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Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

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Fillers to Improve Nasal Profile in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic surgery in a facial plastic surgery office worldwide, especially in younger patients. Although rhinoplasty can improve both appearance and function of the nose, some may not be ready for nose job surgery. Facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers have grown in popularity as liquid lift procedures for the cheeks, eyes, and lips. Over the past several years, facial plastic surgeons have developed an alternative approach to temporarily reshape the nose using injections. Facial Fillers Cosmetic surgeons have a tremendous variety of facial fillers to rejuvenate the face, with hyaluronic acid fillers being the most popular. Hyaluronic acid fillers … Continue reading »

Preservation Rhinoplasty for Natural Results

Patients generally understand 2 main types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. Open rhinoplasty makes an incision between the nostril in order to access the cartilage and bone of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal, modifies nasal bone and cartilage without any external incisions. Rhinoplasty surgery can also be categorized as reductive and preservation. This classification refers to the method of changes to the bone and cartilage, rather than the approach itself to the nasal tissue. Preservation Rhinoplasty One of the main components of the preservation rhinoplasty procedure is to preserve the bone and cartilage of the bridge of … Continue reading »

4 Injections to Treat Scars

Wrinkles, puffy eyes, and loose skin are only part of a plastic surgeon’s day in the office. Scars and scar tissue also play a role in every plastic surgeon’s practice spectrum. Every surgery, and many nonsurgical treatments, will have scar tissue. Some patients are predisposed to scarring. Plastic surgeons offer these injections both to prevent and minimize scars and to treat scar tissue that has formed in appropriate patients. The primary methods to treat scars with injections include steroids 5FU hyaluronidase filler Injections can help flatten, thin, and fade scars to improve the appearance, soften scars to reduce tethering or … Continue reading »

Breathe Better, Snore Less

Nasal obstruction, limited airflow through the nose, is a common complaint of patients who are seeking rhinoplasty. However, chronic nasal obstruction affects many more patients that those seeking rhinoplasty and affects millions of individuals. Patients with nasal obstruction typically visit the primary care physician first before seeking specialist care. Nasal obstruction can present with symptoms such as congestion, blocked sinuses, narrow nasal passages, or stuffy nose. Other symptoms or signs of nasal obstruction may include decreased smell, snoring, post nasal drip, dry mouth, headaches, mouth breathing, or chronic dental issues (ex. TMJ). Breath better. What is Nasal Obstruction? Chronic nasal obstruction … Continue reading »

Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose. Bone and/or cartilage can be reshaped for multiple reasons: reducing a bump, straightening the nose, building the bridge, lifting the tip, etc. Plastic surgeons develop a plan with patients during the rhinoplasty planning process. As part of the surgical plan, grafts may be needed to help achieve the patient’s desired results. What are Cartilage Grafts? Grafts are pieces of tissue taken from one are and used in another. Cartilage is usually taken from the nasal septum inside the nose during rhinoplasty. These cartilage grafts may also be obtained from … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.