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Thank you for visiting–I am glad you are here.  Whether you are already a patient of mine, or you are doing research for yourself or a loved one, I hope this site equips you with information to make the best decision you can about your healthcare.  I am passionate about improving the life experience of those whom I serve, and I thrive on working at the intersection of facial form and function to accomplish that.  I hope you take something useful away from the resources here, and I look forward to hearing from you and helping you reach your own personal goals.

Dr. Michael J. Reilly is an associate professor of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Reilly received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, followed by a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. After completing a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, in 2009 Dr. Reilly joined the same department where he completed his residency.

Dr. Reilly is double board-certified in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is well-known as the recent “Face of Rhinoplasty/Nasal Surgery” in Washingtonian Magazine, and routinely performs cosmetic rhinoplasty in conjunction with other functional nasal or sinus procedures.  Dr. Reilly’s areas of clinical expertise extend to include the art of facial cosmetic surgery, facial nerve disorders, and the repair of facial deformities from melanoma and other skin cancers.

Dr. Reilly’s research interests include the interplay between the change in a person’s facial appearance and how this influences interactions with others.  His work has garnered national attention, including interviews with Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times, among many others.  He has also appeared live on The Today Show. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Reilly has an active role instructing/educating medical students and resident physicians. Dr. Reilly is a founding board member of The Foundation for Facial Recovery, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients living with facial paralysis.

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    Procedure Highlights

    Rhinoplasty

    A rhinoplasty or “nose job” is a procedure that is performed to enhance the appearance and/or breathing function of the tip, nostrils, or bridge of your nose. Dr. Reilly is known for his natural-looking results, and he is passionate about providing his patients with the best possible outcomes.

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    Septoplasty

    Septoplasty

    Nasal septal reconstruction surgery is a procedure that is performed to correct a crooked or “deviated” nasal septum, or the bone and cartilage between your nostrils. This medical procedure is typically covered by medical insurance benefits and helps to improve the function of your nose.

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    Balloon Sinuplasty

    Balloon Sinuplasty

    A balloon sinuplasty is a procedure that is performed by inflating a small, flexible catheter into your blocked nasal passages to restructure and widen the walls of the sinus passageways. This procedure is done to reduce symptoms from chronic sinus obstruction.  Balloon sinuplasty typically involves only a day or two of post-procedural downtime and can be performed in the office with cutting-edge image-guidance equipment.

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    Recent Rhinoplasty Posts

    Different parts of a person’s nose they want changes

    As a facial plastic surgeon, there are many different reasons patients seek my expertise for rhinoplasty, or “nose job” surgery, but they can be divided into 3 main categories: The “hump” or bump on the nasal bridge, the tip size and shape, and differences in nasal symmetry. Keep reading for more information about the three

    How do I choose a rhinoplasty surgeon?

    After patients make the personal decision to undergo facial plastic surgery, they are faced with determining who is the best suited to perform their procedure. Some of the obvious criteria includes the rhinoplasty surgeon’s practice proximity/location and convenience of office access. However, there are several other less obvious aspects of choosing a surgeon to consider

    Know Before You Go (Under The Knife)

    In the past several years, rhinoplasty was the most commonly-performed facial plastic surgery procedure. A recent article in the Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal took a dive into “patient recovery and satisfaction with perioperative care after rhinoplasty”. The research studied a group of 51 participants who underwent functional septorhinoplasty with an average age

    Plastic Surgeon Washington D.C. - Dr. Michael Reilly

    Distinguished Surgeon

    • Double board-certified in Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Exceptional training including medical school at UNC Chapel Hill, head & neck surgical residency at Georgetown University, and facial plastic surgery fellowship at UCLA
    • Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center
    • Groundbreaking research on how surgical intervention can change the way a person is perceived by others, featured on NBC’s Today Show
    • Washingtonian Top Doctor 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
    Michael J. Reilly, MD
    Dr. Michael Reilly Plastic Surgeon Washington DC

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