Attain the Perfect Nose for Your Face with Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC

If you aren’t happy with the way your nose looks, it can have a major impact on your overall feelings about your facial appearance. After all, the nose is the centerpiece of the face, and if it’s not proportionate to your other features, it can detract from your facial harmony. As a result, many individuals become self-conscious about the size or shape of their nose. If you’d like to make significant changes to your nasal appearance, rhinoplasty in Washington, DC, with Dr. Douglas Forman could be the perfect solution.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a type of cosmetic surgery that involves reshaping the nose to improve its appearance and/or correct certain breathing issues. During a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Forman makes careful incisions either on the outside or inside of your nose to access the bones and cartilage. He then reshapes the nose by sculpting and/or rearranging the bone and cartilage.

What Issues Can Rhinoplasty in DC Address?

There is a wide variety of nasal issues that can be addressed during a rhinoplasty procedure, depending on your unique needs.

  • A crooked nasal bridge
  • Nose size too large or small
  • A crooked or drooping nasal tip
  • Humps or bumps on the nasal bridge
  • Nasal damage from an injury
  • A nose that projects too far
  • Overly wide nostrils
  • An asymmetrical nose
  • A deviated septum
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Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

There are two main types of rhinoplasty that are commonly performed: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. When you have your consultation with Dr. Forman, he’ll discuss these techniques with you to help you decide which rhinoplasty method is the best choice for your needs. Each type of rhinoplasty has distinct pros and cons:

Closed Rhinoplasty

During a closed rhinoplasty, two incisions are made inside the nose. Dr. Forman then makes all of the needed nasal adjustments through these two incisions. This type of rhinoplasty is typically a good choice for patients seeking relatively subtle changes, as the results of the procedure are somewhat limited in comparrison to open rhinoplasty. That said, closed rhinoplasty leaves no visible scarring and typically requires a shorter recovery time than open rhinoplasty.

Open Rhinoplasty

During an open rhinoplasty, one additional incision is made carefully made across the columella so as it make it as unnoticable as possible This incision is called the trans-collumelar incision. It allows Dr. Forman to pull back the skin of the nose, giving him increased access to make more significant adjustments. An open rhinoplasty is the best option if you’re seeking major changes to the structure of your nose, but it may result in minor visible scarring.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC can offer quite a few significant benefits for patients who are unhappy with the appearance or functionality of their nose.

  • Improved nasal shape, size, and symmetry
  • Improved facial proportions
  • Improved breathing ability
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • A better profile appearance
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Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC?

If you’re unsatisfied with the appearance of your nose, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. To be an ideal candidate for the procedure, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in generally good physical health
  • Are unhappy with the size, shape, and/or symmetry of your nose
  • Have breathing problems caused by a deviated septum or other structural nasal issues
  • Have the desire to adjust your nasal appearance
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Have a fully developed nose

What Should I Expect from the Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with Dr. Forman to discuss your goals and expectations. Dr. Forman will work closely with you to create a custom-tailored treatment plan for your procedure. He will evaluate your nose and facial structure to determine the best approach for your individual needs. This may include taking photographs and using computer imaging software to show you potential results. 

Your nose job in DC will be performed as an outpatient procedure at our accredited on-site surgical center. Depending on your preference and the extent of your procedure, you’ll be administered either local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia.  Based on your unique treatment plan, Dr. Forman will then make the necessary incisions and begin making adjustments to your nasal structure and appearance. Once he has completed the procedure, he’ll close your incisions with sutures and bandage the area.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

After your rhinoplasty surgery, you’ll need to take approximately one to two weeks to rest and recuperate before returning to work and your normal routine. You will likely experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort during this time. You can help alleviate swelling by applying a cold compress to the area and sleeping with your head elevated. Additionally, you’ll need to avoid blowing your nose or wearing glasses for a few weeks after the procedure to protect your nose during the initial healing process. You should also refrain from strenuous physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

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Rhinoplasty FAQ

How long does a rhinoplasty last?

How long does rhinoplasty take?

Is rhinoplasty painful?

How long does a rhinoplasty last?

The results of a rhinoplasty are typically permanent, but it’s important to follow Dr. Forman’s post-operative instructions and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and long-lasting results.

How long does rhinoplasty take?

The length of a rhinoplasty procedure varies depending on the complexity of the surgery and the techniques used. On average, the surgery takes between one and three hours to complete.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

Patients typically experience some soreness and discomfort after rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Forman will prescribe you pain medication to help alleviate these symptoms.

Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC?

When you select Forman Plastic Surgery for your nose surgery in Washington, DC, you’ll be treated with compassion, dedication, and personalized care throughout the process. Dr. Douglas Forman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who earned his bord certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Throughout his career, he has held several prestigious positions, including the first President of the Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons from 2010 to 2012. He has also earned many awards and recognitions during his time as a cosmetic surgeon. He has been named as a “Top Doctor” or Top Physician in Plastic Surgery by numerous respected publications, including Washington Post Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, and North Bethesda Magazine. Dr. Forman was also recognized as a “Super Doctor” by Castle Connolly for the Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginia region. Give our office a call today if you’re ready to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Forman.

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