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Raval Facial Aesthetics Blog

7 symptoms of a deviated septum to look out for

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 23, 2019 11:19:11 AM

A deviated septum is not a laughing matter, no matter how weird the noises you make when you snore. And it is not something to take lightly, because it is more than just an annoyance. Even if your nose doesn’t look “out of joint” from a deviated septum, breathing difficulties can lead to very serious health problems. Nasal valve surgery, called septoplasty, can repair a deviated septum, and that can be a life-changer.

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Deviated septum pre and post-op

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 2, 2019 8:44:28 AM

You’ve made the decision to get a septoplasty. Goodbye, deviated septum! What a relief to know that, soon, you’ll be able to breathe normally, through your nose! No more snuffling, snoring, headaches, or other daily challenges that only someone else with a deviated septum can truly understand.

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Can rhinoplasty cause nasal valve collapse?

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 21, 2018 9:49:37 AM

It’s odd to think that surgery to make aesthetic changes to your nose could lead to a different type of nasal problem. But, in certain cases, rhinoplasty can cause nasal valve collapse. That can lead to breathing difficulties. While that may be disappointing, we can fully restore your ability to breathe normally and comfortably.

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Nose Tip Refinement Rhinoplasty

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 10, 2018 4:19:08 PM

Just because you want to change the way your nose looks does not necessarily mean you need a full nose job. Perhaps it’s only the tip that is the problem, even if the overall appearance seems “off” to you. If so, tip refinement rhinoplasty may all you need to achieve your desired changes.

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Non-surgical Rhinoplasty: The Liquid Nose Job

Posted by Amy Raval on Jul 31, 2018 1:44:02 PM

Unhappy with the appearance of your nose, yet not convinced you want facial surgery? It’s a big step, and a serious decision. Rhinoplasty, like all surgical procedures, comes with risks and significant cost. Plus, you’ll have to budget substantial downtime for recovery. However, if the changes you want to make are relatively minor, you may have a non-surgical alternative.

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Can I get a nasal valve correction at the same time as a rhinoplasty?

Posted by Amy Raval on Apr 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Nasal valve surgery is a common procedure we do at Raval Facial Aesthetics that can do wonders to correct breathing problems. Often, we have patients ask if they can also have some cosmetic changes done to their nose at the same time as their nasal valve surgery - essentially asking if they can have their nasal valve repair and Rhinoplasty done at the same time. We’re happy to say the answer is yes!

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What's the Benefit of Open versus Closed Rhinoplasty?

Posted by Amy Raval on Jan 8, 2018 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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How will my medical insurance help with surgery or procedures?

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re like most people, cost is one of the factors you consider when deciding whether to have surgery or some type of cosmetic enhancement procedure. Will your health insurance help pay?

Each insurance company has its own set of policies regarding what is or isn’t covered. And, of course, individual coverage can vary widely, too. If you have non-traditional insurance such as a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account, that may also affect your coverage options.

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Does Denver Altitude Have an Impact on Rhinoplasty Results?

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Denver is well-known as the Mile High City, but there are numerous communities throughout the state that are much higher in elevation. Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics we also see patients from outside the state, who fly in for their surgery. So it makes perfectly good sense when patients ask us about potential altitude-related considerations.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedures: What You Need to Know

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 30, 2017 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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