Rhinoplasty | Nose Surgery - Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC
The board-certified plastic surgeons at the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, perform rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or as it is commonly called, a "nose job."
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) generally focuses on the removal of a large nasal hump or the narrowing of the nostrils to improve the shape and size of a patient's nose. This may be done in conjunction with other rhinoplasty or nose surgery procedures to achieve maximum facial balance.
Your Northern Virginia-based board-certified plastic surgeon will evaluate the structure of your nose in relation to your face and discuss in detail your goals and desires.
Computer imaging may be helpful to you and your Austin-Weston Center surgeon in determining the right size and shape of your nose for rhinoplasty. Factors that influence the final results include the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, and your age.
Rhinoplasty may be performed on female patients as young as 15 or males as young as 17. After a careful examinination and evaluation, your board-certified plastic surgeons at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery will make a recommendation as to the proper course of action.
Depending upon the rhinoplasty procedures performed, a splint may be applied to the nose to help maintain its shape. Soft plastic splints may be placed in your nostrils to stabilize the airway and are usually removed in five to seven days.
Northern Virginia Rhinoplasty or nasal reshaping procedure
Rhinoplasty can be performed as an outpatient under general or twilight anesthesia and takes approximately less than two hours to complete. For rhinoplasty patients in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC area, The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers Classic Rhinoplasty Surgery, which is either open or closed surgery. We also offer Tip Rhinoplasty. Your physician will recommend the appropriate procedure to help you achieve your goals and new look.
Northern Virginia Rhinoplasty recovery
For the first day following nose surgery, patients should plan on taking it easy with the head elevated. Most patients can return to work or school within 7-10 days following nose surgery. Exercise and other strenuous activities may be resumed in about two weeks. It is important to avoid hitting or rubbing the nose for approximately eight weeks. It is recommended that rhinoplasty patients limit their exposure to direct sunlight for the next two months.
Contact the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery at 703-893-6168 to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation. To see the dramatic rhinoplasty / nose surgery results of Dr. George Weston, Dr. Robert Sigal, and Dr. Byron Poindexter, visit our extensive gallery of before and after nose surgery (rhinoplasty) photos.