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Nose Surgery Specialist

Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in DC area, Arlington, VA

More than 200,000 people undergo nose surgery every year in the United States, making it one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the country. The board-certified plastic surgery specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, Virginia, take a subtle approach to nose surgery so you get a more natural, yet dramatic result. To schedule a consultation, contact the office by phone or online today.

Nose Surgery Q & A

What is nose surgery?

Nose surgery, which is medically referred to as rhinoplasty, is an aesthetic procedure performed to enhance the size and appearance of your nose and/or improve breathing function. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center are seasoned facial surgeons and take a subtle approach to nose surgery to create a natural outcome.

Though the team uses subtle techniques during your nose surgery, making only minor changes to your nose, the results can be both appealing and dramatic. 

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Am I a good candidate for nose surgery?

The surgical specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center determine if you’re a good candidate for nose surgery during your consultation. The team performs the procedure on men and women who are displeased with the size or shape of their nose or have areas they would like to correct or enhance.

To be considered a good candidate for nose surgery, your facial growth must be complete and you must be in good overall health. The specialists also want to make sure you have realistic expectations about your nose surgery before proceeding. 

How is nose surgery performed?

Your nose surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia to ease the discomfort and anxiety. The surgical specialists may use any number of techniques to perform your nose surgery based on your aesthetic goals. 

In general, your surgeon reduces any excess cartilage, tissue, and bone, improves or adds cartilage to reshape your nose, and then repositions the skin to cover your improved framework. Your surgeon then sutures any incisions either inside your nose or along the natural external crease. 

What can I expect after nose surgery?

After your nose surgery, the surgical team closely monitors you in the recovery suite and sends you home. You can expect bruising and swelling of your nose following the surgery, as well as bruising and discoloration under the eyes. Your surgeon provides specific instructions on how to manage the side effects and pain after your procedure.

Your plastic surgeon has you return to the office within a couple of days after your surgery to assess the healing. It may take 2-4 weeks for you to recover from your nose surgery. During your recovery period, your surgeon may recommend you avoid strenuous activity. 

Though you may see improvements within a few months following your surgery, it can take up to a year for the swelling to fully subside and for you to see the final outcome.

For a nose surgery consultation with experienced plastic surgeons, call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or select the online booking button today.

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