More than 25 years ago, Dr. Roger J. Oldham began caring for the men and women of Washington D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. Board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Oldham offers patients a wide variety of procedures including cosmetic (breast augmentation, tummy tuck, facelift, etc.) and reconstructive (earlobe repair, MOHS repair, skin lesion removal, etc.). Among these, Rhinoplasty (reshaping of the nose) is an incredibly popular procedure, especially among younger men and women. Rhinoplasty is a procedure aimed at reshaping the nose to more closely fit the natural proportions of the face.
Using a closed rhinoplasty procedure that does not involve external scarring, Dr. Oldham is able to shape the nose through a manipulation of the septum, the nasal bone, and the cartilage around it. Rhinoplasty surgery can have very remarkable effects for the overall appearance of the face, as reflected in these patients before and after nose reshaping rhinoplasty. As you prepare for your consultation by reading more about the procedure, try to find some pictures of noses that you find particularly appealing given your facial features. This will help Dr. Oldham understand better what it is you desire with the procedure. Because research suggests that our nose continues to grow and change in slight ways as we age, rhinoplasty procedures can be effective for younger patients. Parent support and consent is required for any procedure performed on a patient under the age of 18.
If you have additional questions about rhinoplasty surgery (including price of rhinoplasty, risks, benefits, length of procedure, and recovery time, etc.) feel free to ask Janet, our patient counselor. As she schedules your rhinoplasty consultation, she can even give you a price estimate.