Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Performed in Baltimore by Expert Plastic Surgeons at Mercy

The nose is the most pronounced feature of the facial structure. While each nose is unique in size and shape, there are some noses that require surgical alteration for medical reasons or simply for enhancement purposes.

Women and men across Maryland depend on the doctors of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy to provide expertise for common plastic surgery procedures, such as a rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job. With long-standing reputations in treatment of plastic surgery, the doctors at Mercy help patients find the treatment option that is best for them.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is the surgical alteration and reconstruction to change the shape, size, or to improve function of the nose.

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Why is Rhinoplasty performed?

Rhinoplasty can be performed for several reasons including:

  • Correct a defect that may have occurred at birth or from a trauma
  • Improve shape and appearance
  • Reduce or increase the size
  • Reshape the tip
  • Modify the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Improve breathing issues
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Is it possible to have a Septoplasty in conjunction with a Rhinoplasty?

Yes, Septoplasty, a surgical procedure to correct the shape of the septum of the nose can be performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty to treat changes to the nose due to trauma or tumors. Septoplasty is performed when a patient has trouble breathing through one or both nostrils.

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What can I expect during Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, is usually an outpatient procedure and patients can typically expect to go home after surgery. The procedure often takes no more than three hours. Keep in mind that each nose is unique and that a thorough discussion and examination with your surgeon will provide the necessary details about the rhinoplasty. Ultimately, the key is balancing the shape of the nose to the patient’s facial structure.

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How long is the recovery after Rhinoplasty?

The recovery time from rhinoplasty can vary from patient to patient. Typically, throughout the  course of the recovery, patients will have some bruising and swelling along with activity restrictions. The total recovery can take anywhere from six months to a year. Your doctor will fully explain the post-surgical process.

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Scheduling an appointment for Rhinoplasty

We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.

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