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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
Accidents happen. We all know that there are situations and occasions where the inevitable happens and something gets broken, bruised or scratched. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much care and caution you employ, there are things that are totally out of your control. These accidents and injuries can even happen to your nose.
The Mayo Clinic published some preventative guides to preventing nose injury and fractures. Here are some helpful tips for you, so you can prevent harm to your nose or a nasal fracture. (more…)
Have you thought about what you’re going to give your dad for Father’s Day? It’s coming up on Sunday, June 18th. Have you considered changing it up this year? He always will enjoy gifts personally made by you. Gifts that have your words of love and appreciation for him are great ideas. However, you may want to choose something other than a power tool this year. Have you considered that he may want a male rhinoplasty procedure for Father’s Day? (more…)
If you’re still deciding what you’d like for Mother’s Day this year, why not consider something that will enhance the way you look? If you’ve been experiencing nose dissatisfaction and you’d like to explore possibilities for enhancement, why not consider a liquid rhinoplasty procedure? Mother’s Day is a perfect time to spoil yourself.
If you’re not quite ready to get a surgery to correct your nose dissatisfaction, liquid rhinoplasty may be the next best step for you. Liquid rhinoplasty is a totally non-surgical nose job. No scalpels are used; instead liquid injections of dermal fillers are used to enhance your nose. (more…)
Nowadays you can Google just about anything for a DIY project. What was the last do-it-yourself project that you did? Are you enjoying the outcome of your endeavor toward independence, thriftiness, and cunning ability to “get er done” yourself. If so, we say “well done” to you. May your DIY garden boxes grow abundantly. May your DIY kitchen backsplash be the envy of your neighbors. And may your DIY crafty creations “wow” all those who have the honor to receive one from you.
When considering rhinoplasty there are a few things to remember when choosing which is right for you. In order to make the best decision it’s best to know the difference between revision rhinoplasty and functional rhinoplasty. These are the two most commonly confused surgeries when it comes to discussing rhinoplasty. (more…)
Congratulations! You’ve decided to get your nose reconstructive surgery! You can certainly expect long-term satisfaction. You’ll discover that you might have a newfound level of self-confidence. When preparing to go out, you’ll most likely discover you’re spending less time trying to figure out ways to minimalize the visual dissatisfaction you’ve experienced with your nose. You’ll feel like a new person! These effects are all positive and worth it, but what happens shortly after your surgery? Here’s what you can expect and a sample timeline for you to follow.
It’s December! Most of you have already been thinking about making your wish lists for the holidays. Dr. Ransom would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. December is a month of many multicultural holiday celebrations such as, Ramadan, Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Omisoka and many others. During December, gifts are given and received. Dr. Ransom counts his patients as some of the best gifts he’s been given.
When his patients are satisfied with their rhinoplasty results, Dr. Ransom is happy as well, because his patients are not products or procedures, but people. (more…)