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Preservation Rhinoplasty for a Deviated Nose

Rhinoplasty is often considered to make a nose smaller. Plastic surgeons, however, generally consider rhinoplasty to balance the appearance of the nose with the face. Enhancing symmetry can help improve this balance and proportion. Patients complaing of body asymmetry is common in a plastic surgeon's office, as everyones eyes, breasts, and nose are asymmetric. A …

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Plastic Surgery that may be covered by insurance

Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is not just about Botox® and breast implants. Some procedures are generally considered purely cosmetic, ex. facelift. Other procedures are generally considered reconstructive, ex. scar revision after injury. Lastly, some procedures may blend both cosmetic and reconstructive aspects …

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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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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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Broken Nose Repair – Restoring and Improving Nasal Form

Deviated noses are commonly seen in a facial plastic surgery practice. A deviated nose may develop naturally as the nose develops from childhood or following nasal injury and trauma. The nose, since it projects from the face, tends to get a more of the facial injuries. What is a broken nose? A broken nose typically refer to fractures …

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Balloon sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty

Fall is here and many Washingtonians suffer from sinus problems with the change in the weather and season. Other than allergy medications, chronic sinusitis patients often chose from nasal procedures such as septoplasty, turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, nasal valve repair, and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to improve their sinus symptoms. We previously discussed how septoplasty with rhinoplasty can improve nasal allergy …

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