In This Issue:
- Winter’s Here: Simple Fixes for Dry Skin and Noses
- Cosmetic Surgery Case of the Month: Conservative Rhinoplasty
- Why You Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery
- Dr. Kotler’s Video of the Month
- Office Update
1. Winter’s Here: Simple Fixes for Dry Skin and Noses
For dry skin, moisturizers that agree with your skin. Price is not related to quality. At your next office visit, request samples of reliable, economical products.
Dry noses are a bigger problem because during winter, indoor air is heated by furnaces and the moisture level is low. Counter with a humidifier in your bedroom, keep the window open a bit to bring in the fresh and moist air. Saline nasal spray, used several times a day is ideal. Ask us for samples.
Whether after rhinoplasty surgery, with or without nasal septoplasty and turbinate resection to enlarge the air passages, the nose loves moisture and hates dryness. The dryness can predispose to virus infections, such as colds and even viral flu. The nose is the entry portal.
2. Cosmetic Surgery Case of the Month:
This young lady rightly wanted a conservative rhinoplasty. The profile/bridge was lowered; the nose elevated from the lip, the tip minimally refined. A proportionally smaller natural nose.
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3. Why You Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery
Recent medical papers in medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, reported that for common post-operative pain, opioids may not be necessary. We’re all aware of the problems with them. Combining acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) proved as effective as mid-level opioids such as hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco), oxycodone (Percocet).
4. Dr. Kotler’s Video of the Month
Answering Your Questions About Rhinoplasty and Nose Jobs
5. Office Update
Dr. Kotler filmed for an upcoming episode of “America Expert.”
The next series of “America Expert” episodes were recently videotaped by The series focuses on extraordinary American experts in all fields and offers insight into their worlds. The taping ofDr. Kotler will be released next month.
Dr. Kotler Receives Best of Los Angeles Award for Best Rhinoplastic Surgeon, 2018. In recognition of his standing in the community as well as his invention of the KOTLER NASAL AIRWAYTM