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4 Symptoms of an Obstructed Nasal Airway

We take in nearly ¾ of our oxygen through our nostrils. This means even a partial obstruction of our nasal pathways can be significant.  There are a wide variety of potential causes spanning everything from genetics to injuries to alcohol and smoking. With so many potential causes, it can be difficult to self-diagnose a nasal airway obstruction (NAO) on your own.  If you suspect you have an NAO, visit a doctor for an official diagnosis. But to help you get a better idea right here and now, we put together a list of the 4 major symptoms that indicate this … Continue reading »

Do I Need Surgery to Straighten a Broken Nose?

Not every broken nose requires surgery. While you should visit a doctor for any break or serious damage to your nose, many broken noses do not need a trip to the surgeon for a medical or cosmetic fix.  So, how do you know whether or not you need to go under the knife?Although you may not need to go through surgery, you can still benefit from booking a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon. They can explain your options and their results, so you can make a more informed decision about whether or not to pursue surgery to straighten a broken … Continue reading »

Am I Too Young? What’s The Right Age For A Nose Job?

Regardless of age, culture or what walk of life you may come from, rhinoplasty is a highly desired facial plastic surgery procedure.  But is there such thing as being too young, or too old, for a nose job? We take a look at the ideal age to get a nose job, as well as the differences in recovery and risks for rhinoplasty procedures at different ages. The Ideal Age Range for Rhinoplasty Surgery While there is no definite right age to have rhinoplasty, between 18 and 40 is considered an ideal range.  By this time you have developed physically and … Continue reading »