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A primary rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that corrects functional or cosmetic concerns related to the nose. The surgeon makes a small incision outside or inside the nostrils to make strategic adjustments to the internal structure of the nose, including the skin, cartilage, and bone. The goal of a rhinoplasty in Dallas is to change the shape, size, or proportions of the nose to improve overall facial harmony and symmetry. Primary rhinoplasty refers to an individual’s first rhinoplasty surgery.

Goals of Primary Rhinoplasty Include:

  • Improve the shape, size, and structure of the nose
  • Make the nose look more suitable for the face
  • Improve the overall facial harmony and symmetry
  • Correct an overly large or disproportionate nose
  • Make the nostrils look wider or narrower
  • Correct a Dorsal hump on the nose
  • Correct an upturned, drooping, or bulbous nasal tip
  • Make a nose look more symmetrical and centered
  • Fix breathing problems related to a deviated septum

Candidates for Primary Rhinoplasty:

  • Have functional or cosmetic issues related to the nose
  • Want to change the shape, size, or proportions of the nose
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • Can take around two weeks off work and other responsibilities to recover

Dr. Chiodo’s Primary Rhinoplasty Technique

Dr. Chiodo performs a rhinoplasty in Dallas after a thorough evaluation. He discusses your goals, examines your nasal anatomy, reviews your health history, and curates a personalized surgical plan. Dr. Chiodo performs rhinoplasty in our state-of-the-art operating rooms under general anesthesia. The entire procedure takes up to 3 hours, depending on the complexity.

All rhinoplasty surgeries involve making an incision to change the internal structures of the nose, such as the cartilage and bone tissues. But the specific location of the incision and the surgical technique used (closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty) will depend on your unique goals. The following is an overview of the closed and open rhinoplasty surgical techniques.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is a surgical technique wherein the incision is made inside the nostrils. The surgeon makes a small incision within the nostrils, through which they reshape the internal structure of the nose, including the cartilage and bones. This procedure is suitable for minor revisions, such as bumps, dorsal humps, and the shape of the nose bridge. The scars are completely invisible because they’re inside the nostrils.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is a surgical technique wherein the incision is made on the narrow strip of tissue separating the two nostrils. This is the most common rhinoplasty in Dallas technique because it allows the surgeon to visualize the underlying structures of the nose and make dramatic adjustments. Open rhinoplasty is suitable for patients seeking dramatic corrections, such as straightening a crooked nose, refining the nasal tip, and reducing the size of the nose.

Recovery After Primary Rhinoplasty

You will have to wear a nasal splint and bandages for a few days after rhinoplasty to stabilize your nose. You may also have packing in your nose to catch small amounts of blood. You can expect some swelling, tenderness, numbness, and bruising around the nose for a week or two, following which the side effects will gradually subside. You can return to work after 7 to 10 days, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for up to 4 weeks.


Dr. Chiodo! What can I say other than he is AMAZING. Such a kind and caring Doctor that truly cares about his patients. I've had face work done March 2022 and body work done November 2022. I'll be scheduling with him again for another procedure summer of 2023. I wouldn't any go anywhere else, he is a gem.

Jennifer H.

Dr. Chiodo is literally the most sincere, thoughtful and passionate doctor I’ve ever seen. He is a perfectionist and does everything he can to ensure you get the results you want. I had my procedure done just before a holiday weekend and he texted me at least once a day the whole week following my surgery to make sure I was doing ok, check in on me and see if I had any questions or concerns. I was blow away by my whole experience with Dr Chiodo and always recommend him to friends, family & anyone who will listen 😉 go see him for a consultation and his demeanor and expertise will speak for themselves.

Adrienne B.

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Dr. Michael Chiodo is a plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgeries of the face, breast, and body. He curates highly personalized rhinoplasty surgical plans after a thorough evaluation, ensuring safe and natural-looking results that conform to your anatomy and goals. All patients (and their significant others) have a direct line of communication with Dr. Chiodo through every stage of the surgical process. Please schedule an appointment to initiate your journey for a rhinoplasty in Dallas.

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