Jul 13

Rib Cartilage in Rhinoplasty Surgery: The Beverly Hills Profiles Perspective

If you are reading this post, you likely had previous rhinoplasty and have now seen a revision surgeon who has recommended that you have rib cartilage removed during your revision surgery. The use of rib cartilage in revision rhinoplasty has become increasingly popular over the last many years as revision rhinoplasty surgeons continue to seek out alternative sources of cartilage for grafts that are often necessary during revision.

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Nov 6

Computer Imaged versus Real Results III

And now for the final installation in our series of photos demonstrating the comparison of simulated surgical results done pre-operatively with actual rhinoplasty results obtained over one year after surgery. This already beautiful young woman wanted her nose to better balance with her face through hump reduction, tip narrowing and refinement, deprojection, and correction of a hanging columella.

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Nov 5

Computer Imaged versus Real Results II

Continuing from our last post, we want to show you another example of how closely computer imaged results compare to the final surgical rhinoplasty outcome. This young woman had undergone previous rhinoplasty that left her with a wide, unrefined tip from the front view and a pollybeak-type fullness above the tip on profile view.

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Nov 4

Computer Imaged versus Real Results I

Computer imaging is extremely important in our practice in helping our patients to articulate their goals for rhinoplasty surgery and for us to be able to communicate effectively what can or cannot be accomplished with surgery. It is not just about drawing a picture of a good-looking nose. For us, it is about being able to show accurately how each proposed change in surgery will truly affect every other aspect of the nose. It is critical for us that we are honest, precise, and real in our imaging. For that reason, we do not over-image but, instead, image a change that we know we can deliver. As a result, we are not only comfortable sending our patients their images before surgery; we use these images as a vital tool to facilitate conversation during the final pre-op visit to make sure that we completely understand the desired aesthetic. And then, we do not deviate from this aesthetic during surgery.

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Aug 2

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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May 27

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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Apr 28

Swelling after Rhinoplasty

You often hear that it can take a year or longer after a nose job before you’ll see the final result. Many of you may be skeptical and a small number of you probably roll your eyes when you hear a statement like this. Does it really take that long to see results or are surgeons just telling you that so they can buy time in case you’re not seeing what you want to see after surgery?

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Apr 7

Stem Cells and Fat Transfer

Fat transfer has become more and more popular in the last decade  for restoring facial volume lost to aging and even as an alternative to breast implants. And why not? Fat is plentiful, easy to harvest, and it’s your own tissue so no need to worry about a reaction. And it works (well, mostly). The problem that has hampered fat transplantation from becoming universally accepted as the ideal volume procedure is that it can be hard to predict how much of it and how well it will last. That’s because the fat is being separated from its natural blood supply, is then transferred to a new area of the body, and is expected to develop a new blood supply that will allow it to survive. Sadly, not all of the transferred fat makes it.

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Mar 30

What do you do if too much nostril shows?

The Hanging Columella or Notched Ala: Why you see so much of your columella and septum on profile and how we fix it
The Appearance of Retracted Nostrils or of  Too Much Visible Septum

If you are looking at this blog, you (or someone you hold dear) probably had a rhinoplasty (nose job) sometime in the past and now when you see yourself, especially on profile, all you see is that the middle part of your nose at the bottom (the columella and the septum behind it) is way too visible. Perhaps you have been thinking all this time that your septum shows way too much or that the middle part just seems to hang so low.  You may have seen your original surgeon who said you “healed badly” or you just figured it can’t really be fixed. And unfortunately, frequently this is a problem that even many surgeons find confusing.

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Mar 2

Study shows daughters age like their mothers

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Something we hear often from women in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s is the phrase, “More and more, I look in the mirror and I’m starting to see my mother; and I’m not ready for that!” Well, it’s official. If you think that you’re starting to see more and more of your Mom in the mirror, it’s because you probably are. A new study from researchers at Loma Linda University compared information using sophisticated 3D camera facial imaging techniques in 40 mother-daughter pairs and concluded that mothers and daughters appeared to share strikingly similar aging patterns.

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