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Recording Your Rhinoplasty Progress

Posted July, 07/14/2016 - 03:30 PM

In the past, most rhinoplasty patients took great pains to keep their surgery a secret, both before and after the procedure. But times have changed! Though some people still like to keep their cosmetic treatments under wraps, plenty of others turn to social media and other public forums to chat about their plans, report on […]

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Sinus Surgery: When You Know You Need It

Posted January, 01/05/2015 - 07:22 PM

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  Some people mistakenly think that sinusitis is a minor issue, and therefore avoid considering surgery. The reality is, unlike minor sinus problems, sinusitis doesn’t just go away on its own. The most common causes of sinus problems are allergies, septal deviation and chronic sinusitis. An exam is needed to determine which of these issues […]

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Can Rhinoplasty Resolve My Snoring Problem?

Posted January, 01/05/2015 - 07:01 PM

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  In most cases, rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons. However, the procedure can also be performed for other reasons; for example, to reconstruct a nose that has been damaged due to trauma, or to resolve functional issues that cause snoring. What Causes Snoring? Snoring may seem normal, but it can become a serious problem. […]

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Five Tips to Help You Prepare Mentally For a Rhinoplasty

Posted June, 06/27/2014 - 06:30 PM

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For many people, having a rhinoplasty is the culmination of years of thought, research, and financial planning. Having come to the decision to undergo a nose job and locating a surgeon they like and trust, some nonetheless find themselves nervous and scared about undergoing cosmetic surgery. This is perfectly normal. Preparing yourself mentally before surgery […]

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What Procedures and Treatments Can Be Used to Improve Breathing?

Posted March, 03/14/2014 - 10:00 AM

As with any medical issue, addressing the matter of impaired breathing caused by something related to the nose depends on the patient and his or her specific circumstances. Patients with breathing problems caused by a severely deviated septum (50% or more) may benefit from a procedure called septoplasty. This procedure is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty […]

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How Does An Endoscopic Sinus Surgery By Dr. Rizk Help Relieve Sinus Symptoms?

Posted March, 03/10/2014 - 10:00 AM

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When the sinuses are blocked, mucous collects, builds up and can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms. These may include headaches, breathing problems, excessive drainage from the nose (rhinorrhea) or into the throat (post-nasal drip), and other issues.     Those suffering from chronic sinusitis may require a procedure called functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). […]

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