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Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery 

plastic surgery 12Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the US with close to 200,000 cases dealt within a single year. It involves reshaping of nose in order to achieve structural stability or cosmetic appeal. Thus, it is also known by the name of nose reshape surgery or more simply ‘nose job’.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon with plenty of skills will be able to increase the effectiveness of Rhinoplasty by dramatically improving the balance and symmetry of facial features. Some patients have been able to build extra confidence after successful Rhinoplasty procedures.

Majority of patients opting for Rhinoplasty have a discontent over the shape or appearance of their nose and they wish to take the proven benefits of Rhinoplasty to improve it. Rhinoplasty can also heal difficulties in breathing or general functioning of nasal cavity due to structural abnormalities.


Rhinoplasty is another cosmetic surgery in which overall cost depends on the patient’s needs and the reputation of the surgeon at work. Physicians will be able to help their patients through cost estimation and options for financing. Other factors such as anesthesia and improved recovery services will extend the cost.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are various types of Rhinoplasty classified according to the effects they produce.

Reduction Rhinoplasty is the major type in which the nose is reshaped to correct proportions according to other facial features. The most common issues it deals with are the bumps, elongated tips and disproportionate nostrils. Reduction procedure often involves removal of bones and cartilages. Alar base reduction is a technique that will be employed to reduce the nostril size.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty involves grafting of bones or tissues to repair the nasal tip. Surgeon will use cartilages found in other areas or synthetic materials to perform this procedure. Post-traumatic Rhinoplasty is used to repair the damaged noses.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty is used to completely reconstruct noses which have been extensively or completely damaged by a major accident. It is also used to treat conditions resulted by skin cancer. Various techniques and advanced methods are employed to fully re-construct the nose. Skilled surgeons will use crafted models as reference before starting the actual surgery.

Further, there are various techniques employed to perform Rhinoplasty. Closed Rhinoplasty is the procedure in which incisions are made inside the nose to prevent scarring on the external side. Open Rhinoplasty is used in cases where larger portion of bone and cartilage must be treated.

Recovery & risks

Recovery from Rhinoplasty surgery will take several weeks of time during which the patients must carefully take care of their health, habits and routine in order to complete a successful recovery. They are required to follow the general guidelines provided by the surgeon in order to protect their nose from shocks or undesirable discrepancies

Risks developed can be as common as infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, scarring and numbness. Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen provides the best Rhinoplasty surgery in Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and surrounding areas.

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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