Category Archives: Rhinoplasty

Pretty woman modeling a rhinoplasty procedure.

What Is the Cost for Rhinoplasty?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world, rhinoplasty remains one of the top cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed yearly in the United States. Well over 200,000 Americans undergo rhinoplasty (also called a nose job) every year. While this operation may be performed for purely …

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Common concerns of San Diego rhinoplasty patients and why they don't need to have them.

The 3 Things That Worry Rhinoplasty Patients (And Why They Shouldn’t)

Rhinoplasty is one of the top 5 cosmetic plastic surgical procedures performed yearly with over 200,000 in 2017 according to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS represents over 6,000 board-certified plastic surgeons and is the largest plastic surgery society in the world. So while rhinoplasty is a trusted and …

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Functional Rhinoplasty Improves Health

I have observed that many if not most, patients who present for elective nasal surgery to improve their appearance also demonstrate significant anatomical deformities of the internal nose including deviation of the nasal septum and enlarged inferior turbinates. While many patients seek rhinoplasty at my San Diego area practice to improve the appearance of the …

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Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

When researching your own in San Diego, you've probably come across a wealth of unfamiliar terms and concepts. One common one my patients ask me about is the "open" vs. "closed" rhinoplasty. While many people assume that "open" rhinoplasty is a more invasive form of the surgery and therefore 1 to be avoided, the truth …

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Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Patients often ask me to explain the difference between cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty here in San Diego. The answer is not simple because frequently it's necessary to correct a functional problem while also improving the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure where form and function are interconnected. Functional Rhinoplasty Functional …

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Rhinoplasty Explained by Dr. Chaffoo

  Most plastic surgeons agree that rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging cosmetic (aesthetic) plastic surgery procedures for many reasons. The nose is a complex structure with an obvious position in the middle of one’s face. Expert rhinoplasty requires simultaneously correcting nasal deformities while preserving maximal nasal function. One cannot make a nose look …

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"Can Rhinoplasty ______?"

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a plastic surgeon is witnessing the smiles on patients' faces after they see the results of surgery. Many of the San Diego County residents I've treated say cosmetic nose surgery changed the way they saw themselves and boosted their confidence. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular …

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San Diego rhinoplasty surgeon explains recovery.

Quick Tips: Back to Outdoor Activity After Rhinoplasty

We're fortunate to live in an area with a good deal of sunshine all year long, but it's fair to say that the spring and summer months are especially active here in San Diego. Prospective patients are often a young, active bunch, so it's understandable that they're curious about the nuances of the recovery process—specifically, …

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August 2016 Newsletter

New CoolSculpting® Applicators Coming Soon! We have exciting news! New CoolSculpting treatment applicators will be arriving at our practice soon. These applicators are designed to fit specific areas and contours of the body to reduce treatment time and provide more effective results. Look for the new applicators, coming soon! Get Your Hair in the Game …

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