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Correct imperfections, and improve breathing function with a Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC. Discover the true potential of your nose and embrace a newfound sense of self-assurance as you navigate through life with a rejuvenated appearance.
At Murthy Facial Plastic Surgery, you can trust Dr. Namita Murthy and her dedicated team to provide exceptional care and outstanding results. Located in Annapolis and serving the Washington, DC area, this state-of-the-art practice specializes in facial plastic surgery, particularly Rhinoplasty. Dr. Murthy’s extensive experience, artistry, and commitment to patient satisfaction have made her a sought-after expert in the field.
Rhinoplasty reshapes and refines the nose to enhance facial harmony, improve breathing, or correct deformities caused by injury or congenital conditions. The treatment typically involves altering the cartilage and bone structure of the nose to achieve the desired appearance and functional outcomes.
Open rhinoplasty is a technique in which the surgeon will make a small incision across the columella, the strip of tissue separating the nostrils, as well as incisions within the nostrils. This approach will allow the surgeon greater visibility and access to the nasal structures during the procedure.
Closed rhinoplasty involves making incisions only within the nostrils, eliminating the need for an external incision. This procedure is less invasive and focuses on preserving the natural nasal structure as much as possible.
The benefits of this treatment extend beyond cosmetic enhancement, often resulting in increased confidence and improved breathing function. With Rhinoplasty Washington, DC patients can enjoy some of these benefits:
To determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, we must consult with our team to assess your specific needs and goals. Some of the common concerns that our Washington, DC Rhinoplasty procedure can address include:
Before scheduling your Rhinoplasty procedure, you will have a consultation with Dr. Murthy to discuss the desired outcomes of the treatment and what you can realistically expect from the procedure. During this time, Dr. Murthy will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination to ensure you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
You will be administered either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will then make the necessary incisions within the nostrils (closed) or on the columella and in the nostrils (open) and begin the reshaping. The entire procedure typically takes 2-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.
After surgery, you can expect to embark on a healing journey of about 1-2 weeks. During this time, some bruising and swelling may occur alongside minor discomfort, all of which your surgeon will assist you in managing through prescribed medication.
The nasal splint is usually off within 7-10 days, and most people find themselves able to return to their daily lives or work after just 1-2 weeks. While initial improvements will be noticeable once the swelling subsides, the final results may take up to a year or more to fully develop as the healing process continues.
Dr. Namita Murthy, an acclaimed facial plastic surgeon specializing in Rhinoplasty, has been recognized for her remarkable contributions to cosmetic surgery and patient care. With years of experience and knowledge, she can help you achieve your ideal look while ensuring natural-looking results each time.
If you’re ready to learn more about rhinoplasty and determine if it’s the right procedure for you, contact us today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your path toward a more confident, beautiful you. Located in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Murthy welcomes any and all Washington, DC Rhinoplasty patients.
The procedure is not typically painful, as you will be under anesthesia. You may experience some slight discomfort after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication.
The Rhinoplasty procedure’s results are typically permanent, although changes to the nose can occur over time as a result of aging and lifestyle factors.
It is generally advised to wait 4-6 weeks after surgery before wearing glasses or sunglasses.
The cost of Rhinoplasty varies depending on the complexities of the case and the goals of the patient.