Despite the stigma surrounding it, fat can be very beneficial. It provides contouring and shape to your body. It also provides volume and definition to your face. Fat is essential to giving you a youthful and healthy appearance. However, as you get older, fat begins to move away from your face, giving you a hollow […]
People don’t always focus their attention on the neck when they are concerned about signs of aging. Aging is usually noticed in the face, but not so often in the neck. However, your neck ages along with your face and the rest of your body. Having an older-looking neck can contribute to an older-looking appearance […]
Aging eyes can do more than cause you to look older or tired; they can also cause problems with your vision. For some people, the skin becomes so loose that it begins to pull down over their eyes and impairs their vision. There are varying degrees of impairment, but no matter how much of your […]
Your skin takes on a lot in your lifetime, including injuries, scars, and sun exposure. Your skin also goes through a lot of changes in your life, starting when you hit puberty. The appearance of your skin contributes a lot to how old you look once you reach adulthood. That’s why the skincare industry has […]
1.) Fillers Have Multiple Applications Your face ages in different ways in different areas. You might experience volume loss around your cheeks, but you also might see it around your chin or your eyes. Wrinkles can appear around your eyes, but they can also appear around your mouth and forehead. Not to mention your skin […]
Plastic surgery is often thought to be for people who are middle-age or older. It makes sense, since a lot of facial plastic surgery procedures are designed to help improve signs of aging in the face. But what about patients who want to boost their image yet haven’t quite reached that age range? Is a […]
Getting a fresher looking face doesn’t have to break the bank or require you to have major plastic surgery. You can have a more youthful and healthy appearance without needing a single incision! Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation has been growing steadily in popularity over the years and there are different procedures that make it easy for […]
For both male and female plastic surgery patients, nose surgery is in the top five most requested procedures. Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty as it is technically known, has a lot of important aesthetic and functional benefits, so it’s easy to see why it would be so popular. While the overall approach to nose surgery doesn’t really […]
Breathing through your nose is automatic and not something we generally have to think about. The flow and movement of air through your nose as you breathe in and out is governed by the cartilage and bone structures on the inside of your nose. When these structures are stable and shaped correctly, air naturally moves […]
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure in which previous rhinoplasty patients can have their noses reshaped again. This procedure is actually more common than you might think. About 25% of people who undergo rhinoplasty surgery later go back to a plastic surgeon for additional nose surgery. The reasons that people decide to get revision rhinoplasty are varied […]
Here’s a scary statistic: about 20% of all Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer can be successfully treated if it’s caught early enough, but sometimes those treatments lead to other problems, such as scarring or disfigurement. When this happens on your face, it can be especially disconcerting. Facial plastic surgeons can […]
Facelift surgery remains one the most popular and effective ways to improve signs of aging in the face. Loose, sagging skin and wrinkles may begin to appear as early as your thirties, causing you to appear older and more tired than you actually are. A facelift helps tighten and firm your skin and smoothes wrinkles […]
It is slowly becoming common practice for patients to travel for their plastic surgery. Whether they travel dozens, hundreds, or thousands of miles, patients are leaving town to reach their ideal plastic surgeon. Traveling for surgery is different than traveling for pleasure; there are certain things you have to take into consideration and you need to be more cautious with your travel plans, especially if you’re planning to fly.
What Makes Flying a Risk After Surgery?
Travel by air is generally considered one of the safest methods of travel, but it can pose health risks even if you aren’t recovering from surgery. These risks are heightened during your recovery period, which is when you’re likely to be traveling.
1.) The Shape of the Tip
The tip of your nose is usually one of the first things people notice about this feature because it sticks out the furthest from your face. Whether you are looking at a person straight on or are being viewed from the side, the tip of the nose is easily seen. When the tip of your nose is too large, too small, or an odd shape, it becomes even more noticeable. Rhinoplasty surgeons often have to change nasal tips by making them smaller, narrow, or a little less bulbous. They do this by changing the shape of the cartilage that creates the nasal tip or by using an implant to achieve a specific shape and size.
2.) The Angle of the Tip
Sometimes, noses have the appearance of pointing up or down. This happens when there is a problem with the nasal tip projection. If the tip projects too far, the nose can have a hooked or droopy appearance. If the tip doesn’t project far enough, the nose looks like it is turned upward. Rhinoplasty surgeons can change the projection of the tip by removing excessive cartilage or adding cartilage and refining the shape.
Rhinoplasty surgeons have a variety of tools at their disposal to help them create a new nose for their patients, including virtual imaging software. The software uses photos of the patient to digitally adjust the nose to show what it could look like after surgery. This type of software isn’t found in all rhinoplasty surgeons’ offices, but it is becoming more and more prevalent every day. Patients and surgeons alike benefit from utilizing this technology, especially when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery.
How Rhinoplasty Patients Can Use Virtual Imaging
Even before they visit a plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty patients can have access to virtual imaging software via the internet. Different websites use these programs to help patients experiment with nose shapes and sizes, as well as how minor adjustments can affect their whole nose. The software used by the websites won’t be as accurate and may not even demonstrate the same techniques that the surgeon plans to use, but for patients who struggle with imagining how their nose could look after surgery, these are a terrific resource.