The Closed (Scarless) Rhinoplasty Technique

If you’re searching for a way to adjust the size, shape, or projection of your nose, you’ve absolutely come to the right place. Dr. Jennifer Porter has more than 25 years of experience and is a highly respected facial plastic surgery specialist. In addition to double-board certification and extensive fellowship training, she also brings a unique degree of experience to each and every procedure. She is especially excited about her ability to offer patients the closed (scarless) rhinoplasty technique. This procedure is especially ideal for patients who are interested in a mild to moderate level of change in the appearance of their nose and can be performed without leaving any kind of visible post-surgical scarring. If you’d like to explore this procedure—or are interested in learning about the other types of rhinoplasty surgery we offer—our team is ready to help. Simply reach out to our offices in Bethesda, Maryland and speak with a member of our staff to set up your initial consultation and get started on your life-affirming cosmetic journey today.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Rhinoplasty is an incredibly popular procedure. Many patients turn to rhinoplasty because they feel as though the nose they were born with does not create the sense of facial harmony that they would prefer. Your nose is a major component of your facial appearance, and feeling as though it doesn’t create your preferred look can be incredibly frustrating. When you meet with Dr. Porter, she’ll get to know your cosmetic goals before helping you understand exactly how rhinoplasty can help you meet them. Rhinoplasty can help by:

  • Adjusting the width of your nasal bridge
  • Enhancing the tip of your nose
  • Creating a stronger sense of projection
  • Softening an overly large nose
  • Smoothing over a hump or bump
  • Clearing up breathing issues or obstructions
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Getting Started with Dr. Porter Your Informative Consultation

Meeting Your Surgeon

The first steps of your cosmetic journey will be taken during your in-person consultation with Dr. Porter. This meeting will give Dr. Porter the chance to learn about you, your lifestyle, and your personal goals. You’ll get to learn about Dr. Porter and her background, asking her any questions that you might have about how she can create your ideal results.

Your Treatment Plan

Together, you and Dr. Porter will explore the various treatment options that are available to you. Once you’ve decided that closed (scarless) rhinoplasty is the ideal approach for your surgery, you’ll collaborate on the development of a customized surgical plan that sees you enjoying your ideal outcome and a look that you will absolutely love.

Answering Your Questions

This meeting will be your opportunity to learn everything you might want to know about the procedure. Dr. Porter will explain the surgery to you in detail and will also give you a clear idea of what you can expect during the recovery period as you get ready to enjoy your final results. We’ll also schedule follow-up appointments that let us monitor your progress.

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The Day of Your Surgery

Your closed rhinoplasty surgery will be performed while you are under general anesthesia, so you will be completely asleep during the procedure and will not feel anything whatsoever. The procedure typically takes between one and three hours to complete, depending on the specifics of your bespoke surgical plan.

Surgery involves making incisions on the inside of the nose that will allow for adjustment of the hump and narrowing of the tip. When needed this can be combined with other surgeries like nostril narrowing, chin implant, and upper eyelid surgery.  When performed alone, the closed rhinoplasty approach leads to quick healing.

Recovery After Closed Rhinoplasty

After your closed rhinoplasty surgery, you'll have no need to return to our offices for suture removal. Rather, you'll have a cast that will be removed after about one week. You will experience some minor swelling for about five to six weeks after your surgery, and we will give you a clear understanding of what you can expect from the recovery process. You will receive detailed aftercare instructions and we will also schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that you are healing nicely and comfortably.

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Excellence You Can Trust

When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery, few practitioners are able to offer you the level of expertise and excellence provided by Dr. Jennifer Porter, MD. In addition to serving as a clinical associate professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, she is also a teaching member of their Department of Otolaryngology and a sitting board member on the American Board of Otolaryngology. Over the years, Dr. Porter has successfully performed thousands of facial plastic surgery procedures, earning herself the respect of her patients and peers alike.

She and her team at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery remain committed to results that truly exceed her patients’ expectations, and she is excited to learn more about what she can be doing for you. If you’d like to explore the various ways that we can help you love the way you look, we’re ready to hear from you. Simply reach out to us at our Bethesda, Maryland practice and set up your consultation today.

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