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Trends in Rhinoplasty

Posted by Amy Raval on May 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM

If you find yourself seriously considering changes to your nose, you are not alone. Rhinoplasty is trending upward, across the US and around the world. Perhaps that’s because getting a nose job can do more than alter the size or contours of your nose.

What Can a Rhinoplasty Accomplish?

Facial Symmetry

Your nose is the central feature of your face. Making changes that cause your nose appear more symmetrical can enhance your overall facial appearance.

Unobstructed Nasal Airway

If you suffer from breathing complications due to a deviated septum, persistent sinus problems, or nasal valve collapse, rhinoplasty can provide permanent relief. Repairing structural problems restores airflow so your body can get more oxygen and you can get more sleep.

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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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Benefits of Open versus Closed Rhinoplasty

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 6, 2021 9:03:00 AM

If you’re considering a surgical change to your nose, it’s important to learn what rhinoplasty can and cannot do for you. It helps to understand what the surgery itself involves. There are two types of nose surgery, referred to as open or closed procedures. There is just one difference between the two, but it can make a significant difference in your results.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedures: What You Need to Know

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 17, 2021 1:05:00 PM

You love your grandparents dearly. If only you hadn’t inherited Grandpa’s nose! The United States may be famous as a melting pot, but for many of us, our cultural heritage is readily apparent. Especially in the size and shape of our nose. As proud as we are of our ancestry, some people wish their nose looked just a little more “Western.”

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Types of Nose Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 14, 2021 1:13:21 PM

The term “nose job” has been around for several decades and is really an oversimplification of a complex set of surgeries that require distinct skill and artistry to perform. There are several types of nose surgeries, some for cosmetic revision and some to correct serious medical issues. There are also different techniques used and the level of invasiveness also varies. Let’s dive a little deeper into the world of nose surgery.

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Rhinoplasty Costs in Denver

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 6, 2021 10:35:00 AM

If you’re considering rhinoplasty, cost is certainly something you’ll want to ask about. Any reputable plastic surgeon will be happy to provide you with a detailed estimate. It should be inclusive, so you won’t see any surprises later. However, there’s more to “cost” than a simple dollar figure.

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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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Rhinoplasty Results

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 14, 2020 9:42:00 AM

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.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 20, 2020 3:53:28 PM

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.

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Health Insurance and Cosmetic Surgery

Posted by Amy Raval on Jun 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

There are several major considerations to make when deciding whether you will have cosmetic surgery or even a less invasive enhancement procedure. Cost is a big one and it can be difficult to navigate health insurance policies to find out what is and is not covered. Different insurance companies have different guidelines and individual plans also vary widely. If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA), your options will vary as well. Here we will explain the differences in procedures and provide some information that will help you wade through the health insurance wave pool.

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