Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

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Sep

Rhinoplasty with Alar Base Reductions: Are they Reversible?

Published: September 29, 2009

Alar base reduction is a procedure to narrow the nostrils. When performed, it ususally is done in conjunction with rhinoplasty. Sometimes, patients may wonder, if over-corrected narrowing can be repaired. When planning alar base reductions, both patient and plastic surgeon should consider it irreversible! Although creative creative reconstructive procedures can be considered by a rhinoplasty … Continue reading Rhinoplasty with Alar Base Reductions: Are they Reversible?

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28

Sep

Open and Closed Rhinoplasty Results and Plastic Surgeon’s Experience

Published: September 28, 2009

Some patients report the observation that closed rhinoplasty result may be better than what they saw after an open operation. Does the rhinoplasty surgeon’s experience play a role? It sure does!  Dr. Fechner stresses that the cosmetic outcome after nasal plastic surgery is not determined by the approach – open vs. closed.  Much more important is the … Continue reading Open and Closed Rhinoplasty Results and Plastic Surgeon’s Experience

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28

May

Rhinoplasty after Previous Septoplasty

Published: May 28, 2009

Not uncommonly, patients come to see us for rhinoplasty who had septoplasty surgery performed previously in order to improve breathing difficulty. This septal straightening procedure may have been performed as part of a rhinoplasty, nasal fracture repair, sinus surgery or as a stand-alone procedure. It is important that the person interested in rhinoplasty informs the … Continue reading Rhinoplasty after Previous Septoplasty

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5

Mar

What is the approach to the bulbous nose?

Published: March 5, 2009

Our modern approach to rhinoplasty rely on reshaping the nasal cartilages without compromizing the support. Only observation of these two goals will lead to an improved but normal looking nasal tip. Most of these rhinoplasty procedures we perform with the endonasal approach avoiding external nasal skin incisions. The pinched and “unusual” look needs to be … Continue reading What is the approach to the bulbous nose?

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