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Category: Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Candidates

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a procedure that can correct the shape, size, profile, symmetry, and function of your nose. With rhinoplasty, plastic surgeon Dr. Scroggins can make minor or profound changes to your nose so that it is in better harmony with the rest of your facial features. If you are interested in rhinoplasty, you should have the following qualifications:group of people standing on white background

  • Good Physical Health: To be a good candidate for plastic surgery, you need to be in good general health with no major medical conditions. If you are seeking rhinoplasty due to a physical injury to your nose, even if it occurred many years ago, you should discuss this with Dr. Scroggins at your consultation.
  • Realistic Expectations: Some patients come in for a consultation with Dr. Scroggins and expect him to make their noses look like Jennifer Aniston’s or Blake Lively’s nose. However, depending on your unique physical characteristics, this may not even be possible, or if it is, it may not match the overall aesthetics of your face. Rather than trying to pull off an unattainable “perfect” appearance, plastic surgeon Dr. Scroggins wants to help you look like your best self. He will help you to have realistic expectations about the results of your customized rhinoplasty procedure.
  • Self-Motivated: Some individuals who initially show an interest in rhinoplasty are motivated by a desire to achieve another person’s expectations. To help you achieve the best results, your desires for rhinoplasty should be self-motivated. Self-motivated patients tend to achieve greater long-term satisfaction and a more improved self-image after rhinoplasty.
  • Full Growth: Patients whose noses are not yet fully grown are not qualified for rhinoplasty. If they have reached full growth, girls as young as 15 and boys as young as 17 can undergo this procedure.
  • Non-Smoking: Individuals who smoke may not be qualified for rhinoplasty surgery.
  • Desire for Revision or Reconstructive Rhinoplasty: If you’ve had rhinoplasty at any point in the past and you’d like new changes made to your nose, you may qualify for reconstructive or revision rhinoplasty. Before consulting Dr. Scroggins about revision surgery, it is best if you wait at least one year after your initial surgery to ensure that all the tissues have completely healed.
  • Birth Defects or Breathing Problems: If you have a birth defect or breathing difficulty, you may be able to get your corrective rhinoplasty covered by your insurance. Have an ENT or an allergist evaluate your breathing difficulties before you undergo rhinoplasty; they can determine whether this corrective surgery will resolve your breathing impairment.

Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape, width, angle, profile, and even the breathing ability of your nose. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Scroggins by filling out our online contact form or by calling (301) 220-0400. As you discuss your expectations and desires with him, he’ll help you determine whether rhinoplasty is right for you.

Plastic Surgery Misconceptions

With the rise in popularity of plastic surgery over the last few decades and the media attention on celebrity plastic surgeries gone wrong, many people have a misguided idea of this medical specialty. Here is the truth to several common misconceptions about plastic surgery.

Misconception: Plastic Surgery Results Look Fake

The term ‘plastic surgery’ covers a wide range of procedures and treatments, and when they are performed by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon, the results can appear completely natural. Although some celebrity breast augmentations and facial implants may look fake, this is often because the person desired that appearance or they underwent the surgery with a doctor who was not qualified. Making sure that your surgeon is trained and experienced in performing the procedure you desire will ensure that you get the most natural-looking results possible.

Misconception: Plastic Surgery Is All About Vanity

Plastic surgery encompasses the fields of cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is probably what comes to mind when someone mentions plastic surgery, and this field focuses on creating an appearance that is aesthetically pleasing. Rather than undergoing procedures to be vain, most people have cosmetic surgery to significantly improve their confidence and relieve anxiety they have about their appearance.

Collage of words about plastic surgeryReconstructive plastic surgery provides a normal appearance and regular functioning of the body as a result of an injury or birth defect. A deformity can impair a person physically, and it can take a mental toll by causing a person to feel as though he or she is an outsider and not socially accepted. For example, reconstructive surgery for congenital abnormalities prevents children from the torment of being teased for an aspect of their appearance that is out of their control. Reconstructive hand surgery, burn scar revision, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and cleft lip repair are just a few examples of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures.

Misconception: Plastic Surgery Is Only for Women

This presumption is most likely based on the fact that the majority of plastic surgery patients are women, but in recent years the number of men choosing to undergo plastic surgery has increased dramatically. Liposuction for a slimmer waist, rhinoplasty for improved nose shape, blepharoplasty for eyelid tightening, and gynecomastia surgery to reduce overdeveloped male breasts are the top four cosmetic surgeries that men underwent in 2012, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Less invasive procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and skin resurfacing for facial rejuvenation, are among the most common plastic surgery treatments undergone by men.

Dr. Scroggins has been performing plastic surgery procedures for almost 20 years and specializes in cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring. If you are interested in plastic surgery in the Washington D.C. or Baltimore area, please call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call Us Today For A Consultation(301) 220-0400

Carlton H. Scroggins, M.D.
7525 Greenway Center Dr.
Suite 113
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1010 Wayne Ave # 410
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 220-0400
Fax: 301-220-1719

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