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Christopher Chang MD

Rhinoplasty is an operation where precision and artistry count. Millimeters of change make a dramatic difference in the outcome of this facial enhancement. Altering the size or shape of the nose can bring a more appealing balance the entire face, creating a more pleasing appearance. A correctly performed rhinoplasty (nose job) will not make you look like a different person, but leave you with a more balanced, attractive face.

The best changes will be subtle, yet refined. As one of the few fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeons in the DC area, Dr. Chang is frequently considered by his patients to offer arguably the best nose job Washington DC has to offer. Dr. Chang brings specific experience in nasal contouring, aesthetics, and reconstruction. In addition, he has a personal interest in performing rhinoplasty surgeries with exceptional results, and has worked extensively with international experts in cosmetic and functional nasal surgery during his many years in cosmetic surgery practice.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a "nose job" colloquially, is a surgery performed to enhance facial symmetry and the proportions of your nose to face. It is also done to correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.


The nose has critical functional importance as well a powerful role in facial appearance. The nose and throat are central for correct breathing and speaking. Proper control of the airflow through the nose is important and can create a dramatic impact upon:

  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Singing
  • Sleeping
  • Snoring
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • General health

If any of these issues are impacting your quality of life, they can be resolved through a carefully performed nasal surgery. Straightening the nose and septum will not only improve the outward appearance, but improve your ability to breathe freely and correctly. Rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty (surgical correction for a deviated septum) will improve facial balance, as well as correct any breathing dysfunction.

About Dr. Chang: Outstanding Credentials

Dr. Chang is a medical professional with credentials that are above and beyond the ordinary. Considered by his patients to offer the best nose job Washington DC has to offer. He attended Yale University as well as Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is educated in advanced craniofacial surgery. His knowledge of facial structure, balance, and function has made him a leader in the field of nose surgery -- both for function and as an aesthetic enhancement. As a young surgeon, he has already garnered a positive reputation for his skills, knowledge, and beautiful surgical outcomes.

Is a Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

We are not always happy with the nose that nature gave us, and consider the size or shape to be a negative in the overall appearance of the face. A rhinoplasty surgery can refine and resolve the following aesthetic problems:

  • Drooping tip
  • Bulging nose
  • Bulbous (rounded) tip
  • Overlarge nose
  • Nose too long
  • Bent nose
  • Hooked nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Bumpy or overlarge bridge
  • Nostrils that appear too large

If you look in the mirror and are consistently unhappy about the size, shape, or appearance of your nose, it is important that you get a consultation about a rhinoplasty, and find out your options. Choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important – your face is the first thing that is noticed about you, and after surgery, you want a balanced, natural appearance. We urge you to connect with us at our practice and schedule a free consultation to find out more about your rhinoplasty in Washington DC options.

How is rhinoplasty (nose job) performed?

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All of our nose surgery procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art clinics, each of which is located with easy access from the Washington, D.C. area. Our practice is focused upon patient health and safety, and you can be confident that your surgery will be performed with the help of highly-skilled medical professionals. The procedure being performed will be based upon your unique situation and the corrective surgical measures that will produce a more attractive, balanced profile, or corrects a breathing problem impacting your general health.

The procedure you will need will depend upon your individual situation. The structure of your nose, the underlying cartilage and tissue, and the rest of your face must be fully evaluated so that the correct size and shape are chosen. The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinic, with no need for an overnight stay. You may have general or local anesthetic, depending upon the procedure, for your comfort and security. The usual procedure involves making small incisions within the nostrils. More extreme cases may require an incision under the base of the nose. The bone and cartilage will be reshaped to create a more pleasing and balanced appearance, and the skin replaced and incisions closed. As Dr. Chang is one of the best providers of rhinoplasty DC has to offer, his main focus is helping patients achieve subtle yet powerful cosmetic results.

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After surgery, most often patients wear what is called a “nose splint.” This holds the tissue and cartilage in place during healing. You will have some swelling and bruising which appears under your eyes, and begins to diminish after your third day of recovery. Every person has a different physiology, so the full disappearance of the bruises will vary, but typically takes only a week or two at most. The swelling will also slowly reduce, and is not extreme or noticeable to most people. The newly-shaped nose will be in its final form after you have completely healed. It is vital that you follow all doctor’s orders over the recovery period for a faster healing.

You will be restricted from engaging in strenuous activity for three to six weeks. You will be able to return to your normal social activities within two to three weeks with your newly-shaped nose not showing signs of surgery – but you can expect compliments!

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When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: What to Look For

A nose job is one of the most difficult of plastic surgery procedures, so choosing the right surgeon is exceptionally important. Some of the questions to get answered when you need to know how to choose a plastic surgeon in D.C. can include:

  • Is the surgeon a board-certified plastic surgeon?
  • Was the surgeon trained at a highly-ranked university?
  • Did the surgeon continue to advance training?
  • Can you look at photos of patients who have had a rhinoplasty performed?
  • Was the surgeon trained in advanced cranio-facial surgery?
  • Are you comfortable with the surgeon, and feel a rapport?
  • Is the surgical center clean, modern, and appear to be state-of-the-art in technology?
  • Did you feel the surgeon was interested in you and your concerns, and listened closely?

We invite you to visit our Rhinoplasty D.C. offices for a free consultation. That will allow you to see the facility, meet our staff, and experience the difference in our approach. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment to meet with us.

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