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What is a cartilage graft in rhinoplasty

Cartilage is most commonly borrowed from the nasal septum, which is inside the nose and separates the right and left nasal passageways.  The cartilage is used to add support to an area in the nose, or in other cases help provide a functional benefit with improving breathing


How long does swelling last after a rhinoplasty?

Most plastic surgeons who operate regularly on the nose would say that swelling can last up to a year, with most of the swelling most prominent in the first few months.  I tell patients that the swelling is most prominent in the first 2 months and gradually goes down for the remainder of the year…. […]



Who is a candidate for a nipple sparing mastectomy?

The answer to this question depends on a conversation between the breast surgeon and the patient.  Traditionally, it has been considered that there may be residual breast tissue or ducts within the nipple that could theoretically contain breast cells which may be pertinent when treating cancer.  Nonetheless, nipple sparing mastectomy has increased in numbers performed […]



What is an incisionless rhinoplasty?

The use of a ‘noninvasive’ technique such as a filler for treatment of specific areas of the nose may be considered as a ‘incisionless’ procedure for the nose- it is worthwhile noting that a number of skin fillers are absorbed by the body over time….





Our paper in Nature just published this week

Our research in using silk based proteins to make screws and plates that ‘melt away’ for helping fix broken bones was just published in Nature Communications this past week.. Several news outlets have written on it including the BBC, Science, and several others.  It was certainly a team effort, and hopefully able to benefit patients […]


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