If you have an area of your nose that is too low or too flat, you may require volume during your rhinoplasty. There are common places that need volume such as your bridge, sidewall and your tip. Another area on your nose that may require more volume is on the edge of your nostril. If your nostril is high, it can sometimes benefit from an addition of volume.
There are times when you can achieve added volume without undergoing surgery. If you’re not prepared to take the step to get surgical rhinoplasty to add volume, then non-surgical liquid rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be applied to cases that need a bridge build up, to lift a droopy nose or to correct asymmetries caused by deviations. Read more “Add Volume To Your Nose Non-Surgically”
Dr. Evan Ransom is a Double Board Certified surgeon specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a specialist in cosmetic, reconstructive, and functional surgery of your nose and septum, and he performs nasal surgery on patients of all ages. If you’re considering a rhinoplasty procedure, you may have questions regarding the recovery process, and more specifically when you can return to your normal exercise routine.
Exercising after your rhinoplasty surgery needs to be entered into with great consideration. After your rhinoplasty you need to be very careful to avoid activities that could pose any risk of causing a contact-injury to your nose. You do not want to compromise the surgical procedure that was just performed. In addition, trying to do overly vigorous exercises too soon post-surgery can be detrimental to your body’s healing process. Read more “Exercising After Your Rhinoplasty Procedure”
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty was the third most popular plastic surgery in 2016. They state that 223,018 procedures were performed in 2016, which is up 2 percent from 2015. You can read more about the findings here.
While considering that large number of surgeries, do you ever wonder who pays for all of them? If you’re considering rhinoplasty, you probably wonder how you will pay for your surgery as well. Perspective rhinoplasty patients like you want to know if their medical insurance plan will cover the procedure. Read more “Will Insurance Cover My Rhinoplasty?”
Rhinoplasty is a consideration for adults of all ages. You may think that patients who get rhinoplasty are typically younger. While this is a portion of our patients, older adults in their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, are rhinoplasty patients as well. Many older adults who choose rhinoplasty may be re-entering the dating scene, rejuvenating their appearance, or changing their facial appearance. Many older adults wish to look on the outside as young as they feel on the inside.
Read more “Rhinoplasty Considerations Related To Older Adults”
January is a great time to get a fresh start. It’s a time to clear the air in many ways. Relationally, this could be a time to give someone a second chance and have a renewed relationship. Emotionally, this could be a time to clear your mind of past thoughts that clutter and confuse your mind. Physically, this could be a time to discover the freeing act of breathing fully through your nose. Read more “Clearing The Air With Functional Rhinoplasty”
Are you about to end 2017 with rhinoplasty regrets? Do you look in the mirror and regret ever getting your rhinoplasty procedure done? Your results don’t match the expectations that you had when you got your surgery? If this is the case, then Dr. Ransom at San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery has a solution for you.
Revision rhinoplasty is for patients who suffer from dissatisfied results from their previous rhinoplasty procedure. There are two common reasons for the dissatisfaction. Read more “A Solution For Your Rhinoplasty Regrets”
Winter is knocking on the door of the cycle of seasons. And just like all cycles, it’s going to happen whether you like it or not. Cooler temperatures are a great time to break out your cute sweaters and boots to feel ultra cozy and snug! However, the cooler temperatures can break out winter common colds as well. A common cold can make the lining of your nose swell up and produce additional mucus to aid in the flushing away of your infection. With the extra mucus present in your nose, you’ll need to consider how to properly dispose of it in a safe way. Read more “Blowing Your Nose 101”
Have you ever looked through pictures of yourself when you were younger and then glance in the mirror and wonder if your nose has grown over the years? You continue looking and comparing and you’re certain it’s grown. Could it have gotten bigger? Doesn’t your nose stop growing at a certain age?
Yes! Your nose does stop growing during your teenage years. Even though it stops growing, it will begin changing shape (and this can make it appear larger), as you grow older. Read more “Does Your Nose Seem To Be Growing As You Grow Older?”
If you have a perforated septum, a procedure called septoplasty may be the solution for you. A septal perforation is a hole in the dividing wall of the cartilage of your nose. The hole will vary in size and can cause several problems for you, mostly relating to breathing. You may also experience frequent bleeding. Chronic sinusitis and dry mouth are also common problems.
There are many reasons you may have a perforated septum. Prior nose surgeries and nose traumas are common reasons for perforations. Cocaine use and other medical conditions can be the cause. Even excessive nose picking can for the perforation. Determining the cause of your perforation is an important step in knowing how to correct it. After discovering the causative agent for your perforation it is important to abstain from it. Cocaine use is one of the causative agents that needs to be stopped. Read more “Is Septoplasty For You?”
At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery, we offer reconstructive surgery after Mohs micrographic surgery. This is a surgical technique used to treat skin cancer in sensitive areas, such as the face and nose. Here is a picture of a common type of cancer on the nose called Basal Cell Carcinoma.
Specialized dermatologic surgeons who limit their practice to treating skin cancer patients perform this surgery. After the cancer removal, Dr. Ransom has extensive experience in the reconstruction of the resulting effects of the Mohs procedure.
Read more “Preventative Skin Cancer Methods For Your Nose”