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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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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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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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Unhappy After Second Round of Rhinoplasty. What Can I Do?

Q: First Rhinoplasty: 10 months ago. Main concern: hump but bridge was narrowed, cartilage removed from tip and lifted. Had to go back in March as I developed a huge hump on the side where original hump was removed – … Continue reading

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Revision Rhinoplasty in March. Still Have Hump, But it is Soft?

Q: Hi there – I had Rhinoplasty last November and a small revision at the same surgeon in March this year since my nose was crooked after the operation due to a bigger hump on the one side. I now … 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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