Archive for August, 2009

Tanning beds finally recognized as a top cancer risk

August 13th, 2009 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

Going to the tanning salon this week? Might as well skip it and take a little arsenic. That, according to the AMA, is because a recent meta-analysis of various studies on tanning beds has finally caused the World Health Organization to elevate UV-radiation emitted from tanning beds to their top cancer risk category. This lofty position is shared among the likes of arsenic, mustard gas, asbestos, plutonium and, yes, even tobacco and mixed alcohol.

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WHO elevates tanning beds to top cancer risk

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Who do you see if you have a stuffy nose and want your nose fixed

August 11th, 2009 | Category: Uncategorized

In general, we believe that there are good facial plastic surgeons and general plastic surgeons who do good rhinoplasty work. However, when it comes to functional problems it is important to understand that persistent congestion can be due to anatomical factors- deviated septum, valve collapse, polyps- that can be fixed with surgery or they can be due to systemic issues like nasal allergies and vasomotor rhinitis that are treated with medicine. So in these cases you would likely be better served in seeing a double board certified facial plastic surgeon since they are also trained in the treatment of these systemic problems.

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The Nose Huggie?

August 10th, 2009 | Category: Rhinoplasty Techniques

Recently we came across a post from someone asking about the “nose huggie”.

Intrigued we looked it up and found what appears to be a modified hair clip being touted as a rhinoplasty alternative. Sadly, although it is true that the nose is made up of a lot of cartilage, you cannot simply mold the nose or its cartilage with pressure. In fact, when discussing rhinoplasty with our patients we go to great lengths to explain that cartilage and bone cannot simply be molded like clay. Read more