Rhinoplasty in Washington DC

Ariel N. Rad, M.D., Ph.D. is experienced in rhinoplasty, septoplasty and non-surgical techniques. Dr. Rad trained with world rhinoplasty physicians and his rhinoplasty experience as Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins attracts regional, national and international patients who seek world class results without the down time.  Particularly in Washington DC, limiting down time is often as important as the result itself and in rhinoplasty, Dr. Rad uses the “closed” technique to achieve natural results with a fraction of the recovery time as compared with the “open” approach. By using the minimally invasive “closed” approach, Dr. Rad has eliminated the visible scar and has reduced recovery, swelling, bruising and pain typical of the “open” approach. In Washington DC, Rad’s experience in rhinoplasty strikes the perfect balance of noticeable results without excessive recovery.

Procedure Cost

STATS: According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in the United States 217,979 rhinoplasties were performed. For both men and women, rhinoplasty is the 3rd most popular facial cosmetic procedure.

COST: The cost of rhinoplasty in Dr. Rad’s DC practice ranges from $800 – $2,400 for non-surgical rhinoplasty, and from $8,000 to $16,000 for surgical rhinoplasty. Total cost depends on many factors: your unique anatomy, your goals and preferences, complexity of surgery, first-time or corrective work required, in-office (non-surgical) or hospital-based operating facility (surgical), and experience and skill of the surgeon.  

RECOVERY: Recovery can be just 24 hours for non-surgical in-office procedure. Dr. Rad uses the minimally invasive “closed” technique which allows patients rapid recovery and you can expect to return to normal activities in 7-10 days.


The most refined techniques produce the most refined results. In rhinoplasty Dr. Rad uses the “closed” technique which involves minimal swelling and pain, scars hidden inside the nose, and less than a week of recovery.

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Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad’s patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns. SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

Rhinoplasty Q+A

Most surgeons are trained in open rhinoplasty because frankly it’s easier to perform technically, logically and visually. Therefore, surgeons-in-training are usually exposed first to the open method. Only surgeons who have a special focus on rhinoplasty, and who have exceptional spatial and nuance, are able to master the closed method. Therefore, most open rhinoplasty surgeons, while able to achieve excellent results, tend to stick to the methods they are accustomed to performing.  However, the advantages of closed over open rhinoplasty are many and very worthwhile to the patient. Unfortunately, these advantages are often suppressed or “down played” to patients by open rhinoplasty surgeons.  As a proponent of the closed technique, Dr. Rad’s goal is to educate patients as to what he is able to achieve and, with this information, patients are able to make the appropriate decision for their goals.

In the right hands surgical results last a lifetime.

What Patients Are Saying

We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17 year old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.

Esther Alpert | July 2017

“I would (and have) recommended Dr. Rad to my family and friends. Dr. Rad is extraordinarily talented. He is extremely professional, articulate and patient. He is singularly focused on ensuring the very best results for each of his clients. I put my trust and confidence into Dr. Rad and his interactions with me and the results of my surgery greatly exceeded my expectations.”

Lisa Kay in Arlington, VA | May 18, 2017

“I am so grateful I chose Dr. Rad to perform my surgery. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease & comfortable. The office is very clean & creative. He took time to answer all my questions, I didn’t feel rushed as I did w/ other surgeons I met. His staff was prompt to respond & very friendly. Post surgery I called over a holiday weekend w/ a question & he called me back quickly. It has been an easy recovery & trust him fully. My scars are fading quick & it’s only been 5 weeks! He’s the best!”

Jennifer W in Germantown, MD | Jun 22, 2017

“Dr. Ariel Rad is the finest physician I’ve ever met! I’ve worked with Dr. Rad over the last five years and he encompasses everything you’d hope from a physician and much more. He possesses the highest intellect, sophistication, dedication, and compassion. I can’t say enough about Dr. Rad. Every appointment I’ve had with him has exceeded my expectations. He’s the absolute best! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Ariel Rad to my family and friends for medical care.”

KVR in Pennsylvania | Jan 10, 2017

“My goal was to be a refreshed, happy, more confident version of “me.” As I prepared for surgery I had no unanswered questions and was totally confident about Dr. Rad’s skill and judgment. Interactions with Dr. Rad and his team at the time of surgery and follow up were efficient, and delivered with compassion and kindness. I recommend him without qualification.”

Cathy in Washington, DC | Dec 04, 2016

“Had a facelift with Dr. Rad. Not only did he do a magnificent job, but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring when I experienced an acute complication from surgery. He has an outstanding bedside manner. In his office, he never makes you feel rushed. Explains everything carefully. And is all around extremely kind and very talented. I have referred several people to him.”

Louise in Washington, DC | Nov 21, 2016