About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a procedure that is performed to reshape or restructure the nose. Patients may choose to undergo rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons or to correct issues that have arisen from a prior injury or nasal condition. Rhinoplasty can enhance the look and shape of the nose and provide better breathing solutions.

Candidates for Nose Surgery

Nose surgery can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. Candidates for nose surgery typically are those who have the following characteristics:

  • Would like to change the contour and shape of the nose for cosmetic reasons
  • Have a medical issue which can be corrected through nose surgery

How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?

When undergoing a nose reshaping procedure, incisions are made inside the nasal cavity so there will be no scars visible. During the procedure, the skin, tissues, bone, and cartilage of the nose are reshaped using sculpting techniques to alter the appearance or function of the nose. Depending on the nasal alterations you desire, these techniques may be used:

  • Cartilage may be reduced and sculpted to reduce the size of the nose.
  • The septum may be trimmed to correct an upturned or downward-pointing nose.
  • Reducing the skin from each nostril can provide a more narrow appearance to the base of the nose.
  • A shapelier nose can be created by adding tissue in targeted areas.

After nose surgery, a recovery period of three to four weeks is needed. Patients should expect bruising and swelling around the eyes and nose after the procedure, which will diminish after a week or two. Discomfort may be felt but is typically controlled with medication. You may experience some congestion or bleeding for a few days after the surgery is performed. While you can return to light activity a few days after the surgery, you’ll wear a splint to protect the nose for approximately one week.

Financing for a Rhinoplasty

The Spa Clinic works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Arzadon specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other cosmetic surgery pages including neck liftfacelift, and brow lift.

At The Spa Clinic, we specialize in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, skin rejuvenation, and laser treatments that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Washington D.C., Arlington, Gainesville, Warrenton and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.