A rhinoplasty, also known informally as a “nose job”, is an operation to change the shape and possibly breathing function of the nose. This nasal reshaping surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
What is a septoplasty?
A septoplasty is an operation to correct or remove part of the the septum (the midline bony-cartilaginous structure that separates your nostrils), in order to change the form or function of the nose. When done for breathing improvement purposes, a septoplasty may be covered by some insurances.
Who is a candidate for rhinoplasty (with or without septoplasty)?
A patient attempting to change the appearance of their nose can be evaluated for rhinoplasty. If the changes are attainable and the surgery is deemed safe, then you can be a candidate for rhinoplasty.
What is the recovery from rhinoplasty surgery?
The recovery from rhinoplasty takes approximately one week to return to work or school. Final results take time to mature as the tissues remodel, but significant results can be seen almost immediately.
How do I take the next step?
Make an appointment to see Dr. Khalifeh by calling us at (301) 244-0148. You can also feel free to reach out to us online.