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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Should I have an Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

Friday, February 29th, 2008

This is a question that is still a ‘hot button’ issue among surgeons who have very strong feelings one way or the other. But, the debate thankfully is not quite as big a deal today as it was once was. When rhinoplasty first became very popular in the last century, all of the work was […]

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How young is too young for rhinoplasty?

Friday, February 29th, 2008

We are often asked to perform rhinoplasty in young adolescents. Nasal surgery on children has long been a focus of discussion in the medical literature. As experts in rhinoplasty and nasal surgery, at Profiles we believe that discussion regarding nasal surgery in children has to be divided between functional surgery and cosmetic rhinoplasty. When dealing […]

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Nasal obstruction is a complicated issue that is all too often ignored or attributed to “allergies,” “sinuses,” or to a “deviated septum.” Here at Profiles we often have patients who present to us who have been previously evaluated by other physicians who were unable to determine the cause of nasal obstruction. We always begin by […]

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Why does my skin thickness matter?

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Skin quality and thickness is one of the most important factors in determining your final Rhinoplasty result. And it can also be one of the hardest to predict. When we perform Rhinoplasty, most of what we do involves altering the cartilage and bone that makes up the nasal skeleton. We shape the cartilage and bone […]

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That’s a good question that doesn’t have a very good answer. Some surgeons in certain geographic areas will tend to attract a more homogeneous group of patients with similar features who may desire similar types of results. But, in a multiethnic large city, you shouldn’t be able to pass someone on the street and say […]

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