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broken nose Surgery - What to Do!?

If you’ve just gotten smacked in the face (it happens to the best of us!), it is important to know what to do afterwards. The first and most important thing is to make sure the brain is OK, so it is best to receive a proper emergency evaluation. Keep in mind that the elderly are the most at risk for serious injury.   Thankfully, many times the injury is diagnosed as an isolated fracture of the nasal bones. So now what?

 

 

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Revision Rhinoplasty with Balloon Sinuplasty - the Total Nose approach

“While you’re there, how about fixing the outside of my nose?” has become a frequent question from patients who present to our office for balloon sinuplasty. The subject gets confusing, especially since the function and appearance of the nose are often related. In this blog, I hope to answer some questions regarding this.
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5 Things About Revision Rhinoplasty & NASAL BREATHING


You’ve had the best rhinoplasty outcome, but over time even the best may require a revision rhinoplasty. Yes, it is a big undertaking- you have fixed your crooked nose, and now you start to notice your nostril collapse when inhaling, or you notice slight imperfections. Patients naturally have many questions before they go through the process all over again. To make things more difficult, there are lots of information – both good and bad – on the Internet making it nearly impossible to know what to do.

Here are 5 things to consider as you begin your search for a better rhinoplasty outcome:

  1. No two noses are the same
  2. No two surgeons are the same
  3. What are grafts?
  4. Are there any alternatives to surgery?
  5. Follow up!
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7 Things to Know before your Balloon Sinuplasty

So you are getting the balloon sinuplasty. You are all scheduled, maybe a bit apprehensive about going through it, and whether it will help your congestion, relieve your obstruction, and/or stop you from getting those debilitating sinus infections and headaches. Here is the short list of things you should know as you get ready.

 

7 Things to Know before Balloon Sinuplasty

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Balloon sinuplasty & snoring due to nasal congestion

Patients commonly ask us if balloon sinuplasty can help them to achieve pure sleep. Their spouses ask us if balloon sinuplasty can cure snoring.   The answer is a resounding ‘maybe’.

Balloon sinuplasty is an office procedure performed to relieve symptoms of chronic or recurrent sinusitis that have become disruptive to the daily lives of sinus sufferers.   It is in general a quick, minimally invasive, minimal downtime procedure that has literally changed the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of sinus sufferers.   Many sinus sufferers list snoring and airway obstruction as part of their symptom complex.

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What is Balloon Sinuplasty and Who Benefits from it?


Balloon sinuplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures by sinus surgeons today.   Balloon sinuplasty is usually performed in the office setting and involves placement of a small sinus balloon into the blocked area of the sinus, inflating then deflating it, and removing it. It can be used to relieve the blockage of anywhere from one to six sinuses, personalized to the patient’s situation. First performed in the middle part of last decade, it was conceived as a way to non invasively open blocked sinuses. Given that 30,000,000 Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, it immediately began to change the paradigm of how physicians should approach these long term sufferers.

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What to Expect After Balloon Sinuplasty

Are you constantly struggling to breathe through your nose? Are you suffering from facial pain (headaches), sinus headaches (throbbing headache), congestion, or decreased sense of smell?

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Nasal Polyp Surgery - 7 essential facts

Nasal polyps can make breathing difficult and may lead to a decrease sense of smell and taste.  Listed below are 7 things that you should know about nasal polyps.

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Nathan e. nachlas md otolaryngologist of the year

 

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What can your sinus doctor do for you? Balloon sinuplasty: The Next Generation

Some people don’t even know what a sinus doctor is. Where are the sinuses? Somewhere in the nose probably. If you are one of the fortunate who have never experienced sinus blockage, then you might never have the need to visit a sinus doctor. You may look with wonder at your acquaintances who are always complaining of sinus pressure, headaches, drainage, congestion, snoring, etc. So here is a brief primer to assist you in empathizing with those friends and loved ones who aren’t so fortunate.


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