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Dr. Diane Colgan
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Nose Surgery

Plastic Surgery Bethesda - Cosmetic Rejuvenations - Nose Surgery 


Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure to reshape the nose in order to create a more pleasing look and, in some instances, to correct severe breathing problems.  With approximately 400,000 operations performed each year, rhinoplasty is considered the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States.  Rhinoplasty usually involves reducing the size of the nose by removing and sculpting the nasal tissues in order to enhance the facial appearance.  The results are unique to each individual, and depend upon such factors as skin condition and thickness, nasal and facial structure, genetic contributions, and age.  Traditionally, a “nose job” was performed only to correct major problems.  However, recent surgical innovations allow for individuals to benefit from more moderate improvements from the procedure as well.  In general, having nose surgery provides the patient with a better facial balance and overall appearance.

Reasons for Considering Nose Surgery:

  • Bring a better proportion to the nose and facial features.
  • Reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide.
  • Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose.
  • Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip.
  • Restore the nose if damaged from an accident or sports injury.
  • Help with breathing problems by rebuilding the nasal passage.
  • Treat nasal deformities caused at birth.

Note:  If rhinoplasty is being utilized to correct a breathing problem or nose deformity, the procedure may be covered under the patient’s insurance policy.

Call Dr. Colgan in Bethesda if you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation!


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