Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. It is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose. Skilled surgeons such as Drs. Mehan and Johnson use rhinoplasty to remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct the injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing. Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure that lasts two to three hours. A small splint is usually applied to the exterior of the nose for up to two weeks to maintain its improved form.
Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
Ear surgery for children or adults can set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear,” “cupped ear” and “shell ear,” large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with creases and wrinkles. The procedure lasts from two to three hours and may be performed in a hospital, office-based facility or an outpatient surgery center under general or local anesthesia.
To find out if you are a candidate for a rhinoplasty or an otoplasty in Washington, DC, Bethesda and Potomac, MD, Falls Church, Arlington, Fairfax, or Alexandria, VA, contact us today.
Call us 703.544.8971 for information on any of our services.