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Reconstructive Nose Surgery

Nasal congestion and breathing difficulties are very common complaints among both men and women. While initial treatment may involve allergy medication or antihistamines, reconstructive nose surgery or rhinoplasty helps Maryland, Northern Virginia, and other Washington, DC area residents breathe more freely. Dr. Houtan Chaboki is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, which makes him highly qualified in both cosmetic and corrective surgery of the nose.

Reconstructive nose surgery may be performed with or without cosmetic rhinoplasty. Many people who visit Dr. Chaboki near Maryland combine a facelift or other facial sculpting procedure with corrective nose surgery to make the most of their recovery time.

To learn more about reconstructive nose surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085. Dr. Chaboki serves men and women in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

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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...

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Case 76, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Washington DC and Virginia area cosmetic rhinoplasty patients often request reduction of the nasal bump. The bump or hump of the nose is primarily made of skin, cartilage, and bone. The nasal septum contributes to the bump, and some patients have an overgrowth or deviation of the septum that makes the nose appear relatively larger.This patient was looking to have rhinoplasty to refine the nasal tip and bridge and to improve the droopy appearance of the tip when smiling, especially on the profile view. The patient had consulted other northern Virginia plastic surgeons and researched various rhinoplasty techniques before speaking with Dr. Chaboki, a board-certified facial plastic sur...

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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...

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Case 126, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is a popular approach to cosmetic nasal surgery by Dr. Chaboki, a Washington DC facial plastic surgeon. Closed rhinoplasty allows plastic surgeons to reshape the nose without external incisions, as compared to open rhinoplasty where an incision is placed between the nostrils. A bump can be reduced and tip narrowed or lifted via closed rhinoplasty. Whether for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons, each rhinoplasty approach has its advantages and disadvantages.This patient was bothered by the bump on the nose and relatively wide bridge. She has difficulty breathing through the nose from a deviated septum and wanted to improve her appearance while still looking herself. She had...

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Case 69, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Nasal allergies are very common for patients in Maryland. Rhinoplasty or septoplasty may be appropriate options for those Maryland patients who experience nasal congestion despite allergy medications. Rhinoplasty surgery in patients with a deviated septum varies from relatively minor to more complicated. Maryland septoplasty patients often also request improvement of their nasal symmetry and profile with nasal bump reduction. This Maryland woman had chronic nasal symptoms and difficulty breathing through her nose due to both nasal allergies and a severe deviated septum. Despite prior septoplasty surgery by another surgeon, she had persistent nasal allergies, sinus symptoms, and congestion. I...

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Case 78, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty may be minor or major and may occur anytime after the original procedure. For DC revision rhinoplasty patients, refining the tip or profile are the more common procedures requested. Some DC rhinoplasty patients unfortunately also have difficulty breathing through their nose after the initial rhinoplasty surgery.This DC area patient had a rhinoplasty by another surgeon several years previously. He was seeking revision rhinoplasty for the unatural narrow appearance of the nose, in addition to experiencing chronic breathing difficulty. Seeking plastic surgeon opinions, he met rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Chaboki to review revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty options. First, non-...

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Case 134, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, plastic surgery of the nose, is a common cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Chaboki, a Washington DC facial plastic surgeon. He performs all types of rhinoplasty procedures, but most commonly utilizes a closed approach to surgery. Closed rhinoplasty allows plastic surgeons to reshape the nose without external incisions, as compared to open rhinoplasty technique where an incision is placed between the nostrils. A nasal bump can be reduced and tip narrowed or lifted via the closed approach. Each rhinoplasty is unique and the specific approach is tailored to the needs and goals of each patient.This patient had chronic nasal congestion, which did not improve with allergy medic...

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Case 97, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Nasal congestion, commonly from a deviated septum, is a problem for many Washingtonians. Washington DC area patients with a deviated septum may complain of symptoms such as preferential mouth-breathing, nasal blockage, or congestion. This DC area professional has had chronic nasal obstruction since a childhood nasal injury. She subsequently developed a severely deviated septum, in addition to a bump and droopy tip. While some patients consider nasal surgery or rhinoplasty as a teenager, many patients or surgeons will wait until the nose has become more mature. Other DC nasal surgeons recommended septoplasty and turbinate reduction to improve her breathing, but she wanted rhinoplasty at the s...

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Case 123, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

Improving the profile is one of the most common requests for rhinoplasty. A bump is normally made of both bone and cartilage tissue. While most nasal bumps develop naturally, some bumps are from trauma or injury.This Washington DC area man had a prior sports injury, which contributed to his nasal bump and deviated septum. In addition, he always had a low starting point of his nose on side view, alternatively known as a "low radix". He consulted with Washington DC rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Chaboki to review rhinoplasty options. His main concerns were to improve the profile, nasal breathing, and symmetry. He wanted to avoid external incisions and also to maintain the width...

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Case 99, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

A nasal hump and droopy tip are some of the most common reasons patients seek rhinoplasty, plastic surgery of the nose. The nasal hump typically develops as a teenager and may be associated with a deviated septum. Combining surgery on a deviated septum with a cosmetic rhinoplasty offers several advantages, such as improving both facial appearance and nasal breathing at the same time.This Washington area woman had chronic nasal congestion and blocked breathing. She also disliked the deviated appearance of the nose, along with the nasal hump and droopy tip. After consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki, she chose to combine the functional and cosmetic components of her nasal surge...

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Deviated Septum

The sheet of cartilage and bone that divides the nose into right and left chambers is called the nasal septum. A deviated septum is a condition where the septum is severely shifted away from the midline, crooked, bent or misshapen. Septal deviation is very common; roughly 80% of people have deviated septums to some degree. Maryland area rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Chaboki can determine if you are suffering from a deviated septum during your consultation.

The most common symptoms caused by a deviated septum include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, and snoring. Nasal congestion and difficulty breathing may be worse on one side, or alternate sides. Symptoms may occur all day or primarily at night. Some patients have repeated sinus infections or post-nasal drip because sinus drainage is blocked by a deviated septum. A deviated septum may be present at birth, caused by an injury, or can result from damage from previous treatments or surgery.

Nasal Valve Compromise

Collapse of the nasal valve is a relatively uncommon, as compared to deviated septum or enlarged turbinates, but important cause of nasal airway obstruction. The nasal valve is the narrowest area of the nasal passages where most blockages occur. The valve is made of the nasal septum, inferior turbinate and lower two-thirds of the nose. Weakening of the valve will make the nose be pinched or collapse on inspiration, both of which contribute to nasal congestion.

Treatment is primarily surgery to improve the nose structurally via cartilage grafts to help open the nasal passages and/or to help prevent collapse of the nose. Procedures on the nasal valve are sometimes called functional rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty, and commonly combined with septoplasty or deviated septum surgery.

Broken Nose Treatment

The nose projects prominently from the face, making it vulnerable to injury. So, it's not surprising that it is quite frequently broken. Once the immediate bruising and swelling subsides, a broken nose or nasal fracture may significantly change your facial appearance. Nasal injuries can also increase nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, and snoring and may cause or worsen a deviated septum.

There is a window of opportunity when a broken nose can be ideally treated in Washington, DC with reconstructive nose surgery. For this reason, it is important to be evaluated by a facial plastic surgeon soon after injury. Dr. Houtan Chaboki makes every effort to evaluate patients with nasal trauma in a timely fashion.

If you still have questions about these procedures, please be sure to view frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Chaboki.

To learn more about reconstructive nose surgery and nasal repair, request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085. Dr. Chaboki serves men and women in Washington, DC, northern Virginia, and Maryland.

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