Dr. Samuel Lin answers your questions in the differences between Cosmetic versus Functional rhinoplasty at the PSTM conference in Los Angeles. Click here to watch the video. If you have any additional questions, contact Lin Plastic Surgery today.
Do you have questions about Hidden Incision Rhinoplasty? Watch Dr. Samuel Lin explain what this procedure entails at PSTE conference in Orlando. If you have any additional questions, contact Lin Plastic Surgery today! Click here to view the video.
One of the most common cosmetic procedures among American teens is rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a nose job. This outpatient procedure is either complex or simple, depending on what the individual wants to change their nose. If your teen wants a nose job, be sure to discuss the following information with them. Who can get […]
A procedure to carefully decrease the size of a nose depends on both the skin and underlying cartilage- these are taken into account when planning for a procedure. The operation called Reduction Rhinoplasty reduces the size of the framework of the nose over which the skin is draped. The skin itself is not touched. The […]
Yes! However, it is key to understand how one relates to the other, in terms of helping a patient breathe better and use their nose better while at the same time changing the outward appearance of the nose! Sometimes, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) involves only a functional component or only an aesthetic component. Although the distinction […]
One of the things that functional nasal breathing procedures can accomplish is a way to internally function as Breathe right strips in a way- Breathe right strips can help keep the nasal passages open on the surface and internally can be helped with “spreader” grafts….
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!
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 […]
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
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…. […]