Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

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


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.


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.


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.


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