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Rhinoplasty or Nose Job in Northern Virginia

Because the nose is such a prominent part of the face, changing the nose shape can have a dramatic impact on how someone looks. In fact, nose reshaping surgery is quite common.

Rhinoplasty is the surgical name for a nose job. It’s also known as nose reshaping surgery or nasal surgery. This procedure can involve one or more of the following:

  • Changing the look of the nose (the shape, width, profile, size, nostrils, proportion, symmetry, angle, etc.)
  • Improving the patient’s ability to breathe
  • Correcting abnormalities or injuries

Every person’s needs will be unique. The changes can be slight, or they can be extreme, or somewhere in between. Sometimes even slight changes can make a big difference, but in the end it all comes down to personal preference.

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Nose reshaping surgery can be done with one of two main procedures: closed or open.

  • A closed procedure uses only incisions from inside the nostrils. It doesn’t leave a scar. It is an option in some cases, depending on the changes desired.
  • An open procedure is used for changes to the nose tip or bridge and better visibility. There will be a small scar on the bottom of the nose. This choice gives more options during the actual surgery.

Neither is “better” than the other. Both are good options. Which is right for you depends on your needs and goals.

Northern Virginia Rhinoplasty Recovery

Spend your recovery time with your head elevated. Ice packs over the nose will also help with swelling. You will have a splint in place to help maintain the changes as you heal. Bruising is normal if the nasal bones were adjusted, and will diminish within a week or two. Sutures, if external, are removed at five days after surgery. Strenuous activities can be resumed after three weeks.

While healing, it is important to know that the final shape of the nose can continue to change in the weeks and months after the surgery. In fact, our noses change shape over time in general, and as you heal from nose reshaping the healing process will mean slight changes as well.

Rhinoplasty Before and After Pictures

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgery commonly called a ‘nose job’. This type of nasal surgery can be combined with other facial or nasal surgeries. Rhinoplasty is just not a cosmetic surgery, it may also be reconstructive. Here are the before and after rhinoplasty pictures.

Rhinoplasty Recommendation

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgery that requires great skill. If you live in the Beverly Hills, CA area and are looking for a really good plastic surgeon, we recommend Dr Gerald Minniti. To learn more about Dr Minniti, visit his website at http://www.drminniti.com. He is truly worth a visit and consultation.