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Your nose balances your face. A crooked or disproportionately sized nose can alter your facial symmetry and affect your appearance.

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can reshape the bridge, tip, and nostrils to completely transform the aesthetic of your face.

Dr. Constance M. Barone can perform nose surgery at our San Antonio, TX, practice to restore balance and enhance your appearance.

Are You Ready To Feel Confident in the Way You Look? Contact Our San Antonio Plastic Surgery Practice

Our plastic surgeon can expertly transform your nose by reducing or increasing its size and reshaping the bridge, tip, and nostrils to give your face better balance. Contact our San Antonio, TX, practice to request your consultation and learn how Dr. Barone can dramatically enhance your appearance.

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Nose Surgery Can Fix a Deviated Septum


Do you have difficulty breathing? When your septum (the bone and cartilage that sits between the nostrils) deviates to one side, it can inhibit airflow. Our plastic surgeon can reshape your septum to put it in the proper position that makes breathing easy.

One Patient's Rhinoplasty Experience Dr. Barone Helped This Patient Restore Their Confidence

Dr. Barone transformed this patient's appearance through rhinoplasty. He tells us how he feels after surgery and how he recommends Barone Plastic Surgery for future rhinoplasty patients.

A Dramatic Transformation See How Nose Surgery Enhanced This Patient's Appearance

Determining Candidacy Are You a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?

Most patients who are unhappy with the size and shape of their noses make good rhinoplasty candidates. However, there are some factors to consider before having a nose job.


Patients should be in good overall health before undergoing plastic surgery. Some medical conditions can increase your risk of complications and affect recovery.


Due to bullying or feelings of extreme self-consciousness, rhinoplasty is one of the few plastic surgery options performed on patients younger than 18. However, girls need to be at least 14, and boys need to be at least 15 to receive rhinoplasty.


Rhinoplasty creates a permanent change in your appearance. Before undergoing this plastic surgery, patients should be committed to making a lasting alteration.

Find Out If You're a Candidate Contact Our San Antonio Practice

Dr. Barone prides herself on providing each patient who walks through our doors with personalized care suited to their individual needs. During your consultation, she will determine your candidacy by evaluating the structure of your nose and face and discussing the changes you wish to make. 

Dr. Barone is an experienced plastic surgeon who values education, honesty, and open communication. She will explain all aspects of the procedure and encourage you to be direct about any concerns. You will know what to expect during and after surgery once you leave your consultation.

Contact our San Antonio, TX, practice to learn more.

(210) 614-0400

Our Patient-Focused Approach Creates 5-Star Results "I highly recommend Dr. Barone and her professional staff."


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Dr. Barone is very knowledgeable and professional, her accountability is what I appreciate. I highly recommend Dr. Barone and her professional staff.

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Dr. Barone and her staff were very supportive. The consult, decision and preparation for surgery has been a positive experience.

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Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques Open vs. Closed Nose Job

There are two main types of surgical techniques for rhinoplasty: open and closed. Dr. Barone will determine which technique is best for you during your consultation.
Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive technique where all incisions are made inside the nostrils. This eliminates visible scarring and reduces recovery time. This technique is typically used for patients who need minor alterations because the small incisions restrict the surgeon's view and limits the changes they can make to internal structures like bone and cartilage.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty uses an additional incision across the columella, the section of soft tissue between the nostrils, to access nasal structures. The extra incision allows the surgeon to make more significant changes to your nasal bones and cartilage than closed rhinoplasty. The incision along the columella is small and placed in a discreet area to minimize visible scarring.

Preparing for Surgery Follow Dr. Barone's Instructions


Dr. Barone will give you guidelines on how to prepare for surgery, including diet recommendations and instructions on which medications and vitamin supplements to avoid. Patients should make arrangements for someone to take them to and from surgery. They should also have someone stay with them for a few days following the procedure if necessary.

What To Expect During Rhinoplasty Surgery

San Antonio patients can have rhinoplasty surgery performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on their preferences. More extensive procedures may require an overnight hospital stay. 
The entire rhinoplasty procedure typically takes one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the treatment.
The entire rhinoplasty procedure typically takes one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the treatment.


Depending on the extent of alterations, either local anesthesia combined with a sedative or general anesthesia can be used.


Depending on your customized treatment, incisions will be made either along the inside of the nostrils or in the nostrils and the columella. 


The bone and cartilage are reshaped to reflect your desired appearance.


Your skin is redraped over the newly sculpted bone and cartilage, and your incisions are closed.


A splint will be placed to protect the nose and help it retain its new shape. 

Subtle but Impressive Rhinoplasty Can Fine-Tune Your Appearance

The Risks of Rhinoplasty Serious Risks Are Rare

You reduce your chance of surgical risks or complications after surgery when you choose an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Barone. She takes many careful measures to minimize the risks associated with any surgery. 

While rare, you should still consider these risks before you or your child undergoes rhinoplasty:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Changed sensation in the nose or feelings of numbness
  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Regular nosebleeds following surgery
  • Skin discoloration
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Infection

Recovering From Rhinoplasty What You Can Expect After Surgery

Like your surgical treatment, recovery is unique to the individual. However, below are some basic rules to follow and things to expect after rhinoplasty.

First Few Days

Patients should plan to stay in bed with their heads elevated for the first few days following rhinoplasty. Ample rest is recommended following surgery to promote healing.

Side Effects

It is normal to experience pain, swelling, and bleeding in the first few days after surgery. You can manage swelling and discomfort with medication. Your nasal packing can be taken out after a few days.

What To Avoid

Even with bleeding and nasal drip, do not blow your nose for at least a week following rhinoplasty. Patients should also avoid any strenuous activity for at least two to three weeks after surgery. 

Resume Activity

While there may still be some residual bruising and swelling, most patients can return to work or school about a week after surgery. Strenuous activity will still need to be avoided until Dr. Barone lets you know it is safe to resume.

Final Results

Patients should continue to take extra care to keep the nose safe from outside contact and sun damage for at least eight weeks. Once your nose completely heals (around six months to a year) you will see your final results.

What Is the Cost of Rhinoplasty? It Starts at $4,000

Our San Antonio practice offers rhinoplasty starting at $4,000. Your final cost depends on the complexity of your treatment. You will have a better idea of your final cost after your consultation. 

Our office does offer ways to keep rhinoplasty affordable.


Insurance may cover a portion of the cost of surgery when performed for reconstructive purposes or to correct a breathing problem or deformity. Our San Antonio practice accepts most major insurances. Our friendly staff is happy to help you figure out what your policy covers and maximize your benefits.


Our practice partners with several reputable companies, like CareCredit® and ALPHAEON®, to help break your cost into manageable low-interest monthly payments. Our staff can also help answer any questions about our financing options and help you select the one that best meets your needs.

We don't want the cost of treatment to stop you from achieving your aesthetic goals. Our San Antonio staff can help answer any questions you have about our payment options and the cost of treatment. Contact our practice to learn more about our payment options and to ask if we have any current specials.

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She is AMAZING!! The results are Out of this world!! Only go to her if you want perfection

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Most wonderful experience... My procedure was painless and the results are astounding! So very happy with Dr. Barone and her staff. 

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Dr. Constance Barone

Dr. Constance Barone

Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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