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By Dr. Sassan Falsafi
December 18, 2014
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Find out what it’s like to get rhinoplasty in Lafayette.

One study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found a rise in plastic surgery in conjunction with an increase in “selfies”. Social media has certainly made us more aware of our looks and if you’ve been contemplating getting plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty in Lafayette, then you will want to weigh the pros and cons before opting for this cosmetic treatment.

What is rhinoplasty?

You may also have heard people refer to rhinoplasty as nose reshaping or simply “nose job”. This simple cosmetic procedure in Lafayette can correct and improve your nose’s shape and appearance, as well as any breathing issues you may have as a result of structural defects.

What does the procedure entail?

This is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia is administered, your surgeon will make small incisions in the nostrils. Then the inner bone and the cartilage of the nose are moved and reshaped to produce a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What is the recovery process like after rhinoplasty in Lafayette?

Many patients will wear a splint on their nose for about a week. They may experience swelling, bruising and some minor discomfort after surgery, but the symptoms should ease up after a few days. Some swelling is expected for a few months after treatment. Patients can also return to more strenuous activities (e.g. running) about three to six weeks after rhinoplasty,

What does rhinoplasty treat?

Rhinoplasty can reshape and change the proportions of your nose to help fix structural problems or aesthetic flaws including large nostrils, asymmetrical noses, bridge humps, and bulbous or drooping noses. Rhinoplasty can also be used to treat a deviated septum to help open up the airways and allow better airflow.

Keep in mind that no one has a completely symmetrical face, so even the results of rhinoplasty will not produce perfect symmetrical noses; however, our goal for any cosmetic procedure is to produce results that give you ideal facial proportions.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you aren’t happy with the shape or appearance of your nose, or you have problem breathing due to a deviated septum, then rhinoplasty might be a good option for you. However, the best way to tell whether this treatment is ideal for you is to come in to see our Lafayette plastic surgeon for a consultation. Call us today to schedule an appointment with us!

December 27, 2012
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Coming soon.

Rhinosinusitis: Clarifying The Relationship Between The Sinuses And Rhinitis (stuffy Nose)

Recent studies by otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons have better defined the association between rhinitis and sinusitis. They have concluded that sinusitis is often preceded by rhinitis and rarely occurs without concurrent rhinitis. The symptoms, nasal obstruction/discharge and loss of smell, occur in both disorders. Most importantly, computed tomography (CT scan) findings have established that the mucosal linings of the nose and sinuses are simultaneously involved in the common cold (previously, thought to affect only the nasal passages). Otolaryngologists, acknowledging the inter-relationship between the nasal and sinus passages, now refer to sinusitis as rhinosinusitis.

The catalyst relating the two disorders is thought to involve nasal sinus overflow obstruction, followed by bacterial colonization and infection leading to acute, recurrent, or chronic sinusitis. Likewise, chronic inflammation due to allergies can lead to obstruction and subsequent sinusitis.

Other medical research has supported the close relationship between allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. In a retrospective study on sinus abnormalities in 1,120 patients (from two to 87 years of age), thickening of the sinus mucosa was more commonly found in sinusitis patients during July, August, September, and December, months in which pollen, mold, and viral epidemics are prominent. A review of patients (four to 83 years of age) who had surgery to treat their chronic sinus conditions revealed that those with seasonal allergy and nasal polyps are more likely to experience a recurrence of their sinusitis. 

September 07, 2012
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