Dr. Smith sees each patient’s nose as a canvas waiting to become a work of art.
- Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery
- 20+ Years of Experience
- Rhinoplasty Performed on Notable Celebrities and Their Family Members
Dr. Kevin Smith: The Doctor Who Knows the Nose
“Your nose should not only breathe properly but should look good and be in harmony with your facial features.”
– Dr. Kevin Smith
Dr. Smith was taught a life-long lesson of excellence by his father. One fall afternoon his father instructed him to rake the leaves. After a close inspection, his father revealed a lackluster effort and made this statement, “Son, you can either rake the leaves properly the first time or stay out here all day until you do it right.” Since that moment Dr. Smith has been applying his best effort in all he does.
These ideals have been instilled at Smith Center, which is why he is one of the most prominent and sought-after facial plastic surgeons in Houston. His expertise in rhinoplasty (nose job) includes male, female, and various ethnicities, including Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern. Dr. Smith sees each patient’s nose as a canvas ready to become a work of art. During the consultation, he discusses the concerns the patient has with their nose. He has an innate ability, when crafting a person’s appearance, to beautify while also enhancing a person’s ethnic heritage.
Dr. Smith is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and has successfully performed hundreds of rhinoplasty surgeries, which have included a number of Houston’s elite couples and celebrities.
Breathe Gracefully with Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is the most common facial plastic surgery conducted in the US. Quite often, individuals feel they have a nose that is too large, too wide, or too long. Due to injury the nose can become crooked, flattened, or bulky. All of these visual issues are common reasons for a rhinoplasty procedure which typically refines the nasal tip, bridge of the nose, nasal dorsum or nostrils.
Correcting the shape of the nose can create the facial balance patients desire. The nose is a focal point of the face. An aesthetically pleasing nose enables the eyes, mouth and cheeks to come together in beautiful harmony.
Dr. Smith uses a closed technique in performing the nose job, which means there are no visible external incisions.
Dr. Smith discusses which procedure would work best for each patient. The small, extra incision done during the open procedure is very well hidden and can only be seen when the head is tilted back, exposing the base of the nose. The open incision technique is often used during revision rhinoplasty, which is when external exposure is necessary in order to utilize cartilage grafting techniques.
Rhinoplasty surgery takes one or two hours to perform
The rhinoplasty surgery itself takes between one and two hours to perform.
During the recovery process, Dr. Smith prescribes pain medication and saline nose spray. A splint is placed on the nose to help with shaping and stabilization, and is removed after the first week. He also provides a pressure wrap on eyes for four hours to prevent visible postoperative bruising.
Patients are able to resume normal activity within seven to 10 days. Exercise and strenuous activity can be resumed after the three week period. For the first six weeks after the surgery,the nasal bones are still fragile so it is imperative to avoid any situations that may put your nose at risk for injury. On average, your new nose will continue to heal and undergo subtle changes for the first year.
As a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT), Dr. Smith can also perform a septoplasty in conjunction with your rhinoplasty. His unique approach to septoplasty can help alleviate breathing or sleeping problems, and even cure some migraine-like headaches. A septoplasty is covered by insurance.
“Exercise and strenuous activity can be resumed after three weeks.”