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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Female Mexican Rhinoplasty

Background: The Mestizo (Mexican) patient is the largest ethnic minority in the U.S.. One of their most common plastic surgery requests is for rhinoplasty. Their nose shape often presents as a bulbous broad nasal tip without a defined shape and an underlying weak structural framework. These structural characteristics are often combined with thick skin, amplifying Read More…

The Barbie Nose Rhinoplasty

Reshaping of the nose with rhinoplasty surgery offers a lot of change possibilities to the osteocartilaginous support framework. Rhinoplasty surgery can not, however, just make any change that a patient wants. Thus it is important before surgery to educate the patient as to what realistically can and can not be done. One type of nose Read More…

Are Antibiotics Necessary in Rhinoplasty Surgery?

The use of antibiotics in any form of surgery is ubiquitous. To decrease the risk of postoperative infection the administration of antibiotics, both intravenously during surgery as well as orally after surgery, is widely practiced and believed to be effective. This is certainly true in rhinoplasty surgery. Fear of infection is understandable given that nose Read More…

Use of the PDS Plate in Septorhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a general term that typically refers to external nose reshaping. But it is not uncommon that the very patient that has a desire to change the shape of their nose also has breathing difficulties due to internal structural issues. While most people think of nose breathing issues due to a septal deviation, other Read More…

Early Rhinoplasty Outcomes and Nasal Splint Removal

Rhinoplasty is a well known and commonly performed facial plastic surgery procedure. While all facial surgeries involve some degree of swelling and bruising as part of the recovery, surgical nose reshaping carries with it several unique elements to it on the way to the final aesthetic outcome. After all rhinoplasties a dressing is applied to Read More…

The Nasal Splint and the Recovery Process after Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a well known nose reshaping procedure that is commonly performed. While every patient who undergoes the procedure knows there is going to be a recovery period, it is understandable that most patients do not appreciate what is involved in the recovery and how long it really takes to see the final outcome from Read More…

OR Snapshots – Nostril Narrowing in the African-American Rhinoplasty

The African-American rhinoplasty typically consists of several basic maneuvers to change the shape of the nose. Augmenting a low nasal bridge, lifting/narrowing and strengthening the nasal tip and narrowing the nostrils serve as the typical foundation for this type of rhinoplasty. When done together an uplifted and more narrow nose can be created. While the Read More…

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