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Steroids and Rhinoplasty

Please note: We are happy to see that our blog is of some help to many of you who are considering or recovering from rhinoplasty. While we would like to address your concerns directly, we are not able to dispense medical advice over the internet. Your own surgeon is your best resource in the first weeks and months after surgery. If, after 5-6 months, you continue to feel unhappy with your result, feel free to contact us via our practice site www.beverlyhillsprofiles.com and we can arrange time to discuss your concerns. All the best for a happy outcome.

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Narrowing a bulbous tip

A bulbous nasal tip is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek rhinoplasty. A bulbous tip, often called a boxy tip, refers to a tip that is too wide and prominent in proportion to the rest of the nose and other facial features. The key focus in our approach to bulbous tips is in emphasizing creation of a sense of tip refinement and definition rather than excessive narrowing.

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Does Ethnic Rhinoplasty- African American rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty- cost more?

September 29th, 2009 | Category: Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Plastic surgery today has become widely accessible and more socially acceptable. The result has been a much wider public understanding and acceptance of plastic surgery across the spectrum, including the various ethnic populations that make up the world and, particularly, the United States. As a result we see patients from around the world that make up almost any ethnicity one could think of. Read more

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Rhinoplasty and Nostril Narrowing at the same time

We have recently heard from a couple of prospective patients who are concerned about having open rhinoplasty to narrow the tip and a nostril narrowing procedure (alar base reduction) at the same time. They had been to see other surgeons who had advised against this because of fear of risk to the blood supply of the nasal tip. Read more

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Achieving definition in ethnic rhinoplasty

We often see ethnic patients wanting a more defined nose. Many ethnic noses tend to have thicker skin. Achieving the definition, narrowing, and refinement you desire has everything to do with how that thick skin wraps around the cartilage structure underneath. If the cartilage structure is well-defined and well-supported, you can achieve excellent definition. If the cartilage lacks shape, your tip will look the same- bulbous, wide, full, and lacking in shape. On top of that, ethnic patients often have a thicker layer of tissue under the skin that lays on top of the tip cartilage. In these cases, it is necessary to carefully ‘thin out’ the thicker pad of tissue under your skin so that the newly-defined cartilage can show through. Read more

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Tip Narrowing and Refinement

The main concern for many people seeking Rhinoplasty is a wide, boxy, or bulbous nasal tip. They’d like it to be narrowed and more refined but are afraid of having a pinched or unnatural look. Excessive pinching from tip narrowing is really a preventable complication that happens from overaggressive cartilage removal or inappropriate suture techniques.
Anatomy of a wide tip nose
Anatomy of a wide tip

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Nose Jobs (Rhinoplasty) In African Americans: How Augmentation Rhinoplasty Can Make the Nose Look Smaller

April 06th, 2009 | Category: Ethnic Rhinoplasty

While we recognize that there is tremendous variability in every parameter of the African American noses: including nostril shape and flare, nasal length, skin thickness, columella length, nasal projection, and bridge height; numerous studies have shown that African American patients, on average, tend to have:
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Nasal Implants: Is an I-shaped implant better than an L-shaped implant?

How about neither? We are often asked about nasal implants. These are primarily used for East Asians, African Americans, and others seeking a stronger, higher nasal bridge and a more refined tip. They are also sometimes recommended for patients whose bridge has been lowered too much during previous surgery. Implants can be of various materials but the most commonly used implants are made of silicone/silastic.

nasal implant
nasal implant

Above you can see the typical shape of a nasal L-strut implant. This particular one happens to made of Medpor which can be a real problem to revise…but that’s another story.

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Lost in Translation: Overseas Surgery

March 09th, 2009 | Category: Ethnic Rhinoplasty,Revision Rhinoplasty

Every so often we are confronted by the patient who has gone overseas to have surgery only to return with a botched result. Now this is not to say that surgeons outside the US are not good or as accomplished but simply that once you have surgery overseas your ability to have adeuate follow up or in the worst case scenario recourse toward revision are dramatically decreased. Read more

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Have your nose your way

February 18th, 2009 | Category: Ethnic Rhinoplasty,Rhinoplasty Philosophy

We were recently asked if rhinoplasty is customized to each person because this individual liked her longer nose but wanted a smaller tip and a less droopy appearance. Rhinoplasty absolutely is and should always be individualized to your features, skin type, and specific goals and desires for your nose! Read more

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