Rhinoplasty – Cosmetic

Rhinoplasty, sometimes called a nose job, may address many aspects of the nasal bridge and tip. Rhinoplasty is very common in facial plastic surgery offices worldwide, especially in younger patients. In fact, you may be surprised by how frequently rhinoplasty is performed because the results can look so natural. Men and women travel from Arlington and Ashburn, VA; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD; and beyond to experience Potomac Plastic Surgery’s expertise in cosmetic rhinoplasty, including revision and preservation rhinoplasty. Here in Washington, DC, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki offers world-class results our patients can feel great about no matter how complex their case may be.

Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic
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Before & After Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic Case 203 Right Side View in Washington, DC
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Revision Rhinoplasty to improve appearance of previous nasal implant in a middle aged woman

Washington DC cosmetic rhinoplasty patients often ask to change the nose by lifting or narrowing the tip. The tip of the nose is made of skin, fat, and cartilage. Some patients may have too much cartilage contributing to a wide tip, others may have excess skin or fat, while other have a drooping tip that makes the nasal tip app... Read More
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Rhinoplasty and septoplasty to alter the form and function of the nose of a younger woman

Rhinoplasty is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Some patients have cosmetic concerns of the nasal tip, while others may have issues with the bridge. One angle of the nose may be acceptable, while another angle may be disliked.This patient was referred to Dr. Chaboki to review rhinoplasty options. She had a deviated septu... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 49 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation with silicone implant to balance the facial features of a younger woman

Northern Virginia plastic surgeons often assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. Virginia cosmetic surgery patients with a small or weak chin may benefit from chin augmentation with an implant. A silicone chin implant may be an appropriate option with rhinoplasty for some patients with "... Read More
Before & After Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic Case 289 Front View in Washington, DC
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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty to correct a bump in the nose of a younger woman

Worth it!Liquid rhinoplasty enhances the appearance of the nose without surgery. This quick in-office procedure with fillers and relaxers can help both the bridge and tip for both primary and revision rhinoplasty patients. It's also a great option for those patients who are hesitant to commit to surgery but would like to see possible c... Read More
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Septorhinoplasty with bone reshaping to straighten the nasal profile of a younger woman

Washington DC rhinoplasty patients often request reducing the hump of their nose. The nasal hump is typically made of both bone and cartilage, and hump reduction can be performed via either open or endonasal (closed) rhinoplasty techniques. This young DC area woman wanted to improved her profile with hump reduction and stra... Read More
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Preservation Rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum and nasal asymmetry in the nose of a middle-aged man

Straightening a crooked nose is considered very difficult by many plastic surgeons. The reason for this difficulty in nasal surgery is multifactorial. For one, everyone has a variable degree of asymmetry in the face. This asymmetry is considered normal, expected, and may not be improved. Second, cartilage and bone have memory and ca... Read More
Before & After Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic Case 226 Front View in Washington, DC
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Rhinoplasty and septoplasty to preserve and enhance the integrity of the nose in a younger man

Less is more in plastic surgery. In addition to improving nasal function (ie. breathing), one of the primary goals in rhinoplasty surgery is to take attention away of the nose. Many plastic surgeons attempt to blend the nose with the face for a balanced appearance. Patients generally want to look better, not totally different.This ... Read More
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Preservation rhinoplasty to refine the nasal tip of a younger woman

Washington DC area cosmetic rhinoplasty patients often ask to change the appearance of the nose by narrowing the tip. The tip of the nose primarily consists of skin, fat, and cartilage. Some patients may have too much cartilage contributing to a wide tip, while others may have excess skin or fat that makes the nasal tip appear wide.<... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also called nose surgery, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the nose. Medical rhinoplasty, also called functional rhinoplasty, can be combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve the patient’s ability to breathe.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Washington, DC, Metro?

The cost of rhinoplasty surgery typically falls somewhere between $6,500 and $15,000*, depending on the nature of your procedure and many other factors, such as operating room costs. Every patient is different, and there’s no way to offer a concrete estimate without an in‐person consultation. A member of our staff will provide you with a written quote that reflects your specific procedure discussed with Dr. Chaboki. You can learn more about the costs associated with plastic surgery on our Fees & Financing page.

What Are the Benefits of a Closed Rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty is known as endonasal (inside the nose) rhinoplasty. Many people consider this method of rhinoplasty as incisionless as Dr. Chaboki hides incisions inside the nose. Closed rhinoplasty offers patients several advantages:

  • Avoids external scars
  • Reduces rhinoplasty swelling
  • Reduces numbness of the nose

Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of rhinoplasty procedures but specializes in and teaches other surgeons the closed rhinoplasty technique. Each patient is unique and requires a customized treatment plan, and the closed incisionless rhinoplasty can be used on a wide variety of patients, from the most simple to the most complex revision surgery.

One of Dr. Chaboki’s Many Happy Rhinoplasty Patients

Is a Closed or Open Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Dr. Chaboki offers his patients, who visit him from areas like Northern Virginia and Maryland, both open rhinoplasty and incisionless rhinoplasty procedures and will help determine the most appropriate method for you. Rhinoplasty, even when performed for cosmetic reasons, should avoid decreasing nasal function. It would be inappropriate to get a cosmetically improved nose if you are unable to breathe through it. For this reason, it’s important to choose a surgeon with an artistic eye and sound medical experience.

What Is Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Preservation rhinoplasty is a relatively advanced surgical technique that allows plastic surgeons to modify the nose while preserving normal anatomy as much as possible. For example, rhinoplasty surgery to reduce a bump is typically reductive, with plastic surgeons only shaving, rasping, or filing down the bump. Preservation rhinoplasty is an alternate method that pushes or lets down the bump by removing tissue under the bump itself. As a result, preservation rhinoplasty results tend to be smoother.

Closed rhinoplasty is more difficult to learn for plastic surgeons, and closed preservation rhinoplasty has an even higher learning curve for some surgeons. Dr. Chaboki is one of a few select rhinoplasty specialists in the United States who perform this type of nasal surgery.

While closed preservation rhinoplasty is more difficult for the plastic surgeon, this advanced technique has many benefits for the patient, including a smoother result and less swelling.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is considered the most difficult of all cosmetic surgery procedures by plastic surgeons. Even the “best” surgery may result in suboptimal outcomes with external irregularities or breathing difficulties. The complicated anatomy of the internal and external nose, along with variables of healing, can result in unpredictable results.

Revision rhinoplasty may be an option for patients who are seeking to refine a previous rhinoplasty surgery. Patients who have had rhinoplasty may consider another rhinoplasty at some point after the original procedure. Closed rhinoplasty may be an option in revision cases too.

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in preservation rhinoplasty.

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Can Rhinoplasty Improve Breathing?

Rhinoplasty, when performed along with a nasal and sinus surgery to improve breathing, may be referred to as functional rhinoplasty or reconstructive nasal surgery. As a facial plastic surgeon in Washington, DC, Dr. Chaboki performs functional rhinoplasty to enhance nasal function with improved airflow. He has specialized training in the anatomy, physiology, and cosmetic aspect of the nose and sinuses. His expertise on both the internal and external nose can help improve both the appearance and function of the nose at the same time.

Can Rhinoplasty Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes, Dr. Chaboki often combines rhinoplasty with other cosmetic procedures of the face, surgical or nonsurgical, for enhanced results. Popular options include:

  • Chin augmentation to build out a weak chin and balance the profile.
  • Facelift to rejuvenate the lower 2/3 of the face.
  • Eyelid surgery to reduce sagging eyelid skin and pockets of fat.
  • Neck lift to tighten lax, crepey skin and pronounced vertical neckbands.
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic to smooth away lines and creases around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and across the forehead.
  • Dermal fillers to fill in tear troughs and dark circles under the eyes.

We want you to look and feel your best, so we’ll discuss your cosmetic options with you during your initial consultation.

Are There Nonsurgical Alternatives to Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, also referred to as liquid rhinoplasty, is a quick procedure performed in the office via awake, local anesthesia and requires little to no downtime. Dermal fillers are soft gels that are injected into the nose to temporarily change the shape of your nose without surgery. Dr. Chaboki is a facial plastic surgery specialist who understands how combining facial filler and BOTOX Cosmetic injections can reshape the nose using only local anesthesia. For example, injections made in precise locations can camouflage a bump without surgery.

Both patients considering a nose job for the first time or those seeking revision rhinoplasty may possibly benefit from nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Some patients may also “test drive” a new nose with nonsurgical rhinoplasty prior to surgery. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, however, is not a replacement for surgery and permanent results still require surgery.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Is a rhinoplasty considered major surgery?

While rhinoplasty is a commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedure, it is highly complex and requires a surgeon who has extensive training and experience for optimal safety and results. As a board-certified otolaryngologist and a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaboki has the credentials needed to give patients the results they desire with both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty.

Is a rhinoplasty permanent?

Yes, rhinoplasty results last indefinitely—if there is no trauma to the nose. The aging process will continue, but it typically doesn’t have a noticeable impact on the nose.

What’s the best age for a nose job?

In general, rhinoplasty patients between ages 18 and 40 attain optimal results. It’s important for young patients to have a fully developed facial structure. Patients over 40 tend to heal slower than younger patients; however, there is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty.

Is a surgical or nonsurgical rhinoplasty better?

In most cases, surgical rhinoplasty provides more satisfying results than the nonsurgical version. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is mainly effective for altering the nasal bridge or tip, while more significant improvements can be accomplished with surgery. The cost is higher with surgery and recovery time is required; however, results last indefinitely.

To discuss your goals for cosmetic facial surgery and the areas that you would like to improve, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085. Women and men visit him for complex rhinoplasty procedures from Arlington, VA; Silver Spring, MD; and throughout the Washington, DC, metro area.

* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable. 

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