Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery to shape and refine the appearance of your nose. There are also functional benefits to the procedure. When it comes to your face, your nose is the star of the show. That’s because it’s so hard to miss. It is centrally located among your facial features. As such, a cosmetic correction to your nose can bring balance to your entire appearance.
- Bring Balance to Your Entire Appearance
- Nose Reshaping to Enhance Facial Proportion
- Nose Surgery Benefits
- Your Private Consultation with Dr. Markmann
- Recovery & Results
- How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in the Baltimore, Maryland Area?
Bring Balance to Your Entire Appearance
Dr. Daniel Markmann is known throughout the Baltimore area. He is a fine plastic surgeon whose results are celebrated. His offices are conveniently located in Ellicott City, Maryland. Contact us to schedule your personal consultation. Call (410) 465-3600 to speak with one of our helpful representatives. We now offer virtual consultations to better accommodate our patients’ preferences.
Nose Reshaping to Enhance Facial Proportion
Rhinoplasty can be performed on adults or teens, although many teens wait until adulthood before they make the decision to have surgery. In general, the best candidates are healthy and realistic about the procedure. Men and women of any ethnicity can benefit from this life-changing cosmetic procedure.
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Nose Surgery Benefits
The benefits of a nose job can be cosmetic or functional. It may also be a combination of these factors.
The cosmetic benefits of nose surgery are what makes the procedure is so sought after. Dr. Markmann reshapes the contours of your nose to better match the aesthetics of your face. Rhinoplasty can significantly improve the appearance of a number of common issues, including oversized noses with a large, crooked hump or broad, flat noses in need of more structure. Dr. Markmann can skillfully restore symmetry to your face while preserving the distinctive features of your ethnic heritage if you so desire.
Rhinoplasty may also improve airway patency. The procedure corrects blocked airways if the shape of your nose is causing breathing difficulties or chronic sinusitis.
- A more balanced nasal profile
- Correction of breathing problems
- Improved harmony among all facial features
- Better self-confidence and body image
Ideal candidates are otherwise healthy individuals who seek to correct some glaring issue with their nose, be it functional or cosmetic. Parents who are able may seek to fix a congenital issue in their child’s appearance to spare them relentless bullying by their peers. The best age for rhinoplasty is when your nose has reached adult size, starting at about 16 years old.
Your Private Consultation with Dr. Markmann
If you’re considering nose surgery, the first step is a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Because rhinoplasty is one of our most popular procedures, plastic surgeon Dr. Markmann has helped many women and men in Baltimore and beyond achieve the facial proportion they desire. Call our Ellicott City office, MD at (410) 465-3600.
At your private consultation, Dr. Markmann will inform you of all you need to know to appropriately prepare for your nose job. This will mostly entail planning ahead for your recovery, so you will not have to worry about any pressing matters during the most sensitive stretches of your recovery.
It would be wise to fill any necessary prescriptions ahead of time and to adhere to a healthy diet in the days leading up to your surgery. You may have to stop taking certain medications that can cause complications, like blood-thinning aspirin and ibuprofen. Arrange for a trusted friend or family member to pick you up on your surgery day.
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure at our Baltimore area practice. The surgery can be done with the patient under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Markmann starts by making incisions within the nostrils or across the base of your nose. He separates the skin from the underlying soft cartilage and bone, and, with the help of specialized tools, he will reshape the underlying nasal structure.
The approach that Dr. Markmann will take with your rhinoplasty shall be determined by the patient’s needs and their aesthetic aspirations. The more involved version of nose surgery is known as “open rhinoplasty.” In open rhinoplasty, the doctor will make his incisions so as to completely expose the interior of your nose. This will allow him to do more of his work unimpeded, although the higher degree of difficulty will mean a longer recovery.
In “closed rhinoplasty,” Dr. Markmann leaves more of your nose intact. He makes fewer incisions and attempts to work around your nasal structures. Closed rhinoplasty has a shorter recovery time but it is only appropriate for smaller nose jobs.
In either case, if the septum between the two nostrils is bent, crooked or otherwise deviated, Dr. Markmann can also correct the issue to improve airway patency and breathing.
When your rhinoplasty is complete, all incisions are secured with sutures. Dr. Markmann will place cotton dressing with soft nasal splints within your nasal passage. An external splint outside the nose provides support and protection.
Recovery & Results
After nose surgery, you will stay home and keep your head elevated to control swelling. Bruising and swelling are most evident during the first week. Bruising should resolve in one to two weeks, while swelling will gradually subside over the course of a few months.
The initial recovery period is about ten to fourteen days. Protect the surgery site from impact and sun exposure for several months. Avoid vigorous activities for several weeks.
All surgical procedures, including rhinoplasty, have risks. We’ll review risks and safety information in detail when you visit our Bay Area office for a rhinoplasty consultation.
Do Nose Jobs Last Forever?
The results of your nose job will be long-lasting. While your post-operative outcomes will not match your final results exactly, the course of your healing shall set the new tone and tenor of your face. As the new bone and cartilage settle into their final forms, your new nose will endure, as unaffected by the passage of time as any other bone and cartilage in your body.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in the Baltimore, Maryland Area?
A perfectly executed rhinoplasty by Dr. Markmann is a highly customized procedure. He must shape and sculpt your new nose to the individual contours of your face. Every face is different. At your private consultation, Dr. Markmann will learn your medical history and inquire about your aesthetic future. With all the necessary facts in hand, he or one of his helpful staff will quote you an accurate cost.
Do not blow your nose after rhinoplasty. It is very common to experience feelings of nasal congestion in the days and weeks immediately following your surgery. This is because there are swollen tissues at the surgery site. Violent honks and other nasal eruptions could damage these tissues and prolong your recovery. Avoid potential complications by using a saline nasal spray to gently moisturize your nasal passages until the swelling goes down. You can resume blowing your nose after six weeks.
A recent study has shown that patients who have undergone rhinoplasty appear more beautiful. This may be because the best plastic surgeons have become quite skilled at contouring the nose; these aesthetic elites all aim to achieve and a symmetrical balance between the nose and the whole face. Beauty, in the classic sense, is rooted in symmetry. Even if they are often unaware of its powerful allure, human beings are naturally drawn to symmetry. The wise ancients were the first to incorporate ideas of symmetry into their breathtaking and immortal works of art.
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