Archive for May, 2009

Treatment of your Broken or Crooked Noses- It’s Usually Not Just Cosmetic

May 12th, 2009 | Category: Uncategorized

In many ways, the very challenging correction of the twisted or broken nose can be viewed as the final step in the mastery of rhinoplasty. It challenges the great surgeon to restore the various deformities present using a detailed understanding of both cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional reconstruction. This is because septal deviation or septal fracture is very common with twisted and/or broken noses and its correction, in large measure, determines the long-term success in treatment of the associated crooked cosmetic deformities. That is why oftentimes, people who have broken their noses and had them treated in the emergency room, long term end up with a still crooked nose- the bones were straightened but because the septum was not, over time the nose twists. Read more

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Happy 20th Birthday Botox

May 06th, 2009 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

In December of this year, Botox will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on the market after approval by the FDA in 1989 for the treatment of eyelid spasm. While it has only been approved for cosmetic indications since 2002, Botox has long been a staple of plastic surgery and dermatology offices everywhere. In those 20 years, Botox has enjoyed a virtual monopoly with no competition in North America. Read more

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