A rhinoplasty is an aesthetic treatment used to change the size and appearance of the nose. Furthermore, it may help repair a functional or breathing issue in many patients. Leesburg, VA plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang is an experienced cosmetic nose and facial surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery, taking a conservative approach to allow for the most soft and natural results. Although rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, results tend to be appealing and dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center can be recommended to make a nose appear smaller in size or change a nose that is aesthetically unappealing due to size, shape, or a deformity. The objective is to allow for a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions well. Get more information on rhinoplasty before you contact Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
"I had the best experience with Dr Chang and his office. He performed a second rhinoplasty to the tip of my nose that was surgically botched ten years prior by a different surgeon. I was told by a different plastic surgeon it could not be fixed. Not only did Dr Chang fix it, I could not be happier with the end result. The staff made me feel comfortable, fully explained the entire process and followed up every step of the way. I also had juviderm lip injection, minimally Dr Chang out just enough to enhance the shape but it looks natural. I've also had Botox in the top forehead to help with summer squinting, which releases my headaches. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family!"- A.M. / Google / Aug 07, 2016
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the ideal course of action. It's very important that expectations are understood, as your nose and facial profile will be altered. Furthermore, facial growth and maturity should also be complete. This will be addressed during your consultation, even more so for adolescents.
Nose surgery is performed while the patient is under sedation, such as general anesthesia, and is in most cases an outpatient procedure. This treatment offers different surgical methods depending on your aesthetic goals and concerns. Dr. Chang performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. The objective during the procedure is to decrease or eliminate excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to build and increase cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nasal features are repositioned and the skin is draped over the newly structured framework. Stitches are positioned either on the inside portion of the nose or within the natural external fold.
What to Expect
Upon completion of your cosmetic nose surgery, you will rest comfortably in the recovery suite, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The nose and the surrounding area will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. In almost all patients, there is some discoloration beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Consistently using cold compresses and inflammatory medications can assist with these effects. Your post-op check-up with Dr. Chang will be scheduled within a couple of days after surgery to assess your healing progress. It takes around 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. Within this time frame, strenuous exertion should be avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. Chang will listen to your concerns and goals to help develop your custom treatment plan. When this is done, he can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Chang, instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center accepts several payment methods and our office can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not paid by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. Chang in your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
If you want to smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which might help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, Dr. Chang can tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Chang, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. Chang. Once he understands your goals, he can help you choose which procedures will be in your custom plan. Rhinoplasty can help your whole face appear more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before getting another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Nose surgery is a great option to address the distaste you might feel when looking in the mirror at your appearance. If you're dissatisfied with the size and shape of your nose or if you suffer from breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Nose surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure with very high success rates. Plastic surgeon Dr. Chang aims to improve your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to get in touch with Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA and schedule an appointment.