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Sinus infections and rhinoplasty / septoplasty

Patients often ask, “Will my sinus infections change after a septoplasty or rhinoplasty?”  On occasion, when a patient has a tendency to have sinus infections, a sinus infection may occur within months after nasal surgery.  The sinus drainage patterns are different from the septum and external nose, and so having surgery does not typically cause […]





Allergies and rhinoplasty

Sometimes, depending on the degree of environmental allergies a person has, breathing through one’s nose may be impacted and/or the skin on the outside of the nose and lower eyelids can change in appearance… Having seen an allergist may shed some light in these circumstances



Correction of the crooked or deviated nose

Causes of a crooked, or deviated nose, may be due to the bones of the nose or cartilage of the nose.  Whether from a sports injury or other accident the nose may become deviated which in turn may or may not affect breathing.  Corrective rhinoplasty may improve the relative ‘straightness’ of the nose.


What is the most durable breast reconstruction?

A number of patients have asked this question, and it relates to the indicated type of breast reconstruction and each individual patient’s needs and history/physical.  Breast reconstruction that involves an implant (either tissue expander or silicone implant, or even with back muscle – latissimus muscle) versus autologous breast reconstruction (using one’s own tissue, most commonly […]


Breathing after Rhinoplasty

One of the most important findings after a rhinoplasty is the ability to continue breathing well through both sides of the nose, or even having improved breathing following a nasal procedure.  During a nasal surgery, there are steps of the procedure that can help preserver or even improve breathing following rhinoplasty.


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