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Rhinoplasty in Washington, DC

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ira D. Papel proudly performs rhinoplasty for patients in Washington, DC and surrounding areas.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as “nose shaping,” is a medical procedure that can help reshape and improve the appearance of your nose. The surgery can also correct breathing problems caused by certain structural nose defects. The surgery addresses the following:

  • Your nose’s size in relationship to your face
  • Nose width at the bridge
  • Nose profiles with protruding humps or bridge depressions
  • Enlarged nasal tips
  • Large, wide or upturned nostrils
  • Nasal asymmetry

What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

There are a number of benefits to having rhinoplasty surgery performed. Today, there’s high market demand for products that help people breathe easier. Whether it’s a serious issue or a minor problem, breathing difficulties can be downright burdensome. It’s even true that a person can have a breathing problem and not even be aware of it. Many people are also able to sleep better after having had the surgery.

How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?

The surgery can take from 1 hour to 2.5 hours, depending on the alteration and amount of work that needs to be done. Surgery can be performed on the tip of the nose, nostrils, or your nasal bones. Your nasal bone may need thinning, whereby incisions will be made that lead up through the cartilage into the nose bridge area. Bones that are broken are moved closer together to form a narrower bridge.

Why Choose Dr. Papel?

Having been in practice since 1987, Dr. Papel is a board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. His skills and abilities combine to provide the very best surgical procedures and outcomes that can be expected.

Plastic surgery patients benefit tremendously from the skills and experience of Dr. Papel, who performs rhinoplasty in Washington, DC and surrounding areas.