Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

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 …

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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 …

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Fillers to Reshape the Nose without Surgery

After liposuction, rhinoplasty and septoplasty are common cosmetic surgical procedures worldwide, especially in younger patients. However, not everyone is a candidate or wants surgery. As liquid lift procedures with facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers have grown in popularity, plastic surgeons have developed an alternative approach to reshape the nose in appropriate patients. Facial Fillers A tremendous …

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Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon at a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

While some nonsurgical treatments such as Botox® may require relatively less thought and time, patients considering cosmetic surgery should allow adequate time and preparation before proceeding with elective surgery. Everyone considering cosmetic surgery has sufficient time to do adequate research beforehand. Don't rush into surgery. These are just some of the questions to ask, but there …

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Augmentation Rhinoplasty – Building the Bridge without Breaking the Nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most common cosmetic operations worldwide, especially for younger patients. Common rhinoplasty requests include reducing a bump, narrowing the tip, or lifting a droopy tip. Generally, many patients want smaller noses. Rhinoplasty can achieve many goals, but the main rhinoplasty goal from a plastic surgeon's perspective is to make a …

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What to Expect at a Plastic Surgery Consultation

All journeys begin with a single step forward, including plastic surgery. The consultation with a plastic surgeon is a process that can take a variable amount of time before undergoing a procedure. Online information has made it significantly easier for patients to find a qualified board-certifed surgeon, but the abundance of information can also make …

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Heal Faster after Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery patients want to have their procedure and return to work and life quickly. Even non-surgical liquid lift patients may have some recovery. Fortunately, the recovery after plastic surgery can be sped up in certain cases. Cosmetic surgery patients may proactively help heal faster via a variety of natural methods. Be sure, however, to follow the care …

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4 Reasons to get Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty, plastic surgery of the nose, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures worldwide. A large part of this popularity is that due to the several possible reasons patients may have to undergo nasal surgery. Nasal congestion A major reason to have rhinoplasty surgery is when a person has chronic trouble breathing through …

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Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty – Which is better?

The two methods for surgical rhinoplasty are closed (endonasal) and open (external). Every patient wants to know what is the best plastic surgery method for the nose. However, ask any plastic surgeon and they will tell you there isn't necessarily a "best". Each method has its pros and cons, with proponents on each side. Closed or Endonasal …

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Top 5 Plastic Surgery blog posts for 2017

People love to read about plastic surgery. Our office has seen a continued increase in popularity in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. From eyelid surgery to liquid facelift, patients want to learn how to enhance their appearance. Below are the five most popular cosmetic surgery posts of 2017 from our …

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