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Top Five Cosmetic Fixes in Rhinoplasty

1.) The Shape of the Tip

Rhinoplasty FixesThe 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.

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Virtual Imaging Uses in Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty SurgeryRhinoplasty 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.

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Cosmetic Surgery Helps Children and Adults with Prominent Ears

Prominent EarsPlastic surgery is rarely performed on children for a number of reasons, including safety concerns and the age of the patient. There is one cosmetic procedure, however, that plastic surgeons prefer to perform on children whenever possible. This procedure is otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery. Otoplasty involves changing the shape and size of the ear by changing the shape and size of the cartilage. It is used as a surgical treatment for children and adults who have prominent ears.

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Five Indicators That You Could Benefit from a Neck Lift

Neck Lift BenefitsThe neck is an area that is often overlooked when people are considering having plastic surgery. The truth is that the neck can actually be a tremendous indicator of age. Sometimes it can be rather obvious that your neck could benefit from plastic surgery; other times, not so much. To help you determine if a neck lift would be beneficial, here are five key signs to look for.

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Facial Implants Improve Your Profile

Chin AugmentationHave you ever looked at yourself in photographs or selfies and noticed that one side of your face looks slightly better than the other? It may sound a little strange since you probably imagine your face should be symmetrical. In reality, there are subtle differences between the left and right sides of your face. These differences become more pronounced when you have poor contouring in your face, which is often caused by having a chin that is less prominent. Your profile, or how your face looks from the side, can become better balanced and more symmetrical with facial implants in the chin, also known as a chin augmentation.

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How to Minimize Your Risk of Complications for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery ComplicationsOne of the biggest things that concerns plastic surgery patients is the risks involved with their procedure. Sometimes the concern is so great it even prevents prospective patients from considering plastic surgery in the first place. The reality is that there are risks involved in literally every aspect of the medical and plastic surgery fields, even taking something as simple as ibuprofen. Plastic surgery does have risks, but those risks can be greatly minimized by your surgeon and most importantly, yourself.

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Post-Trauma Cosmetic Surgery for Domestic Violence Victims

Post-Trauma Cosmetic Surgery for Domestic Violence VictimsIt’s a sad truth, but one that needs to be stated nonetheless: nearly 25% of women and 14% of men are victims of domestic violence every year. You probably know at least one person in your life who has dealt with physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their partner, though you may not be aware of who it is. Nearly 75% of domestic violence victims receive injuries to their head and faces, some of which cause severe damage and leave horrible disfiguring scars. Cosmetic surgery for post-trauma patients can help repair the damage and improve the look of those scars as a way of helping domestic violence victims recover and move forward with their lives after suffering terrible abuse. Two of the most common surgeries used are rhinoplasty and scar revision.

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Dermal Fillers Were the Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure in 2014

What Makes Dermal Fillers PopularEarlier this year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their annual report of plastic surgery stats collected from doctors all across the country. Unsurprisingly, dermal fillers were far and away the most popular procedure for the entire year, including surgical and nonsurgical procedures, male and female patients, and reconstructive surgery. Botulinum toxin injections, like Botox and Dysport, led the charge with almost 7 million injections! Other dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Perlane, and Radiesse, had about half the popularity, but still claimed the second-place spot with almost 3 million injections.

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Why Rhinoplasty Patients Sometimes Want a Do-Over

Reasons for Revision RhinoplastyNose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, is performed on hundreds of thousands of patients every year. But did you know that one in five of those patients decide to have rhinoplasty for a second or even a third time? It might be surprising, considering everything that goes into having the surgery even once. So what is it that makes 20% of rhinoplasty patients go under the knife again? The most common reason is that the patient is unhappy with how their nose looks once it has healed from the original surgery, but there are a few other possible reasons behind the decision for revision rhinoplasty.

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The Many Ways an Eye Lift Can Improve Your Appearance

Eye Lift Surgery From Dr. BustilloSigns of aging can appear at any point in your face, but your eyes are often the first to show them. Eyes that look droopy or saggy make you look tired and the wrinkles that appear make you look older. Over time, these effects can even change your overall appearance so that your face doesn’t accurately express how you’re feeling. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve your appearance by addressing several different issues around the eyes.

Droopy or Sagging Eyelids

Skin tissue starts to lose important fibers as you get older, which are important in keeping your skin firm and tight across your body. Losing those fibers causes your skin to become looser and, consequently, more vulnerable to the pull of gravity. The pull is especially obvious around your eyes because the skin is particularly thin.

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Closed or Open – Which is the Best Approach for Your Nose?

Closed and Open RhinoplastyThere are many different ways to change a person’s nose with rhinoplasty surgery. Noses can be altered according to gender or ethnicity. They can be revised from a previous surgery. They can also be changed without surgery at all. When it comes to reshaping noses, there are a lot of approaches a surgeon can take and a lot of choices to be made regarding the best way to do the surgery.

Two of those approach options are closed or open rhinoplasty. These are surgical approaches that are chosen by the doctor to determine how the rhinoplasty will be performed, and refer to whether the external soft tissue will be temporarily removed during the surgery.

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Back-to-School Season Also Shows an Increase in Teen Plastic Surgery

Back-to-School Season Tied to Teen Plastic SurgeryBy now, children and teens have returned to the hallowed halls of their learning institutions with new books, backpacks, and clothes to start their next year of education. Some have even been went back with something else new – a nose, chin, set of ears, or even a set of breasts. That’s because the back-to-school season also brings an increase in the number of plastic surgeries performed on patients who are under nineteen years old.

According to an article recently published on New York Daily News, over 64,000 teenagers have a plastic surgery procedure every year. That number has been steadily rising over the past several years, and it’s no surprise why. Plastic surgery has become so commonplace among adults that it has started to gain more popularity among teenagers. Teenage celebrities, such as Kylie Jenner and Ariel Winter from “Modern Family”, who get plastic surgery add to the normalization of having a procedure done, and social media plays an enormous role in how teenagers may view themselves.

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The Many Amazing Benefits of Fat Transfers

Why Choose Fat TransfersNo one likes to get old, especially because of the way the aging process affects our bodies, necks, and faces. For many men and women, the gradual, downward migration of fat cells is particularly frustrating. Shifted fat pads leave the upper portion of the face thinner and some areas looking gaunt or hollow. Such symptoms of the aging process can add many extra years to a person’s appearance. Fortunately, there are many ways that today’s facial plastic surgeons can remedy this unwanted consequence, from implants to synthetic fillers. Fat transfers are a simple but effective way to combat this common aging problem.

 

 

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Double Chins Are Helped With Neck Lifts

Benefits of Neck Lift SurgeryThe neck is often one of the most overlooked spots for plastic surgery among men and women, but it can have an enormous impact on your appearance. Necks have the power to make you look older, heavier, and even tired. The “double chin” can make you look like all these things; however, it can be helped with neck lift surgery.

 

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Out of Town Patient Guidelines from Dr. Bustillo

Traveling for Surgery Tips from Dr. BustilloAs one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami, Dr. Bustillo sees a lot of patients. What you may not know is that a significant portion of those patients don’t actually live around Miami! People travel from all over to have their procedure done by Dr. Bustillo, which means that our office is very well equipped to handle out of town patients. We want your experience to be positive and successful from the first day you contact us to the last day of your recovery, no matter where you travel from.

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