Rhinoplasty

The Other Side of Beauty Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more of a fad nowadays. It is commonly referred to as “plastic surgery,” though the two are quite different disciplines. While plastic surgery focuses on the repair of damaged or deformed parts of the … Continue reading

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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Options Depend on Enthicity

Plastic surgery procedures among Asian, African-American, and Hispanic cultures has increased by 250% since 2000. In addition, there has been a global increase in procedures among cultures in countries who no embrace aesthetic treatments. But there are differences in procedures, devices and techniques used in cosmetic and plastic surger, which depend upon ethnic and genetic decent. Continue reading

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For the Nth Time: Patients Beware of Underground Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgery is a serious business. And any procedure can be serious for patients if they do not do their homework to find qualified, well-trained surgeons to perform their surgeries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons stresses how vital it is for patients to seek experienced, trained and certified plastic surgeons to avoid health risks and bad outcomes. Continue reading

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Beware of Nose Implants that Can Cause Infection

Nose Surgery procedures are on the rise, and in recent years, there are many new advances and techniques that avail more options for Rhinoplasty patients. The use of synthetic nasal implants to lengthen and expand the nose have also grown in popularity. Despite FDA approval, some may lead to infection. Commonly used synthetic nasal implants are silicones, Gor-tex, or Medpor. Natural “grafts” composed of biological materials. They can also contain derived rib, ear, or septum cartilages. A recent study, revealed complications and infection impacting about one out of five rhinoplasty surgeries that used of Medpor. The findings alarmed plastic surgeons, especially those who facilitated the study. Continue reading

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