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Rhinoplasty for Sleep Apnea

Is septoplasty an alternative to having to wear a CPAP machine for the rest of my life? It wasn’t until the latter part of the 1900s that sleep apnea made its official way into medical literature. The symptoms, however, have been reported for thousands of years. At one point, there was a very real possibility…


Dangers of Nasal Decongestants

Is there any danger in using nasal decongestant sprays? While there may be the tendency to immediately associate nose surgery with a desire to look different, for many people the underlying motivation is to simply be able to breathe, or, more specifically, to be able to breathe more easily. Most of us take for granted…


Plastic Surgery Shaming

Why are some people embarrassed to admit they have had plastic surgery? Cosmetic or plastic surgery is certainly not new. The practice of altering the shape of the nose, in particular, for functional or aesthetic reasons, has been around for many centuries. Of course, a lot has changed from those early attempts that were performed…


Rhinoplasty to Restore Sense of Smell

Can having nose surgery restore my sense of smell? When it comes to an appreciation of our physical senses, sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell, the one that is often underrated is smell. Most of us would list sight as the one we would most not wish to lose and, rightly so, since it plays…


Rhinoplasty: A Cost – Benefit Analysis

How can I know if getting a nose job will be worth the cost? Despite the ever-increasing popularity of rhinoplasty, if you asked the average person on the street what it costs to get a nose job, it is unlikely that any but a very few would be able to even come close. One of…


Rhinoplasty 101

How will I know what questions to ask when I go for my rhinoplasty consultation appointment? There may be a few out there who blithely wake up one morning and decide it would be a good day to have surgery on their nose, but, for most people, it doesn’t work that way. There are a…


Bad Breath Caused by Deviated Septum

Can bad breath be caused by a deviated septum? It happens to all of us at one time or another. We suddenly realize that we have bad breath! Maybe we caught a whiff of it ourselves and did the old breathe-in-the-hand trick. More likely, we noticed someone’s reaction or were lucky enough to be with…


What Causes a Nasal Dorsal Hump?

Is it possible that the hump on my nose is inherited? The nasal dorsum connects the tip of the nose to the face, which is why we commonly refer to it as the “bridge”. Any abnormalities in this area of the nose play a significant role in the aesthetics of the face, especially when viewed…


What are the benefits of a closed rhinoplasty procedure?

Does it really matter how often you read about the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery, especially nose jobs? It’s true, more and more people make changes to the structure of their noses every day. Some do it for functional reasons so that they can breathe better or stop snoring or a number of other health-related…


Lessons from Years of Experience

Is it better to find a rhinoplasty surgeon with lots of experience or one recently trained in the newest techniques? The short answer to this question is “yes”. But, perhaps a little more explanation might be helpful. Experience is important in all types of surgery. When we are talking about rhinoplasty, considered the most difficult…


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