Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

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 […]


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…. […]


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….




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


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