Providing direct access between the right and left nasal cavities, a septal perforation is essentially a hole in the nasal septum that prevents proper airflow into the nose. As a result, an individual may experience drying of the inside of the nose, as well as crusting, nasal obstruction, bleeding and whistling. Ultimately, the drying of the inside of the nose can cause the perforation to increase in size, and could even cause the nose to collapse. While a septal perforation repair is not always needed, and is different from case to case, it is necessary when the symptoms of the nasal septal perforation affect one’s breathing and quality of life. (more…)
Dr. Evan Ransom at San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery is an expert in all types of nose surgery. He is experienced at helping patients, like you; fulfill their dreams of being more comfortable and confident with the appearance of their nose.
While you are sure to love the results of your rhinoplasty, did you know that the results of your procedure could affect those around you as well? According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
“Participants in a web-based survey who viewed pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty rated patients after surgery as more attractive, successful and overall healthier, in an article published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.”
Alar base surgery refers to the shape and symmetry of your alar base and nostrils of your nose. This area of your nose plays a significant role in the appearance of your nose. For many Asians, this type of surgery is used to reduce a broad alar base. At times, this type of surgery needs to be combined with supplementary surgical techniques to achieve an aesthetically balanced appearance.
A common question concerning this type of procedure involves the recovery. Firstly, it’s important to understand that there is very little noticeable scarring after this procedure. There is very little swelling and almost no bruising after this type of procedure. (more…)