Category Archives: Revision rhinoplasty

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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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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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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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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Revision Rhinoplasty on Rib-cartilage-instilled Nose?

Q: Hi I had a rhinoplasty done with rib cartilage to lengthen my nose as well as to sharpen the nose tip. I feel my nose tip can be slightly sharper. Is it possible to use more rib cartilage to … Continue reading

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