Your guide to the 3 types of rhinoplasty in the DC area
Rhinoplasties are one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world, popular for altering the shape and size of the nose. Also known as a nose job, the procedure can help individuals change the look of their nose, balance their facial features, and even have medical benefits such as improved breathing ability.
With advancing technology, doctors are able to achieve your ideal nose in a number of ways. There are three main techniques for nose correction, all which require different skill and expertise:
- Traditional Rhinoplasty
- Liquid Rhinoplasty
- Revision Rhinoplasty
This blog will discuss the benefits and differences of each one.
1. Traditional Rhinoplasty
A traditional rhinoplasty is what you typically think of when you think of a nose job. This is the surgical approach to altering your nose anatomy in order to create better facial harmony.
Choosing to get your nose job in Washington, DC will give you access to the best doctors and most innovative techniques possible. Washington, DC rhinoplasty procedures can either be done open or closed.
- Open Rhinoplasty: This is for patients who desire a full revision to their nose structure, whether it be altering the bridge profile, slimming the nose, changing the appearance of the tip, or manipulating the bone. This procedure does require bone-work, making it slightly more invasive and resulting in more incisions.
- Closed Rhinoplasty: This is for patients who don’t need work to their bridge profile, structure, or bone, but rather are more concerned with the soft tissue of the tip of the nose. Because there is no bone-work, this approach is less invasive and requires less incisions.
Recovery for both approaches includes bruising, swelling, and some discomfort. Initial swelling will reside after 2 to 4 weeks, but final results may not be visible until 1 year.
2. Liquid Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC
A liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure used for those who don’t need drastic altering or don’t want to commit to a full surgery. This procedure utilizes filler to fine-tune details and even out small abnormalities.
Patients who opt for a liquid rhinoplasty in DC often want to even out their dorsal hump, the ridge on the top of the nose. With just a few injections, the doctor can fill the uneven spaces and create the appearance of a straighter, more aesthetic nose shape.
This procedure requires no incisions and no surgical work to the bone or soft tissue, making recovery faster and results immediate.
3. Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasties are done when a patient has already had a rhinoplasty procedure, but wants further altering or corrective action. Because work has already been done in this area, this procedure can be trickier than the average rhinoplasty.
In order to understand your nose’s anatomy along with the previous adjustments, open rhinoplasties are often performed during a DC revision rhinoplasty. This allows the doctor to have full visualization and control of existing and future corrections.
Your recovery from your revision rhinoplasty in Washington, DC will differ depending on the extent of revision needed, but similar to recovery from a traditional rhinoplasty.
Why should I get a Washington, DC nose job?
Our doctors are skilled surgeons with years of experience. They have the knowledge and expertise to examine your nose, listen to your goals, suggest their professional opinion, and execute your rhinoplasty according to the consultation. Listen to what one of our patients had to say:
“I have been a patient of Dr. Bruno’s for several years now. He’s not only a talented surgeon, but he has a very gentle, comforting manner. I broke my nose recently, which would have been extremely traumatic if it weren’t for the calm and confident way he handled the situation. Based on past experience with him, I knew that he was the best person to do the surgery. The surgery was easy and painless and my nose looks great.” – Christine F.