Category Archives: rhinoplasty

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Nasal septum perforation is a condition where there is a full thickness defect (or hole) of the nasal septum. The nasal septum divides the inside of the nose from the left and right cavities. Septum perforations can be caused by … Continue reading

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Want fast recovery from rhinoplasty? Dr. Donald B. Yoo, M.D. explains.

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Local or general Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty? Which option should I opt for ?

Each surgeon will have his/her preference in terms of general anesthesia.  For me personally, I find general anesthesia to be the most comfortable and safe form of anesthesia for my patients during rhinoplasty.  The nose is a part of the … Continue reading

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Can an Alar Reduction Compromise Breathing? 

When performed judiciously, alar base modification should have no effect on breathing.  Typically the sensation of nasal obstruction or flow is most easily affected at an area referred to as the “nasal valve”, which should not be affected by alar … Continue reading

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What Can Be Done to Make my Asian Nose Projected and Pointy?

A number of different surgical techniques are available to increase the projection and the refinement (pointiness) of your tip.  Conservative excision of cartilage in the tip of your nose, and suture techniques can be used to increase the refinement in … Continue reading

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Increased Swelling 4 Months After Rhinoplasty – Just Swelling or Excess Cartilage? 

For an entire year after your surgery, your nose is continuing to heal and take on its final appearance.  During that period of healing, it’s not unusual to see your nose fluctuate in size and the amount of swelling.  You … Continue reading

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Issues after Asian rhinoplasty with silicone implant

L-shaped silicone implants are a quick and easy way to get a more projected (taller), more refined nose.  The problem that you are starting to encounter is a common one for many patients that have rhinoplasty with an L-shaped implant. … Continue reading

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Safe Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty

The way to ensure the safety of any surgical procedure, especially an elective cosmetic one, is to make sure you have an appropriate medical clearance and/or cardiology clearance, and that your surgeon operates at an AAAHC accredited surgery center with … Continue reading

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Can Alcohol cause swelling of your nose after rhinoplasty?

Alcohol, strenuous activity, flying, high altitudes, hot weather – basically anything that increases the blood supply to your nose, can increase the amount it swells.  Don’t worry though, no permanent damage done.  Your nose took a step back in terms … Continue reading

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I have an Asian bulbous nose. Which procedures would be best for rising the bridge and giving the tip more definition?

Q: I have an Asian bulbous nose that I would like slim down with rhinoplasty. I would also like the bridge raised and the tip defined. Any recommendations on what procedure to go with and what would be necessary to … Continue reading

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