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Rhinoplasty Washington DCAt Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Porter and her team want to ensure that each patient gets the care they need. If you’re considering rhinoplasty, she encourages you to start by calling her Washington, DC area office to make an appointment so you can discuss your concerns and goals, get the information you need about rhinoplasty, and learn what type of rhinoplasty technique will be best for your unique needs.

Dr. Porter has developed her practice around her patients. From the moment you walk through her doors you will feel welcomed, safe, and at home. She employs the latest techniques and technologies to give her patients the best outcomes possible. And to top it all off, Dr. Porter utilizes the sophisticated MIRROR imaging technology to show her Washington, DC area patients what they can expect from their rhinoplasty results. How cool is that?

The Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Patients choose rhinoplasty both for cosmetic improvement and functional comfort. With rhinoplasty, Dr. Porter can:

  • Correct a hump or bump on the nose
  • Create a nose that is more proportional for the patient
  • Give a nose a more narrow shape
  • Improve the appearance of a flat or droopy nose
  • Change the shape of the nostrils
  • Correct a nose that has been damaged due to injury

Rhinoplasty Approaches

At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC, Dr. Porter performs both open and closed rhinoplasty procedures. The approach she chooses to use will be determined during your consultation after an examination and discussion regarding your aesthetic goals.

  • Open Rhinoplasty

When performing an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Porter will create an incision on the outside of the nose, between the left and right nostril. This incision, though small, will give Dr. Porter the access she needs to the bone and cartilage in order to accurately reshape the nose. Another benefit of an open rhinoplasty is that it allows for the creation of a well supported tip for those whose nose droops when they smile. It is also the approach of choice for revision rhinoplasty or crooked nasal deformity.

  • Closed Rhinoplasty

For patients receiving a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Porter will make incisions on the inside of the nostrils. Patients who only need minimal reshaping benefit most from this technique since it doesn’t provide as much access to the underlying nasal structures. Additionally, closed rhinoplasty does not allow Dr. Porter to reshape the tip of the nose very much. However, this approach means that Washington, DC patients will have no visible scarring, and a shorter recovery period.

Regardless of the goals of your rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Porter will use special techniques to give you the results you want.

Let Dr. Porter Give You The Profile You’ve Been Dreaming Of

When you’re ready to move forward with rhinoplasty, call Dr. Porter’s Washington, DC office to schedule your initial consultation. During this time, you will be able to discuss the procedure with Dr. Porter and ask any questions you have so you will be comfortable and confident in your decision. Dr. Porter has over 20 years of experience providing men and women with amazing, natural-looking results, and she can do the same for you!

Call her today at (301) 652-8191.