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Nose Reshaping Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty) - Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery & Results

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the size and shape of the nose in harmony with the other facial features. In some cases, rhinoplasty may also involve functional corrections such as removal of breathing obstructions in the nostrils.

Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is ideally positioned to provide rhinoplasty to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding areas.

Types of Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty can be performed using different techniques, as per the patient’s needs. Some of the common types of nose surgery include the following:

Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reduction rhinoplasty is a popular procedure, aimed to making the nose size more proportionate to the rest of the face. It may involve removal of nose bumps, reshaping of nostrils, and refining of the nasal tip. Patients of ethnic descent commonly seek this procedure to achieve better facial proportion.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

If the nose size is smaller in comparison to other facial features, the surgeon may apply this technique. It involves bone or tissue grafting to build up the nasal tip or nasal bridge. Grafting is usually performed by using cartilage from the nasal septum or ribs. Artificial implants may also be used in certain situations.

Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

This procedure may be required if the patient has sustained a severe nose injury. It may involve both aesthetic and functional corrections. If the nose is broken, the surgeon may re-fracture and reset the nose, or in some cases, the nasal septum may require straightening.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Women and men of ethnic descent, such as Asians, African Americans, or Hispanics may benefit from ethnic rhinoplasty to enhance their facial appearance. Peculiarities of the nose size, shape and contours can be addressed by a skillful surgeon with this procedure while retaining the essential integrity and identity of the face.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

In some cases, the patient may suffer the loss of full or partial nose due to skin cancer, injury or another condition. Reconstructive rhinoplasty can be used to rebuild the nose. Skin grafting, flap technique, and other advanced procedures can help to achieve natural looking results.

Experienced facial plastic surgeon Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for this surgery.


The average cost of nose surgery in the US in 2014, as per the figures provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, was $4,694. But this cost did not account for components such as anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and other associated expenses. The overall dollar figure of nose surgery may vary between $6,000 and $12,000, depending on several factors.

Recovery and Results

Most patients will recover enough to return to work or resume their normal activities in about one week to 10 days. Vigorous exercises should be avoided for at least a month. Results will establish gradually as swelling subsides over a few months. Results with rhinoplasty are usually permanent in nature.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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