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Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty – Which is better?

The two methods for surgical rhinoplasty are closed (endonasal) and open (external). Every patient wants to know what is the best plastic surgery method for the nose. However, ask any plastic surgeon and they will tell you there isn't necessarily a "best". Each method has its pros and cons, with proponents on each side. Closed or Endonasal …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Rhinoplasty Cost: Does Insurance Cover Nasal Surgery?

The cost of rhinoplasty surgery varies greatly across the United States, including the metropolitan Washington DC area, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Rhinoplasty cost is always one of the first questions asked the plastic surgeon. However, rhinoplasty cost should be taken into consideration with many other factors when choosing your cosmetic nasal surgeon. Rhinoplasty is not …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Saline Neti Pot Rinse for Nasal Congestion

Great article in CNN today on the benefits of saline nasal rinses. I tell every patient prior to and after cosmetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) to use nasal saline rinses. Saline rinses helps clear dust, pollen, and mucous from the nose and sinuses. Washington DC and northern Virginia patients suffer from terrible allergies. Saline rinses help …

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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty before Traditional Nasal Surgery

Can I have a non-surgical nose job, if I'm thinking of getting a real rhinoplasty later? One should avoid any non-surgical rhinoplasty before traditional nasal surgery. Nasal injections themselves may have complications or side-effects that may interfere with future cosmetic rhinoplasty. Scar tissue may form and nasal cartilage may be altered with any procedure, even …

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