A functional septoplasty is a procedure that may be performed at the same time as a rhinoplasty in order to straighten the septum, which divides the left and right sides of the nose on the inside of the nose to help one’s breathing. Sometimes, cartilage is borrowed from the septum as part of a rhinoplasty.
Patients will often use saline, or salt water sprays following a rhinoplasty inside the nose in order to help keep the inside incisions clean while irrigating the nose on the inside following either a septoplasty or a rhinoplasty.
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Swelling after a rhinoplasty may take up to a year to fully resolve with most of the swelling being present in the first 2-3 months. Depending on the the type of rhinoplasty (for instance a closed versus open rhinoplasty) and the changes made during the surgery, the length of postoperative swelling may vary. There are […]
It was truly brave and certainly takes alot of courage for someone like Ms. Jolie to come forward to make her decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction public this past week. It is a decision that takes a lot of time and discussion with one’s doctor, breast cancer specialist, geneticist, and GYN doctor.
The nose is made up of bone and cartilage. When one fractures or breaks their nose, either or both of the bony and cartilaginous components of the nose may be deviated. In the initial period of several weeks, a closed nasal reduction may be performed to straighten the nose. Additionally, the septum may be deviated […]
Immediate breast reconstruction is defined as a form of breast reconstruction (for instance, tissue expander, implant, autologous (DIEP or deep inferior epigastric perforator flap) or using one’s own tissue) at the same time as the mastectomy. Delayed reconstruction happens after a mastectomy and can be performed months or years after a mastectomy.
There are 3 main types of reconstruction available – tissue expander/implant based breast reconstruction, autologous (using your own tissue) breast reconstruction and usually the abdominal area, and latissimus with implant based breast reconstruction. Patients may be candidates for the types of reconstructions base on their medical history, physical examination, and treatment history.
When to consider body contouring surgery Usually before considering body contouring, or surgery after weight loss, individuals are at their goal weight or weight that has been stable for at least 2-3 months. The reason for this is that if one continues to lose more weight after contouring surgery the skin becomes loose again.
Rhinoplasty Definitions Let’s begin with basic definitions – A closed rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty that involves incisions inside the nose. An open rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty case that involves an incision in the collumella area, or the area of skin between the nostrils on both sides. One or the other approach is done for rhinoplasty […]