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Can Functional Rhinoplasty Improve My Sleep Apnea?

It’s hard to have a great day without a good night’s rest. Those suffering through sleep apnea are all too familiar with daytime fatigue, lack of concentration, and irritability. They can affect your work, your relationships, and overall happiness. The most common treatment for sleep apnea is using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway) device, but they aren’t the best option for everyone. Other treatments like nerve stimulation and dental appliances are sometimes used. The only treatment that doesn’t require a device, however, is functional rhinoplasty. How Functional Rhinoplasty can Benefit Sleep Apnea If your partner frequently complains about your snoring, … Continue reading »

Can You Tell Which Oscar Nominees Had a Nose Job?

When watching the red-carpet coverage for an award show like the Oscars, it’s easy to focus on how beautiful these stars are, without thinking about how they got there. Many celebrities stick to an intense fitness and beauty routine to achieve their flawless skin, perfect teeth, and fit, toned body. However, there are some things that just can’t be done by diet, exercise, and habits alone. Changing the shape of the nose is a common plastic surgery procedure formally known as a rhinoplasty. In the past, many celebrity nose jobs have been hidden from the public, and many celebs refuse … Continue reading »

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty, What’s the Difference?

When it comes to rhinoplasty, no two surgeries are the same. The goals, nose, and facial symmetry of each individual will determine the best approach.  However, when it comes to how the surgery is done there are two types of approaches: Closed Rhinoplasty Open Rhinoplasty Closed Rhinoplasty Closed or Internal Approach Rhinoplasty is the more popular option. On average, about 9/10 nose jobs use the internal approach. The reason for this is that all of the incisions occur on the inside of the nose, so there is no noticeable scarring after the procedure and less recovery time. The plastic surgeon … Continue reading »

What Good Nose Jobs Have in Common

The nose is the defining feature and central focus of your face. A good nose job has a significant impact on your appearance and self-confidence. This is why nose reshaping is one of the top 5 most common cosmetic surgical procedures. The popularity of this procedure, however, doesn’t mean it’s easy.  Every nose and every face is different, requiring a skilled and attentive plastic surgeon with an eye for facial symmetry and aesthetics. Today, we’re guiding you through the elements that all good nose jobs have in common. Expectations The capabilities of a good rhinoplasty surgeon can be incredible. Modern … Continue reading »

Fixing a Bulbous Nose: Big Nose to Small Nose Surgery

Do you feel like your bulbous nose draws attention away from your other features? If you are self-conscious about a large or bulbous nose, take heart – Rhinoplasty can redefine your nose to aesthetically suit your face and draw attention to your eyes. Bulbous nose rhinoplasty is, in essence, a big nose transformed into a smaller nose surgery. Many of our patients who have undergone this procedure report that they feel like people are really seeing them for the first time. Your nose can be corrected with one procedure that does not affect your overall nasal structure. Read on to … Continue reading »