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The Top Eight Reasons to Choose Rhinoplasty

Top Reasons for RhinoplastyNo two patients are alike. The same goes for their noses, the results they desire, and their motivations for rhinoplasty surgery. Reasons that patients seek rhinoplasty surgery can vary greatly, from a simple cosmetic concern to a major functional problem. If you’re considering rhinoplasty surgery for yourself, you’ve likely considered your own reasons and weighed the pros and cons. Maybe your own motivation ranks as one of the eight most popular reasons men and women give for seeking rhinoplasty surgery.

#1 – A Problem with Symmetry

A crooked nose is hard to miss, especially if it’s your own. Many patients cite their crooked nose as the compelling factor behind their choice for rhinoplasty surgery. Because facial symmetry is something we all instinctively look for in the faces of others, an asymmetry like a crooked nose is blatantly obvious. These can include noses that are off center, have a crooked bridge, or uneven nostrils. Slight corrections that restore symmetry to the nose, and therefore to the face, can make a dramatic impact overall. Patients with asymmetrical nasal features are amazed at how much the corrections can balance their entire face and let their other facial features stand out for once.

#2 – You Hate Your Nose and Always Have

Some people just can’t make peace with certain body parts and the nose is a popular target. Because it is the central part of your face, where most eyes land when they look at you, a nose can make a person very self-conscious in pictures, videos, out in public, and at work. Many patients walk in hating their noses, a hatred that extends all the way back to their childhoods. After all that time, it becomes very hard to ignore it and find a way to co-exist. Most of these patients also have a specific characteristic of their nose that they want to fix, if not more. Consult with a facial plastic surgeon to get to the real problem you might have with your nose so you can guarantee your best results.

#3 – You Have a Deviated Septum

The septum is a flap of cartilage beneath the bridge of the nose that separates the nostrils. Some prospective patients are born with a deviated septum, one that is slightly tilted one way or the other. Others might have suffered some form of nasal injury that shifted the position of the septum out of balance. Regardless of how it happened, fixing a deviated septum is a job for a credentialed facial plastic surgeon to perform. When the septum is deviated, it can affect your breathing and even block one nostril completely. Sinus troubles, snoring, and other breathing-related issues can result if a deviated septum is not corrected.

#4 – You Have Trouble Breathing

Beyond a deviated septum, there are many other conditions that can lead to difficulty breathing. This is, of course, a vital part of human life so resolving any breathing troubles is essential. Other conditions such as enlarged turbinates, nasal collapse, sleep apnea, nasal polyps, and other troubles can greatly impair a patient’s ability to breath. Removing nasal blockages can make a huge difference for any patient who has been struggling to breathe.

#5 – The Shape of Your Nose

Some people are born with noses they don’t like, whether it’s the shape or size of the nose or something totally different. Rhinoplasty surgery can be used to change the shape of a patient’s nose into the desired results, whether that means reshaping the bridge, widening or narrowing the nostrils, or changing the tip of the nose. Reshaping the nose can give the entire face a new look.

#6–The Size of Your Nose

Would you rather have a big nose on a small face or a small nose on a big face? Most rhinoplasty patients would prefer to choose option three: a well-proportioned nose on the appropriate face. By seeking rhinoplasty, you can work with your facial plastic surgeon to create the changes you want most and achieve the surgical results you have been wanting. Size-based changes to the nose can include reshaping to make a nose smaller or bigger. Adding or removing even a small amount of tissue can make an enormous difference in a patient’s appearance.

#7 – Past or Current Nasal Injury

Nasal injuries can happen to almost anyone, but taking proper action can make the difference between lasting damage or a complete recovery.  Trauma to the nose can cause broken bones, damaged cartilage, and internal injuries as well. A reconstructive rhinoplasty offers you the chance to recreate the nose you had before sustaining trauma or designing something close by slightly different. Bring a photograph of yourself pre-injury to help your facial plastic surgeon design the right surgical approach for you.

#8 – Realistic Expectations

If you’re entering into the rhinoplasty process with a realistic goal and expectation from your surgery, you will most likely be pleased with your results. Aiming for the “perfect” nose is impractical and wastes time—after all, there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Rather, keeping a level head and looking for improvement over perfection is a great way to enter into your consultation, day of surgery, and early recovery period.  Good candidates for rhinoplasty must possess a realistic set of expectations for their procedure and what can be achieved. If you’re looking for a rhinoplasty to improve upon the nose you already have, rather than create a perfect one from thin air, then you’re already on the right track.

Make the Choice for Rhinoplasty Today

Dr. ShervinNaderi, MD, FACS is a facial plastic surgeon located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure and want to consult with an experienced Washington, D.C.-area facial plastic surgeon, call the theNaderi Center for Rhinoplasty& Cosmetic Surgery.

For the convenience of his patients he has two office locations, one in Herndon, VA (703 481-0002) and the other in Chevy Chase, MD (301 222-2020). Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The doctor can also be reached by email by clicking here.

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Considering Nose Surgery? Consider Dr. Naderi

Consider Dr. Naderi for Your RhinoplastyAny surgery has its risks. And choosing a doctor for any procedure is always difficult. But only more so when it involves something as visible, as well as fragile and easily cosmetically and structurally compromised as a nose.

Experience, Training, and Knowledge

Here at the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty& Cosmetic Surgery we provide a multitude of surgical and non-surgical treatments to the body, but if you’re considering rhinoplasty our office is especially suited to handle your needs. This is because Dr. ShervinNaderi, MD, FACS has a deep knowledge and vast experience in the field of rhinoplasty/nasal reconstruction. In fact, Dr Naderi is often called on to provide reconstructive surgery or revisions to previous surgeries to the point that it makes up almost half of his practice.

Dr. Naderi has dedicated himself and his practice to the specialty of rhinoplasty, treating the area of the nose both cosmetically and functionally. Because of his dedication to each patient as an individual, he always seeks the best approach to improve both form and function. His goal is a nose that works with and complements the face so that it looks both attractive and natural. His skills include not just basic rhinoplasty and septoplasty. He is also often called to perform revision rhinoplasty and reconstruction. The results of some of his work can be seen here in the Naderi Center Photo Gallery.

Rhinoplasty

Nose surgery is a highly individual process. The goal of any surgery should be to harmonize the appearance of the nose with the other features of the face. To achieve that goal Dr. Naderi has a highly individualized approach. Along with his exacting medical expertise a computerized imager will be used during the initial consultation to provide a complete facial analysis. After this the doctor and patient will determine the best course of action based on realistic expectations to fix the specific aesthetic and structural issues of concern.

With the wide range of choices to suit specific needs, the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty& Cosmetic Surgery under the medical direction of Dr. ShervinNaderi can help you to achieve the facial appearance you desire.

Consult With a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. ShervinNaderi, MD, FACS is a facial plastic surgeon located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, and want to consult with an experienced Washington, DC-area facial plastic surgeon, call the theNaderi Center Rhinoplasty& Cosmetic Surgery.

For the convenience of his patients he has two office locations, one in Herndon, VA (703 481-0002) and the other in Chevy Chase, MD (301 222-2020). Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The doctor can also be reached by email by clicking here.

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The Issue of Scar Tissue

Why Scar Tissue Is an Issue During Revision RhinoplastyRevision rhinoplasty makes up about 15 percent of all rhinoplasty surgeries. Patients usually seek out a revision rhinoplasty because a previous rhinoplasty did not yield the desired results or had unexpected complications.

What most patients don’t realize is that revision rhinoplasty is a more difficult procedure to perform than original rhinoplasty. There can be several reasons for this, such as patient anatomy or previous surgeon skill/technique, but one of the biggest is leftover scar tissue.

Why We Have Scar Tissue

Scar tissue forms after there is an injury to the soft tissue. Chances are you have a great deal of scars all over from accidents as a child or playing sports. You may even have surgical scars from something other than cosmetic surgery. When the skin is injured through a laceration or incision, fibroblast cells are brought in to repair the damage. The cells transport collagen and other important proteins that knit the skin back together and restore its function.

As the soft tissue heals, the scar tissue becomes noticeably different. It’s redder, thicker, and shinier than the undamaged soft tissue. Scarring varies from person to person depending on things like your skin’s elasticity and pigmentation, your age, and the extent of the damage caused by the injury. Over time, scar tissue fades to become white, but it never completely rejoins the original soft tissue.

Why Scars Are an Issue for Revision Rhinoplasty

Since scar tissue is formed during soft tissue healing, it is significantly stronger and tougher than undamaged soft tissue. It has to be in order for the skin to stay together while the tissue underneath the skin recovers. Scar tissue is also less flexible, which is an important characteristic of undamaged skin.

Scarring is a problem for any kind of surgery, but it is especially difficult in rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is performed in a small, very confined space, which means that there already isn’t a great quantity of tissue for the surgeon to work with. A surgeon performing revision rhinoplasty has to be able to navigate around or incorporate the leftover scar tissue so that the patient isn’t damaged even more by the surgery. If that skin isn’t particularly flexible, it can be hard for surgeons to reshape the inside or outside of the nose to be exactly what the patient wants. Patients who have had more than one previous rhinoplasty likely have a great deal of scar tissue leftover, particularly if the previous surgeon didn’t do a very good job.

What This Means for Patients

Not to worry, there are surgeons who are extremely capable and experienced at dealing with scar tissue during revision rhinoplasty. There are a few things that patients will need to keep in mind while looking into having the procedure:

  • You may not be able to get exactly what you want. A great surgeon will be able to get you as close as possible to your desired result, but they may not be able to completely accommodate the scar tissue. You should prepare yourself for the possibility that you won’t have the “perfect nose”.
  • That being said, there are surgeons who have the skills to do amazing work even with the presence of scar tissue. You need to do your research and remember that you get what you pay for. The more rhinoplasties you have, the more difficult it becomes with each surgery. Getting it right with your revision rhinoplasty is the best way to ensure that you will have good results.
  • During your consultation, be very clear about what you want. Bring in pictures of your ideal nose or take pictures of your own nose to demonstrate exactly what you’re looking for. The better you communicate with your surgeon, the more likely you will be satisfied with the surgery outcome.

Scheduling a Consultation

For the convenience of his patients, Dr. Naderi has two office locations, one in Herndon, VA, (703 481-0002) and the other in Chevy Chase, MD, (301 222-2020). Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The doctor can also be reached by email.

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The Many Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery

How Rhinoplasty Can Benefit YouNoses come in all shapes and sizes and people may have a variety of reasons for wanting to alter them.

Many of these reasons are aesthetically based, where people wish to alter their physical appearance.

However, rhinoplasty can benefit you in several important ways that are not only cosmetic. It can also improve your physical and mental health.

 

Physical Health Benefits of Rhinoplasty

  • Improve Your Breathing

This is one of the most important things that rhinoplasty can do for you. Many people suffer from obstructions in their nose, which can occur from trauma, disease, or genetics. Breathing can also be impaired from a deviated septum or cartilage enlargement deep in the nasal cavity. Rhinoplasty can correct all these issues to help you breathe easier.

  • Sleep Easier

If you can breathe better, you can sleep better! Conditions like congested or swollen sinuses, sleep apnea, allergies, or fluid drainage from your sinuses can all prevent you from breathing through your nose while you sleep. Mouth breathing can also cause bacteria growth in your mouth. Clear nasal passages will allow you to breathe through your nose while you sleep.

  • Restore Your Nose to Its Original State After Surgery or Trauma

Certain cancers can affect your appearance when surgery is required. For example, skin cancer may require surgical removal of lesions or other tissues. Trauma to your nose can leave scars or damage the internal structure. Rhinoplasty can improve the facial damage left by these kinds of events.

  • Preserve Your Ethnicity

Some rhinoplasty surgeons, like Dr. Naderi, also specialize in ethnic rhinoplasty. This type of surgery is specifically designed to cater to an individual patient’s culture when designing the appearance of their nose. This allows the patient to match their ethnicity instead of getting a cookie cutter nose.

  • Create the Best Version of Yourself

When people are healthy, they reap all the benefits of looking and feeling their absolute best. There are several ways to alter your physical appearance, including weight loss, hair dyes, or tattoos. Rhinoplasty is a permanent, surgical change that you and your doctor can design to help you feel like the very best version of yourself.

Mental Benefits of Rhinoplasty

  • Gain Self-Confidence

When you don’t feel that you look your best, it’s difficult to be confident in your appearance. The nose is one of the focal points of the face and is a common source of embarrassment for people who don’t like how it looks. Rhinoplasty can transform your face and give you more confidence in your daily life.

Lifestyle Benefits of Rhinoplasty

  • Get Ahead in the Workforce

Some careers are heavily based in physical appearance, such as modeling or acting. For some, the look of their face will determine whether they succeed or fail in the business. Even if you don’t have such a career, the self-confidence that comes from looking and feeling your best can give you a great advantage by making you more appealing to potential or current employers.

  • Look Younger

As the focal point of your face, the nose contributes to facial harmony with the rest of your features. For some, the nose doesn’t match the rest of the face and can cause the individual to look older than they really are. Rhinoplasty can remove excess cartilage or tissue and reshape the nose to give your face a more harmonized and youthful look.

  • Look More Masculine or More Feminine

We’ve all experienced that awkward moment where we mistake a person for the wrong gender. This can be due to how a person dresses or carries herself, but it can also be due to their physical appearance. Unfortunately, genetics plays an enormous role in how we look to others. Some women may be genetically prone to larger noses, which are more characteristic of men, while some men may have noses that blend in to their face, which are more characteristic of men. Rhinoplasty can give you a nose that better matches your gender.

For those individuals who are transgender or dress as the opposite gender regularly, rhinoplasty can also create a nose to match the desired gender.

  • Enjoy Your Appearance

Human beings can be their own worst critics. Wouldn’t it be amazing to look in the mirror and think, “I look great today!” Having a positive self-image can lead to improvements in your attitude and your outlook on life.

Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures known to man and continues to be one of the most popular choices amongst plastic surgery patients. Each patient is unique, which different needs and lifestyles. Rhinoplasty can be beneficial to these patients in more ways than one. Other than the obvious cosmetic enhancement, rhinoplasty can improve a person’s lifestyle by improving their physical and mental health.

Meet Dr. ShervinNaderi

Dr. Naderi’s Washington D.C.-area practice is almost entirely dedicated to the art of rhinoplasty. Often referred to as the “Nose Man,” Naderi sees patients from all over the United States, and even abroad.

He has expertise in all forms of rhinoplasty including septoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and other variations of the procedure. He will customize the surgery to your unique needs. He has the education and training as well as years of experience that gives him an edge over competitors.

Schedule a Consultation

Washington D.C.-area facial plastic surgeon, ShervinNaderi, MD, FACS, caters to patients through two office locations. The first is located at 297 Herndon Parkway Suite 101 Herndon, VA, 20170, and can be reached at (703) 481-0002. The other is located at 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1655 Chevy Chase, MD, 20815. Call (301) 222-2020 to make a consultation at that location. Or you can contact the doctor’s specialty rhinoplasty practice through his website’s Contact Form.

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Can You Be Too Young for Rhinoplasty?

What Is an Appropriate Age for a Rhinoplasty Procedure?According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, is the second most common plastic surgery for those 18 years old and younger. It trails closely behind otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), and is then followed by breast augmentation in a distant third.

When Is the Right Age for Nose Surgery?

Unless it is a functional matter, and a younger child is having difficulty breathing because of a functional deformity in the nose, surgery should not be considered until the child is fully grown and their nasal cartilages and bony vault are at full adult development. On average this is around 15 years of age and varies most commonly depending on the sex of the patient. In females, full nasal development is usually about a year or two after their first menstrual cycle. In males, development can vary dramatically from 13 years old until 21 or even a bit older.

Because of this variation, the initial consultation with a doctor to assess all these factors isn’t just important, but essential. The doctor will also assess the patient’s emotional maturity in addition to their physical development to make sure they are mature enough to take care of not only their nose but also themselves following surgery.

How Much Time Should You Schedule Off From School?

Surgery is generally scheduled during school breaks as one to two weeks is usually enough time to recover from rhinoplasty. The most common time is the summer before college.

Contact Us Today for a Consultation.

Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS of the Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery is a facial plastic surgeon located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Dr. Naderi has dedicated himself and his practice to the specialty of rhinoplasty, treating the area of the nose both cosmetically and functionally. Because of his dedication to each patient as an individual he always seeks the best approach to improve both form and function. His goal is a nose that works with and complements the face so that it looks both attractive and natural. His skills include not just basic rhinoplasty and septoplasty, but he is also often called to perform revision rhinoplasty and reconstruction, a much more complicated procedure than traditional rhinoplasty. The results of just some of his work can be seen here in the Naderi Center Photo Gallery.

For the convenience of his patients, he has two office locations, one in Herndon, VA, (703 481-0002) and the other in Chevy Chase, MD, (301 222-2020). Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The doctor can also be reached by email.

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Tips for Handling Post-Rhinoplasty Swelling and Bruising

How to Mitigate Post-Rhinoplasty Swelling and BruisingIf you’ve ever had a surgical procedure done before, you know that the recovery is no picnic. Your body has experienced significant trauma and takes a long time to heal from that. Two of the more unpleasant side effects of surgery are swelling and bruising around the operated area, which can linger for several weeks if not months. In rhinoplasty surgery recovery, unfortunately, all the swelling and bruising will be smack dab in the middle of your face. While there is no getting around this part of recovery, there are some steps you can take to make the process easier.

Step #1: Preparation

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home the same day of the surgery. However, you won’t be able to just bounce up from the operating table, head out to your car, and have the ability to resume normal activities immediately. Recovery will take several weeks and the first two will be the worst. As such, it’s important to plan ahead.

If you have major upcoming events, such as a wedding, reunion, graduation, etc., it’s best to schedule your rhinoplasty at least six weeks in advance. Every patient responds differently to the procedure, so it is in your best interest to schedule it as early as possible to give yourself maximum recovery time.

Your preparation should also be extended to your home life. Have a good stock of ice packs and pillows in the house. Arrange your furniture so that you can reach things easily and move around without too much effort. Keep all your needed recovery supplies handy and in an easily accessible location.

Step #2: Avoid Anticoagulant Medications

Dr. Naderi will provide you with a complete list of pre-surgery and post-surgery recommendations, one of which may be to avoid blood thinners. Things like aspirin and ibuprofen can actually increase the amount of bruising after surgery because your blood can’t clot very well. Other common blood thinners include warfarin and heparin.

Step #3: Use Those Ice Packs Regularly

Obviously, you can’t (and shouldn’t) keep your face constantly cold during your recovery. You can, however, develop a good routine for using your cold compresses to minimize the amount of swelling and pain surrounding your nose. Gel ice packs are recommended over water-based packs because they are gentler on your face and are easier to mold to the area. Typically, a good routine involves using the ice pack for 15-20 minutes at a time with a 15-20 rest period in between. Using your ice packs will be especially helpful in the first couple days after surgery, when your face will be experiencing the most pain and discomfort.

Step #4:Cover Up With Some Cover Up

All those bruises on your face certainly don’t encourage you to head back out into the world once the initial recovery period is over. However, it will be possible to hide the bruises using cover up makeup. If you have light bruises, powder and concealer usually do the trick, but if your bruises are more extensive, you might look into getting some neutralizing foundation. This kind of cover up is based on the color wheel and the color of your bruises determines the kind of foundation you need. Green bruises can be covered up with a red-based foundation, yellow bruises can be covered up with an orange-based foundation. Check with makeup professionals to be sure you get the right products, then double-check those products with your doctor to make sure the ingredients won’t have negative effects on your skin.

Step #5: Listen to Your Doctor

This is the most critical of all the steps. Your doctor will give you a very comprehensive recovery plan full of Dos and Don’ts, medication regimen recommendations, and other guidelines. It’s basic elementary education – follow directions! This is your best way to a fast recovery with minimal pain and discomfort. Keep in close contact with your doctor as your recovery progresses so they are aware of your progress and can answer any questions you might have.

Meet Dr. Naderi

Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS of The Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery is a D.C.- area (Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland) facial plastic surgeon. The doctor has dedicated his practice to the specialty of nose surgery, includingrhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, septoplasty and reconstruction. Contact Dr. Naderi’s Herndon, VA, office at 703-481-0002, or the Chevy Chase, MD, location at 301-222-2020.

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Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for You?

Why You Should Consider Non-Surgical RhinoplastyMost rhinoplasty patients are individuals who would like to have a dramatic improvement in the appearance or function of their nose. For those patients, a traditional rhinoplasty surgery is an excellent choice. However, there are some people who would like to change their nose in only a small way. Their nose might have a slight bump in the nasal bridge, a depression in the slope of the nasal tip, or appear crooked or uneven. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a liquid nose job, is a possible option for these particular patient needs.

What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

Typically, when people hear “rhinoplasty”, they imagine that always mean surgery. Rhinoplasty is actually Greek for “to shape the nose”. Most rhinoplasty procedures do involve some kind of surgery, but they can also be non-surgical.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the use of injectable fillers, much like Botox, to fill out the soft tissue of the nose. Its origins date back to the early 19th century, but it is still a relatively young procedure in the world of plastic surgery. The most common uses for this procedure are concealing bumps in the nasal bridge, increase the height of the nasal bridge, or adjust the nasal tip shape.

The fillers commonly used in non-surgical rhinoplasty include Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylene, Sculptra, Perlane, and Silikon-1000. The doctor will begin by applying an anesthetic to the injection site. A small and controlled amount of the filler will be injected, then the doctor will massage the area to make sure the filler is shaped correctly.

Advantages of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

  • Save some money –Fillers are understandably much cheaper than undergoing a full surgery. The average rhinoplasty surgery costs about $6,775 while a filler injection runs about $750.
  • No recovery needed! – Unlike with surgery, it isn’t necessary to take time off work to correct the nose with fillers. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is done as an outpatient procedure and only takes a few minutes. Your nose will be a red and a little tender for a few days, with some minor swelling or bruising, but that’s easily managed.
  • Take a test run – If you are considering undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, fillers will give you a chance to see what your nose might look like after surgery.
  • They’re reversible – Fillers can be removed, reapplied, or readjusted depending on what you need
  • Prevent corrective surgery – Some patients do not have good experiences with rhinoplasty surgery. They are left with deformities that give their nose an unattractive appearance. Fillers in non-surgical rhinoplasty can be used to correct some of these problems.

Disadvantages of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

  • Temporary results – like other cosmetic fillers, these don’t last forever. Most patients will need to have the procedure repeated after about a year, though they can last longer because the nose is not an area with a lot of movement
  • It adds to your nose –Injecting fillers into the nose will predictably increase its size and volume.If you are looking to decrease the size of your nasal tip or nasal bridge, this procedure is not for you.
  • Limitations – Non-surgical rhinoplasty can only do so much to change your nose. If you are looking for a dramatic change in the shape and size, or need to correct the function of your nose, you’re better off with surgical rhinoplasty.

Choosing the Right Doctor

While a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure sounds simple enough, it can go horribly wrong if it is performed by a doctor who doesn’t know what he or she is doing. Regardless of the method, rhinoplasty is as much an art as it is a medical procedure and requires a keen sense of what an attractive nose looks like.

Dr. Shervin Naderi’s practice and skills are all-inclusive, meaning he performs most types of rhinoplasty surgeries, including ethnic, septoplasty and revision.

Schedule a Consultation Appointment

If you are interested in finding out more about the surgical and non-surgical options for rhinoplasty, contact our offices in Herndon, Virginia, to schedule an initial consultation. We can be reached at 703-481-0002, or at 301-222-2020 for our Chevy Chase, Maryland office. We also offer a patient contact page on our website. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Dr. Naderi: A Great Choice for Patients

Why You Should Choose Dr. NaderiIf you are a prospective rhinoplasty patient, you may be in the process of vetting a doctor. Before you make a final decision, there are a number of variables to take into account. Read on to learn more about why the D.C. area’s Dr. Naderi is an ideal surgeon to perform this procedure.

Qualifications

Dr. ShervinNaderi, MD, FACS,is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon. It was during his education that Dr. Naderi developed an interest in the intricacies present in treating the face. He was able to tailor his education and training to this passion. He beganhis collegiate career with a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, and then went on to a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences from Boston University, School of Medicine, and then finally to medical school at the Hahnemann University School of Medicine (MCP-HU) in Philadelphia, currently known as Drexel University.

Dr. Naderi spent a year as a surgery intern and completed afour year residency at Indiana University where he dealt, in part, with facial reconstruction surgeries. This afforded the doctor the opportunity to treat facial structures that had been compromised by disease, deformities, and facial traumas. It also presented the doctor with unique access to facial structures that required serious correction. From this training, the doctor has been able to form a practice that encompasses reconstructive rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty, also called revision rhinoplasty.

A Specialist in Facial Plastic Surgery

The doctor made the decision to focus his practice on plastic surgery of the face. In particular, Dr. Naderi is most commonly known for his results with rhinoplasty procedures. As a specialty surgeon, he has more experience in performing these transformative procedures than other doctors. Some plastic surgeons operate on both the face and body, but may not have as much experience as a doctor who narrows his services to a focused area of the body, such as the face.

Facial anatomy can pose interesting challenges, ranging from physical differences specific to ethnic groups to issues with prior surgeries. Rhinoplasty can lead to a healing period that may span a full two years, and complications should be avoided as to not extend this time. A doctor who specializes in facial plastic surgery will create the most natural results and can provide patients with a more positive healing experience.

A Rhinoplasty Sub-Practice

Referred to by surgeon friends as “The Nose Man,” Dr. Naderi’s Washington D.C.-area practice is almost entirely dedicated to the art of rhinoplasty. Patients come to see the doctor from all over the United States, and even abroad, to undergo nose surgery. Whether a person requests a septoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, or another variation of the procedure, the doctor treats each patient with knowledge and technique used in numerous other procedures, while customizing the rhinoplasty to each patient. The doctor has not only the education and training to perform this surgery expertly, but he also has a strong patient base that has sharpened his skills immeasurably in comparison with other surgeons.

Schedule Your Consultation

Washington D.C.-area facial plastic surgeon, ShervinNaderi, MD, FACS, caters to patients through two office locations. The first is located at 297 Herndon Parkway Suite 101 Herndon, VA, 20170, and can be reached at (703) 481-0002. The other is located at 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1655 Chevy Chase, MD, 20815. Call (301) 222-2020 to make a consultation at that location. Or you can contact the doctor’s specialty rhinoplasty practice through his website’s Contact Form.

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Ethnic Noses: How They Differ From the Caucasian Structure

How Ethnic Noses Differ From the Caucasian StructureEthnic rhinoplasty is a customizable cosmetic nose surgery that caters to patients of various cultural groups. Differentiations exist between ethnic noses and Caucasian noses, and among noses belonging to patients of various ethnicities. Ethnic noses commonly have extra fatty, fibrous material situated in the tip, though some of the nasal cartilage in the support of the nose is weak in comparison with Caucasian noses. Changes to an ethnic nose must be robust so they can be seen from an exterior view of the face. Dr. Naderi has extensive training in nasal anatomy, and knows how to tailor each surgery to meet a patient’s specific needs.

African American Noses

Individuals of African American descent tend to have thicker skin on the nose. The tips are commonly rounded and the nostrils are wide set. Typically, bridge height is low. The nose often supports other curvaceous features of the face, including full lips, though patients may request refinement of the nose. Sometimes this requires the surgeon to build up the bridge and tip of the nose with material (often times harvested from the patient) to enhance the nose from both frontal and side views.

Asian Noses

Asian noses are very similar to those of African Americans with a lower bridge, wider nasal base, and thicker skin, though Asian noses tend to match the petite structures of the face. In many patients, the inner nostrils are partially or fully apparent when seen straight on. This is often due to an upturned nasal tip that may be corrected during rhinoplasty.The doctor may also be tasked with moving the nostrils inward toward the nose, while building up the height of the nose and shaping a more defining nasal tip. While African Americans commonly ask that the nose be made smaller, Asian patients are more likely to ask for an increase in the prominence of the structure.

Hispanic Noses

Hispanic noses can vary greatly as the people who make up this ethnic group are found on different continents. The structure of a nose is thought to be determined by the originating group’s geographic location, evolved to provide the best humidifying, warming, and oxygen-delivering breaths to each individual. Hispanic noses can also have thicker skin, rounded and widely set nostrils, as well as a structure that sits closer to the face. Because Hispanic noses are not always projected away from the face at a sharp angle, this can be addressed during rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Naderi can explain to patients ideal aesthetic proportions as well as limitations to each nose surgery.

Middle Eastern Noses

Rhinoplasty is not only a top plastic surgery in the United States, but it is also wildly popular in the Middle East. The conservative culture and weather leaves many people covering their bodies from head to toe with only their faces exposed, which may play a role in the mid-face focus. People of Middle Eastern descent tend to have very prominent noses, with dorsal humps, and a downturned tip. The lips may be slightly shadowed by the feature, and the eyes appear smaller prior to rhinoplasty as well. Cosmetic nose surgery creates harmony of the face, promoting balance among the features.

Caucasian Noses

Traditionally, Caucasian noses tend to vary greatly, though there are some general similarities of this facial feature. The nose is larger, more structured than noses of other ethnicities, and can be wide throughout the bridge. The angle at which the nose projects away from the face is often more severe. A dorsal hump may be present, requiring osteotomies, or nasal bone fractures. When a hump is removed, it can leave an open roof deformity in the nose. This initial anatomical change can be likened to a three dimensional triangle losing one of its pointed sides, whereas this feature must be replaced. Other changes to the nose during Caucasian rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty can be discussed in detail during a doctor-patient consultation with Dr. Naderi.

Dr. Naderi, Washington D.C.-Area Rhinoplasty Specialist

Dr. ShervinNaderi practices out of two offices, one in Herndon, Virginia (703-481-0002) and the other in Chevy Chase, Maryland (301-222-2020). The doctor is both accessible and all-inclusive, performing most types of rhinoplasty surgeries, including ethnic rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and revision rhinoplassty. If you seek cosmetic, functional, or both forms of rhinoplasty, contact Dr. Naderi today.

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How Effective Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

How Effective Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?Very! Though the procedure has its limitations.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or temporary changes to the nose performed through dermal filler injections, is able to create the following changes to the nose:

Camouflage a Dorsal Hump

A large hump in the bridge of the nose can detract from a person’s looks because it serves as a focal point. By using injectable fillers, Dr. Naderi can add volume to areas of the nose to camouflage the hump. The doctor will need to retreat the area every few months as fillers dissipate over time.

Create Facial Symmetry

By plumping irregularities of the skin, Dr. Naderi can even out the look of the nose. It is a well document fact that symmetry is one facet of attractiveness, and a non-surgical rhinoplasty seeks to achieve this.

Fill In Anatomical Divots That Show Through the Nose’s Skin

Some noses present interesting underlying patterns of cartilage and bones. Notably, celebrities like Owen Wilson and Jennifer Love Hewitt display shapely noses, where the structure of this feature is visible through the skin. Injecting fillers under the skin can give the nose a smooth appearance where bone and cartilage do not distract from one’s appearance.

Add Volume to Areas Impacted by Trauma or Disease

Before a patient commits to an extensive reconstructive rhinoplasty, they can undergo dermal injection treatments to view the potential outcome of a surgery. They may also opt for these temporary results to help make the face appear more attractive prior to the procedure. This method best suits patients who have healed injuries to the nose and require minor correction.

Limitations to Liquid Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a wonderful tool to treat patients who would like to alter the look of the nose. Through this procedure, Dr. Naderi can instantly improve many aesthetic issues. Because of the nature of the gel, the material can lift the skin to a certain height. More serious depressions of the skin or underlying tissues may require reconstructive surgery for full results.

Dermal fillers are not typically intended to be a permanent solution to cosmetic concerns of the nose. Often, these injections are performed on a repeat basis to maintain the results. Dr. Naderi can suggest the best injection type for their needs.

Washington D.C.’s Rhinoplasty Specialist

Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS of the The Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery is a D.C. area (Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland) facial plastic surgeon. The doctor has dedicated his practice to the specialty of nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, septoplasty and reconstruction. Contact Dr. Naderi’s Herndon, VA, office at 703-481-0002, or the Chevy Chase, MD, location at 301-222-2020.

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