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What to Ask During Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Posted by Amy Raval on Feb 17, 2022 1:37:00 PM

Rhinoplasty is complex surgery, whether your goal is a different appearance, better breathing or both. A personal consultation will help you decide if rhinoplasty is right for you and help you decide which surgeon is right to perform your procedure. Your prospective surgeon will ask lots of questions during the consultation, but did you know you can ask lots of questions about them as well? A consultation should be a two-way interview. The most desirable surgeons are willing to patiently and clearly answer every one of your questions until you are satisfied that you understand the answers.

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Nasal Valve Collapse: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 28, 2020 3:07:00 PM

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.

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A Guide to Nasal Valve Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:42:00 PM

The inability to breathe easily can cause ongoing discomfort and frustration and it can rob you of sleep. Everyone deals with nasal congestion from time to time - we get a cold, or we have seasonal allergies, and that makes it difficult to breathe. However, it is a chronic and persistent problem for some people, disrupting daily life as something much more than an annoyance. One common cause of obstructed breathing is nasal valve collapse. This condition can be a structural issue from birth, or it can result from damage due to injury or even previous surgery performed on the nose. Board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT (otolaryngologist), Dr. Jeffrey Raval says “there many nasal-specific causes, but few adequately trained surgeons that a patient can identify to help solve the problem and improve their life.”

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Take Back the Quiet of the Night - Eliminate Snoring

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:34:00 PM

Do you hear that? Statistically, 60% of men over 40 snore. Up to 30% of women over 40 snore. It’s the noisy stuff marriage counseling is made of.
The problem with snoring is that it generally doesn’t bother the sleeper. Often patients come in for treatment because their significant other can’t stand the snoring anymore. Frankly, it’s not unusual for patients to claim that they’re seeking treatment to try to save their marriage.

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Curing the Sinuses: Rejuvenating Breath and Beauty

Posted by Amy Raval on Mar 28, 2019 1:33:00 PM

The structure of your nasal airways and sinuses largely determines whether you’re breathing deeply and easily—or troubled by inflammation, mucus, pain or illness. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 30 million suffer sinus infections and breathing problems from allergies, pollutants, and structural issues in the nasal cavity. One such issue is a deviated septum, which affects 80% of people by injury or genetics. Such nasal-structural issues can decrease your quality of life through recurrent symptoms, like headaches, congestion, mucus, coughing, sore throats, fatigue, and even bad breath.

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