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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

"batten"grafts/valve: Nothing is a guarantee here these cases. Best to ask the operative surgeon the potential results... ...Read more

Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another . Also refers to ...Read more


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Bone graft left molar, 4 weeks post surgery check up went well, skin has healed, chewing & brush is allowed. Can touching still damage graft results?

Bone graft left molar, 4 weeks post surgery check up went well, skin has healed, chewing & brush is allowed.  Can touching still damage graft results?

Not likely : Most lonely not a problem. Normally after 4 weeks the graft is already covered with soft tissue ( gum) and touching the area should have no adverse effects. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Do the nose hugggie and nasofix nose reshape actually work to reshape the nose?

Do the nose hugggie and nasofix nose reshape actually work to reshape the nose?

The theory sounds...: The theory sounds reasonable, but in real life it sounds too good to be true. Look for some real-science studies before spending time and money, and watch out for non-scientific "studies". ...Read more

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Can the nasal bridge bone regrow after a rhinoplasty ?

Can  the nasal bridge  bone regrow   after a rhinoplasty ?

Nasal bridge: The bone cannot grow back (it is rare), however with time the scar tissue can pull the bone in different directions and lead to an appearance of a new bony growth. ...Read more

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Ear yanked hard 10/8.Tender bump at post opening to canal is like broken nose septum would jut into nostril.Ache.Ear lift yields old canal shape. Do?

Ear yanked hard 10/8.Tender bump at post opening to canal is like broken nose septum would  jut into nostril.Ache.Ear lift yields old canal shape. Do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth  move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?

Nesbit: It is certainly possible for your teeth to shift when you do not wear this device. Will you be doing an implant to replace your missing tooth? Replacing your tooth would be better than wearing a nesbit. ...Read more

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Broken nose always a must during facial reconstructive surgery?

Broken nose always a must during facial reconstructive surgery?

Do no harm: The nasal bones are broken during facial reconstructive surgery when the benefits outweigh the risks. Discuss the reasons with your surgery for clarification. ...Read more

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Did bone graft without sinus lift. Then can i blow my nose witho risk?

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Did bone graft without sinus lift.  Then can i blow my nose witho risk?

Not recommended: forcefully blow your nose for at least two weeks. A nasal decongestant may help prevent the “need” to blow your nose. ...Read more

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After revision rhinoplasty collumella retracting . Dr said to pull on collumella will this work ?

After revision rhinoplasty collumella retracting . Dr said to pull on collumella will this work ?

Rhinoplasty post op: Every surgeon is different in their post surgical instructions. I personally retain intranasal splints for less than one week and a splint on the nasal dorsum for 1 week or more. I have not found benefit from post operative massage maneuvers, but it will certainly not hurt, and may help. You will definitely find out with time. If it fails, a filler injection may help to forego revision ...Read more

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Can damaged nose cartilage be reshaped without surgery?

Can damaged nose cartilage be reshaped without surgery?

Unlikely: Unless it is immediately after an injury, the cartilage is usually attached to other tissues and unable to be molded. ...Read more

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Glasses falling off nose from a flat nose bridge. Any surgical procedure to correct this?

Glasses falling off nose from a flat nose bridge. Any surgical procedure to correct this?

Rhinoplasty: Yes. A common complaint that people have is that they don't like their nasal bridge and like it to be improved with rhinoplasty. There are a number of different techniques that can be used to either augment or reduce that nasal bridge or dorsum. Consult with a facial plastic surgeon to find out more details. ...Read more

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Surgery to cover up old piercings?

Surgery to cover up old piercings?

Excision: Dpending on location the piercings can be cut and repaired as a split earlobe but will result in minor scars that an later be further refined with fractionated laser after a minimum of 2 months. ...Read more

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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve problems?

Yes: if they are successful batten grafts should improve nasal valve function permanently! ...Read more

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Does balloon sinuplasty really work by fracturing the tiny bones in the nose?

Does balloon sinuplasty really work by fracturing the tiny bones in the nose?

Yes: Balloon sinuplasty, in general, does work by gently dilating and fracturing the eggshell-thin bone surrounding the natural sinus openings. Recovery time is shorter (1-3 days) with balloon sinuplasty than with traditional sinus surgery, and I do this procedure in-office with local anesthesia. Risks are very low but similar to any sinus procedure. ...Read more

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One tooth anchoring a 2 unit removable bridge needs gum graft due to recession. What may take the place of the space until graft heals? Shifting?

Graft: This is a tough question because it is specific to your mouth and cannot be answered generally. However, if the etiology of the problem has been aptly identified and if that problem causing the recession has been addressed, then a gingival graft should heal without to many sequelae, but please be aware that there are often concomitant disease processes which must be identified and treated. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more