Rhinoplasty – The Procedure – Bethesda Nasal Surgery
Rhinoplasty is both an exciting and unnerving prospect, offering you an opportunity to enhance your look. Gathering as much information as possible and getting to know some of the aspects of the procedure will help alleviate your concerns and prepare you for what is to come.
There are five to six major steps to a rhinoplasty.
1. Anesthesia – Depending on your particular rhinoplasty, you will be given local or general anesthesia to help you feel more comfortable.Incision – Incisions will be made depending on whether your procedure is going to be “closed” or “open.” A closed procedure’s incisions are made on the inside versus an open procedure, where incisions are made across the columella, the piece of tissue that separates your nostrils.
3. Reshaping – Borrowing bits of cartilage from other parts of your body, the nose is restructured.
4. Correcting – If your nose is off-center or crooked, it is likely that you have a “deviated septum,” which will be sculpted and straightened during this phase.
5. Closing Incision – Incisions and opened structures are closed with sutures.
6. Results – Often with the aid of splints and internal tubes, the nose will do its major healing within a week, but it may take up to a year to see your final, permanent outcome.
At our office in Bethesda, Maryland, either Dr. Roger Friedman, Dr. Douglas Forman or Dr. Kathy Huang will draw upon their in-depth technical knowledge and walk you through the details of your procedure.
Contact us if you’d like to come in for a consultation. Our doctors will answer any questions you have about which procedures are right for your goals.