although everyone is different.
There are many techniques to narrow nose size and create a more refined look. Dr. Siegel’s approach allows for a seamless incision placement, for virtually “scar-free” results. He understands that many African-American patients are at a higher risk of developing keloids, or fibrous scar tissue. Luckily, the nose is one area in which keloids do not form.
What Are the Most Common Concerns Resolved with a Latino Rhinoplasty?
Hispanic and Latino patients have a wide variety of nose shapes and sizes, so the concerns Dr. Siegel addresses with this type of ethnic rhinoplasty will vary widely. Some Latino patients may want to improve the appearance of a flat bridge, which gives the nose a broader appearance.
Dr. Siegel can address this concern by using a graft (typically of cartilage) to add subtle height and structure, giving the illusion of a narrower nose. Patients with wider, rounded nostrils may benefit from re-sculpting the nostril tissue. Some Latino patients may want more clearly defined tips to their noses, which can may involve grafting and the construction of nose tip support. When you come for a consultation, Dr. Siegel will talk through your concerns with you and create a customized Latino rhinoplasty plan to create the look that will best enhance your other attractive facial features.
What is the Recovery Time After Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
You may have searched online and seen patients with black and blue bruising around the eyes, and horror stories about recovery from the procedure. The meticulous surgical approach employed by Dr. Siegel means your recovery will be faster, with less damage to surrounding tissues with limited bruising. Most people are completely comfortable returning to work in a week.
At What Age Can You Get an Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
To undergo nose surgery, the nose should have reached its full growth. For girls, this is typically about age 14, and for boys, a bit later.
What Anesthesia is Used in Performing Rhinoplasty?
To protect the breathing structures, in most cases, general anesthesia is the preferred way for performing rhinoplasty. This allows for safer surgery and a faster recovery.
How Long Will an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Take?
Each person has a unique facial structure, including the nose. Predicting the length of the surgery is difficult unless a full, in-person evaluation is performed, along with discussing your vision for a new nose structure. Depending upon what needs to be altered, the surgery may take from between one and three hours.
Where Will the Scars Be?
After rhinoplasty with Dr. Siegel, once healed, the tiny surgical scar will be virtually invisible. Two approaches may be employed in surgery, based upon the extent of the needed reshaping:
- Open Rhinoplasty: A tiny incision is made at the base of the columella, the thin strip of skin and tissue between the nostrils. This incision, once healed, will not be visible.
- Closed Rhinoplasty: For some less extensive nose surgeries, the incisions can be made from within the nostrils, with no visible scars.
Will I Be in Pain After Surgery?
Dr. Siegel’s patients consistently remark that recovery from rhinoplasty was far less painful or stressful than expected. You may feel some minor discomfort which is typically easy to control with pain medication in the first few days. Your nose will be stuffy for a few days due to swelling – the main complaint. This quickly fades as the swelling reduces.
How Long Before I Can Drive After Nose Surgery?
Every person recovers at a slightly different rate. Never drive while on prescription pain medication, which is typically only needed for a few days. If you are off any stronger medication, usually in about three to four days, you can be given the okay to drive by Dr. Siegel.
Schedule your appointment now
People travel from across the US and the world for an improved look by Dr. Siegel, but many are right here in the Houston area. We often see patients from Cypress, Spring, Bellaire, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Humble, Katy, and other nearby communities. We also see many patients from other areas in Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa, to name a few. Wherever you are, we look forward to helping you achieve your best look.
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