How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty

Before a rhinoplasty procedure, with or without internal functional surgery to improve the airway, the patients should be fully prepared.  It is important that one knows everything that will happen so that there is no anxiety leading up to the procedure. Any and every question you have should be answered.  Preparing for rhinoplasty: the do’s and… Read More »

Can Rhinoplasty Improve Your Breathing?

When many people think of plastic surgery on the nose—also known as rhinoplasty—they think of it being done for cosmetic reasons. However, it’s very common for those who have no desire to change the appearance of their nose to also seek out rhinoplasty to improve their breathing. This type of rhinoplasty, known as septoplasty, may… Read More »

What’s Ailing My Profession?

  Today’s Medical Science Is Spectacular. But, Why Are Patients Dying From Easy-To-Treat Diseases? by Robert Kotler, MD, FACS Today’s Medicine performs miracles every day. Cataract and LASIK surgery to improve vision; joint replacement to reduce pain and restore mobility. Pinpoint, invisible-beam radiation to destroy cancer. Childhood leukemia cured by chemotherapy. Stomach ulcers healed with… Read More »

Plastic Surgery Abroad: Risks, Corrections, Hi Costs

We’ve often advised against having cosmetic plastic surgery in foreign locales, either East (Asia) or West (Romania.) Why? Because surgeon training in distant lands and ratings of surgical facilities can be very, very different than what is found in America. To focus down and take a snapshot of the typical medical tourism plastic surgeryexperienced by real patients, researchers… Read More »

Cosmetic Surgeons: Proper Training?

These blog pages have often advised that people searching for an aesthetic or non-surgical procedure should do lots of homework on cosmetic surgeons and their training before going ahead. Why? Plastic surgery offices are often staffed by what the medical profession knows as “cross-overs.” That is, the doctor was trained in radiology or some medical specialty other than cosmetic surgery, but crossed over… Read More »

Plastic V. Cosmetic Surgeons: The Difference?

While many people think plastic and cosmetic surgeons do the same thing — make you look better – an article about consumer concepts in the current issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS,) reveals the general public is often confused about which surgeons do what. (More about the ASPS… Read More »

Plastic Surgery Cost Discounts

Everybody complains about increased costs. But some plastic surgery discounts may be available, given a little future planning. Costs of plastic surgery are often hard to compare because prices vary widely in various U.S. geographic regions. The plastic surgery costs that consumers pay are set by the costs of maintaining a business in various locations, the reputation of the… Read More »