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Does Insurance Cover Reconstructive Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive procedures and . If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion (or all) of the cost may be covered. Our office accepts insurance in applicable cases and will, if you wish, contact your insurance company to find out if your procedure will be …

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How Long Will Swelling and Bruising Last?

Swelling and bruising occur both on the outside and inside of the nose. It is normal to feel congested and have nasal obstruction and post-nasal drip immediately after nasal injuries. Most patients and patients with a traumatic nose injury report that swelling resolves within a month. The final 20% of swelling takes a much longer …

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How is a Broken Nose or Nasal Fracture Treated?

Minor nasal injuries and fractures may not require surgical intervention. If your nose appears as it did before the injury, you may need no treatment other than rest and observation. Broken bones of the nose normally require surgical intervention for repositioning and reshaping. Dr. Chaboki treats most broken noses in the office with local anesthesia. …

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How Will Dr. Chaboki Determine if I Have a Broken Nose?

Dr. Chaboki will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the nose and face. You will be asked to explain how the injury occurred and how your nose looked before the injury (photographs taken before your injury may be helpful). He will ask about your general health and other medical problems. Dr. Chaboki will examine the external …

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When Should I See a Facial Specialist for a Broken Nose?

Depending upon the nature of the trauma and extent of the injury, an initial evaluation is normally performed at an emergency room. It is important to check for a septal hematoma (blood collecting around the nasal septum) and assess associated facial injuries. Septal hematomas are special emergencies, which must be treated promptly to prevent worse …

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What is a Nasal Fracture?

Broken noses typically refer to fractures of the nasal bones; however, the cartilage of the nose and nasal septum may be injured as well. Nasal trauma usually occurs from sports, motor vehicle accidents, falls or fights. Sadly, nasal injuries may also be the result of domestic violence. Dr. Chaboki performs pro-bono work for FACE TO …

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How are large turbinates reduced with Turbinate Surgery?

Turbinate surgery is designed to reduce its size, primarily of enlarged inferior turbinates. Turbinoplasty is another name for surgery on the nasal turbinates. Turbinate surgery is usually combined with septoplasty, sinus surgery, or rhinoplasty. The inferior turbinate can be reduced in several ways: Directly cutting a portion off Removing the inside portion Pushing the turbinate …

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What is Revision Septoplasty?

Some patients may have persistent nasal and sinus symptoms after deviated septum surgery. There are numerous reasons for this problem, including untreated allergies, regrowth or re-swelling turbinates, recurrent polyps, chronic infection, and trauma. Sometimes the nasal septum moves back, becoming crooked again, or insufficient cartilage and bone was removed from the initial procedure. Dr. Chaboki …

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What is Septoplasty and how does it correct a Deviated Septum?

Septoplasty is reconstructive plastic surgery performed to correct the nasal septum. Septoplasty is performed entirely through the nostrils, without external incisions. During the procedure, deviated portions of bone and cartilage may be removed entirely, or they may be readjusted and repositioned. The procedure has different techniques and approaches, largely dependent on the anatomy of the …

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