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Are Forehead Incisions Necessary for a Facelift?

Question: I am a balding man who is interested in having a facelift. My only trepidation is that the procedure will require lengthy incisions on my forehead, drawing even more attention to that area of my body. Can this be accomplished in a different way? Answer: You are in luck!...

What Amount of Swelling is Normal after Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Question: I underwent rhinoplasty surgery approximately three weeks ago, and my nose is still very much swollen. Is this normal? Could something be wrong? Answer:Unfortunately, swelling and rhinoplasty go hand and hand, and it really does take a while for the swelling to subside completely. Depending on the type of...

Can You Tell Me How to Diagnose a Broken Nose?

Question: I was in a bit of an altercation and my nose was hurt as a result. It is painful and swollen. How can I tell if it is broken? Answer:Chances are, if the nose is excessively bruised and swollen, there is probably a good chance that it is broken....

What is the Typical Rhinoplasty Recovery Time?

Question:I am considered rhinoplasty surgery, and have a couple of questions regarding the recovery time and what I should expect as a result. How long does it take for the swelling to go down? How long to heal completely? When can I go back to work? Answer:As you could imagine,...

What are the Chances of Bleeding to Death during Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Question:I am a pretty heavy bleeder, even if I just cut myself accidentally. I am having rhinoplasty surgery in the next couple weeks and am absolutely terrified of bleeding to death as a result. Help! Answer: To alleviate your overall worries, you should have a full set of blood work...

Is it Okay to Consume Alcohol after Rhinoplasty?

Question: Although I am not a big drinker, I often partake in a glass of wine or two during social gatherings. Is it okay to have alcohol after rhinoplasty surgery? If so, how long after? Answer:It is certainly okay to have a glass or wine of two after your surgery,...

Are Nosebleeds Common After a Nose Job? If So, to what Degree?

Question:I had a lump in my nose that I was not happy with, so had a nose job to remove it. On the eighth day that followed the surgery, I woke up to a nose bleed that caused me to spit up a blood clot, and expel two more from...

Is Loud Music Okay after Rhinoplasty?

Question: I had rhinoplasty surgery around three months ago, and am now ready to head back into the club scene. Is loud music going to affect my results? Answer: The short answer is no. The music will not affect your results at all. However, getting hit in the nose by...

Is Severely Dry and Hard Skin a Normal Side Effect of Rhinoplasty?

Question: I am exactly two weeks removed from having rhinoplasty surgery. The skin on and around my nose is severely dry and hard. Is this normal? Why is it like this? Answer: The hardness should not be a worry, especially if skin cartilage grafts were part of the operation. The...

Protrusion from a Nose Fracture: Bone or Callous?

Question: Around five days ago I fractured my nose, and although the pain is minimal and the swelling has subsided rather quickly, there is a slight bump on the right side of my nose. The bump makes my nose look slightly crooked, and I was wondering if this was a...

Should I be Worried about a Nose Injury from Over a Month Ago?

Question: I was hit in the face (head-butted, actually) over a month ago and assumed the bridge of my nose would heal on its own. I still have a small bump on the bridge of my nose, and am getting headaches as a result. I am also having breathing and...

Any Fix for a Long Time Broken Nose?

Question: I am entering my senior year in high school, and am suffering from breathing problems in my right nostril from what I believe is the result of breaking my nose nearly five years ago. Is it too late to have surgery to fix this, since it was broken so...