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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 […]




Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons

Just presented at the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting; it was a great meeting and very informative! One topic that was discussed was medical 3D printing and its future- a technology was much potential! Also the latest thoughts on safe tummy-tuck / abdominoplasty procedures and body contouring procedures..  


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…. […]






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