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What is a reduction rhinoplasty?

A procedure to carefully decrease the size of a nose depends on both the skin and underlying cartilage- these are taken into account when planning for a procedure. The operation called Reduction Rhinoplasty reduces the size of the framework of the nose over which the skin is draped. The skin itself is not touched. The […]



Pregnancy and breast cancer reconstruction

I saw a patient recently who was relatively early in her pregnancy last week; of course the safety of the growing baby is paramount and also treatment of the cancer; there are options to minimize the number of anesthesias when treating breast cancer and planning reconstruction. Breast reconstruction is a type of surgery for women […]



What is “delayed” breast reconstruction?

Delayed breast reconstruction, by definition, occurs typically weeks to months, to years following a mastectomy for removal of the breast tissue.  Immediate breast reconstruction occurs at the same time, same procedure immediately after a mastectomy. Unlike immediate breast reconstruction, delayed breast reconstruction does not begin at the time of your mastectomy. Delayed breast reconstruction surgery […]



What are Breathe-Right strips for?

I have heard from patients who routinely use Breathe-right strips (those nasal strips that athletes also sometimes wear) that following functional nasal airway procedures for breathing that the feeling that one has afterwards is similar to “having a Breathe-right strip on all the time” which is great to hear!


How does one decrease swelling after rhinoplasty?

The usual course of swelling after rhinoplasty takes up to a year for all the swelling to resolve.  Most of the swelling goes away in the first few months, and the remainder of swelling decreases gradually following this- however, there are certain topical creams that can be used to help with swelling for the skin […]



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