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February 2019 Newsletter

Breathing through the nose should be effortless. Limited nasal airflow may contribute to chronic nasal obstruction and snoring. Many structural (ex. bone, cartilage) and inflammatory (ex. swelling, mucous) conditions contribute to nasal obstruction. As a dual board certified surgeon, Dr. Chaboki specializes in procedures to help relieve nasal obstruction. Individuals with nasal obstruction can report …

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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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Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty for Bone Spur

Patients have rhinoplasty and septoplasty for many reasons. Improving both the appearance of the nose and breathing passages are the most common reasons. We've reviewed septoplasty previously, which is often combined with rhinoplasty. The best rhinoplasty surgeons perform both procedures routinely to maximize the function of the nose and sinuses, in addition to making a …

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Do I need a septoplasty with cosmetic rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. In fact, rhinoplasty has been the most commonly requested facial surgical procedure for several years. Patients worldwide request rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons: to reduce a bump, lift the nasal tip, or improve symmetry. Patients with a deviated septum also often wonder if they require septoplasty in …

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Nasal Splints in Rhinoplasty or Deviated Septum Surgery

Splints are commonly used in deviated septum or rhinoplasty surgery. Northern Virginia and Maryland patients often ask how long such nasal splints are used. Nasal splints may be internal or external. The external splint, or nasal cast, is gently removed one week after surgery. This cast helps to decrease nasal swelling after rhinoplasty, and maintain …

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Saline Neti Pot Rinse for Nasal Congestion

Great article in CNN today on the benefits of saline nasal rinses. I tell every patient prior to and after cosmetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) to use nasal saline rinses. Saline rinses helps clear dust, pollen, and mucous from the nose and sinuses. Washington DC and northern Virginia patients suffer from terrible allergies. Saline rinses help …

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Septoplasty: Throat Infection?

Deviated septum is very common. Estimates of 80% of all adults have a deviated septum. Not everyone with a deviated septum is symptomatic or requires a septoplasty though. It is unlikely that deviated septum causes persistent throat infections. Deviated septum and nasal congestion may contribute to throat irritation, but it is not a major contributing …

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