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
There are instances when combining a breast reduction for improvement of symptoms of neck/shoulder/back pain along with lumpectomy for breast disease may be beneficial in particular patients. Otherwise colloquially known as ‘oncoplastic’ surgery the combination of these procedures may be incorporated into a single procedure..
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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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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