Category Archives: Asian rhinoplasty

What is a spreader graft in Rhinoplasty? What purpose do spreader grafts serve in the nose?

Spreader grafts were initially described in the ’80s by a rhinoplasty surgeon named Jack Sheen, who used them through an endonasal – or closed, scarless – approach to provide support in patients with short nasal bones, and to reconstruct the … Continue reading

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Considerations during Asian Rhinoplasty and Asian Nose Job using your own rib cartilage and DCF (diced cartilage fascia)

Asian rhinoplasty and Asian nose job surgery has enjoyed a surge in popularity as the interest in rhinoplasty surgery more broadly has also increased due to the wider social acceptance and emergence of techniques and surgeons capable of producing predictably … Continue reading

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Festival Fun and Rhinoplasty

Festival season is here, so what does that mean for your rhinoplasty and how should you be careful? DO: Wear SPF and a hat! Sun exposure, especially for prolonged periods, as it can increase the risk of sun damage, hyperpigmentation … Continue reading

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Can you Spare a Rib?

The ribcage encloses important organs such as the lungs and heart and its bony structure provides support as well. In total, the rib cage is composed of 24 ribs attached to the 12 thoracic vertebrae. Costal cartilage is attached to … Continue reading

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It’s all sun and games, until…

How does the sun affect scar healing? Although the skin uses sunlight to help formulate Vitamin D, it can also take major injury from the sun as well. Sun damage goes beyond just a typical sunburn. Over long periods of … Continue reading

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Can I pierce my septum after rhinoplasty?

The nasal septum is located roughly at the midline of the nose. It is composed of five structures such as the perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone, vomer bone, cartilage of the septum, crest of the maxillary bone, crest of the … Continue reading

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Why is my rhinoplasty scar in a zig zag pattern?

The open rhinoplasty approach is widely accepted as the more beneficial approach, in comparison to closed, as it has been shown to have many advantages. Not only does it provide better visualization of nasal structures, but this also allows for … Continue reading

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That’s sNOrT a good idea

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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