Cosmetic Procedures: Summertime Recovery Tips

Now that summer is here, cosmetic procedures can become more appealing than ever. It is that time to ditch the winter clothes and hit the beaches looking our absolute best. After undergoing certain cosmetic procedures, the hot weather and extra sun exposure can negatively influence your recovery time.

 

Dangers That The Summer Can Pose

The intense sunlight exposure and heat is not great for your recovery. Unless you take precautions, swelling may take longer to settle, and the chances of minor bleeding from surgical sites are higher. Treatments like laser resurfacing require around six weeks of reduced sun exposure, which can be a challenge when you are desperate to get out and enjoy yourself during the summer or have a family vacation scheduled.

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Common Facial Plastic Surgeries

The first thing that may come to mind when you think of cosmetic surgery are dramatic before and after pictures. While these cosmetic procedures can remarkably transform your appearance, some also make an extraordinary difference in your well-being and health. Below are common facial plastic surgeries, why they are done and how they can help you.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that transforms the appearance of your nose.

Primarily, rhinoplasty is done for cosmetic reasons. The nose is the most defining facial characteristic, and even the most minor changes can make a huge difference. In some cases, structural issues with the nose can cause breathing difficulties. Undergoing rhinoplasty surgery can alleviate those problems.

Blepharoplasty

A blepharoplasty procedure removes the sagging skin around the eyes.As we age, muscles supporting your eyelids weaken, causing droopy eyelids and eyebrows. Continue reading

Ear Infections:Symptoms and Pain Relief

Ear infections are common and painful, so how are they caused, what are the symptoms and more importantly what can you do to resolve ear infections?

Symptoms Of Ear Infections

Otitis Externa or an infection of the outer ear, has three symptoms. Blockage of the ear, discharge and pain from the affected ear. Swimmers often get it when swimming pool water mixes with ear wax, causing it to expand and block off the ear canal.

Ear infections usually come on after some sort of trauma, which can be scratching the ear, itching the ear, putting objects in the ear, removal of wax, etc. This trauma causes damage to the lining of the ear, which causes an infection. Sometimes the infection can be so bad the whole ear swells up, and the face in front of the ear can become very inflamed.

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Sleeping Positions After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Any surgery that you have can be painful and finding a suitable sleeping position, one that will not affect the surgical area is integral to the healing process. Below we have listed a few tips to help you sleep comfortably after rhinoplasty surgery.

35-40 Degree Angle

After having your rhinoplasty surgery, to minimize swelling, it is best if your head and nose are above the heart, at least for awhile after surgery. You can also sleep on a reclining chair for about a week as well. Using a few pillows to prop up your head is helpful.

Your Surgeon Knows Best

After your surgery, it is important to be as comfortable as possible and well-rested, but you also do not want to risk bumping your nose. Lying on your side may cause asymmetrical bruising, swelling and you might inadvertently bump your nose this way as well.  Continue reading

Will Your Rhinoplasty Be Noticeable?

Rhinoplasty results should always look natural. At Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield, we know how to achieve the perfect balanced rhinoplasty for your facial structure, so it is only noticeable because you look better. You looking and feeling better is the only part that should really ever be noticed after your procedure.

 

Noticeable InThe Right Way

Deciding to have a nose job usually takes quite a long time of deliberation for most patients. Deciding whether or not the procedure is right for you can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. You know what you dislike about your nose and you know how you would like the end result to look like. Looking better should be a subtle, natural change.

 

Choose Ear, Nose & Throat Of Fairfield

How to achieve that subtle outcome depends on your surgeon. At Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield, we will counsel you regarding your achievable results and show you what can be accomplished. A subtle change that appropriately fits your face and bone structure are the best results with a nose job. Continue reading

Four Ways Rhinoplasty Changes Your Face

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a common surgical procedure that is done to correct the function and form of the nose. Rhinoplasty can make a larger nose smaller. Rhinoplasty can also remove indentations and remove bumps, fix the tip, alter the angle of the nose, and correct defects to create facial symmetry. Some people undergo a rhinoplasty procedure to fix damage to the nose, from a sports accident, while others have this procedure to help restore their confidence. Regardless of your reason for wanting to undergo this procedure, rhinoplasty will change your face for the better.

Facial Harmony
Our noses lie at the center of our faces. After rhinoplasty, your nose will be proportionate to the rest of your facial features, thus creating facial harmony. When people look at you, their eyes will not be drawn to your nose since it will be in proportion to your other facial features. If your current nose is asymmetrical, rhinoplasty will restore your facial centre. Post rhinoplasty, due to its new balance, you will notice a dramatic improvement in your face. Continue reading

Times Are Changing: Rhinoplasty for Men

Men have always had nose surgery for functional issues. Birth defects, deviated septa, facial injuries, and sinus issues have all been common reasons for men to seek surgical corrections. But, times have changed and elective rhinoplasty is the number one plastic surgery procedure in men. Tens of thousands of men see plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty surgery every year.

Men are turning to rhinoplasty surgery for a variety of reasons. While women often complain about noses that are wide or tips that are on a little on the bulbous side, giving the face a more masculine appearance. Their goal is for a daintier appearing, smaller nose. Men are more likely to request the straightening of a crooked bridge, the removal of an obvious hump or, with the goal being that of achieving a more natural appearance. Continue reading

Rhinoplasty Before or After the Holidays?

Finding dedicated time for recovery can be a challenge no matter when you plan your rhinoplasty procedure. The winter season, however, can offer more opportunities to some patients who might have trouble finding space in their hectic schedules. If you are trying to plan a rhinoplasty surgery around school schedules, and work, consider the upcoming winter season.

Why Choose Winter For Surgery?
The holidays are here, more people tend to relax a little more when the days are shorter and the weather is cooler. Instead of the summertime hustle of social interactions, late nights out, and vacations, the winter gives many of us the chance to stay home and catch up on rest and sleep. Continue reading

Flying After Rhinoplasty Surgery

There has been an increasing number of people undergoing rhinoplasty. It is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery. Generally, the recovery time for rhinoplasty is about two weeks and you can expect to return to your normal daily life at this time. If you have been considering undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure or have recently undergone the procedure, you may have some questions regarding air travel. Below is everything you need to know about flying after rhinoplasty. Continue reading

Rhinoplasty Surgery: Tips to Protect Your Nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is a surgical procedure that is designed to change a patient’s nasal structure, performed to achieve a functional or specific cosmetic result. Rhinoplasty is an investment of your money, time, and energy into your self confidence, appearance, and satisfaction. After your surgery is complete, the last thing you want to do is jeopardize your results. After your recovery period has ended, follow the simple guidelines below to preserve your results.

Why The Nose Is So Vulnerable
Because your nose sticks out from your face, it will be the first thing to sustain any facial injury. Athletes are especially prone to nasal trauma. Your nose will be extra vulnerable after rhinoplasty surgery. Your cartilage, bones, and surrounding tissues will be more fragile as they heal, sometimes for up to a year after your procedure. Small incidents can result in more dramatic injuries before the nose has fully set. Even after your nose has set, protecting it can make all the difference between preserved rhinoplasty results and a revisit to your surgeon. Continue reading

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