Nose Job

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Introduction

Dr. Adam Summers of the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center has helped many Annapolis and Baltimore rhinoplasty patients achieve beautiful facial harmony by re-shaping the nose. Unlike older approaches, where a “cookie cutter” technique was used to give all patients the same nose, Dr. Summers utilizes techniques that make the results of each rhinoplasty unique to the individual. The final outcome depends on patient desires as well as factors such as skin condition and thickness, nasal and facial structure, genetic contributions, and age. In general, having nose surgery provides the patient with a better facial balance and overall appearance. Dr. Summers uses exceptional care to ensure each nose surgery patient achieves a well-balanced and proportionate nose. Dr. Summers is especially good with three dimensional procedures, like nose jobs, and he has even won several awards for his three dimensional medical illustrations. With a delicate hand and artistic-eye, Dr. Summers is considered by many to be one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the Baltimore-Annapolis region.

Open Rhinoplasty

The open rhinoplasty technique allows for maximum visibility and control over the procedure. The incision used in the open technique is placed in-between the nostrils on the columella (the medial nostril strip).

Closed Rhinoplasty

In the closed rhinoplasty technique, the incisions are internal only – however, there is less surgical control over the outcome. In many cases this can be used to reduce a slight hump in the nose or to place an implant.

Rhinoplasty Benefits

  • Bring a better proportion to the nose and facial features
  • Reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide
  • Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose
  • Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip
  • Restore the nose if damaged from an accident or sports industry
  • Help with breathing problems by rebuilding the nasal passage
  • Treat nasal deformities caused at birth
NOTE: Dr. Summers also is an expert at NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY. To learn more about how Dr. Summers can improve your nose without surgery, and view before and after photos of his injection rhinoplasty results, click here.

Dr. Summers Says

“The nose is the center of the face, but it shouldn’t be the center of attention. When there is a bump in the middle of the nose, or the tip is enlarged, it can really detract from a person’s natural beauty. Bringing the nose into proportion gives people a tremendous sense of confidence and can be a truly life-changing event.” Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Summers of the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center has helped many Annapolis and Baltimore rhinoplasty patients achieve beautiful facial harmony by re-shaping the nose. A rhinoplasty typically involves reducing the size of the nose by removing and/or sculpting the nasal bones and cartilage to enhance the facial appearance. A nose job is a three dimensional procedure. Dr. Summers is especially good with three dimensional procedures – he has even won several awards for his work with three dimensional medical illustrations. With a delicate hand and artistic-eye, Dr. Summers is considered to be a Baltimore and Annapolis rhinoplasty specialist, placing special care to ensuring each nose surgery patient achieves a well-balanced and proportionate nose.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Notes

With rhinoplasty procedures, the patient’s activities before and after the procedure make a significant difference. Prior to surgery, patients should strictly avoid taking any over-the-counter medications or supplements that thin the blood, including: omega-3 (fish-oil), vitamin E, aspirin, aleve, excedrin, nuprin, ibuprofen, and the like. Acetaminophen (tylenol) may be taken before surgery without thinning the blood. After surgery, please keep your head elevated. This can dramatically reduce swelling and make for a rapid recovery. If you need to blow your nose after surgery, do so without covering your nostril. Saline spray (but never afrin or similar medications) may be used to help keep the nose moisturized if it is dry or the humidity is low, such as in the winter time. Carefully apply a thin layer of bacitracin ointment to the inside curve of the nose. Do NOT remove your splint — Dr. Summers will remove it during your follow-up appointment. With rhinoplasty procedures, it is possible for minor swelling to persist for some time. Although this “hides” your final result, it is not something that other people will notice. Patients achieve their goals more quickly when they adhere to the recommendations provided.

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