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What is a reduction rhinoplasty?

A “reduction” rhinoplasty may involve lowering of the dorsum, or bridge, of the nose to straighten the profile of the nose; additionally, the cartilage of the tip of the nose may be reshaped and on occasion soft tissues of the nasal soft tissue also may be carefully thinned.




Saline sprays after 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.



Postoperative swelling after a rhinoplasty

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 […]



What happens after a nasal fracture or broken nose?

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 versus Delayed Breast reconstruction

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.


Types of breast reconstruction

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.


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