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Finding The Right Septal Perforation Surgeon

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A septal perforation is described as a hole or opening within the nasal septum. These perforations can be caused by several activities and diseases, including excessive nose picking, cocaine use, autoimmune disease, excessive use of nasal decongestant or steroid sprays, and nasal surgery. Although some septal perforations are asymptomatic, others have been known to cause discomfort, crusting, nasal obstruction, and nose bleeds if left untreated. Treatment options vary depending on size and location, however most patients will benefit from nasal surgery to close the septal perforation. Finding the right doctor to address your septal perforation is extremely important, as treatment for the condition is often difficult to complete successfully in inexperienced hands. Dangers Of Septal Perforation Abnormal airflow caused by…

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Congratulations, you have booked your facial plastic surgery appointment with Profiles Beverly Hills. What now? To facilitate healing and ease your recovery, Drs. Litman and Solieman recommend that you prepare your home environment ahead of your surgery. This includes stocking up on items that you may need during your post-op rest period. Here are some things you should have on hand: Bottled or filtered water that can be kept conveniently by the bedside and other areas you may rest Any medication that the surgeons prescribe, such as pain management medication Ice packs or other recommended necessities, such as bandages and dressings Plenty of fresh fruit and healthy snacks Nutrient-rich pre-packaged foods or home-cooked meals prepared in advance Comfortable, loose clothes…

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Whether you would like to have a rhinoplasty to modify the shape of your nose or a skin tightening and lifting procedure to reduce the signs of aging, making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a significant one. While you consider it, and especially after you commit to a doctor and a date for surgery, it is important to prepare yourself mentally. For those who see a connection between physical health and mental well-being, there is real value in approaching this process with a positive frame of mind. Here are some tips from Drs. Solieman and Litner to help you ready yourself for facial plastic surgery: Be clear and realistic about your expectations. First and foremost, it is important…

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What Surgery Is Appropriate For Your Age?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

How Old Are You? Which Surgery Is Best For You? With media constantly reporting the newest innovations in aesthetic medicine, more and more people are opting for cosmetic surgery. Surgical and minimally-invasive techniques are being refined at a rapid rate, resulting in safer and more effective rejuvenation treatments. But what procedure is best for what age? The answer depends on the condition of your skin, your facial structure, and your aesthetic goals. For example, eyelid surgery may beneficial for an individual in his or her 30s, but it may be an inappropriate solution for another person of the same age. In addition, the aging process is not necessarily uniform–you may see fine lines etched your forehead, but enjoy a youthful…

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How Your Genetics Affect Your Aging Process

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Have you ever wondered why some individuals seem to naturally defy their age? Or, conversely, why others look older than they actually are? It is the genetic lottery, you may quip – and it is quite true. Although environmental factors – exposure to sun, harmful habits such as smoking, stress – highly influence the aging process, our genes also play a significant role. A recent study reveals a connection between a certain gene and a person’s perceived age. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, focuses on a gene called MC1R. For reasons scientists still do not fully understand certain forms of MC1R – a gene associated with red hair and freckles – can make a person look older…

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The eyes are not only the most expressive feature of the face, they are also the most telling of stress and age. When the eyes look fatigued or weary, they change the entire characteristic of the face. Bags, dark circles, and puffy eyelids can indicate disrupted sleeping patterns, but they are also are a common sign of aging. Many individuals in their 20s and 30s have puffiness, despite being well-rested and young. And a congenital lack of fat in the eye area can make the eyes look hollow. Fine lines and creases also contribute to the overall depleted effect. The Benefits of a Complete Eye Rejuvenation To transform the eye area and optimize results, Drs. Litner and Solieman use a…

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Popular Cosmetic Surgeries for Men

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Years ago, the mention of “going under the knife” could lead to raised eyebrows and hushed whispers. However, thanks to today’s advanced techniques that can yield natural-looking results, the stigma associated with cosmetic surgery is rapidly disappearing–especially among men. More men are choosing to have facial cosmetic surgery for a variety of reasons. With healthier lifestyles and greater longevity, men are paying equal attention to their looks. Cosmetic surgery is increasingly accepted as a tool to help age gracefully. Improved presentation at work is a frequent reason also cited by men for wanting anti-aging procedures in order to appear more competitive with their younger colleagues. In fact, men constitute a growing percentage of cosmetic surgery patients. According to statistics released…

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The Benefits of Combining Procedures

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Looking in the mirror and seeing things you would like to change? Droopy eyelids? Sunken cheeks? Loss of definition in your jawline? If you have multiple aesthetic concerns, you may want to consider combining procedures. Some benefits include: Scheduling convenience. If you are juggling the demands of multiple commitments, booking a surgery can be a challenge. The obligations of work and family can leave our calendars pinched for space. Don’t just think about the surgery itself. When you consider the multiple office visits you’ll make both before and after surgery, the potential to combine multiple procedures can become very appealing. Streamlined recovery period. Having multiple procedures performed simultaneously does not necessarily translate to increased downtime. In fact, the total recovery…

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Can a Rhinoplasty Change My Smile?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Rhinoplasty, or cosmetic nose surgery, is a procedure that can dramatically, yet naturally, change the appearance of your nose and, consequently, your entire face. The surgery, performed under general anesthesia, involves making discrete incisions so that the nasal bone and cartilage tissue can be reshaped. Throughout the procedure, surgical skill and an expert eye must complement each other in order produce natural-looking results. A surgeon must be careful not to remove too much tissue (over-resection) or, conversely, remove too little tissue (under-resection). If grafted tissue is employed to reconstruct the nose–for example, to modify the tip projection–the surgeon must work with precision to properly sculpt the nose. When done well, a rhinoplasty should in no way adversely affect how the…

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Rhinoplasty in the Winter or Spring

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

What is a rhinoplasty? A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic nose surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. A rhinoplasty can change the proportions of the nose, correct asymmetry, reshape the tip or nostrils, and otherwise bring the nose into greater balance with the rest of the facial features. At the same time, functional changes can be made to address breathing concerns to ensure that breathing is enhanced after the procedure. Why is a rhinoplasty ideal over the winter and early spring months? If you are contemplating a rhinoplasty and are eager to book your surgery with Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman of…

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