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You'd be surprised by how many people are unhappy with the look of their nose. You may also be surprised by how frequently you're unable to tell that someone has had rhinoplasty in Maryland and Washington, DC, because the results look so natural. Rhinoplasty, also called nose surgery, can address many different imperfections and, when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon, can be customized to meet your individual needs so that the results fit with your other features.
Dr. Houtan Chaboki is board-certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has the experience and training to give his Washington, DC rhinoplasty patients the look they want. To learn more, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.
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Case 170, Chin Augmentation, Rhinoplasty
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. Uncertain of the rhinoplasty methods to enhance the nose and achieve his desired results, he consulted with Dr. Chaboki to review various rhinoplasty techniques. Dr. Chaboki recommend augmenting the bridge and root of the nose to improve his profile. In addition, narrowing of the nasal tip would be conservative to maintain natural results. Dr. Chaboki ...
Case 125, Rhinoplasty
Endonasal (closed) rhinoplasty is one approach to change the appearance of the nose. With endonasal rhinoplasty, the nose can be reshaped without external incisions or stitches. Bone and cartilage is modified via incisions hidden inside the nostrils. The other rhinoplasty approach is open rhinoplasty, where an incision is placed on the outside of the nose between the nostrils. Each rhinoplasty approach has its advantages and disadvantages. Some plastic surgeons specialize in one of the two approaches, while some plastic surgeons offer both approaches to their patients. Dr. Chaboki performs all types of rhinoplasty, but his preferred method is the endonasal or closed rhinoplasty for a ma...
Case 100, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty
The tip of the nose is made of primarily of skin and cartilage. Skin thickness plays an important role, as patients with thicker skin tend have a droopy tip. The size and shape of the nasal cartilage are additional factors contributing to the appearance of the tip of the nose. A droopy tip is one of the most common reasons Washington and Maryland area patients seek rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery of the nose. A droopy tip usually requires some cartilage reshaping to create tip definition. This Washington area woman disliked her droopy tip, which was exaggerated when she smiled. In addition, she had chronic nasal congestion from a deviated septum due to multiple sports injuries. Her fear was an...
Case 117, Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is tailored to the needs of every patient. Some patients want to improve the tip, while others want to reduce a bump and improve their profile. Many Washington DC and Maryland rhinoplasty patients also take the opportunity to improve breathing with nasal surgery, in addition to improving the appearance of the nose.Like most Washington DC area patients, she had considered rhinoplasty since a teenager. She primarily was concerned about the bump, profile, and droopy tip. She knew others who have had rhinoplasty, and now she was ready for her own rhinoplasty. Living in the Washington area, she also had some nasal congestion and liked the idea of improved breathing too with r...
Case 8, Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty
A bulbous nasal tip is due to strong lower nasal cartilage in this Washington DC area woman. The tip of the nose was also overprojected. Her nose was narrowed and refined. The nasal tip was brought lower and the bump reduced via an open rhinoplasty. She also complained of excess skin of the upper eyelid, which sagged over the eyelashes and made her appear tired. She had an upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) with skin removal but without fat removal. Her eyes appear more open and less tired, creating a natural youthful eyelid....
Case 54, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty
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 straighten her nose. She also had a deviated septum which contributed both to the external appearance of her nose and nasal congestion. She underwent an endonasal rhinoplasty with hump reduction, bone reshaping, and septoplasty. Avoiding external incisions or scars, her nasal breathing and appearance have improved with the closed rhinoplasty approach....
Case 124, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty
Washington DC rhinoplasty patients often request to make their nose smaller. However, some patients will ask to make the nose larger by building the bridge. Cartilage is normally used on top of the nose to improve the profile. Cartilage for rhinoplasty is taken from the nose, ear, or rib.This woman had a severe nasal injury which flattened her nose and created scars, and subsequently, she lost the projection of her bridge. She consulted with facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Chaboki to review rhinoplasty options. She previously had septoplasty surgery years ago and did not have sufficient cartilage inside her nose to rebuild the bridge. Via a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Chaboki used cartilage from the...
Case 109, Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty may be performed for any reason. Plastic surgeons generally prefer to wait a sufficient time after the original cosmetic procedure before considering revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty is considered by plastic surgeons universally to be a very complicated procedure. All imperfections cannot be correctedThis woman has had more than 3 previous rhinoplasty surgeries by other surgeons over the years. She still felt her nose was too wide and asymmetric. She was referred to Dr. Chaboki by another plastic surgeon. Despite her disappointment with the previous procedures, she was willing to proceed with another surgery and consulted with revision rhinoplasty speciali...
Case 87, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty
Facial or nasal asymmetry is common and expected in everyone, but the degree of asymmetry can be worse for those Washington DC rhinoplasty patients who also have a deviated septum. The nasal septum is a wall of cartilage and bone the separates the nose into right and left passages and contributes greatly to the appearance of the nose. While a deviated septum may occur naturally, it can also be the result of a broken nose. This Washington DC rhinoplasty patient had a significant deviated septum which twisted her nose primarily to one side. An asymmetric nose or asymmetric nostrils are some signs of a deviated septum. Consultation with cosmetic rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Chaboki, allowed he...
Case 171, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty
Sinus allergies are very common for patients living in Washington DC. Sinus surgery with rhinoplasty or septoplasty may be appropriate options for patients with chronic nasal congestion despite allergy treatment. Sinus surgery in patients with a deviated septum can vary from relatively minor to more complicated. Sinus surgery patients may also combine cosmetic improvement of their nose, in addition to surgery to improve their breathing.This woman had chronic sinus and nasal symptoms with chronic sinus congestion. In addition to improving her sinuses, she wanted to improve her nose by improving the profile. She consulted with other Washington area rhinoplasty spe...
Rhinoplasty is often combined with other surgical procedures such as a face lift residents who want maximum results. Other procedures may include the use of cheek and chin implants and may be performed at the same time as rhinoplasty. In some instances, facial fillers can be used to augment the shape of the nose for an improved appearance without surgery. Dr. Chaboki will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation.
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Also known as endonasal (closed) rhinoplasty, incisionless rhinoplasty hides small incisions inside the nose and offers several advantages:
- No external incisions
- Less swelling
- Less numbness
While each case is different and requires a unique treatment plan, incisionless rhinoplasty can be used under a wide variety of circumstances from the most simple to the most difficult. 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 his patients. 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 breathe through it. For this reason, it's important to choose a surgeon with an artistic eye and sound medical experience.
Functional vs. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, when performed along with a septoplasty, turbinate surgery, or sinus surgery is often called functional rhinoplasty. A facial plastic surgeon in Washington, DC, Dr. Chaboki performs functional rhinoplasty primarily to restore nasal function, breathing and airflow.
Dr. Chaboki has specialized training in the anatomy, physiology, and cosmetic aspect of the nose. His expertise on both the internal and external nose will help to improve the appearance of your nose and, at the same time, treat your sinus nasal symptoms of allergy, nasal obstruction, snoring, nasal congestion, sinusitis, and post nasal drip. He performs minimally invasive rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, deviated septum surgery, turbinate reduction surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery.
If you still have questions about this procedure, please be sure to view frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Chaboki.
Building up the bridge of the nose is a popular request for some rhinoplasty patients. Asian or African-American rhinoplasty patients may have a flatter nose and request some form of nasal augmentation. Patients with traumatic nasal injuries may have a collapsed bridge or "saddle nose." Nasal implants are placed via smalls incisions hidden inside the nose. Nasal augmentation with implants is an outpatient procedure with a short recovery time.
A more temporary method for facial augmentation is with injectable fillers such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, Sculptra® and RADIESSE®. These fillers must be repeated for continued results, but they are conveniently performed right in Dr. Chaboki's office and require little to no downtime.Still have questions
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