Category Archives: Face

Rhinoplasty Is About More Than Looks

The cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty surgery are obvious, but not everyone is aware of the medical benefits. Plastic surgeons in Bloomington, IL, where I practice, and around the world know the difference this procedure can have on a patient’s ability to breathe clearly. Here is a summary of the primary benefits of rhinoplasty: Cosmetic: At the center of the face,…

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Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips

Our rhinoplasty patients in Austin tend to be worried about the recovery process. Here are our best tips for lessening your downtime and discomfort after a nose-reshaping surgery: Apply cold compresses often in the first few days (bags of frozen peas or raspberries may do the trick). Keep your head elevated, even when sleeping. Avoid overdoing it. Follow all of…

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Up-and-Coming Procedure: Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation on the rise in San Francisco.

I recently read an article written for Forbes that discussed the rise in popularity of chin augmentation procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of chin enhancement surgeries increased 71% from 2010 to 2011. Does this surprise you? Although it is a lesser-known procedure, chin augmentation is a great way to enhance a weak chin and…

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Benefits of Open Rhinoplasty for Nasal Tip Reshaping

Although I use both open and closed approaches when I perform a nose job in Chicago, I find that the open approach (when appropriate) offers many benefits for tip reshaping, such as: It allows for reshaping while retaining a strong nasal structure. Open rhinoplasty allows me to reshape the cartilage using non-destructive techniques such as grafts and sutures. This helps…

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Do You Need Revision Rhinoplasty?

As a plastic surgeon in Chicago specializing in rhinoplasty, I frequently perform secondary surgery for patients who went elsewhere for their initial procedure and were unhappy with the results. If you suspect that you need revision rhinoplasty, here are a few indicators: Improper symmetry and alignment: the nose looks out of balance, crooked, or misshapen. Impaired breathing: you experience breathing…

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