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
 Before & After Photos

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

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Before & After Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic Case 285 Right Side View in Washington, DC
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Closed Rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose of a younger woman

Many plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty by making an incision between the nostrils and leaving a scar. This approach is called open rhinoplasty. We prefer to avoid the external scar whenever possible and focus on closed rhinoplasty. Fewer surgeons are trained with this less invasive style of rhinoplasty.This Washington rhinoplasty pa... Read More
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Revision Rhinoplasty to restore pre-injury nasal profile in a middle-aged man

Rhinoplasty is considered very difficult by plastic surgeons, with revision rhinoplasty being even more complex in many cases. Revision rhinoplasty may be considered after the original rhinoplasty surgery to further improve the nasal appearance or breathing as desired. Similar to primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty can be relativel... Read More
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Rhinoplasty and septoplasty to lift a droopy nose and improve breathing in a younger female

Normally, the tip of the nose naturally moves a bit when one smiles. This Maryland woman had an excessive droopy tip of the nose when smiling. She underwent finesse rhinoplasty in Maryland to improve facial balance via an endonasal approach, without any external incisions. The tip of the nose is in a better position and does not droop anymore... Read More
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Rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum and balance the nasal profile in a younger man

Reducing a nasal bump to improve the profile is one of the most common requests for rhinoplasty. A bump frequently consists of both bone and cartilage tissue. For patients with prior nasal injury or trauma, then scar tissue may also be present.This Washington DC area man had a prior basketball injury, which contributed to his... Read More
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Closed rhinoplasty with chin augmentation to enhance the profile of a younger man

A man's nose generally is larger and wider, as compared to a woman's nose. Rhinoplasty in male patients conservatively reduces the size of the nose, as appropriate. However, sometimes a nose should be made larger, in order to appear more proportionate and natural.This patient wanted to improve his profile and refine the nasal tip.... Read More
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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty with dermal filler to improve the nasal bridge of a younger man

Facial fillers are not just for lip enhancement. Maryland and northern Virginia rhinoplasty patients can choose from a variety of cosmetic injectable fillers to improve their nose without traditional rhinoplasty surgery. For example, fillers may be injected into the bridge of the nose to help smooth depressions and irregularities. Facial fill... Read More
Before & After Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic Case 288 Front View in Washington, DC
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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty using dermal fillers to build the nasal bridge of a younger woman

Dermal fillers are popular nonsurgical treatments performed by the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Top injectors place fillers in various areas such as the lips, cheeks, chin, and eyes. Only the very top cosmetic specialists, however, have expertise in filler injection for the nose.Liquid rhinoplasty is an option to improve t... Read More
Before & After Rhinoplasty - Cosmetic Case 248 Front View in Washington, DC
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Rhinoplasty and septoplasty to improve the function and shape of the nose of a younger woman

This woman suffered from chronic nasal obstruction and nasal asymmetry from sports trauma years ago. She was referred to Dr. Chaboki for his "scarless" rhinoplasty technique and conservative approach to facial surgery. She underwent rhinoplasty to improve the appearance and function of the nose. Her nasal bones were reshaped, the profile... 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.

Dr. Chaboki

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.

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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