Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

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Septoplasty: What is in my nose after surgery?

Septoplasty, deviated septum surgery, is one of the most common surgeries in the face and nose areas. A deviated septum is present in most patients, although some may not realize it. Septoplasty is an outpatient and relatively simple procedure. Patients with severely deviated septums, revision septoplasty, prior facial trauma, prior nasal surgery or rhinoplasty, or …

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Rhinoplasty for Broken Nose: Septoplasty or Nose Job First?

Patients frequently have deviated noses, septal deviation, and nasal obstruction following nasal injuries. Trauma may be acute or immediate, but usually the injury occurred years ago. Most patients injure their nose from sports, fist fights, or minor falls. Broken noses should be evaluated by a facial plastic surgeon soon after the injury. Swelling after injury …

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Rhinoplasty swelling: How long should it last?

Rhinoplasty swelling occurs both on the outside and inside of the nose. It is normal to feel congested and have nasal obstruction and postnasal drip immediately after surgery. Patients are generally "restaurant ready" and socially acceptable within 2 weeks. Most swelling after rhinoplasty resolves within a month. The final 20% of swelling takes a much …

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Rhinoplasty Techniques: Which one is right for me?

Two primary methods exist for performing cosmetic : closed or open. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Closed rhinoplasty, otherwise known as endonasal, involves incisions confined to the inside of your nose. There are no sutures to remove. The plastic surgeon can modify or alter any part of the nose, including the tip and hump. …

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Rhinoplasty Complications: Sinusitis

Complications may occur with any procedure, surgical or nonsurgical. Surgery on the nose or septum may result in sinusitis, inflammation of the nasal & sinus cavity. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, post nasal drip, facial pressure, and headaches. A majority of the time this form of sinusitis is not a complication, …

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Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Think women are the only ones obsessed with preserving their youthful looks? Think again. These days, men are just as likely as women to opt for a cosmetic surgery procedure. With people living longer, healthier lives, it’s no surprise that both genders want to look as young as they feel. Most men want cosmetic procedures …

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Incisionless Rhinoplasty

What is incisionless rhinoplasty? It's a approach that uses no external incisions. There is also less swelling and nasal numbness too! This approach, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, has seen a resurgence thanks to celebrities like Ashlee Simpson. Any approach for rhinoplasty should be specific to the particular patient and surgeon. Speak to your facial …

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Teens and Cosmetic Surgery

More people are considering cosmetic surgery, which includes teenagers. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, 40 percent of all teens want plastic surgery, and more than 331,000 have had some cosmetic surgery. All teens are self-conscious about their image. I haven't met a teenager who didn't wish to change a thing or …

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