Treating skin annoyances like sagging, fine wrinkles, age spots, and mild acne scars has never been easier. Many of the options available to correct these issues are so quickly done, you can stop by our office on your lunch hour. They are safe and effective and can do wonders to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance that can last for years. Curious about how it works and if you may be a good candidate? Keep reading for all you need to know!
Has your partner been nudging you awake at night, trying to stop your snoring? Or maybe you just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep because you can’t breathe normally. Maybe it’s a cold or allergies, or it’s possible that you have a deviated septum. You could also be suffering from vestibular stenosis or nasal valve collapse. Our nostrils lead to passages inside our nose, called valves because they control the amount of air we take in. The pressure caused by incoming air causes the valves to collapse slightly, then reopen as we exhale. You can see this for yourself if you look in the mirror and then inhale sharply. You’ll see the sides of your nose “cave in” a bit. The normal functioning of this opening and collapsing process is impacted when there is a nasal valve collapse.
Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure, also known as a nose job. More than 200,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed last year in America. These are not only cosmetic surgeries, but also structural repairs that correct breathing problems for many people. If you’ve been looking for a solution to your breathing difficulty or the right fix for a nose that you’re unhappy with, you might consider rhinoplasty. Its versatile nature means that it can produce either dramatic or subtle cosmetic results and it can also make breathing a whole lot easier. Let’s take a closer look at the results you can expect with rhinoplasty.
Your decision to have a rhinoplasty surgery, whether for cosmetic or functional purposes, was surely a long thought out and well researched one. You likely spent several months, if not years, thinking and learning about the procedure to be sure that it was the route you wanted to take. You may still be in the decision making phase and that’s great! You may also be headed into the operating room very soon. In either case, it’s important to know what to expect for the first few weeks after your procedure. Let’s talk about a few things that you should consider regarding rhinoplasty recovery.
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure at Raval Facial Aesthetics and are concerned about pain management during your recovery, you can sleep easy knowing that our caring staff has been providing exceptional care for many years. We understand that you want minimal pain post-surgery and we are well equipped to help you accomplish that safely. In light of the addictive nature of opioids and being fully aware of the opioid crisis facing our nation, Dr. Raval has routinely prescribed Celebrex for several years.
Time is not often kind to our bodies, is it? We can all see its effects with a simple glance in the mirror. Aging is inevitable, but having it written all over your face (literally) is not! If you’ve begun to notice some fine lines at the corners of your eyes or some dark circles underneath them, you know what we’re talking about. Your eyes can be a dead giveaway of your age - or worse, they can make you look older than you are! Sagging or drooping eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes are pretty common, but they don’t need to be. In this article, we take a look at some options that are available to those looking to spruce up their eyes a bit.
There is no denying that cosmetic surgery is a popular option for people seeking a rejuvenated, youthful look. Plastic surgery is also an option for patients who need a medical condition corrected, like a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valve. In fact, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2019 - 16.3 million of those were minimally invasive. Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser skin treatments were the top procedures - each can be done at a short office visit and don’t involve much recovery time. Why are so many Americans turning to cosmetic procedures to achieve improvements in their physical appearance? We know of 4 great benefits that our clients experience consistently.
As we age, it is not uncommon to begin seeing more veins, blood vessels, and capillaries underneath our skin. That’s because the body slows its production of collagen as time goes on. Collagen helps the dermis (the middle layer of our skin) repair itself when injured or otherwise compromised. With less of that healing power, our skin appears to thin and we can start to see the fine network of our circulatory system. While this is helpful in an anatomy class, on a mannequin, it’s not really desirable on us real life humans - especially if it’s varicose or spider veins that are becoming visible. Let’s learn more about each of those afflictions and what you can do about them.
That cute new sleeveless dress in the store? Forget it. That form-fitting t-shirt that would show off your abs so handsomely? Forget it. The term “axillary hyperhidrosis” may not mean much to most people, but if you're someone who suffers from excessive underarm sweating, you know first-hand how negatively axillary hyperhidrosis can affect your daily life.
Choosing a doctor who will perform your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is perhaps the single most important decision you will make in this process. Your selection will have a significant impact on your results. This is true for any surgery, really, but for procedures like rhinoplasty or a facelift, there is a certain skill and artistry that can make all the difference in your outcome. It is important that you do not assume competence in every surgeon. You will want to look for accreditation that verifies the doctor’s medical knowledge, surgical skill, and real patient experience performing the same type of procedure that you will be undergoing. In this post, we hope to help guide you through this critical decision.