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Pinched Nasal Tip Repair

Pinched Nose Following Rhinoplasty This is a great case example that demonstrates repair of a pinched nasal tip. This gentleman had previously undergone rhinoplasty surgery performed by a different plastic surgeon a few decades ago. Unfortunately, as time went on, his nasal tip began to collapse on both sides - resulting in pinching of the nostril side walls. This is readily seen in his preoperative frontal photograph shown here. Not only did this type of... Continue Reading
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Revision Rhinoplasty Tip Rebuilding

This is a great case example of how revision rhinoplasty can help correct functional problems following previous, unsuccessful rhinoplasty surgery. This patient was referred to my office by a past rhinoplasty patient of mine. He had undergone nose surgery that was performed by a plastic surgeon in the Orange County area. Unfortunately, in the process of reshaping his nasal tip, something was done to the cartilage support resulting in collapse of his right side. Cosmetically, this created... Continue Reading
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Nasal MOHS Cancer Repair

Many patients in this area of the country are, unfortunately, diagnosed with various types of skin cancer involving the nose. The procedure done to remove the skin cancer is often times referred to as 'MOHS surgery' and is most commonly performed by specialized dermatologists. In many cases, the nose can be reconstructed shortly after the MOHS procedure to help restore a natural appearance. In some patients, however, this is not the case and they end up... Continue Reading
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Functional Septorhinoplasty Surgery

Functional septorhinoplasty, or functional rhinoplasty, is a term often used to reference several different types of reconstructive nose surgery intended to improve the function of the nose. In essence, it is surgery being performed to help a patient breathe better through their nose. There is a wide variety of techniques that may need to be employed when trying to make the nose function better. This example is presented here because it highlights a number of the most commonly used... Continue Reading
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Crooked Nose Surgery

This is a patient who was referred to my office for treatment of a crooked nose deformity. The term 'crooked nose deformity' refers to a nose that is poorly aligned when looking at it from the frontal view. Other terms commonly used to describe this type of nose include: a misaligned nose, a malaligned nose, a shifted nose, a displaced nose, a deviated nose, a twisted nose and a broken nose. In a great number... Continue Reading
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Turbinate Reduction Surgery Procedure

Turbinate reduction surgery is a very common procedure that is done as part of reconstructive nose surgery performed by facial plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists (ENT surgeons). To understand what turbinate reduction surgery really is, you first have to understand exactly what the inferior turbinate is and what we are trying to accomplish with the surgery. What Is The Inferior Turbinate? The inferior turbinate is an elongated, almost tubular structure inside of the nose that is... Continue Reading
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Insurance & Nose Surgery

Many patients considering nose surgery often wonder whether or not their health insurance covers this type of surgery. And if their health insurance does cover nose surgery, the question is whether or not it will cover the type of surgery that they are interested in having done. Unfortunately, this can be a very confusing topic for patients and plastic surgeons alike. Hopefully in this online tutorial chapter I can help shed some much needed light... Continue Reading

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