A rhinoplasty—or nose job—sometimes has to completely restructure the nose including the bone, cartilage, and internal structures. Occasionally, a plastic surgeon will take cartilage from elsewhere on the body such as the rib to support the new structure. This can worry patients and they may ask, “Does rhinoplasty weaken your nose?” If done right, your […]
What Is The Best Age To Get A Nose Job For A Girl?
Rhinoplasty surgery is among one of the few plastic surgeries that people under eighteen seek out with relative frequency. Due to this, knowing the right age to get a nose job can be confusing and misleading. While some patients may need to wait longer than others for various reasons, or others undergo a reconstructive nose […]
Are You Awake During A Nose Job?
More and more facial plastic surgeries are being performed under local anesthesia. This means that patients are fully or–more commonly–partially awake during their surgery. Dr. Santos frequently performs facelifts, neck lifts, and facial liposuction, among others under local anesthesia. As one of the more common facial plastic surgeries, patients often wonder, “Are you awake during […]
Top Tips For Your Rhinoplasty Recovery
Recovering from any facial plastic surgery requires patience and specific aftercare instructions. Your plastic surgeon will give you instructions and tips to minimize recovery pain and time. However, there are some small things you can do to help along with a nose job recovery. Here are three of the top tips for your rhinoplasty recovery. […]
Does Septoplasty Change Your Face?
A septoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects a deviated septum. This relatively common anatomy can hinder breathing, cause sinus problems, and worsen many medical conditions. Others may have no complications or symptoms. Due to the septum’s location within the nose and sometimes the visibility of a deviated septum, patients tend to wonder, “Does septoplasty […]
Deviated Septum Seattle: How To Prepare For Septoplasty Surgery
A deviated septum is a relatively common condition where the column of cartilage that separates the two nostrils sits more to one side than the other. This can block airways and cause several medical problems. Some people are born with a deviated septum while others acquire one due to an injury. The best way to […]
Septoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty: What Is The Difference?
Septoplasty and rhinoplasty are both nose surgeries. While both can treat medical and cosmetic concerns with the nose, the two procedures are entirely different. A septoplasty is a surgery that corrects a deviated septum. The septum consists of the bone and cartilage that separates your nostrils. When a septum is deviated, this causes one nostril […]
The Difference Between Cosmetic & Functional Rhinoplasty
When researching rhinoplasty, you may come across terms such as “cosmetic rhinoplasty” or “functional rhinoplasty”. But, what do these terms mean? In short, a functional nose job is one that corrects a nasal structure that hinder breathing or causes other medical problems like sleep apnea or nasal trauma. However, a cosmetic rhinoplasty is a purely […]